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  • Optimists to hold blanket drive in December

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club will hold a blanket drive for Catholic Charities and Holiday Helpers. Collection boxes will be available at local banks and churches after Monday, Dec. 1. The blanket drive will run through Dec. 31.

  • Area students to perform Sunday in monastery recital

    FERDINAND – Budding musical talents will be showcased as students of the Sisters of St. Benedict perform a Christmas recital at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 7, at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    The students represent various schools in the area, including William Tell Elementary, Tell City High School, Perry Central Elementary, Nancy Hanks Elementary, Heritage Hills Middle School, Heritage Hills High School and Ferdinand Elementary.

  • Veterans breakfast planned for Monday, Dec. 8

    TELL CITY – A free breakfast for local veterans will be hosted by Tell City American Legion Post 213 from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at the post home.

    Breakfast will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary. The event will mark the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • EUCC Women’s Guild plans Christmas salad lunch Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Women’s Guild of Tell City Evangelical United Christian Church will hold its annual Christmas salad luncheon Thursday, Dec. 4, in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 10th and Jefferson streets from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    In addition to more than 40 different salads, chicken casserole, hot rolls, a variety of homemade Christmas cookies and drinks will be served. Cost will be $8 per person at the door. Carry-outs will also be available.

    For more information, call the church office at (812) 547-7059.

  • Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 70th year Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will celebrate their 70th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 7, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson St. in Tell City.

    A Mass of celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Seating for the Daughters will be reserved in front pews marked with red bows.

    Following Mass there will be entertainment and a catered meal in the parish hall. All Daughters of Isabella members are welcome. To make a reservation, call Regent Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Vice Regent Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805 by Monday (today).

  • Volunteers sought to ring red-kettle bells

    TELL CITY – Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, is seeking bell ringers for shifts at Wal-Mart entrances between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. through Dec. 24.

    He can be reached at (812) 319-1861 or rnrroccia@comcast.net.

  • Tri Kappa selling historic prints

    TELL CITY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added eight new prints this year to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County for sale to the public.

    New prints include the old St. Paul Church, the International Order of Odd Fellows-Capers, the William Tell and son statue, the Old National Bank building-the Vault, the old library-museum, the William Tell Hotel, the Franklin School building and Perry Central Community School are the new additions to the collection.

  • Town of Troy to flush hydrants this week

    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5. Customers may notice low water pressure and discolored water on these days.

  • Teacher bonus money to arrive at schools by Friday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. may violate a state law regarding a one-time bonus intended for teachers.

    As the News reported Nov. 3, he secured the school board’s approval of a memorandum of understanding that stipulates Cannelton’s share of a $30 million state distribution will be divided equally among teachers. To qualify, they must have taught 120 school days in the 2013-14 school year and received effective or highly effective ratings.

  • County council to make appointments in January

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county council will make a number of appointments or reappointments in early January.

    Incumbents in each of the positions will remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced, County Auditor Connie Berger said at the council’s regular meeting Nov. 20. An organizational meeting for the council is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5, she added, and the council voted to make the appointments then.