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Letters

  • School fans help students, communities such as Perry Central’s remain successful

    I thank the Lord for having led me to become a teacher, a sports fan and an entertainer.

    Thanks to folks who enjoy my music at concerts and at gigs, and thanks to those fantastic Perry Central fans, coaches and players who honored me at a ballgame Jan. 25. That I shall never forget.       

    I also enjoyed teaching my former precious students, and I met many wonderful folks in my teaching career. Thanks to former students for saying to me now that I was an excellent teacher.

  • United Way thankful for Stuff the Bus help

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our dedicated volunteers and to all the generous donors who helped create another successful Stuff the Bus school supply drive July 25- 26.    

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our eighth annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for students in need. Donations of much-needed school supplies were received for children who may not otherwise have had the provisions needed to start the new school year.

  • LETTER - Caring hearts makes camp a special place

    Activities are a huge part of Anderson Woods summer camp. A not-for-profit summer camp for those with special needs, the things that campers do and take part in are often the heart and soul of camp.

    However, unlike your typical summer camp, Anderson Woods puts a large emphasis on the steps that lead up to an activity. A common and popular slogan that is thrown around by staff is that the importance is in the “process not the product.”

  • LETTER: A little history on the Stars and Stripes

    I gave a flag report at our last Harry G. Myers Cannelton Legion Auxiliary 142 meeting. They asked me to send it in to the News. The ladies thought people would enjoy the history and search for more information.

    So here it goes.

    Old Glory, our flag, has had many faces. Everyone knows of Betsy Ross’ flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. There were no instructions for making the flag, the John Trumbull flag. John Trumbull was a Revolutionary Soldier and aide to George Washington. He placed one bigger star inside a circle of twelve stars.

  • LETTER - Many made Moose Summer Fest a big hit

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic, chicken and pork-chop dinner sales this year were again successes for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • Thank you, River Sweep volunteers, other supporters

    The 2014 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone.

    Now we would like to thank everyone who participated – the volunteers and, the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza; Subway; Noble’s IGA; Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Tell City High School, Southwire, Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Leaders should explain annexation reasons, benefits

    The Citizens Against Annexation filed a lawsuit July 8 contesting the city of Tell City’s 1,776-acre annexation ordinance. The proposed annexation boundaries begin south of the Patio Steak House at Sycamore Road, extend eastward to new 237; continue north to the entrance of Waupaca Foundry and west along the Ohio River while carving out for exclusion the subdivisions of Barkhamstead and Jonick Acres.

  • ‘Boys’ assemble functional government in three days

    From June 16 through June 21, I had the once-in-lifetime opportunity to attend Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola, Ind., and had the chance to further my education about how our state government works.

    What did I learn that week? Unlike the fear of our “older” generations, our future is not damned. We “boys” were able to put together a functional government in three days.

  • Thanks to all Schweizer Fest supporters

    Schweizer Fest Inc. was organized to manage the organization and implementation of the annual Tell City community celebration. The annual festival has grown since its founding in 1958 into a successful event that attracts individuals – both former natives as well as those passing through – to the community. As the 2014 Schweizer Fest approaches, the organization would like to point out that participating with any of the activities helps to support numerous groups and organizations in our community.

  • Merry Christmas in July from Santa Claus

    In a town that keeps the spirit of Christmas alive and well 365 days a year, the holidays in Santa Claus offer an extraordinary time for reflection. My memories of Christmas are centered on traditions, those we cherish in our families, and those we hold dear as a town.