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  • Oakwood still collecting coats

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus will participate in the annual Holiday Helpers Coat Drive.

    Anyone wishing to donate gently used children or adult coats may leave them at Oakwood Health Campus for Polly Story or Anna Hammack. Coats will be accepted in the business office. For more information call 547-2333.

  • Kiwanis pancake breakfast Nov. 1

    TELL CITY - The Kiwanis Club of Tell City will have its annual pancake breakfast Saturday in the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Tell City. Service is 7 to 11 a.m.

    The breakfast will also feature candidates running for Perry County and state offices.

    Tickets for the all-you-can-eat breakfast are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children 12 and younger.

    Tickets are available at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Ivy Tech Community College, Perry Central and Tell City high schools or from any Kiwanis member.

  • Band selling dinners, fruit

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Band Boosters will sell chicken dinners at the corner of 12th and Tell streets beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and are taking orders for fruit.

    The $7 meals will include chicken, crick-fried potatoes and green beans, and can be pre-ordered by calling Mike Arnold at 608-1223. People picking up the dinners should drive into the vacant lot across 12th Street from the gas station in order to avoid disrupting traffic.

  • FFA fruit, honey sale under way

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School FFA will sell fruit and honey to raise money for trips and activities that the group participates in.

    Oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, apples, pears and gift packs will be sold until Nov. 19. Fruit will be delivered two weeks after the Nov. 19 deadline. The honey being sold is from southern Indiana.

    For more information or to order call Annette Applegate or Brian Springer at 843-5121.

  • Greenway ribbon cutting this week

    TELL CITY - A dedication ceremony for the new Windy Creek Trail, part of the Perry County Greenway Initiative located in Hagedorn Park, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The ceremony will be held at the Windy Creek Trailhead, located near the intersection of Indiana 37 and Brushy Fork Road.

    Visitors should park near the city pool at Lafayette and 14th streets and walk the short distance to the trailhead. Parking at the trailhead itself is reserved for those needing handicapped parking.

  • Hydrant flushing begins today

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department begin its yearly autumn flushing of fire hydrants today. City workers will begin on Fourth Street and work eastward during the week. Residents may notice low water pressure when crews are in their area and the department asks Tell Citians to be cautious when doing laundry since flushing often creates a temporary discoloration of water.

  • Ag, music programs thriving at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - A pair of teachers in their first year at Perry Central Community School Corp. offered positive words and proof of their students' talents last Monday during a regular meeting of the school's board of trustees.

    Brian Springer and James Powell were the main speakers during a monthly "highlights" segment of the board that shares news and recent accomplishments.

    Springer said classes he's teaching are going well and include an introductory course in agriculture for seventh-graders and a fundamentals-of-ag science class for eighth- and ninth-graders.

  • Vet-services officer's hours extended

    Hubert expects needs to mushroom next year

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners increased the working hours for the county's veterans-services officer and named a replacement to the airport authority board of directors in a regular meeting Oct. 20.

    In response to a plea from Veterans Services Officer Wayne Hubert, the commissioners extended his hours from 17.5 to 28 per week.

  • Residents can still apply for storm aid

    Phone, Web site best ways to register for assistance

    TELL CITY - Perry County residents impacted by a September windstorm who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance are encouraged to do so soon by telephoning a Federal Emergency Management Agency hotline or logging onto to FEMA's Web site.

    Perry County is included in a presidential disaster declaration providing help with home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other aid in the wake of the remnants of Hurricane Ike that caused widespread damage in the county.

  • Halloween highlights

    Witches Walk Thursday

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on Tell City's Main Street. For more information call 547-2385.

    Explosion of Fun Halloween night

    TELL CITY - Community Christian Church will hold its annual Explosion of Fun event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. An alternative to Halloween, the event is for children up to the sixth grade.

    Legion plans party for children

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 will have a children's Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the post.