Today's News

  • William Tell goes to school
  • Festival of Lights opens Dec. 10

    SANTA CLAUS – The public is invited to celebrate Christmas in Santa Claus for the 27th annual Festival of Lights in Christmas Lake Village, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Hours both Saturdays are 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but cash and canned food donations will be accepted to benefit the North Spencer Community Action Center.

    There are more than nine tour miles, thousands of lights and decorations, animated displays and a live nativity. The village is divided into themed neighborhoods.

  • Santa Claus Christmas celebration begins Friday

    SANTA CLAUS – The first weekend of the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration will kick off Friday with a dinner and a 50-foot Christmas tree bedecked with light-emitting diodes. A variety of events are planned through Sunday and the celebration will continue through Dec. 18.

    Santa’s Candy Castle will host several weekend events, including Story Time With Santa at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, chain-saw artisan Willy Loper will demonstrate his skills crafting Christmas woodcarvings. Carving hours are noon to 3 p.m.

  • St. Nick plans Saturday visit to Rockport

    ROCKPORT – The streets of downtown Rockport will be abuzz with Christmas cheer Saturday as numerous activities focused on the holiday season will be under way in the town. The community is invited to a fun-filled day of Christmas events, which will include shopping, craft shows, children’s activities and the annual parade.

    Activities will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where kids both young and young-at-heart can dine with Santa.

  • Special Santa Claus postmark available to customers today

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus post office will offer the 2011 special holiday postmark to the public starting today. The picture postmark will cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail throughout December again this year.

  • Cannelton connects to national alert system

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now connected with the national A Child is Missing Alert Program that can launch potentially thousands of calls when children or others are reported missing.

  • Tell City parade on tap for Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Postponed by rain last weekend, Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. Santa is returning for the event and the jolly old elf will be in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet with children under the gazebo.

    “We’re hoping Saturday is a better day,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said when announcing the postponement. Rain fell nearly all day Sunday, making not only the parade unfeasible, but a chili cook-off along Main Street.

  • On the Parade Route
  • 4-H honor members, leaders at recent celebration

    PERRY COUNTY – Numerous Perry County 4-H members were given awards and a 55-year veteran volunteer of the 4-H program was honored during the Perry County 4-H Celebration held Nov. 13 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were also honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Warner.

  • Generations . . .

    The family of Paul Pfeiffer of Cannelton gathered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Father Meriate Hall Aug. 28 for a five-generation picture.

    Pictured are three-week-old RyLan Wayne Sandage held by his great-great-grandfather, Paul Pfeiffer, and next to them is RyLan’s great-grandmother, Mary Jo Schullenberg of Cannelton. Behind them are the baby’s grandfather, Tony Sandage of Cannelton and the baby’s father, Tyler Allen Sandage of Tell City.