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  • Tell City Post Office asks residents to help stamp out hunger

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking the people of Tell City to help stamp out hunger.

    The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

  • St. Mary’s Center for Children announces autism-services scholarships

    EVANSVILLE – St. Mary’s Center for Children is offering four $1,000 scholarships for the upcoming year for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. All families in the region are encouraged to apply and selections will be based on financial need. Scholarships will be used to offset costs for speech-language, occupational, physical and developmental therapy not covered by insurance. To be eligible, services must be provided through Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Applications must be turned in by April 30. 

  • Ideas sought for county’s role in state bicentennial

    TELL CITY – Perry County celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding last year. Now it’s time for the community to plan its role in the state’s bicentennial in 2016.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, hopes the county will be able to generate ideas during a Tuesday, April 28, meeting to be held in the conference room at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.

    The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Recycling district eyes changes in future due dates

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District’s board of directors met March 26 in the back room of the county auditor’s office. A county council meeting that began earlier that afternoon was still in session at the time of the recycling district’s 6 p.m. meeting, necessitating the move.

  • Stepping Stones events bring families together
  • Rural News; April 23: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a mother-daughter-friend banquet at the church Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program afterward.

    Sunday school is held at the church each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church services at 9:30. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • New Lego club to begin at Cannelton library

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin a year-round children’s Lego-building club in May.

    Each month, participants will be given a theme. They will then read a book to inspire ideas and begin building.

    Each meeting will end with a sharing of creations. Meetings will be held during the last week of each month. For more information or to register, call the Cannelton library at (812) 547-6038. There is no cost to participate and Legos will be provided.

  • Will Read and Sing for Food raises funds for Belize mission
  • DAR to hold veterans project meeting April 29

    TELL CITY – Members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather Wednesday, April 29 to discuss progress and plans for their Perry County veterans project.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library’s main branch in Tell City in the genealogy room.

  • Cannelton School Board reviews busy March

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular April 16 meeting of the Cannelton School Board, Superintendent Alva Sibbit reported the school system ran a deficit of $9,000 during the month of March. He added, however, that this stemmed from a number of unexpected expenses and some quirks in billing dates from the calendar year, which shouldn’t portend any long-term issues.