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  • Search for Deer Lake solution continues

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A Tobin Township lake continues to protect farmland, homes, roads and bridges from flooding, as it has for more than 30 years. It also continues to carry a high-hazard designation that worries local officials.

    That fact drew U.S. Forest Service representatives to the October meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District for a status update on the lake. Also present were county commissioners, Randy Kleaving and Larry James.

  • Santa en route to Cannelton for Friday parade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Santa Claus will again land his sleigh in Cannelton Friday for that city’s annual Christmas parade. For generations the city has kicked off the holiday season with a post-Thanksgiving parade through the city. This year’s parade, Friday, Nov. 25, is again being sponsored by the Cannelton Legion Post 142, its Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

    Line-up will start at 4:30 p.m. and all entries should assemble on Old Indiana 37.

  • Clothing for a Cause taking donations

    TELL CITY – Join Clothing for a Cause, sponsored by Lighthouse Storage, to help the court-involved and foster-care children of the community.

    Donate new and gently used clothing to those in need this holiday season and make a difference in the lives of local children.

    The donation location is at Lighthouse Storage’s Main Office, located at 1440 10th St., Tell City.

    These donations will be given to a child affected by family hardship or relocation.

  • Re-enactors keep U.S. history and the

    By RON WILKINS

    (Lafayette) Journal and Courier

     

    BATTLE GROUND — Hundreds of people strolled through the Tippecanoe Battlefield on a November Saturday, gawking at the oddly dressed men, women and children — most perhaps never understanding the challenges that these historians have gone through to bring 1811 alive.

  • Five tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

    This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness.

  • Commissioners taking action on burning sawdust near Evanston

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    EVANSTON – An abandoned particleboard factory on 1100 N. near Evanston has become a point of major concern to nearby residents, and the county leadership. For the past month, neighbors have begun seeing signs that the 10-to-15-foot deep piles of sawdust deposited at the site have combusted deep beneath the surface, resulting in a steadily growing smolder that could potentially reach the surface and spread to the nearby forest.

  • Money raised for Venetian lions rehab

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A pair of century-old Venetian lions that have stood guard on the City Hall grounds home for decades will soon undergo restoration.

    As the News reported this July, the brittle concrete sculptures, crafted in 1907, were in need of major repairs after years of exposure to the outdoor elements. As such, the city council stepped in and began asking for donations to fund the revamp.

  • Council OKs Tell City salaries for 2017

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, giving a likely 35 cent-per-hour increase to full-time employees.

  • Thanksgiving meal at EUCC Thursday

    TELL CITY – Each Thanksgiving for the last 25 years or so, Evangelical United Church of Christ has served a traditional dinner at no cost to around 250 people, according to one of the organizers of the event, City Councilman Gary Morton.

    “The church’s goal is to make a difference,” Morton explained.

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, a roll and a slice of pie are included in the meal, which is both served in the fellowship hall of the church and delivered to residents in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • Thanksgiving food prices drop, Farm Bureau survey reports

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will pay significantly less for their Thanksgiving meal this year, according to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey.

    The average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as recorded by INFB’s survey is at its lowest level since 2010.