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Today's News

  • Cub Scout Pack 192 gives thumbs up to Space Odyssey camp

    Cub Scouts from Tell City Pack 192 attended Space Odyssey day camp from June 24 through June 27.

    The camp included four full days of fishing, archery, air rifles, hiking, team building and crafts. Most activities focused on the theme of space. The boys built models of Saturn and rockets they were allowed to “blast off.” The Scouts received several awards throughout camp, including an award for serving as color guard. Awards given to individual Scouts include BB gun and archery belt loops.

  • Cannelton schools release supply lists for prekindergarten through seventh grade

    CANNELTON — Below are class supply lists for the 2014-15 year for grades pre-kindergarten through seventh grades. For students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, no Trapper Keepers or wheels on backpacks will be allowed.

  • Cannelton schools student registration begins Aug. 5

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton Elementary students will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade.

    A back-to-school kids’ fest for students entering prekindergarten to fifth grade only will be held in the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington Street in Cannelton from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

  • Perry County Community Foundation now accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY –  Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Strassenfest accepting photos for baby contest through Wednesday

    JASPER – La Leche League is now accepting pictures for their annual baby photo contest during the Jasper Strassenfest. Photos will be accepted through Wednesday, July 30 or until all 96 entry spaces are filled.  

    Strassenfest baby-photo contestants should be individual or a sibling group between 0 and 36-months-old on July 1. All photographs will be returned.  

  • American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors rally Aug. 2

    PERRY COUNTY – American Legion posts in Spencer County will sponsor a benefit rally Saturday, Aug. 2, for the American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program, which provides aid to wounded veterans.

    Jeeps and motorcycles can participate. The cost to register will be $15 and includes one free meal per entry.

    Additional meals will cost $10.

    Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Meinrad Legion Home Post 366 or call Sylvan May at (812) 719-8056 or send email to jillvanhoosier@yahoo.com to preregister.

  • Perry Central back-to-school cookout set for Aug. 5

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central back-to-school cookout will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the school cafetorium.

    The event will include school-readiness booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses, including bus rides for incoming preschoolers and tech support for a Skyward, a new family-school connection computer program.

    There will also be inflatables and entertainment by the Perry Central band and cheerleaders. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be served.  

  • Church News

    Food Pantry Sunday at First United Methodist
    TELL CITY – Everyone is invited to make an offering to the church’s food pantry during communion Sunday to help support Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food Pantries need help all year long and our congregation will be making a huge difference by helping to support Jasper’s Food Pantry each and every month. Items may be dropped off at the church office during office hours until and including Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Rural News

    Gerald - BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Please keep all our family and friends who have been sick or have had surgery in your prayers in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

    One of our former neighbors is now at Oakwood Health Campus. Mac Roberts is recuperating from a stroke at this time, along with several other of our friends there, and also at the Golden Living Center.

  • Silly Safaris live animals at Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Tell City First Baptist Church is sponsoring the appearance of Silly Safaris at this year’s Schweizer Fest.

    The live-animal show is a blend of entertainment and information and provides over 3,000 conservation-themed animal shows each year throughout the U.S. The show will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, during Schweizer Fest on Main Street in Tell City. Silly Safaris is based in Indianapolis.