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  • CANNELTON —Winners of the silent auction held at the 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest were announced recently.
    The following will be listed by prize, donor, and winner.

  • TELL CITY – In celebration of National Emergency Nurses Week, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room department was asked to compete in an Emergency Nurses Week Challenge hosted by The Emergency Nurses Association Chapter 137 Oct. 13 at St. Mary’s Medical Center Manor Auditorium in Evansville.

    The hospital team was to consist of five bedside-staff registered nurses. Questions were based on Certified Emergency Nurse and Critical Care Registered Nurse review style questions.

  • TELL CITY – A Christmas open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Twilight Towers dining room, 1648 10th St., Tell City.
    Items on display will include decorative oil wine bottles, tooth fairy pillows, lighted glass blocks, Mia Bella candles, wood signs, Pampered Chef items, Lia Sophia jewelry, Mary Kay products, Ladder Yarn necklaces and Dichroic glass pendants, Avon handmade purses, Tastefully Simple items, loupies scarves, homemade cookies and candy, Premier jewelry, Christmas decorations and more.

  • German American recently made a $500 donation to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to help the program continue to offer books to children in Perry County at no cost.

  • Glen’s Cleaning service to hold winter coat drive
    TELL CITY – Glenn’s Cleaning Service in Tell City will hold a winter coat drive from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. The business will accept donations of gently used coats, winter hats, gloves and scarves of all sizes.
    Glenn’s Cleaning Service will clean and distribute the items to those in need. Drop off bins will be located at 907 Jefferson St., in Tell City.

  • 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.