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  • Kiwanis Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 6

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis Club will once again be providing food baskets for families in need in Perry County.  Food baskets will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 21, from Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technical Center and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton.  

  • Scouts collecting excess Halloween candy

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts with Pack and Troop 192 are accepting unwanted or leftover Halloween candy. Individually wrapped pieces of candy can be placed in drop-off boxes located at William Tell Elementary School, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central Community School, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank, the main branch of German American Bank, Tell City Water Department and St. Paul Catholic Ministry Center.
    Candy will be accepted though this week and sent to service members.

  • Facial hair for TC Police OK as Fundrazor kicks off

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s normally clean-shaven police officers will be growing mustaches, goatees and other styles of facial hair as part of a No Razor Fundrazor during the month of November.
    Officers hope to raise $500 for local charities.
    According to Chief Derrick Lawalin, officers will chip in $25 to participate and in return, will be allowed to stop shaving. The one restriction: facial hair can’t exceed an inch in length.

  • Waupaca Foundry donation bolsters local career programs

    PERRY COUNTY – Efforts to promote among local students a healthy affinity for financial literacy, hard sciences, trade skills and how those fields tie into modern manufacturing received a shot in the arm Tuesday afternoon as both Perry Central and Tell City high schools were presented with $2,500 checks from Waupaca Foundry. This windfall will go to support Junior Achievement programs at the schools, which should help both teachers and students involved in the effort expand their horizons.

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  • Open enrollment underway for health insurance marketplace

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite repeated attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this year, as well as numerous administrative changes from the executive branch that have dramatically shaken its structure, the system is still in place and open for 2018 enrollment.
    This year’s open enrollment period has been considerably curtailed, lasting only from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, so those in need of individual or family health insurance outside of Medicaid, Medicare or employer-sponsored plans should move fast to review their options.

  • Cannelton Fall Masquerade
  • Manufacturing Night: Building the future at home

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Students from across Perry County schools came together Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technology Center for this year’s Manufacturing Night. The building was full to capacity as visitors of all ages streamed in to observe demonstrations by the students and enjoy free food. The evening was the culmination of a great deal of work on the part of students involved in high school technology programs and the Perry County College Success Coalition.

  • Witches Walk 2017
  • Apex hired to broker county’s insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The move to action was quick, and after three decades, Perry County will likely have a new health insurance broker. The county commissioners voted during a special session Friday morning to seek services from Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits Group.

    The company, the commissioners touted, came highly recommended from several other communities that have done business with Apex, including the state Association of Indiana Counties.