Today's News

  • Wild turkey increasingly popular Thanksgiving treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    There is considerable difference between the wild turkey probably eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal and the tame bird found on most holiday tables these days.

    The bird most of us have with stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie was once closely related to the wild bird, but now hardly represents a distant cousin.

  • Dividing issues quantified in local election results

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    The voters’ decisions marked in the outcomes of recent elections is evidence of our citizens’ true views on local hot-topic issues.

    The term “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” seems to be an acceptable summary of a few recent letters submitted to the News. Amid the public outcries against new taxes, something contrary took place.

  • Sisters’ musical students to perform Dec. 7

    FERDINAND – Budding musical talents will be showcased as the students of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand perform their Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. EST in St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    Sisters Helen Maurer, Mary Karen Hill and Rose Wildeman teach students piano, guitar, violin, various band instruments and give voice lessons.

    Lessons on other instruments may also be available upon request.

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  • Winter’s checklist part 1: Preparing gardens for winter

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year; things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.

    These chores are all a part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later. Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

  • Houchin reports on Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47


    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Indiana General Assembly will convene at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2016 legislative session. “Organization Day,” as it’s commonly referred to, provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, and begin discussing legislative topics.

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  • Community Events; Nov. 19

    Essential Oils event Nov. 21


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. in Tell City will host an Essential Oils Workshop presented by Dinah Harpenau at the Villa Club House, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

    Each participant will receive a Living magazine and a bottle of Wild Orange essential oil.

    Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize drawing.


    Tractor club to meet Thursday



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  • Turkey bingo and raffle set for Nov. 22

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church’s annual turkey bingo and raffle will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. The public is welcome. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo game, prizes will be raffled. Refreshements will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play bingo, according to state law.