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Today's News

  • COLUMN: One mouse is too many

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I simply don’t like mice, especially in my house. But there are mice in New Boston and a few have tried to spend the winter in my house. The skirmish – a war would imply there are a lot of mice sneaking in and actually there aren’t – has been under way for a few weeks. I’ve won and sent several mice to the graveyard – er the field behind my house.

  • EDITORIAL: It’s time for polarization to end and governing to begin

    Probably television stations, which received giant amounts of political advertising revenue this year, are the only ones not glad that the U.S. elections are over. But since many of the races were close at the national and state levels, it will be interesting to see how the victors govern.

    President Barack Obama once again proved to be a highly skillful campaigner. Virtually his only misstep was being too passive in his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

  • Concessionaires sought for Hoosier National Forest recreation areas

    BEDFORD – The Hoosier National Forest will soon advertise a prospectus for the operation of recreation facilities, including Hardin Ridge, Indian-Celina, and Tipsaw Campgrounds.

    A five-year permit will be issued with the option to extend for an additional five years.

    The permit holder is responsible for all operations and specified maintenance of the three recreation facilities. Fees collected from users go to the permit holder, with a percentage returned to the government.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported Oct. 25 that Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, had visited 72 Indiana counties as of Oct. 18 in a quest to have surplus state funds distributed to counties. He had contacted county auditors or deputy auditors in those counties by then.

  • Perry County SWCD accepting supervisor applications

    CANNELTON – Perry Countians interested in conservation of soil, water and other related natural resources may want to consider a position with the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

    The district is accepting applications for an elected supervisor position. The individual would serve as an elected district supervisor for a three-year term, beginning in January 2013. Jim Fiedler’s term will expire and he has chosen not to run for supervisor.

  • Stepping Stone Preschool activities
  • Band boosters seek auction items, sell fruit

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction set for Feb. 16.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Large donations to the nonprofit organization could be tax-deductible.

    Anyone who has items to donate should call Selina Sims, auction chairwoman, at 719-7232.

  • Community Events, Nov. 12

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tell City after-prom fundraiser Nov. 19
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School junior-student parents will hold a Schwan’s fundraiser for the after-prom.

  • A holiday favorite, 2012 Cannelton Christmas parade set for Nov. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion and Auxiliary Post 142 will sponsor the annual Cannelton Christmas Parade Friday, Nov. 23. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 4.

    The parade will start at old Indiana 237 and Seventh Street (Highway 66), will head east on Seventh Street, turn south onto Washington Street and will end at the floodwall. There will be an appearance by Santa.

  • Fenn literacy grant