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Today's News

  • Bill targets teacher preparedness in teen suicide prevention

    Mark Messmer

    State Senator

     

    In Indiana, it is a tragic fact that suicide is the second-leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24. Our state also leads the nation with 19 percent of high school students contemplating suicide, and is second in the nation with 11 percent of high school students attempting suicide.  In 2013, 125 Indiana youth between the ages of 10 to 24 were lost to this tragic act.

  • Southern Indiana wine trail will feature specialty drinks April 1-2

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier Wine Trail has announced a March Madness promotion participating wineries are calling March Fabness, which coincides with the NCAA basketball tourney finals. The twist?

    It’s April 1 and 2 … April Fool’s!!

    Customers visiting each winery can sample a specialty wine drink blended to add fabness to the season. Drinks will range from sangria to wine slushies and cocktails. Throughout the year, those who visit all seven wineries receive a beautifully balanced wine glass bearing the Hoosier Wine Trail logo.

  • Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle to host ministerial convention in April

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church will host the 33rd annual Ministerial Convention on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9. Services on Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m. Sunday’s service at 10 a.m. Friday’s speaker will be The Rev. Tommy Shutt, Saturday’s speaker will be The Rev. Tim Dotson and Sunday’s speaker is The Rev. Jeff Varner. 

    Also on Sunday, the church will be celebrating 50 years at the present location.

  • Community Events; March 23

    Historical Society to meet Monday

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the Museum.

    The public is invited to join the membership for the meeting, program and social.

     

    Kidney class April 6

     

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility has recognized several staff members as employees of the quarter. Honorees were chosen in several categories. The non-custody employee of the quarter is Kelly Terry. She works as a secretary at the facility and she began her career at Branchville in 2015.

    Volunteer of the quarter is Mercy’s Edge Ministry. The organization has been volunteering at Branchville for more than a year.  Its members routinely go to the facility and mentor offenders and teach classes.

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  • Education Pays now accepting applications

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Education Pays has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall, 2017, semester.

    Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools.  The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

  • Williams-Foster

    The parents of Sara Williams and Joey Foster of Mt. Vernon, Ill., announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be’s is the daughter of Diann and Ronnie Williams of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Toni and Bob Foster of Herrin, Ill.

    Williams graduated from Tell City High School in 2003.

    She is also a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an associate degree in early childhood education.

  • Rome VFD meeting April 3

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 26th annual meeting April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Rome Courthouse. There will be an election for three of the five directors.

    Nominations will be taken from the floor. Betty and Robert Whitehead have served as directors of the fire department for many years and will be retiring. Dues for 2017 may be paid at the annual meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

  • Holy Week Services at St. John’s

    EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston will hold special Holy Week services April 9-16. 

    A Palm Sunday celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem will be held April 9, at 9:30 a.m. 

    A Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 13, with a meal served at 5:30 p.m.