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Today's News

  • News sets early deadlines

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for New Year's. The deadline to have items published Thursday, Jan. 1 issue is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

    The News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. This deadline applies to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

    For more information call 547-3424.

  • Offices closing for holidays

    PERRY COUNTY - The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed  Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on schedule, with no pickup Christmas and New Year's days. Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays. Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Angel Food Ministries forms at The News

    TELL CITY - Menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    For more information, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor's Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia's letter and Church's reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Happy travels this week, Santa

    Santa Claus

    North Pole

    Dear Santa:

    I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. I've been reading all year about shrinking Arctic glaciers and melting polar ice, but I hope you're holding your own at the top of the world. Maybe we'll start treating our planet a little kinder than we have.

    I hope our new president will help lead us in a greener direction. I'm sure you'd approve.

  • Christmas wishes and tough times

    Memories of childhood make me thankful for the poor times we were living in. I did not know at the time we were poor. We had lots of love in our house and family. I was brought up to know and understand that God takes care of those who take care of themselves.

    I was taught to understand that as long as we have a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs and clothes on our backs, we were rich. My grandparents would relive the Depression every time they had the opportunity, so we would always understand life could be worse than it was at that moment.

  • Letters to Santa available in special-sections area

    A "little mommy doll that goes potty," "a mermaid baby and sunglasses and a swimsuit for me and doggy," and "a jungle in my pocket" are among the many requests in this year's Letters to Santa special section. To view them, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page. Scroll down to find the "Letters to Santa" headline. After clicking on it, you'll see a list of excerpts. Click on each one to open another page of letters.

  • Sheriff gives up meal, tax-warrant money

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Dec. 11 a first-ever contract for the county sheriff that will eliminate revenues he receives from two sources but make up for it in a fixed salary.

    "The state board of accounts said they wanted all elected officials to be paid on a salary basis," Sheriff Bob Glenn told the commissioners before they approved the change at their Dec. 1 meeting. "You could not use the meals to subsidize any profit for a sheriff's deputy or anybody."

  • Plans for former mens shelter OK'd

    TELL CITY – Upcoming renovations to a Main Street building that formerly housed a shelter for homeless men were approved last Thursday by the Tell City Plan Commission. Also given an OK was a development plan for a new nursery proposed for Tell City's north side.

    After reviewing reports from the State Fire Marshal's Office, the city commission approved Liberty Church's development plan for the former Harvest House in the 400 block of Main Street.

  • Christmas Wishes Come True

    Jonathan Trujillo shows Santa and Mrs. Claus one of the items he chose while shopping Sunday with Tell City Police Department Cpl. Marty Haughee.