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Today's News

  • Dinner, dance benefit for Evelyn Hays

    DERBY – A benefit dinner and dance for Evelyn Hays will be held Saturday at the Derby Tavern.
    Serving of grilled chicken dinners will begin at noon. Cornhole games and other activities will begin at 2 p.m.
    A raffle with items from Best Home Furnishing Chair, gift baskets and more will be held during the day. A band will provide entertainment starting at 9 p.m.
    Hays is battling cancer and proceeds will go to helping with medical expenses. The community is invited to come and show support.

  • St. Isidore shooting match Oct. 16

    BRISTOW – The annual St. Isidore Catholic Church shooting match has been set for Oct. 16 at the church in Bristow.
    The ham and turkey shoot will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The closed match will be beef and pork with first choice 1/2 beef. Entrance to the closed match is at 2:30 p.m.
    Lunch will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the menu will include homemade chili, hamburgers, homemade pie, coffee, soft drinks and bottled water.
    There will also be a country store, cake stand, splatter boards, pull tabs, children’s games and bingo.

  • Brown celebrates 40 years ministering

    TELL CITY – The Rev. Lee Brown celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination Sept. 25.

  • Say “ah!”

    Braleigh Risse, a preschool student at Cannelton Elementary School receives some dental care form the Indiana University dental team. This program is offered yearly to students through the mobile dentist Smile Programs.

  • COLUMN: Class-size math not so simple

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    Doing the math on education funding has many Indiana school districts sizing up class size.

    School funding reductions have persuaded some Hoosier schools to cut faculty. Ball State researchers estimated the average school district has laid off nine teachers and five teacher aids. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that leaves about 17 students per teacher. The national average is 15.

  • Oakwood to kick off college football

    TELL CITY – A sports grill at Oakwood Health Campus will open its doors to residents Friday

    A special dinner is one of the campus’ quarterly themed events planned especially for the campus residents.

    The menu will feature tail-gating cuisine, including boneless chicken wings, mini-cheeseburger-sliders baskets, complete with a choice of french fries or potato chips, and choice of pasta salad or fresh vegetables with dip.

  • Ranger district open house today

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house today at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available about the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Moved recently? Check voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    This year’s elections are being conducted in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • No mail delivery Monday; some offices closed

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. City and county offices will be open and in Tell City, there will be no change in next week’s trash pickup.

    While trash will be collected, there will be no mail delivery Monday, meaning that day’s issue of The News won’t reach mailboxes until Tuesday. Monday’s issue will be on newsstands over the weekend.

  • Works-board meeting canceled

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to the city’s clerk-treasurer, Arvina Bozarth.

    The common-council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. that day will be conducted.