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  • 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.

  • Man crashes while fleeing police

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly driving drunk fled police early Sunday before crashing his truck into a utility pole on Tell Street near Tell City High School.

  • Foundation Alliance announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Community Foundation Alliance Education and Literacy Fund is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana.

    Initially, the Alliance will focus the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Deer hunters find meth-lab items on Bear Creek Road

    TOBIN TOWNSHIP – Two hunters uncovered an active methamphetamine lab on Bear Creek Road Friday, triggering a search of the area for a man police said was seen running from the area.

    Police recovered a handgun at the lab site and  a search of the area by Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his canine, Jago, was unable to locate the man. Police said it is possible he was picked up. A state police lab team removed the lab.

  • Dogs shot, missing

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, said Wednesday he has been getting reports of dogs being shot or going missing.

    “Deer season has started, so people should keep their dogs on their own property,” he said. Irresponsible hunters may shoot “at anything that moves,” he said, and some shoot dogs that chase deer.

  • Lawyer provides updates on city buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing asked the city attorney for updates Monday on lawsuits filed  in efforts to get half-demolished and dangerous buildings razed.

  • Perry Central Elementary celebrates its veterans

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary students gathered Veterans Day to pay tribute to local veterans.

    Boy Scout Troop 191 presented the flags and several items from different veterans were displayed for students and guests to see.  

    World War II veteran and prisoner of war, former Gov. Ed Whitcomb was the special guest speaker.

    “I told my father if the Japanese are foolish enough to start something, it will be over in six months. I was incorrect,” he said as he began his story.

  • Discussions under way on future use of Guard armory

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Discussions continue on the future use of National Guard armory, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a board of public works and safety meeting Monday.

    The News reported in May that Indiana Army National Guard officials in Indianapolis had opted to close the Tell City and two other facilities this year. At that time, the only timeline offered was “later this year.”