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    Week of Feb. 16 – 20

  • German Ridge releases cemetery report

    ORIOLE – The German Ridge Cemetery report for 2014 had been released.

    Contributions received during 2014 were from Thelma Givson, in memory of Velma Knieriem, $50; Susan Eastridge, in memory of Claire and Brandy Brandsasse, $100; and Murl and Maggie Sandage, in memory of Pearl Harbaville, $20. Total donations were $170.

    The beginning balance as of Jan. 1, 2014 was $4,193.48 Income from donations was $170 and interest on Certificates of Deposit was $105.03 for a total income of

  • Rural News

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Eva Mitchell, who was laid to rest after a visitation and funeral at the Denbo Funeral Home in English Tuesday, Feb. 10. May she rest in peace.

    Terry, Noah and Reece Seibert spent Sunday with Charlie and Herbie Seibert at their home in Gerald.

    Kenny and Pam Sommer were here from Madisonville, Ky. Saturday to attend the benefit for her niece’s family at the Covered Wagon in Cannelton.

  • Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Alvey asks children of the congregation, “Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?” They were quick to answer, “Love!” Alvey told them God loves them and they need to let others know about God’s love.

    Each was given a special origami heart with an invitation to share with others by inviting them to Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. at Tell City First United Methodist Church.

  • Graves family screenwriter nominated for work on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    TELL CITY – The Screen Writer’s Guild will present the Best Writer’s Guild Awards during a ceremony Saturday in Los Angeles.

    In Tell City, Walter and Mildred Graves will certainly be waiting to hear the results.

    Their grandson, Paul Graves, is married to an award nominee. Paul’s wife, Nicole Perlman Graves, is a nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay Writing category for her work on “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

    Perlman and James Gunn co-wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

  • Raising awareness of congenital heart defects

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, proclaimed Feb. 7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Tell City in recognition of the nearly 800 Indiana babies born annually with heart defects. Gathered with Ewing are three Perry County families affected by congenital heart defects. At left is the Cannelton family of 8-week-old Charlie Conway.

    He was born Dec. 17 and diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped and cannot effectively pump blood to the body.

  • Relay For Life of Perry County meeting today at Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals.

    This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Elementary students recognize World Braille Day

    Students in the William Tell Elementary On Target after-school program celebrated World Braille Day by creating their names in Braille using Cheerios. Jan. 4 is World Braille Day, as it is the birthday of Louis Braille, the French educator who invented a code in 1821 that helps provide equal opportunity for many blind people worldwide.

  • Ewing outlines 2015 vision for Tell City

    TELL CITY – In her final year in office, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing simultaneously looked back at 2014 and charted goals for the current year in a broad-reaching state-of-the-city address.

    Delivering the annual speech last Monday before the city council and others, Ewing upheld the city’s annexation efforts and pledged the community to deliver infrastructure upgrades and fire and police protection to the area, along with utilities, once the case is resolved in court.

  • Frustration builds over bookmobile downtime

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    TELL CITY – A string of problems continue to plague the Perry County Bookmobile. “We’re going to take it back (to Evansville) over spring break and have it worked on some more,” Bookmobile Director Brandi Sanders told the board during Wednesday’s regular meeting. “Some things still aren’t working.”