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  • Maurices Toys for Tots drive ends Thursday

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Thursday.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    Customers donating will receive a coupon for each donation good for 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.

    Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

  • TC mayor: Lots of dirt to be turned in 2010

    TELL CITY - A lot of thinking has gone into a $1,875,350 grant awarded to Tell City in August. Now, three months later, plans are turning to the actual work soon to take place.

    "There will be a whole lot of dirt being turned in the new year," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while updating the city council on the grant and the city's obligations to demolish and rehabilitate more than 20 homes.

    The grant to Tell City is aimed at foreclosed, abandoned and vacant properties in an area of the city west of 12th Street. The city is required to do the following:

  • Insurance costs up for county workers

    TELL CITY - County commissioners opted in a special meeting Monday to increase the monthly cost of health insurance to each county employee by $20, but not to hike their deductibles as has been their practice in recent years.

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  • Retired soldier dies of cancer

    TELL CITY - A former commander of Tell City-based National Guard soldiers who filed a lawsuit charging a defense contractor with allowing their exposure to a hazardous chemical died of lung cancer the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Santa making return trip for Sunday's Leopold parade

    LEOPOLD - After weekend visits to Cannelton and Tell City, Santa Claus will make a return visit to Perry County Sunday, this time to Leopold for that community's annual Christmas parade.

    The event begins at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the same staging areas used for past parades.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and marching bands will gather at the site of the former James Store.

  • Commission ponders next step in zoning complaints

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission tiptoed around the issue of a possible zoning violation along the Ohio River last week, opting to have the county's zoning administrator make initial inquiries instead of scheduling a formal hearing.

    Darryl Irvin brought the request to Jim Gogel, the county's director of planning and zoning, asking him to investigate whether rental cabins near Magnet are allowed in the zoning area.

  • Arts group announces photo-contest winners

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Regional Arts Association announced winners of its 2009 photography contest after Sunday's Tell City Christmas Parade. Winners and titles of winning entries are:

    • Best of show, Angela Rust, A Glimpse of Red.

    • First place, ages 14 and older, Camille McKinney, Cat out of Water

    • First place, ages 13 and younger, Silas Zuelly, Toccoa River.

    • People's Choice, Connie Graham, Round Up.

    • Honorable mention, Connie Graham, Round Up

  • Don't forget Angel Trees

    TELL CITY - Organizers of this year's Holiday Helpers program that strives to provide a brighter Christmas for those in need remind residents that angels are still available for adoption at local banks, Julie's Tell Street Cafe and Wal-Mart. For more information, call Rebecca Fenn at the United Way of Perry County office at 547-2577.

    The very latest angels can be taken from trees is Monday with gifts turned in Dec. 10. Gifts purchased for Old National Bank's angel tree program have to be returned by Dec. 14.

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