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  • Legion schedules 'hard times' party Jan. 15

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a "hard times" party from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15.

    Bean soup with ham hocks, corn bread and ham will be served. Dancing and euchre games will also be held. Attendees are encouraged to take music to be played. Legion, auxiliary and SAL members and military service men and women are invited to join.

  • Cannelton gets $254,700 Focus Fund grant

    CANNELTON - Cannelton was one of 33 communities reaping more than $15 million in Community Focus Fund grants Dec. 14 in Indianapolis.

    Cannelton's share was $254,700, and will help the city improve its storm-water infrastructure.

  • Arson suspected in apartment-building blaze

    TROY — A late-night fire that gutted the interior of a vacant apartment building in Troy was likely a case of arson, the town's fire chief said Friday.

    The two-story building at 325 Franklin St., which caught fire shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, had been vacant for the past two years, Pudder Linne said, but but its doors were often unlocked, allowing access to anyone who wanted inside.

  • Port workers log 3 safe years

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority employees completed three years of accident-free operations as of Nov. 13, and were looking forward to continuing the safety record through the end of the calendar year, Dick Neumann reported Dec. 11.

    The vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said at a regular board-of-directors meeting the workers were to be treated to lunch in recognition of the achievement.

  • New Head Start program to serve 72 families, will create 13 jobs

    TELL CITY - Federal funding in the amount of $683,685 will allow Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to start a new Head Start program in the new year, serving families of young children in Perry, Spencer, Crawford and Harrison counties.

    The program, called Early Head Start, will serve 72 families and differs from LHDC's current Head Start program in that it serves children ages 3 to 5 with a focus on the needs of younger children. Services will be provided primarily through home-based options, but some program and group socialization activities will occur in LHDC facilities.

  • TC School Board OKs bus buy, new hires

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board OK'd the purchase of a school bus and several personnel actions at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    Bruce Chinn, assistant to the superintendent, said the new bus, a 78-passenger bus "much like the last one we bought," would involve the trade of one of two rear-engine buses "that's been a real pain for years. When we get rid of the other one, our fleet will be in good shape."

  • Plastic Santa Claus, with family 13 years, taken from Tell City home

    TELL CITY - Patti Coyle doesn't know why anyone would want to run off with a worn 3-foot-tall plastic lighted Santa Claus - other than to damage the spirits of her family.

    "I'm sitting here crying over a Santa Claus," Coyle said Friday, still fuming after watching a man unplug the Christmas decoration just outside the family's residence at Spring Hill Apartments and throw it in the back of a short-bed pickup truck.

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  • Tots Lots preschool helps needy children get books

    TELL CITY - Students from Tots Lots Preschool are joining Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate one million books to disadvantaged children.

    This fall, students at Tots Lots preschools pledged to read 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs' ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving.

  • Moose Lodge New Year's Eve Dance planned

    TELL CITY - The Moose Lodge in Tell City will host a New Year's Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the lodge.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. and music will be provided by Damaged Goods. Party favors, snacks and champagne will be provided.

    Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lodge. For more information, call the lodge at 547-2606.