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  • Legion Post 213 marks veterans organization’s 95th birthday

    Tell City American Legion Post 213 celebrated the 95th anniversary of the national American Legion organization’s founding with a dinner and ceremony Saturday evening at the post home.

    Speakers included Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, who recalled the work Legion members do for one another and the community. Also speaking was Brad Bough, Lawrence County’s veteran services officer. He shared facts of the Civil War and praised the service of all men and women who served their nation’s military.

  • Property-tax bills coming to mailboxes soon


    TELL CITY – Snow showers this week made it feel more like winter, but one sign of spring – the arrival of property-tax statements – is right around the corner.

  • Commissioners hire firm for comprehensive plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a regular meeting March 18 to have the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville prepare a comprehensive plan for the county at a cost of $50,000.

    Meeting in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium as their normal location in the county courthouse undergoes renovation, the commissioners gave students a glimpse into county government as they dealt with several issues.

  • Showing off for grandparents

    More than 750 visitors were estimated to have attended Perry Central’s annual Grandparents Day Friday, which included musical performances in the cafetorium.

    The building was abuzz with activities such as these students performing on the cafetorium stage, young scientists and their admirers filling the dome and other students portraying historical figures in classrooms. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Senator’s staff to safeguard veterans’ stories

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced last week that his staff will host a Veterans History Project event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Area veterans are encouraged to attend in order to have their stories recorded.

    The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording their personal narratives.

  • Retirement party to honor York

    TELL CITY – A retirement party will be held for Sue York, who will retire after more than 40 years with the Tell City Clinic.

    The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    The party will be hosted by her family and everyone is invited to attend and wish Sue well in her retirement.

  • CVB members eye strategic-plan update


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will invite members of its board to chart a tourism future filled with new possibilities during a strategic-planning retreat scheduled for next month.

    The board of the county’s visitors bureau met Thursday and discussed plans for the April 16-17 retreat, which will be their first in several years.

  • State denies Cannelton road assistance

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder reported March 10 a request for help repairing a road up “Catholic Hill,” as it’s known by city officials, has been denied.  

    As the News reported Nov. 14, the mayor had a representative of the Indiana Department of Transportation look at the road that extends from Washington Street northeast to become Cannelton Heights Road. Two spots along the route are falling away, she explained.

  • Life is but a canvas

    Student artwork was on exhibit Tuesday during William Tell Elementary’s second-annual art fair. During the event, students and their families took the opportunity to view various media creations.

    Displayed art was available for purchase, and face painting, a pottery wheel, professional artist exhibits and refreshments were also available for guests. Proceeds from the sale of the framed masterpieces benefit the school’s art program. Guests browse artwork in the kindergarten through second grade gallery.

  • Young professionals group forming


    PERRY COUNTY – A soon-to-form organization could become a catalyst for community development in Perry County and give its young adults  opportunities for networking and volunteer service, not to mention a lot of fun.

    Perry County Young Professionals will host two informational meetings in April to share its mission and recruit members. The group’s early development will be sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which is itself an effort of the Perry County Development Corp.