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Today's News

  • Holiday Helpers readying plans to help others

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Christmas preparation season getting under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through Dec. 24.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Leopold Christmas

    Leopold’s Christmas parade Sunday drew a large crowd despite the day’s cold. St. Nick. visits with a young girl. Children gathered along the town’s main drag to gather candy and watch floats that included Scouts, tractors and Santa Claus.

  • County workers, board members reappointed for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s administrator, highway superintendent, veterans-services officer and maintenance supervisor will keep their jobs in 2011 after action Monday by the county commissioners.

    They reappointed Teresa Kanneberg, Ed Feix, Wayne Hubert and Ellis Howard to the respective positions during a regular meeting.

  • News claims 8 press awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat netted 12 awards for writing, photography, page design and community service in this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented Saturday during a banquet at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

  • Court video system already paying off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A videoconferencing system linking the county courthouse and sheriff’s department is up and running and already showing benefits, the sheriff said Monday.

    “We used it today for two males and two female prisoners,” Bob Glenn said after a regular county commissioners meeting concluded.

  • Tell City purchases 102-foot ladder truck for $150,000

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas arrived early for Tell City’s volunteer firefighters, who delivered a ladder truck to City Hall Wednesday. There was no bow but plenty of smiling faces.

    The $150,000 truck, assembled in 1997, isn’t new but has been well-maintained, has low mileage and was an “excellent deal” for the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday.

  • Community grieves wartime loss of native son

    A procession of vehicles containing the body of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis and people gathered to pay their last respects to him will depart Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th St. in Tell City, at approximately 10:30.

    It will pass Tell City Junior-Senior High School and continue to Mozart Street, turning left there to go to 19th Street. Another left will take the procession to Indiana 37, where it will turn east to pass the courthouse and continue to Deer Creek Baptist Church, where Jarvis’ funeral will be conducted.

  • Forfeit wins help New Albany beat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Three forfeits hurt Tell City in a 43-34 wrestling loss to New Albany Tuesday.
    New Albany had to forfeit two matches, including heavyweight, as both its heavyweights were over the 285-pound maximum.
    Jessie Lawalin, Dillon Hedinger and Zach Roberts earned pins for Tell City.
    Lawalin got his fastest, disposing of Antonio Nieto in 1:17.
    The Marksmen’s only other win on the mat came in the 160-pound weight class, where Ryan Henrickson scored a 13-5 major decision over Matt O’Connell.
    Tell City, 4-6, will visit Southridge Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    New Albany 43, Tell City 34