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Today's News

  • Charles and Mary Alice Ruxer

    Charles and Mary Alice Ruxer will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at a 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Mass offered by the Rev. Anthony Vinson in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Charles Ruxer and the former Mary Alice Ringeman were married Nov. 11, 1944, in the Saint Meinrad Abbey church. Attendants were Othmar Ringeman, Lee Edgar Ruxer, Angela Ruxer Volz and Thelma Scott Copeland.

    Mr. and Mrs. Ruxer are the parents of Terry Ruxer, Karen Ruxer Springston and Mark Ruxer. They have nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

  • Tell City police investigating incident at Pour Haus

    By VINCE LUECKE
    and STUART CASSIDY

    TELL CITY – A criminal investigation is underway into an alleged Nov. 1 battery at the Pour Haus.

    According to Tell City Police, officers were called to the restaurant and pub after a patron was allegedly injured in an alteration.

  • Soggy Veterans Day
  • Veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Swearing to serve and protect
  • Indiana health-insurance marketplace ready for window shopping

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The open enrollment period for Indiana’s federally run health-insurance marketplace will begin Saturday, Nov. 15, but those seeking health coverage can browse www.healthcare.gov to research available plans. Even those who currently have insurance may want to take time to see if better options are available this year.

  • Catholic Charities marks Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month and Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is again raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    A local-leader luncheon was held Nov. 5 at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. People who are often the first to encounter people dealing with unintended pregnancies were invited. Emily Baumann, an adoption specialist at St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities New Albany, was the presenter.

  • Cannelton Halloween masquerade winners announced

    CANNELTON – Winners have been announced in the masquerade contest held in conjunction with Cannelton’s elementary school Parent-Teacher Organization’s fall festival held Oct. 23.

    Ages 5 and Younger: Thomas Gagliardi, Nora Lawson, Phoebe Ford

    Ages 6-8: Kiera Woodrum, Makayla Hulse, Jason Lawson

    Ages 9-11: Shilah McMahan, Nevaeh Young, Dylan Coleman

    Ages 12 and older: Stephanie Hall, Harley Harding, Chloe Davis, Mackenzie Reed, Sydnei Parrott, David Reed, Hannah McMahan, Caressa Sloss

  • Band leader thanks donor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark wants to express appreciation to a mysterious benefactor.

    “Yesterday after the Veteran’s Day program,” she said in a message emailed to the News Wednesday, “I found a Post-it note on my desk attached to $500.  It said ‘4 PC Band.’ I have no idea who it’s from, but I am assuming it was a veteran. I would like to thank them.”

  • Wellness activities will be offered at Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    TELL CITY – The following wellness activities are available free of charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School through a Welborn Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic Schools grant during November. They are open to the community.

    Activities will take place either in the auditorium or Room 612 and will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

    • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

    • Wednesday, Nov. 19, circuit training, Room 612

    • Tuesday, Nov. 25, cardio-strength circuit, auditorium