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Today's News

  • Plunge to help to unite kids with service dogs

    CANNELTON – A team of five individuals from around the area will gather at 10 a.m. March 26 at the Perry Marine boat dock in Rocky Point for a plunge to help raise money for a local girl suffering from epilepsy.
    For every $50 raised, a member of the team will take a plunge into the cold water. Money raised will help Victoria Brucken, a 17-year-old Cannelton resident, receive a seizure alert dog.
    Denise Dimmett, Brucken’s mother, said the group would like to make this an annual event to help raise funds for others in need of service dogs.

  • Benefit planned for Gail Garcia set for April 2

    SANTA CLAUS – A benefit is being planned for Gail (Pfohl) Garcia from 11 a.m. to midnight April 2 at the Santa Claus Community Center.
    Gail has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. A few of members of the community have come together to plan a benefit for her with all proceeds given to her for expenses.
    Leg quarter, pulled pork and cheeseburger or hamburger dinners along with side choices of German fries, green beans, corn, slaw and soft drinks will be sold during the event.

  • Ball family benefit to be held Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – A benefit has been scheduled for the Derick Ball family Saturday at the Birdseye Conservation Club.
    Roger and Sherry Ball lost their son, Derick “Mouse” Ball, Nov. 18, 2010, when Derick took his own life. This benefit has three objectives, to lighten the financial burden for the Ball family, to honor Derick and other victims of suicide and to raise awareness about suicide.

  • St. Paul February quilt winner

    Kim Zellers was the winner of the St. Paul February quilt raffle. The quilt, “Tennessee Waltz,” was donated by Mary Rita Patterson and quilted by St. Paul’s quilters.
     

  • Cannelton welcomes Mick’s

    A grand opening was held recently for Mick’s Pizza, a new restaurant calling Cannelton home. Pictured above at the opening, from left, are Robert Durbin, owner Mick Young, Andrew Rager, Jean Young, Lauren Fischer, Rita Young, Mayor Smokey Graves and Kim Nugent. For more information about Mick’s, call the restaurant at 548-4844.
     

  • Education notes

    TCJSHS sports extravaganza, pep rally set for March 30
    TELL CITY – The spring All Sports Extravaganza for Tell City Junior-Senior High School will be held March 30 starting at 6:30 p.m.
    This is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride. The evening will begin with a parade, which will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets. The parade will continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

  • Underhill named to Vincennes University dean’s list

    VINCENNES – Elsa Underhill has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Vincennes University.

    She earned a 3.8 grade-point average and majors in therapeutic massage and body work. She is expected to graduate in May.
    Underhill is the daughter of Eugena Boone of Magnet and Danny Underhill of English. She is also the granddaughter of Clara Aikin of Magnet.
     

  • Sandage earns University of Southern Indiana dean’s list honors

    EVANSVILLE – Spencer Sandage was named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Southern Indiana.

    To make the dean’s list, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Sandage is applying to the USI nursing program, where he will continue his occupational therapy studies.
    He is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and the son of Scot and Gina Sand-age of Tell City and the brother of Jordan and Hunter Sandage.
     

  • Jordan earns spot on Indiana University-Southeast dean’s list

    NEW ALBANY – Breanna Jordan of Cannelton has been named to the Indiana University Southeast dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester.

    She is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School.
    Jordan is the daughter of Susan and John Shepard of Cannelton and Steve Jordan of Indianapolis.
     

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Perry County home

    By MARY ROBERSON, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    Bill Bower said, “Perry County is a great place to raise a family,” as he picked up his family from Lake County in far northern Indiana and moved us to beautiful Perry County.