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  • Public invited to participate in county’s long-range plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – What are the main reasons you chose to live or remain in Perry County? What do you like most about living in Perry County? What types of recreation facilities, businesses, housing or other amenities would you like to see developed here? What do you see as Perry County’s greatest challenge, now or in the future?

  • Twilight Towers plans New Year’s Eve dance

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers’ Tenant Council met Nov. 19 with Joyce Richardt presiding.

    Celebrating November birthdays were Erna James, Robert Edwards, Karla Bier, Mary Rogier, Mary Sommer, Donna Cox, Dennis Lyons, Elsie Arnold, Bonnie Powers, Lovena LaGrange and Barry Richards.

    The person who received the big quilt for their donation during the Christmas Bazaar was Greg Glenn. The person who received the baby quilt for their donation was Eulalia Flamion. The person who received the quilt rack for their donation was Micky Clark.

  • Guided hike along Two Lakes Trail planned for Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The next Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hike is scheduled for Saturday at Two Lakes Trail W. Below is the schedule for the remainder of the 2014-15 winter hiking season.

  • 4-H enrollment opens for 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Perry County through Jan. 15. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H Online system, https://in.4honline.com.

    Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H Youth Development Educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

  • Animal shelter online Christmas auction underway

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter is once again holding its annual online Christmas auction.

    One of the shelter’s largest fundraisers, the auction includes many new and handmade items donated by area businesses, groups and individuals.

    To view items, visit the shelter’s Facebook page at Perry County Animal Shelter, Inc. and select the photo album “2014 Perry County Animal Shelter Auction.” To bid, click on the photo of the item of interest and enter your bid in the comments.

  • Cannelton students practice fire safety

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  • William Tell Elementary School student earns writing award

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indianan’s Southern Indiana Japanese School has received the School Award in Writing from the Japan Overseas Educational Services, a subsidiary of the Japanese government’s Ministry of Education and Science.

    Only 21 out of nearly 300 Japanese schools abroad received the award. This is the ninth consecutive year that the SIJS has received this honor.

  • Optimists to hold blanket drive in December

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club will hold a blanket drive for Catholic Charities and Holiday Helpers. Collection boxes will be available at local banks and churches after Monday, Dec. 1. The blanket drive will run through Dec. 31.

  • Area students to perform Sunday in monastery recital

    FERDINAND – Budding musical talents will be showcased as students of the Sisters of St. Benedict perform a Christmas recital at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 7, at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    The students represent various schools in the area, including William Tell Elementary, Tell City High School, Perry Central Elementary, Nancy Hanks Elementary, Heritage Hills Middle School, Heritage Hills High School and Ferdinand Elementary.

  • Veterans breakfast planned for Monday, Dec. 8

    TELL CITY – A free breakfast for local veterans will be hosted by Tell City American Legion Post 213 from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at the post home.

    Breakfast will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary. The event will mark the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.