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Today's News

  • Santa Claus special postmark available

    SANTA CLAUS - The Santa Claus post office is offering a special "picture postmark" to cancel postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    The post office is the only one in the world that has Santa's name and has offered the special "picture postmark" each holiday season since 1983. Each year's holiday postmark is designed by a local high-school art student as part of an annual contest.

  • Legion to commemorate Pearl Harbor, World War II

    TELL CITY - The Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Dec. 7 in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served.

    The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

    At 4 p.m. a dinner will be served in appreciation of all World War II veterans.

  • Maurices to hold Toys for Tots Drive

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Dec. 10.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    "We are proud to be a part of this community, one that's always so generous to others who are less fortunate," says store manager Lynn Fulkerson.

  • Festival of Lights set for Dec. 12, 19

    SANTA CLAUS - The neighborhoods of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will host the 25th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19.

    Over eight tour miles will be decorated with thousands of lights, Christmas decorations and animated displays.

    A live nativity scene will also be set up. A gingerbread recreation center will be available with free refreshments.

    Special awards for the best neighborhood theme, individual home and kids' selection will be given.

  • Perry County teddy bear tea party

    CANNELTON - Kaye Daugherty, Dianne Rudolph, Mary Jane Newton and Charlena Williams will sponsor a Perry County teddy bear tea party from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cannelton Council meeting room at the Cannelton Library.

    The idea for the party came about when the four women wanted to hold a tea party for their granddaughters, Williams explained. "Then we wanted to open it up to the community," she said. "We also wanted to do something for the library."

  • Rokita should respect right to petition government, system of checks, balances

    Indiana Secretary State of Todd Rokita has been campaigning to have "more sensible criteria" be used to redraw the state's political districts following the 2010 census.

    We agree that the traditional practice of gerrymandering has resulted in some oddly shaped legislative districts in which inhabitants of the northern end may have little or nothing in common with those from the southern end.

  • Where is our community's care?

    In 1928, the landmark Tell City High School building was constructed. In 1935 one block away from TCHS I was born. I will soon be 75 and I could not be as healthy as I am without care; care at home, care by a wife and family and care from the community.

  • Commodores outshoot South Spencer

    LEOPOLD—Shooting 30.0 percent from the field is not great in basketball. But it’s good enough to win if one holds the opposition to 19.0 percent shooting and wins the rebound battle 43-28.

    That was the formula Perry Central used to beat South Spencer 43-27 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rebels hit only  8 of 42 from the field and missed 13 of 23 free throws, including two front ends of bonus situations.

    “We got several shots we wanted—we just didn’t make them,” said South Spencer Coach Willis McClure.

  • Bulldogs dominate Rappites

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held New Harmony to 15.4 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rappites 54-23 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit 36.0 percent (18 of 50) from the field themselves and outrebounded the Rappites 45-33.

    Julia Allen grabbed 11 rebounds for Cannelton and Sammie James added nine.

    In a rarety for the Bulldogs in recent years, “we had the height advantage on them for sure,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Goffinet repeats as MVP in TC girls cross country

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet was a repeat winner as Tell City’s most valuable girls cross country runner at the school’s fall sports banquet last Thursday.

    Zach Wilson was named the boys cross country most valuable runner.

    Senior Elizabeth Kohnert won the volleyball MVP award and freshman Anjan Kashyab won the boys tennis MVP award.

    In football Trent Gunn was named the offensive MVP and Matt Leistner was named the defensive MVP.

    No MVP award was presented in girls golf.