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  • Girl Scout cookie program announces online ordering

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of members within Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s 11-county jurisdiction are taking orders for eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies through Jan. 16. 


    The 2015 cookie lineup includes Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Caramel DeLites, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Cranberry Citrus Crisps.

    These varieties of cookies are free of trans preservatives and artificial colors, and chocolate varieties are made with 100 percent real cocoa.

  • William Tell recognized for fostering understanding, inclusion
  • Volunteers needed to staff red kettles

    TELL CITY – Volunteers are needed to ring bells at Salvation Army red kettles at Wal-Mart entrances between now and Christmas.
    Money collected in the red kettles each year helps people pay costs of utilities, rent, prescriptions and sometimes, transportation, according to Joan Hess, service representative for the organization.

    Ninety percent of the money collected in Perry County stays here, she also said, and none of it goes toward administrative costs.

  • Molly deserves forever home

    MOLLY is a 6-year-old, black and white female border collie mix.

    Shelter staff say she is very affectionate, completely housebroken, loves other pets and adores children.

    Molly is a tripod with only three legs, as the result of an automobile injury at a young age. This does not slow Molly down one bit; so don’t let her disability deter you from adopting her.

    Molly is a great girl who deserves a forever home for the holidays.

  • Mystery donor drops rings into Salvation Army kettle

    TELL CITY – A set of rings that “just lay around for the kids,” according to a note that accompanied them, was found among Dec. 9 donations in a Salvation Army red kettle.

    “It’s one of the most unique contributions I’ve ever received,” said Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army.

    A similar donation was found in a kettle in Boston, according to an Associated Press report in the Dec. 10 Evansville Courier & Press.

  • A ho-ho-ho-hearted holiday endeavor

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    During a recent holiday kick off event, the historic post office in the Santa Claus Village was bustling with activity – and will continue to be throughout the holiday season – as Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas.

  • As year nears its end, county parks board stays under budget

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the county parks board Wednesday that the department will have a little money left over in its budget at the end of this year.

    “There will be a little that goes back to the County Council,” said Tempel. He estimated the surplus at between $1,200 and $1,300 but said he won’t know the exact amount until the parks department’s final utility bills of the year are received and paid.

  • Two rejoin rec staff at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility Superintendent Kathy Alvey has announced the recent promotions of officers Gary Gogel and Paula Mitchell to the positions of recreation leader, effective Dec. 7.

    Gogel earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana State University in 1979.

  • Driver jailed after accident Saturday in Clark Township

    ADYEVILLE – A man involved in a one-vehicle accident Saturday has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    Leroy J. Paulin, 49, of 23549 Cardinal Road, Bristow, was jailed Sunday and later released on bond.

    According to police, a female motorist discovered the accident about 11:40 p.m. and said the vehicle was in a ditch and its driver was lying face-down in the road.

    St. Meinrad Fire Department First Responders were called to the scene but later told to disregard since there were no other patients.

  • Department responds to car fire on Buzzard Roost Road

    MAGNET – Central Perry firefighters responded to a care fire Dec. 8.

    Heather Cassidy reported her car was on fire at 10:08 a.m. and firefighters were back at their station by 11:30. No estimate of damage to the car was available.