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Today's News

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Nov. 28

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday, Nov. 28 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.

  • Festival of Lights set for Dec. 11, 18

    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. Dec. 11 and 18.

    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.

  • Tell City, county mark Recycle Day

    TELL CITY – Today is National Recycle Day across the United States and local groups are using the occasion to reinvigorate the Tell City recycling program.

    The Tell City Common Council recently purchased 400 new recycle bins. These bins, purchased with the help of the Perry County Recycling Management District, are being offered to city residents at a nominal price to encourage more recycling.

    “Why the importance of recycling? Here are a few points to consider,” City Councilman Tony Hollinden said.

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Secretary to manage port operations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Stephen George will become manager of port facilities and governmental affairs Jan. 1, after action Tuesday by the Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad Board of Directors.

    George became the port-rail agency’s marketing director, a new position, in January 2008. He was redesignated assistant secretary when Indiana Southern Railroad was handed reins held by Dick Neumann until he retired in March as vice president and chief executive officer.

  • Cannelton salutes veterans

    “Yankee Doodles” ride their ponies as part of their musical contribution to Thursday’s Veterans Day program in Cannelton.

  • Foundation touts Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” is being observed today and the director of the Perry County Community Foundation hopes residents of all ages will reach out to others.

    “November’s a good time for families to get together and be thankful for what we have,” Sally Houzanme told the county commissioners Oct. 20 before asking them to sign a proclamation giving Nov. 15 that designation.

  • Community Calendar, Nov. 15

    Monday November 15
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Vast majority of students feel safe at school

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Educators in Tell City and Troy Township want students to express themselves in an online survey available now and continuing through Dec. 17.

    “The more people who participate, the better and more accurate results we’ll get,” Laura Noble said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday. “It will provide us direction for our school-improvement plan,” added the assistant to the superintendent.

    The survey is available at www.tomorrow.org/speakup.

  • Community Events, Nov. 15

    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.