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Today's News

  • Austin returns to manager role at Sears

    TELL CITY – Susan Austin has returned as the on-site manager of the Tell City Sears Hometown Store. She left that position after suffering a stroke in June 2009.

    She had managed the store for four years.
    “It feels like coming home again,” she said of her return after two years of recovery. “I’m looking forward to reuniting with old customers and meeting new customers who are moving to the area. There are plenty of sales with great prices planned for your holiday shopping needs,” she said.

  • St. Paul Christmas bazaar this weekend

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson St. in Tell City, will host its second annual Christmas bazaar Friday through Sunday at the church and parish hall.
    The even will kick off with a chili supper in the parish hall from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Those attending the dinner will be able to prove the Christmas assortment in the narthex.
    The community will also be able to browse the bazaar before and after the 5:30 p.m. Mass Saturday, and before and after the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses Sunday.

  • Leroy and Janice Nugent

    Leroy and Janice Nugent celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 15, 2011, with a surprise celebration hosted by their children and family at the Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club.

    Mr. Nugent married the former Janice Winchell Nov. 25, 1961, at First Baptist Church in Tell City.
    The couple has three children, Robin Ball and Kevin Nugent, both of Cannelton, and Tonya George of Tell City. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Department earns award from state council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s police department was named a “best small agency” by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced receipt of the award at a special meeting Wednesday of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Lewis and Glenna Garrett

    The church family and friends of the Rev. Lewis and Glenna Garrett helped celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church.

    The Garretts were married Nov. 17, 1951, in Jamestown, Tenn., by the late Rev. Willie F. Wright.
    They are the parents of two children, Kendall Garrett of Hawesville, Ky., and Bonita (Garrett) Epley of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. They also have eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

  • Cannelton School Board begins process to fire superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Tell City Christmas parade postponed until Saturday

    Due to rain forecast for Sunday afternoon, Tell City's Christmas Parade has been postponed until Saturday. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. with a chili cook-off and Christmas in the Park activities in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Cannelton schools raise new flags

    Members from Cannelton American Legion’s Post 142 are shown, along with members of Cannelton Elementary’s student council, raising a new American and Indiana flag donated annually by the Post. A brief ceremony was held and Legion members then presented the William Bennett Early Learning Center building with their flags as well.

  • Cannelton students celebrate Veterans Day

    Lena Joyal, curator of the Perry County Museum, delivers her speech about the history of early settlers and veterans in Perry County to a captive audience of students, staff and veterans during Cannelton city schools annual Veterans’ Day program.

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    TELL CITY – Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 15 through Nov. 18.

    The class encouraged other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies here in Tell City. The students collected and sorted 1,472 items.
    The items were delivered to the agency on Friday afternoon.