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  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has stocking stuffers for purchase for the holiday season.
    Items include local history DVDs, genealogy research books and the Tell City 150th anniversary pictorial history book.
    The museum, located at Ninth and Franklin streets, is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. All proceeds go toward the operating costs of the museum.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central FFA member Stephanie Sherman earned the prestigious American FFA Degree at the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger Oct. 24-25. More than 9,500 FFA members, advisers and guests took part in the rally conducted in Indianapolis. One million meals were packaged in just 20 hours, with half of the meals staying in the Indianapolis area and half going to Haiti.

  • PERRY COUNTY – More than 75 4-H’ers, family members and guests attended the 2012 4-H Celebration Nov. 11 at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The 4-H celebration recognized 4-H’ers for their hard work and honored 4-H volunteers based on their tenure. The 4-H’ers and their families also had the opportunity to meet with new 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Megan Andrews.
    The following 4-H members earned pins for specific project areas:
    Rhett Baumeister: achievement, forestry and healthy living

  • Wayne Holman lives in Texas but grew up in Tell City and graduated from Tell City High School.

    He and his two sons were visiting family in Tell City and deer hunting over Thanksgiving week. His son Clayton, 14, of Port Neches, Texas, was hunting with uncles Mike and Bill Holman Nov. 21 when the teenager saw an albino doe traveling with several others. He was able to get an 80-yard shot with a muzzleloader and harvested the doe. Clayton is the grandson of Joyce Holman of Tell City.
     

  • PERRY COUNTY – County residents are encouraged to do their Christmas shopping with local businesses and to participate in the Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Cash drawings.
    To register for gift certificate drawings totaling $1,100, visit one of the following merchants: Celebrations, Domestic Goddess Salon & Boutique, Fischer Furniture and Appliance, German American, Hauenstein’s, Noble’s IGA, Now & Then, Old National Bank, Roland’s Jewelry, Skinsations and The Greenhouse & Bouquets.

  • TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Sorority is taking orders for its annual cheeseball sales. Two kinds of cheeseballs being sold are Old English and “Holiday.”
    The Old English is a blend of smooth mild cheddar cheeses and “Holiday” is made with green peppers, onions and pineapple.  
    Cost is $7. They will be made Dec. 15.
    If you are interested in ordering a cheeseball, contact any sorority member or call Susan Harpenau at 547-6560.
     

  • TELL CITY – Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills’ Resident Council will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the main hallway of the building.

    Candy, baked items, craft items, new items, gently used items and more will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Resident Council.

    The public is invited to attend this event.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club will hold its Christmas party Saturday at the coon club.
    This party is for members and club volunteers only. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone who plans to attend is asked to take a covered dish.

  • JASPER – 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  As part of the year-long celebration, the company took a group of associates, based on years of service, on a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn.

    These associates attending recently marked 30 and 31 years of service with Jasper Engines, along with associates who have achieved 35 or more years of service.