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Today's News

  • Community Calendar, Dec. 16

    Thursday December 16
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Community events, Dec. 16

    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.

  • Social Security reps to visit TC next year

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents during the coming months.
    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Jan. 12, Feb. 9 or March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City.
    For more information, call toll free (800) 772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the Social Security Web site at www.socialsecurity.gov.
     

  • 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