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Today's News

  • William Tell Elementary shows support for disability awareness

    TELL CITY – During mid-March, students and staff at William Tell Elementary School had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

    Organized by special-education and life-skills teacher Angie Spinner, the month-long program included special grade-level assignments and activities, guest speakers and a fundraiser.

  • Rome Dogwood Festival April 27

    ROME – The Rome Dogwood Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw, a homemade dessert and tea or lemonade will be available.

    A concession stand will also serve hamburgers, cheese-burgers, barbecue and sodas.

    The country store will have pies, cakes, bread, cookies and canned goods for sale.

  • Quilt Show opens Saturday at Lincoln Boyhood

    LINCOLN CITY – From Saturday, April 12 to May 11, visitors to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will have an opportunity to view quilts on display in the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Hall.

    In the 1800s, when the Lincoln family lived in this area, quilts were often made out of necessity for the sole purpose of keeping warm.

    Sewing and needlework were the basis of a girl’s education and were fundamental skills for being a wife and mother. The legacy and art of quilting was passed down from generation to generation.

  • Perry Central community health fair well-attended

    LEOPOLD – The annual Health Fair and Family Wellness Night was held Monday at Perry Central.

    The event was presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and was co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Welborn HEROES program. Activities included a 1-mile family fun run-walk and  an inflatable bouncer supervised by members of the Perry Central Captains Club.

  • Church News

    Tell Street Baptist hosts Bible study Wednesdays
     
    TELL CITY – The Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City holds Bible study every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. All are invited to attend.

    St. Michael’s fish fry Friday

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve its last fish dinner of Lent Friday. No dinner will be served Good Friday, April 18.
     

  • Rural News

    DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 – Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye will hold its annual membership supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Membership cards will be available at the door.

  • April 15 program to examine concealed-carry issues for women

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms, recommendations for defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • April 15 program to examine concealed-carry issues for women

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms, recommendations for defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • Co-op to continue helping consumers manage costs through energy-efficiency programs

    TELL CITY – You may have heard about the end of Energizing Indiana, an energy efficiency program offered by the state’s investor-owned utilities.

    The good news is that actions by the state legislature that bring a halt to Energizing Indiana will have no effect on the energy-efficiency programs offered by your electric cooperative.

  • Community Events

    Sommer benefit April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of the late Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his memory Saturday, April 12, at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. There is no cover charge for this event. Pre-purchased chicken dinners will be available for pickup at 11 a.m. and can also be delivered if requested. Drive-up dinners will be available starting at noon. A cornhole tourney will also start at noon. To enter, contact Carl Sommer at 719-7791.