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Today's News

  • Winter wonderland
  • City department heads back in posts for 2010

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing reappointed herself and two council members to Tell City's board of public works and safety last week. She also announced the reappointment of department heads who will lead the city's police and fire departments and utilities in 2010.

    Ewing said council members John Little and Dianne Rudolph will stay on the board of public works and safety. Both have served since Ewing, who is beginning the third year of her four-year term, took office in January 2008.

  • Band Boosters gearing up for community auction

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Band Boosters will conduct its annual public auction of new and used items to benefit the Tell City High School band programs Jan. 23 at the school's cafeteria.

    The Perry County business community, celebrities, sports teams and individuals are donating to the auction.

    A wide variety of items will be available for sale, such as furniture, appliances, theme park and zoo tickets, baseball game tickets, gift certificates, jewelry, household items, sports-team and NASCAR items, hair products and more.

  • Oakwood recognizes National Activity Professionals Week

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will celebrate National Activity Professionals Week, Jan. 17 through Jan. 22.

    This annual January event, declared by the National Association of Activity Professionals, honors and recognizes the activity professionals for the important role they play in enhancing the quality of life of the residents in their care.

  • Oxley expects to return to Statehouse soon

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of State Rep. Dennie Oxley (D-Taswell) issued the following statement last week on the legislator, who has been under medical care since going into cardiac arrest while being held for observation at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper in mid-November:

    "We have asked that the speaker of the house excuse Dennie from attending Indiana House sessions in Indianapolis this week. Although Dennie will not be able to be there, we fully expect him to be back at his job serving the people of the 73rd House District very soon."

  • Fun with Silly Safaris
  • Small steps to health and wealth online challenge

    CANNELTON - Just in time to keep those New Year's resolutions to improve health and personal finances, Purdue Extension invites all Hoosiers to participate in the Small Steps to Health and Wealth Worldwide Challenge 2010.

    A land-grant partner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is launching a new online Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge Web site. This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Jan. 17 through Feb. 27. Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals.

  • TCHS hosts financial aid workshop

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host a financial aid workshop Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    A financial aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.

  • Optimist Club host chili dinner Saturday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Optimist Club members will host their annual chili dinner Saturday at Tell City High School before that night's varsity basketball game.

    A bowl of chili, sandwich, drink and dessert can be purchased for $7. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

    This year's event is being named in memory of Nemo Ress, who was very active with past chili dinners.

  • VNA to offer blood-pressure screenings

    TELL CITY - Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood screenings at Wal-Mart and Twilight Towers in Tell City.  

    Screenings are scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Twilight Towers.

    For more information call VNA at 547-7967.