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  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival set for Oct. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris.

    The candidates will be out in the community collecting money for the PTO. The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

  • EUCC bazaar Oct. 4

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ at 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City will host its annual fall bazaar Saturday, Oct. 4.

    An old-fashioned breakfast of homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage and fried potatoes will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    A country store with baked items, candy, jellies, jams and home canned goods will also be available for attendees to purchase.

  • Sen. Coats staff member in Tell City Tuesday

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Dan Coats has announced that a member of his staff will visit Tell City at noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, to meet with local residents and assist any Hoosier experiencing problems with a federal agency.

    Coats’ staff member will be in the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office until 1 p.m.

    The office is located at 601 Main St.

  • Workshop to offer help with bicentennial First Families, veterans projects

    PERRY COUNTY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – or until needed – to help anyone wanting to fill out  First Family forms for the upcoming Perry County bicentennial celebration. The last day to turn in a form will be Oct. 11. The First Family Pinning Ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Schergens Center at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be open to the public.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, Oct. 11, art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are encouraged to apply.

    The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.

    The committee is also accepting food booth applications. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Republicans seek Statehouse interns

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives is now accepting intern applications for the 2015 Indiana Legislative Session.

    This paid internship gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to be a part of Indiana’s legislative process by working directly with state representatives to issue press releases, handle constituent work or conduct research for state policy.

  • Banana splits for everyone


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  • Officials approve pact for state to pay half of salaries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved Aug. 19 a request from Steve Hauser, county emergency management director, to ratify an agreement under which half of his and another salary are reimbursed by the state.

  • 6th-graders earn highest ISTEP passing rate in city

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton sixth-graders earned the highest passing rate among students there taking this year’s Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam, whose results were released by state education officials last month.

    That class earned a 94.1-percent passing rate for the math portion of the test. That’s nearly a 6-percent improvement over the passing rate the fifth-grade class achieved last year.