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  • EUCC Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 25. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Anyone wishing to have meals delivered in the morning can call the church office at 547-7059.

    Meals will be delivered in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. Anyone is invited to call the church to request a meal.

  • Students dig in against smoking

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students posted two banners in City Hall Park Thursday, signed by all of the junior-high and most of the high-school students, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing, third from the left.

  • Skillful shot

    Del Cato of Evansville shows off a ham and sausage he won during a Nov. 7 ham shoot at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

  • Tell City holds line on salaries for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, keeping in place a small increase adopted this summer for 2011. No additional pay increases are planned for next year as the city continues to control costs in the face of uncertain future funding.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September and those raises, the first for 2010, took effect Oct. 1.

  • Works board denies street-vacation request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday he’s not comfortable permitting anything that would increase the number of inoperable cars in the city.

    He was responding at a regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety to a request by Wayne Greer of Perry County Auto Sales and Towing to vacate streets in the city so he can move the business from its current location near Hospital Road in Tell City.

  • Sunset Over Oriole Pond

    The setting sun reflects on the surface of Oriole Pond Nov. 14, capping a weekend that brought much-needed rain Saturday afternoon and night and sunny, cooler conditions Sunday.

  • Parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY  – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its  6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Cannelton officer, new canine ready for beat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson introduced a new police dog, coincidentally also named Eric, at city meetings Nov. 8.

    Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo three weeks of training in Kokomo to become the animal’s handler, he explained, with costs covered by grant funding that helped secure the canine.

    “The dog knows what he’s doing. It’s Lee that needs the training,” Dickenson said with a smile.

  • Saturday benefit will offer fun, auction as it helps cancer victim

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Diana James of Derby at the Tell City American Legion hall will offer food, euchre, cornhole, music and dancing Saturday.

    The wife of Jeff James and daughter of Linda Amos Ball and the late Frank Sabelhaus, Diana has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer.

    Chicken dinners will be served for $7 each beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, pulled pork and beef stew will also be available.

    To order dinners call 547-8965 or 619-0155.  

  • Thanksgiving gospel concert Saturday

    TELL CITY – Continuing a tradition already several years old, First Christian Church in Troy will offer a gospel concert, “A Gospel Thanksgiving in Song,” from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:30. The concert is offered by the church at no cost, though a freewill offering will be collected.