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Today's News

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  • Commissioners taking action on burning sawdust near Evanston

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    EVANSTON – An abandoned particleboard factory on 1100 N. near Evanston has become a point of major concern to nearby residents, and the county leadership. For the past month, neighbors have begun seeing signs that the 10-to-15-foot deep piles of sawdust deposited at the site have combusted deep beneath the surface, resulting in a steadily growing smolder that could potentially reach the surface and spread to the nearby forest.

  • The Executive Branch – much more than the White House

    By CARL A. HAYES

    Guest Columnist

     

    A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.

     

  • Money raised for Venetian lions rehab

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A pair of century-old Venetian lions that have stood guard on the City Hall grounds home for decades will soon undergo restoration.

    As the News reported this July, the brittle concrete sculptures, crafted in 1907, were in need of major repairs after years of exposure to the outdoor elements. As such, the city council stepped in and began asking for donations to fund the revamp.

  • Funds would help build Christmas-themed train depot in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Town Council threw its support behind a $250,000 Destination Grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism to help build a train depot for the Scenic Lincoln Way rail network. Should the grant pull through, it could go along way toward expediting the construction of a Santa Claus hub for the up-and-coming non-profit organization, and will eventually be joined by the construction of a similar depot in historic Lincoln City.

  • Retreat planned on John’s Gospel

    FERDINAND - The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “How to Read the Gospel of John with Understanding” on Nov. 29-30 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    Many find the gospel of John fascinating, but confusing. Its portrait of Jesus is different than in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

    These study evenings will provide insight into how best to read and understand the gospel of John.

    The presenter will be Father Eugene Hensell OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • Many $1,000 Tri Kappa scholarships available to current students

    PERRY COUNTY – The State organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring. Each State scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.

    Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined, currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

    Scholarship Chair Stephanie Walsh of Tell City, is currently seeking applicants for the following:

  • Council OKs Tell City salaries for 2017

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, giving a likely 35 cent-per-hour increase to full-time employees.

  • Festival family events planned at Santa Claus Museum and Village

    SANTA CLAUS – A stocking full of Christmas events will happen at the Santa Claus Museum and Village this holiday season. All events are free of charge.

    Storyteller Susan Fowler returns to kick off the Christmas season at the Santa Claus Museum & Village on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

  • Holiday Helpers United Christmas assistance program nears

    TELL CITY – It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Is your church youth or mission group, your organization, your business or your family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, United Way of Perry County is too. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help.