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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.

  • Optimists collecting blankets until Dec. 19

    TELL CITY – Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.

    Items can be dropped off at any First State Bank location in Tell City or Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    The deadline for dropping off blankets and throws is Dec. 19. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities in time for Christmas.

  • Group seeks donations

    TELL CITY – Outreach to Teach has chosen Tell City High School as its project school to undergo minor repairs. The group is looking for volunteers and donations to do this project. Costs are estimated to be between $10,000 and $12,000 for materials.

    Monetary and material donations, including painting and cleaning supplies, landscaping and building materials and food to feed the volunteers are welcome.

  • Renaissance Olympics

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Renaissance Leadership Class will host Renaissance Olympics at 6 p.m. Friday.

    Events include Nintendo Wii games of tennis, boxing, fencing, track and Mario Kart, X-Box Guitar Hero, pingpong, cornhole, euchre, tug of war, dodgeball and pie eating.  Competitors should meet in the high-school cafeteria.

    Concessions will be available and winners will be honored in a medal ceremony. The public is invited.