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Today's News

  • Legion hosting party New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m.

    The band Crosswinds will play 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll and country music all night.

    Sandwiches, chips, pretzels and party favors will be furnished. Beer and well drinks are $1.75 each and draft is $1.

    Tickets are on sale now at the Legion. Advance ticket costs are $10 for a single ticket or $15 for couples. Price at the door is $15 for singles and $20 for couples.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor's Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia's letter and Church's reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Dear Santa, all I want is ...

    Santa, I've run into you several times this season, during parades, in stores and other pre-holiday gatherings with adults and kids. We've chatted briefly but I've never made the time to tell you my Christmas wishes. Since you subscribe to the paper, although it gets to you a few days late up at the North Pole, I'm sharing my requests at this late hour.

    Hopefully, you get to read this before that sleigh is fully loaded. I know what a pain repacking is.

  • Board hears comments on closing junior-high school

    TELL CITY - The message he took from voters in a referendum Nov. 3 was "we don't want to give you more money; use what you've got," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday.

  • Nothing wrong with local vaccine

    CANNELTON - News this week that some lots of pediatric H1N1 vaccine are being recalled shouldn't be of concern to parents who obtained their children's vaccines locally, the county's public health nurse said Wednesday.

    None of the vaccine administered by the Perry County Health Department or local health-care providers was included in the four lots of pediatric syringes being recalled.

  • Woman's rare medical condition triggers crash

    ST. MARKS - Angela Blum found out she has Arnold-Chiari malformation after a minor accident in 2000.

    "It was just a fender-bender, but I didn't realize it," she said Monday. "I was pretty incoherent."

  • Adams receives Perry County Lifetime Philanthropist Award

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman whose life has revolved around her family and community was honored last week for a lifetime of generosity.

    Evelyn Adams was named the first recipient of the Perry County Lifetime Philanthropist Award, presented by the Perry County Community Foundation during a Dec. 8 luncheon. Pat Crawford, member of the board of trustees for the foundation, presented the award and outlined her life of service, to community, youth and those in need.

  • Pride named District IV Superintendent of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents recently announced that former Tell City resident and recently retired North Putnam Community School Corp. Superintendent Murray Pride has been named the District IV Superintendent of the Year.

    Superintendents in each of the eight IAPSS districts nominate and elect a district superintendent of the year based on qualifications and professional accomplishments.

  • Community foundation awards more than $28,000

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $28,000 at its grant awards Dec. 8. The awards luncheon, held at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, is an event hosted by the foundation to recognize donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

    "Any individual or business who has been a donor to the foundation has helped build the endowments that allow for our grants program," said Grants Committee Chairman Joe Malone. "It is through our donors that we are successful."

  • Day of Caring draws 102 volunteers