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  • Celebrating the Season

    Tell City Junior High Chorus students perform during a Christmas concert Tuesday that also featured the blendings of vocal and instrumental talents from sixth-graders through high-schoolers.

  • New scratch-off lottery tickets feature local pooch

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local pooch has his mugshot on some of the newest scratch-off tickets from Hoosier Lottery and a local couple couldn’t be happier.

    Indiana’s Lucky Dog X2, the newest $2 Scratch-off from the Hoosier Lottery, features one of 20 winning dogs chosen from more than 7,500 entries.

  • Tell City students honored

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Erica Hauenstein earned congratulations at a Dec. 14 school-board meeting for being named one of this year’s Wendy’s Top Ten in State Heisman finalists.

    Interim High School Principal Brad Ramsey lauded Hauenstein and Ariel Etienne as part of a monthly report to the board.

  • Vision of Christmas

    The Nativity as portrayed in stained glass inside St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.

  • Half a life’s work passes quickly for bookkeeper

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – After 32 years of managing accounts at the Perry County News, county native Nancy Ludwig will leave the news office as an employee for the final time at the end of this year.

    “How fast time passes. You don’t realize that you’ve been here half of your life until that time passes,” she said with a slight laugh.

  • City eyeing grant for floodwall certification

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Unlike letters to Santa, a grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs won’t be answered in time for Christmas, but Tell City leaders hope the new year brings news of an award to help obtain certification of its floodwall.

  • Fire destroys home; robs family of Christmas gifts

    TOBINSPORT – A Perry County family was left homeless Saturday night after fire destroyed their home near Tobinsport.

    Rick and Patricia “Trish” Harris and three children escaped without injuries but the 9 p.m. fire destroyed nearly all of their belongings, including Christmas gifts purchased that day.

    “Just about all they had is gone,” said Amanda Huff, Rick Harris’ sister.

    The couple have four children, three of whom live in the home, 15-year-old Nate, Sierra, 14, and 11-year-old Amanda.

  • Young voices to rise in free concert Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Nearly 50 voices will rise from choral groups combined to form the Marksmen Chorale during a Christmas concert set to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The junior-high chorus will open the show, followed by the high-school singers, then the Marksmen Chorale.

    The sixth-grade band will take the stage next, followed by the seventh- and eighth-grade band, then the high-school band.

  • Forest Service maps offered

    BEDFORD – Updated Hoosier National Forest visitor maps have arrived and are now on sale at the Tell City Ranger Station. The new half-inch-to-the-mile maps have updated ownership and forest recreation sites.
    They are also printed on plasticized water-resistant paper so they are more durable than plain paper.

    The maps were last updated in 1994 so land ownership and road changes were in some cases quite significant. The forest has grown by more than 10,000 acres since 1994. The maps sell for $10.

  • Jan. 15 benefit planned for Tell City resident

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Kathy Tsantis is planned for Jan. 15 at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Food will be available at 6 p.m. with an open cash bar. Music will be provided by Bob and Tom from 9 p.m. to midnight.

    A live auction is planned with Hawhee’s Auction Service on hand to sell items. Proceeds will go toward Tsantis’ medical bills. She is a retired Tell City Police Department dispatcher.

    Tickets are $15 per couple or $10 for singles.
    For more information or to donate items for the Jan. 15 auction, call 547-8641 or 719-7164.