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Today's News

  • 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.

  • EUCC Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 25. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Anyone wishing to have meals delivered in the morning can call the church office at 547-7059.

    Meals will be delivered in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. Anyone is invited to call the church to request a meal.

  • Students dig in against smoking

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students posted two banners in City Hall Park Thursday, signed by all of the junior-high and most of the high-school students, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing, third from the left.

  • Skillful shot

    Del Cato of Evansville shows off a ham and sausage he won during a Nov. 7 ham shoot at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

  • Tell City holds line on salaries for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, keeping in place a small increase adopted this summer for 2011. No additional pay increases are planned for next year as the city continues to control costs in the face of uncertain future funding.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September and those raises, the first for 2010, took effect Oct. 1.