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  • PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 Relay For Life of Perry County. Cancer survivors, caregiv-ers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference are invited to participate.
    The first volunteer committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the United Methodist Church, 702 10th St., Tell City.

  • PERRY COUNTY – It is time again for Perry County Public Library’s annual writing contest, Story Mania! The Teen Advisory Group announced this year’s contest would be short stories. Below are the guidelines for the contest. For more information, contact Lisa Hammack at the library at 547-2661.
    Guidelines for Story Mania! :
    Any teen in seventh to 12th grades who is a resident of Perry County
    Open subject, open genre, but no sexual content, profanity or extreme violence.
    Winning stories from previous years should not be resubmitted.

  • Brandon Cook and Taylor Lawalin were crowned king and queen at the Cannelton High School homecoming ceremonies Jan. 4 before the varsity basketball game against Crothersville.

  • JASPER – The original indie rock band, 10,000 Maniacs will perform at the Jasper Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.
    10,000 Maniacs is world-renown on the independent rock scene and is touring to promote their latest album, Music from the Motion Picture. This is the second performance in the New Directions series, which is designed to appeal to all audiences but most particularly to 25 to 45 year old patrons.

  • TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the United Way of Perry County and Tell City and Perry Central schools to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ivy Tech.
    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.
    The evidence base of research for youth mentoring is growing, but with both promising and mixed findings emerging.

  • LINCOLN CITY – Glenna Schroeder-Lein, author of the book “Lincoln and Medicine,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Feb. 10.  
    The program will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City.
    The 2013 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.  

  • PERRY COUNTY – Nominations are being taken for the 2012 Business of the Year honors. Nominees must be a 2013 Perry County Chamber of Commerce member and can be nominated in three categories.
    The large business chosen for the award will have 25 or more full-time equivalent employees, the small business will have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees and an award will also be given for Entrepreneur of the Year.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School 2013 Homecoming will be held at approximately 7 p.m. Friday, between the junior-varsity and varsity basketball games between Cannelton and Crothersville.

    Queen candidates
    Alyssa Crowe is the daughter of LaGina Crowe and Charlie Davis. She has been active in cross country, cheerleading and softball. Her plans are to go to college to get her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Crowe hopes to one day be a volunteer in Africa.

  • Five generations of Anna Labhart’s family gathered recently for a picture. Center is baby Luci Hanks, held by her great-great-grandmother, Anna Labhart. Positions around them from the left are Luci’s mother, Kelsey Hanks; grandmother Julie Poole and great-grandmother Lana Poole.

  • The public was invited to a special Christmas dance held at the William Tell Center in Tell City.

    In the first picture, Santa and his helper, Ashley Hagan, made a special appearance at the dance. They passed out presents to those in attendance. In the second picture, Gladys Hattenbach got to share a special dance with Santa. The William Tell Center holds weekly dances at 7 p.m. Saturdays. The center will host a New Year’s Eve dance today from 8 p.m. to midnight. The public is invited to attend.

  • This snowman was put together near Gatchel by Eddie, Maria, Hayden, Holly and Valarie Olberding.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce along with 11 participating businesses an-nounce this year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants from until Dec. 21 to win chamber gift certificates.
    The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. 

  • Angie Foury’s fourth grade class at William Tell Elementary showed the spirit of giving by deciding to donate money to the Table of Blessings food pantry in Tell City.

  • Members of the Goffinet family gathered for their annual family Christmas party Dec. 15.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Janice Howland, Carol Taylor, Betty Taylor and Marian Canarie. In the back are Don Goffinet, Stan Goffinet, Harold Goffinet and Allen Goffinet.

  • NEW YORK – Six women enjoyed a bus trip to New York City Nov. 29 through Dec. 4 with a group from Hancock Christian Church.

    JoAnn Smith of Tell City, Mary Kent of Brazil, Heather Pinkston of St. Louis, Susan Smith of Corydon, Sandy Pinkston of LaHarpe, Ill., and Ann Sullivan of Sarasota, Fla., all made the trip. The group enjoyed seeing several points of interest, including Central Park, Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Chinatown and Little Italy.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The state organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.  Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.
    Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914, acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels.
    Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with 11 participating businesses, announce more of this year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway winners.

  • Businesses and organizations who were named winners of the annual Tell City Christmas parade and chili cook off received their awards Dec. 13 at City Hall. Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing thanked the winners and all participants, who she said make the parade and cook off a success each year.

  • SPENCER COUNTY – Congratulations are given to Diana Nix of Tell City, who is the winner of the Altar Society quilt raffle.
    The Rev. Chris Forler drew the winning number at the annual Christmas luncheon Dec. 5 at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with 11 participating businesses, an-nounce this year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway winners.