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  • 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.

  • WEDNESDAY-AFTERNOON UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS UPDATE — Soldiers to get larger escort into city than previously announced

    UPDATE - 3:55 p.m. Wednesday - Wayne Hubert, veterans-services officer for Perry County, said Wednesday afternoon firefighters from Anderson Township and Central Perry departments will meet returning soldiers at approximately 6:30 p.m. today. They'll escort the soldiers south on Indiana 37 to Indiana 145, where the motorcycle groups mentioned below will join them.

  • County voter turnout slightly below state level

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County was 3 percentage points behind the rest of the state in the number of voters who cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the office of Todd Rokita, Indiana secretary of state.

  • Here comes Santa!
  • New wildflower project to take root in 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area is looking to brighten up areas of the county next year through a new wildflower-planting program.

    The group's fish and wildlife committee sponsored a wildflower pilot site this summer along Interstate 64 at the Carefree exit. Despite a late planting date, the plot of wildflowers flourished through the summer. The success prompted the group to seek sponsors for several plots in 2009.

  • Woman charged with bank fraud, theft

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of taking more than $5,000 while employed by a local bank has been formally charged in Perry Circuit Court with four felonies.

    Emily A. Moskos, 24, 901 Sixth St., faces two counts each of fraud on a financial institution and theft.

    The fraud charges are Class C felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison. The theft charges are D felonies and carry a sentence of up to three years.  

  • Postal Service working to get holiday letters, packages to troops, veterans

    PERRY COUNTY — Americans pay tribute to those who currently serve or have served their country in a number of ways. A number of organizations are making sure they receive mail over the holiday season, and the U.S. Postal Service has the products and services to get cards and packages to their destinations.

  • Boat builder holds course despite economic turbulence

    TELL CITY – “The economy isn't helping,” Don Foertsch said Wednesday, but he still has every intention of launching Tell City Boat Works.

    Foertsch, whose family owns the Corn Island Ship Yard, announced plans nearly a year ago to reopen what used to be the Maxon Marine barge-building site to manufacture tow boats and other marine craft. Efforts toward that goal, which included upward of $4 million in investment and the creation of 50 jobs, have continued, with the recent arrival of overhead cranes serving as evidence.