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Today's News

  • Santa’s on his way!

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its 6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main Street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Library committee members address concerns - Corrected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s public library will have to merge with another if it is to survive, board-of-directors member Frank Maffia said.

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.
    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”
    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go to-ward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Country Club Christmas auction set for Dec. 1

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Heights Country Club Ladies will have their annual Christmas auction Dec. 1.
    The live auction begins at 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Heights Country Club
    Guests may place their bids on items before that time. Baked goods will be available for purchase and a half-pot drawing will be held as well.
    The public is invited to attend a buffet to be held in the dining room beginning at 5 p.m.
     

  • COLUMN: A reason to celebrate Thanksgiving

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    In my long study of our American Civil War, I have come to understand the reasons for a Thanksgiving holiday.

    On Oct. 3, 1863, just after the Union Army won battles at Vicksburg, Miss., and Gettysburg, Pa., Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation designating the last Thursday of November. “a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficient father who dwelleth in the heaven.”

  • COLUMN: A temporary taste of hell

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They say a photo is worth 1,000 words. If so, this flattering shot of me suffering from the effects of a run-in with police pepper spray is priceless.

    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve taken part in a class for future Tell City reserve police officers. One of the requirements asked of volunteers – reserve officers aren’t paid – is to take a dose of pepper spray in the face.

  • EDITORIAL: No time for childish behavior in Congress

    Watching government at work is a lot like watching children interact. First, we have elections, which are contests to see who can grab the most power. A burst piñata springs quickly to mind in looking for a similar event in childhood. Votes are the candy, and many of those grappling for them will resort to any measure necessary to ensure they gather the most.

  • Fund-raising will spur childhood literacy

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $6 million to spur local fundraising efforts in 2010 and 2011. Support from Lilly Endowment created this opportunity for United Ways and funds in Indiana to rebuild and recover and find new donors over the two-year period.

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”

    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Angel Food menus for December now available at News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available online and at The News.

    The program offers 31 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free food box for $25. Several holiday specials are offered this month.

    December orders are due Dec. 7 with food to be delivered Dec. 18. Orders can be placed online and paid for with debit or credit cards.

    Menus are available online at www.angelfoodministries.com.