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  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community Schools and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after school program.
    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City High School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of boys basketball Nov. 26 during the school’s game against Cannelton High School.
    The basketball program has accumulated 1,129 wins in the school’s history.
    The celebration will begin with an alumni game from 5 to 5:40 p.m., followed by a junior varsity game at 6 p.m. and a varsity game at 7:30 p.m.
    A post-game reception will be held in Tell City at a location to be determined at a later date. Watch The News for more details.

  • The Cannelton Heritage Fest Republican committee announced its winners of $25 gas card drawings.

  • Four generations of the Hall family gathered recently to pose for a picture. Sitting is Clara Mae Hall of Tell City, holding her great-granddaughter, Annabell Kilbarger. Standing behind her are Annabell’s mother, Lacey (Hall) Kilbarger of Indianapolis and grandfather Denny Hall Sr. of Tell City.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Salvation Army helps people.

    Salvation Army kettle coordinator Randy Roccia needs people to help.

    “I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances,” he said in a plea he e-mailed Thursday to friends and associates, including The News. “This year’s dates are from Nov. 18 through Dec. 24.”

  • PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier Heights County Club Ladies Auxiliary will host a Holiday House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Dec. 11.
    Several local homeowners will open their homes for the tour, including Guy Neil and Laverne Ramsey, J.B. and Jayne Land, Ryan and Bridget Oberhausen, Randy and Karen Lyons and Frank Stiles. Also on the tour will be the Franklin School, which has been renovated into apartments by owner occupants Larry and Kathy Fleming and family.

  • Lester Perryman was showered with good wishes and fond stories Thursday as he prepared to retire from the Tell City Water Department after more than 14 years.

    Dale Poole, the utility’s superintendent, called Perryman a dependable worker “up to his ears in water and up to his neck in mud” on more than one occasion as he responded to main breaks. Former Mayor Bill Goffinet recalled a Christmas Eve break on Franklin Street that kept Perryman and others away from their families and church for several hours.

  • Four generations of the family of James Rhodes of Leopold gathered recently to pose for a picture.

    Pictured sitting is Lacey Kilbanger of Indianapolis holding her daughter, Annabell. Standing is Annabell’s grandmother, Kimberly Hall of Tell City and Rhodes, who is Annabell’s great-grandfather.

  • BRISTOW – A benefit to raise funds for Lois Aders will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bristow Community Center.
    Aders has myeloma, a type of bone cancer that is not curable. She was in re-mission for six months before the cancer returned. Her condition has now progressed and doctors are putting her on a new form of chemotherapy.
    The cost of this treatment is $8,000 per month. After insurance, Aders will have to pay $2,000 per month.

  • TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers residents will hold their annual Christmas bazaar Dec. 10 in the dining room at 1648 10th St., Tell City.
    The event will begin at 7 a.m.
    There will be a bake sale, as well as handmade Christmas wreaths and decorations, handmade jewelry, and crafts, handmade floral arrangements and comforts, a Christmas quilt raffle and a white elephant sale.
    A biscuit and gravy breakfast will also be served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice.

  • Ann Ice, left, regional director with the Indiana District Employees Association, presents Darlene Fischer the South-Southwest Region Employee of the Year Star Award for 2011.

    She was recognized for 15 years of service as coordinator for the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The South-Southwest Region covers 11 counties.
    Fischer will be recognized at the IASWCD annual conference in January.

  • TELL CITY – A retirement party for Lester Perryman will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, in the west hallway on the first floor of the building.
    Perryman has worked for the Tell City Water Department for more than 14 years and the staff are gathering to show appreciation for his services.
    A presentation from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Water Department Superintendent Dale Poole will take place at 11:15 a.m.
    A light lunch will be available.
    The community is invited to attend and wish Perryman a happy retirement.

  • Five generations of John Noble Sr.’s family gathered recently for a picture. In the front with Noble is his great-great-granddaughter, Brailyn Froehlich. In the back are Brailyn’s grandfather, Kraig Kast, her great-grandmother, Barbara “Oma” Kast, and her mother Kayleigh Chain. Noble celebrated his 95th birthday in April.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2011 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.
    A committee formed from the Perry County Power of Youth Council will select the recipient from the nominations.
    The 2011 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award will be presented to the recipient at the December Grant Award Ceremony.
    You can submit your nominations online at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org/lifetime-philanthrop ist-award or by mail to PCCF, PO Box 13, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The United Way of Perry County needs of projects.
    The United Way Day of Caring, set for Nov. 6, has a large number of volunteers but not enough projects to send them to, Director Rebecca Finn said.
    She’s looking for nonprofit organizations or elderly residents in need of assistance with outdoor work.
    There are certain requirements for a project and Finn encourages anyone interested or who has questions to call her at 547-2577.

  • Goblins, Games and Goodies at 4-H Fairgrounds
    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women will host Goblins, Games and Goodies from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City.
    Families are invited to take their children for a night of games, crafts, treats and a haunted trail. Concessions will be provided by Tell City Band Boosters. Boy Scout Troop 192 and Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders will sponsor the haunted trail.

  • Trista’s Team, consisting of March of Dimes ambassador family Timothy and Tabitha Jones and their daughters, Trista, Tinley and Tila, was the first place March of Dimes Team this year.

    The group raised $3,347 for the March for Babies Walk held Oct. 2. Pictured in front from the left are Emma Underhill, Ava Board, Tinley Jones, Tila Jones and Kirstin Linne. In the second row are Whitney Richard, Tim and Tabitha Jones, March of Dimes Ambassador Trista Jones, Monica Richard and Monica Deom. In the back are Diana Jones, Daniel Richard, Charlie Richard and Sam Deom.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen Candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Autumn DuPont, first-grader Michelle Davis, second-grader Kyra Hemmings, third-grader Cassidy Miller, fourth-grader Samantha Clair and fifth-grader Mackenzie Reed.

  • TELL CITY – The Hoosier Heights Country Club will host a wine tasting event from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the dining room of the club.
    Admission to the tasting only is $10 while cost of dinner and the tasting is $25 per person. A wine glass is included in the tasting event.
    Three local wineries, Blue Heron, Monkey Hallow and Winzerwald, will be present. Leo Gronquist will play during the event. For more information, contact Lynette Young at 547-8921. The public is invited to attend.