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Today's News

  • Holland VFD to hold annual ball Feb. 12

    HOLLAND – The Holland Volunteer Fire Department will host its 21st annual Firefighter’s Ball Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at the Huntingburg Event Center, located at 110 E. 14th Street in Huntingburg.
    The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. EST and a meal catered by Sander Catering will be served at 6 p.m.
    Music by Fire and Ice will begin at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be provided all evening by Happy Hour Sports Bar.

  • COLUMN: Bale Oscar-worthy in ‘The Fighter’

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    "The Fighter” has all the elements of a boxing drama that might lead people to worry about it being a clichéd, dull retread of every boxing movie from yesteryear, but the film dashes aside the notion that a boxing drama must be 100 percent drama and ends up being a surprisingly light, effective film featuring an amazing performance from Christian Bale.

  • New Hoosier National Forest maps available

    BEDFORD – Updated Hoosier National Forest visitor maps have arrived and are now on sale at the Bedford and Tell City offices.

    These new half-inch to one mile maps have updated ownership and forest recreation sites.

    They are also printed on plasticized water-resistant paper so they are more durable.

  • Festival of Lights Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – The neighbors of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will celebrate the 26th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The public is invited to celebrate Christmas at the festival. Admission is free but cash or canned-food donations for local charitable organizations will be accepted. There will be more than eight tour miles, thousands of lights and decorations, animated displays and a live nativity.

  • Santa visits annual Sweets and Treats event

    The Perry County Junior Women hosted the annual Sweets, Treats and Santa holiday event Dec. 4, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Perfect for Christmas: The Frances Brune Christmas Fruitcake

    1 1/2 cups butter or shortening
    2 cups sugar
    6 eggs
    4 cups flour
    1 cup pecans, chopped
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 pound currants
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pound apricots, dried, sliced
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    Brandy or wine
    1/2 pound dates, chopped
    1 cup almonds or English walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup cold black coffee
    1 pound dark raisins
    1 pound mixed fruit
    1 pound pears, dried, sliced

  • Town’s sesquicentennial cookbook offers 700 delicious possibilities

    The community of St. Meinrad will celebrate its 150th anniversary in June and organizers of the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration have prepared a cookbook. Featuring 700 recipes gathered from throughout the community, the book features a hard cover and a three-ring binder that allows extra recipes to be added.

    Recipes are broken down into appetizers, meat dishes, vegetables and side dishes and desserts.

    Available at The News

  • River Road project awaits comment period, other steps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A public-comment period is under way, an environmental review will be completed near its deadline and a geotechnical study “should be progressing soon,” Alvin Evans said Dec. 8 about work toward an improved River Road.

  • Foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $27,000 at its annual awards luncheon Dec. 3. The money from various foundation funds will support education and arts programs, bolster fire protection and provide added recreational opportunities.

    The luncheon was held at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall and recognized donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Parting moments

    County commissioners Gary Dauby, left, and Jody Fortwendel and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg chat after a county commissioners meeting in which Dauby and other departing county officials were recognized.