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  • Don't be taken by phony charities this season

    INDIANAPOLIS – Americans are generous people. Whenever we see or hear of someone in need, we help. But before you write that check or charge your credit card for a donation, a little homework and investigation can ensure your generosity benefits a legitimate cause.

  • National Guard soldiers return to Tell City

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana National Guard soldiers returned from Iraq to Indianapolis Saturday, and got a brief moment to visit with their loved ones before continuing on to Camp Atterbury, where they were to undergo out-processing until Wednesday evening.

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  • Commissioners OK insurance plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to continue a health-insurance plan for county employees under which the county is self-funded up to $45,000 per individual claim. Information about projected coverage was to be provided to county employees before a special meeting scheduled for mid-day Monday.

    Cathy Dunn, of the Columbia-based Dunn and Associates benefits-administration firm, and Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Agency attended the meeting to present renewal information.

  • Humboldt fire station may be sold

    TELL CITY – A brick structure that provided a home to the Tell City Fire Department for the past half century could move from public to private hands next year.

    The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety discussed at its meeting Monday the possibility of selling the Humboldt Street station. While no decision was made, members agreed with the city’s fire chief that the structure is no longer needed by firemen.  

  • Santa in Leopold Sunday

    LEOPOLD – After appearances in Cannelton and Tell last weekend, St. Nick will be the guest of honor Sunday as Leopold hosts its annual Christmas parade. The event begins at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30.

    Floats will assemble at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units lining up at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather at the former James’ Store, just outside of town.

  • Weekend shooting under investigation

    BANDON – A Perry County man was listed in fair condition Tuesday after shooting himself in the shoulder Saturday night in Bandon.

    According to police-dispatch reports,  Michael Taylor called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. to report that Ryan Wheatley, 24, had shot himself in the shoulder with a deer slug fired from a 20-gauge shotgun at 20410 Old State Road 37. Sheriff’s deputies responded and found Wheatley and Taylor inside the home.

  • Stroke screenings Monday

    TELL CITY – Stroke Detection Plus is coming back to Tell City Monday to do stroke and vascular disease screenings.

    This will be the third screening in Tell City in a year. In the previous two times the group has been to Tell City, they screened 98 members of the community. Of those 98 people, 11 people were sent to their doctors for follow-up concerns.

    Screenings will be done from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.  Call (877) 732-8258 to make an appointment.

  • Readers report scam letters, e-mails

    TELL CITY – The News received reports this week about e-mails and letters recipients are certain were attempts to scam them. The first, in the form of an e-mail, read as follows:

    Dear Sir:

    We are sorry for the delay in the delivery of your parcel. The parcel contain the following documents.

    1. A draft winning cheque in the amount of 800,560 British Pounds.

    2. Winnings certificate.

    3. Payment invoice

    Please contact Mr. Peterson Bola with the following information below.

    Pyramid Scam

  • Santa visiting Orscheln Saturday

    TELL CITY – Santa Claus will visit Orscheln Farm and Home Supply from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday to meet with children and pets. The public can take a picture with Santa for a $2 donation. Pictures will be available at Orscheln after Dec. 10.