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Today's News

  • TCHS musicians selling fruit through Thursday

    TELL CITY –Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Thursday.

    Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information.

    Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • Mu Gamma Christmas auction set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma will hold a Christmas auction Tuesday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 802 10th St., Tell City.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 6:30. Items will include holiday crafts and baked goods.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Those attending will also be able to taste and order Christmas Old English and holiday cheeseballs.

  • Tri Kappa hosts annual poinsettia sale

    TELL CITY — Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa members have announced plans for their annual poinsettia sales fundraiser.

    Members are selling red and white potted poinsettias for $6 and $10 and 8-inch hanging baskets for $20.

    Committee members are Becky Davis, Kathy Clayton, Jean Schulthise, Debbie Weatherholt, Darlene Schneider, Sheila Ferguson, Debbie Neyhouse, Mary Jo Tarter and Rachel Roccia.

    To place an order, contact any Tri-Kappa member. Orders are being taken until Nov. 30 with delivery is scheduled for Dec. 1.

  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY – Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 23 — just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • 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.