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  • Our community is safe and friendly
    Elizabeth Thomas

    What I like most about my community is feeling safe. My community is also friendly. I run cross country and I don’t think there has ever been a time when I felt in danger.

    People on the streets who I don’t even know greet me with a smile. Just one little smile can make someone’s day.

  • Saint Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday regardless of a person’s ethnic background. Whether you or your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, everyone is Irish come Saint Patrick’s Day, when celebrations that offer music, food and beverages combine to make for a festive event.

  • By DANNY BOLIN
    Guest Columnist

    While Chuck’s intent was to chronicle Louie’s history as a young printer, I came back with different reminiscing entirely. I fully appreciate his story of the hand-cranked printer which eventually led Louie into the publishing business. Also the significance of valuable mentoring from his father, “Jolly,” and newspaper legend Edgar Schergens. But while taking photos of Louie, my mind was reeling about the great days and times we once had at The News.

  • By CHUCK POEHLEIN
    Guest Columnist

    Successful people are always looking for an opportunity to help others. And for some that can start at an early age. For Tell City resident B.L. “Louie” Heitkemper, it started at the age of 12 dabbling with a hand-cranked printing press his father bought him. Plunging himself into that endless vat of printer’s ink, Heitkemper learned the printing art through experience, followed his patriotic instincts and later served his community beyond the call of duty.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Public Library’s annual teen writing contest will wrap up Wednesday. This year’s theme, “Poetry Madness @ Perry County Public Library,” began Jan. 8.

    The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is organized by the Teen Advisory Group. Guidelines for Poetry Madness are: Any resident of Perry County currently in grades seven through 12; original, unpublished poems in any style, on any subject, will be accepted.

  • TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul parish hall.

    Both dine in and carryout will be available. Proceeds will benefit the boys’ summer camp and necessary equipment for the trip.

    Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The meal is all-you-can-eat.

    For more information, call Janet Damin at 547-7451 in the evenings.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.

    Children who will be 4 by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

    Preschool roundup will be held April 25. Roundup for kindergarten students who do not currently attend preschool at Perry Central will be held April 24.

    Current Perry Central preschoolers will automatically be registered for kindergarten next year.

  • Tell City First United Methodist will offer an Ash Wednesday service will be held at Tell City First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 5.

    Bible study, youth and choir will not be held that evening but the youth and choir will be part of the service.

  • Students and staff at William Tell Elementary jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Last Thursday, the school hosted its 35th annual Jump Rope For Heart event.

  • TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will host a kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. today, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers and will feature information about how the community and residents have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life.

    Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the overnight event to be held June 14 and 15, beginning at 2 p.m. at Perry Central Community School Corp. and the school track.

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  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. There will also be a silent auction.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a health fair for all corporation staff members and the community Wednesday in the school’s library.

    Doors will open at 6 a.m. for those who would like to have blood work done. Those attending are asked to use the entrance on Fulton Street to enter the building, check in at the office then proceed down the glass hallway to the library on the left.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. There will also be a silent auction.

  • A “Surviving Your Grief” workshop will be conducted Nov. 2 in Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ, located on a corner of 10th and Jefferson streets. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop beginning at 9 a.m.

    This is a free, nondenominational gathering for anyone who has lost someone near to them.

    An opening talk will be followed by a journaling exercise and break-out groups according to loss: child, spouse, friend or relative. Participants will regather at the end of the morning.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a health fair for all corporation staff members and the community Wednesday in the school’s library.

    Doors will open at 6 a.m. for those who would like to have blood work done. Those attending are asked to use the entrance on Fulton Street to enter the building, check in at the office then proceed down the glass hallway to the library on the left.

  • TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School have received grade cards and parent-teacher conference information.

    Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. School will not be in session Friday and Oct. 28 due to fall break.

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conferences.

  • TELL CITY – The afternoon and evening of Thursday are the designated times for William Tell Elementary School’s parent-teacher conferences.

    Three meeting times will be available Oct. 23 as well if needed.

    There will be no school Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 as the students will be on fall break.

    Parents will be notified of their scheduled time by Oct. 21. If parents need to make any changes with their appointment, they are asked to contact their child’s teacher at 547-9727.