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Today's News

  • Winter weather and travel

    HANS SCHMITZ
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    What a weather spell we have experienced. Media have been ablaze with warnings about travel, weather warnings, and other information to help people hunker down and weather the winter.

    Among other information, terms like “travel advisory,” “winter weather advisory,” “winter storm warning,” and “state of emergency” are used. The meanings of these terms is not always explicitly known, however. Let us take a moment to describe how such terms are used and when.

  • I love this town

    SCOTT HUTCHESON
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    “These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you
    Hear it from New York, New York, New York!”

    If you’ve not heard Alicia Keys’ soaring tribute to New York City, you need to. It’s beautiful. It’s a love song, really, a love song to her hometown. Keys, of course, isn’t the first to write a song about a city.

  • Take advantage of visiting National Players

    By Vince Luecke
    Editor

    I often hear people say that when it comes to cultural events, there aren’t enough things to do in and around Perry County. That’s true to some degree. We are a rural community so we don’t draw celebrities for concerts and larger museums, orchestras and galleries are naturally centered in larger cities.

  • ISTEP missteps unacceptable

    It was a win-one, lose-one week for Indiana students.

    On one hand, students won’t be subjected to 12 hours of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams, a length that raised the eyebrows of students, parents, teachers and administrators.

    On the other hand, the computerized ISTEP exam again struggled with a statewide stress test. Many school systems across the state reported frozen screens and other digital glitches.

  • Community Events

    CANCELED Historical Society to meet today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets. The program, hosted by Phil and Jeanne Wittmer, is titled “Perry County Folklore and Ghost Tales.” Everyone is invited to attend. Anyone interested in joining the society may pay annual dues of $15 at the meeting.


    St. Michael’s fish dinner Friday

  • EUCC Lenten events scheduled

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ has several events planned for the upcoming Lenten season.

    • A men’s Lenten breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the fellowship hall. All men in the community are welcome to come and share in fellowship and a homemade breakfast.

  • Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort job fair scheduled for Feb. 28

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus will host a job fair Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Lake Rudolph office at 78 North Holiday Blvd.

    The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon CST. Those interested in seasonal work this summer are invited to attend anytime during this period.

  • Relay For Life trivia night at Archabbey Saturday

    TELL CITY – Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Abbey Press’ Relay For Life annual trivia night will be held Saturday, Feb. 28.

    Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. CST and trivia will begin at 7 at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center dining room.

    Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

    Suggested donation is $15 per person. Spectators are welcome for a $5 donation which includes snacks and drinks. Teams of 3-4 players may sign up or teammates can be assigned. A silent auction will be held and prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

  • Warm welcome on a cold day

    In what was surely the coldest groundbreaking in recent Tell City history, Hoosier Hills Credit Union ceremonially broke ground Thursday on its new Tell City Branch.

  • DAR seeks volunteers to assist with veterans project

    TELL CITY - The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in.