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Today's News

  • Santa Claus Christmas celebration begins Friday

    SANTA CLAUS – The first weekend of the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration will kick off Friday with a dinner and a 50-foot Christmas tree bedecked with light-emitting diodes. A variety of events are planned through Sunday and the celebration will continue through Dec. 18.

    Santa’s Candy Castle will host several weekend events, including Story Time With Santa at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, chain-saw artisan Willy Loper will demonstrate his skills crafting Christmas woodcarvings. Carving hours are noon to 3 p.m.

  • St. Nick plans Saturday visit to Rockport

    ROCKPORT – The streets of downtown Rockport will be abuzz with Christmas cheer Saturday as numerous activities focused on the holiday season will be under way in the town. The community is invited to a fun-filled day of Christmas events, which will include shopping, craft shows, children’s activities and the annual parade.

    Activities will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where kids both young and young-at-heart can dine with Santa.

  • Special Santa Claus postmark available to customers today

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus post office will offer the 2011 special holiday postmark to the public starting today. The picture postmark will cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail throughout December again this year.

  • Cannelton connects to national alert system

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now connected with the national A Child is Missing Alert Program that can launch potentially thousands of calls when children or others are reported missing.

  • Tell City parade on tap for Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Postponed by rain last weekend, Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. Santa is returning for the event and the jolly old elf will be in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet with children under the gazebo.

    “We’re hoping Saturday is a better day,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said when announcing the postponement. Rain fell nearly all day Sunday, making not only the parade unfeasible, but a chili cook-off along Main Street.

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  • 4-H honor members, leaders at recent celebration

    PERRY COUNTY – Numerous Perry County 4-H members were given awards and a 55-year veteran volunteer of the 4-H program was honored during the Perry County 4-H Celebration held Nov. 13 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were also honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Warner.

  • Generations . . .

    The family of Paul Pfeiffer of Cannelton gathered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Father Meriate Hall Aug. 28 for a five-generation picture.

    Pictured are three-week-old RyLan Wayne Sandage held by his great-great-grandfather, Paul Pfeiffer, and next to them is RyLan’s great-grandmother, Mary Jo Schullenberg of Cannelton. Behind them are the baby’s grandfather, Tony Sandage of Cannelton and the baby’s father, Tyler Allen Sandage of Tell City.

  • Santa Claus United Methodist announces Christmas schedule

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus United Methodist Church, located on Indiana 245 in Santa Claus, has announced its schedule of Christmas-season services.
    The first event will be “The Mystery of the Manger,” a special Christmas children and youth choir program set for 3 p.m. Sunday. The church’s Cherub and Next Generation choirs will share the evidence surrounding Jesus’ birth as it is described in scripture.

  • Buffalo Run open house Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – Buffalo Run will hold a holiday open house from 10 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Buffalo Run Farm.
    The open house will include a feeding of the buffalo herd at 11 a.m. Visitors may also visit a Native American tepee with various animal hides on display.
    The legendary Lincoln Cabin will be open with a fire and candle-lit interior. Children are invited to play with pioneer toys and try their hands at tomahawk throwing.
    Menu items for the day will include low fat and low calorie buffalo burgers, elk burgers and grass-fed beef hamburgers.