• TELL CITY – Susan Austin has returned as the on-site manager of the Tell City Sears Hometown Store. She left that position after suffering a stroke in June 2009.

    She had managed the store for four years.
    “It feels like coming home again,” she said of her return after two years of recovery. “I’m looking forward to reuniting with old customers and meeting new customers who are moving to the area. There are plenty of sales with great prices planned for your holiday shopping needs,” she said.

  • Five generations of the Lemaire family gathered recently for a picture. Baby Carson X. Kirk is held by his great-great-grandmother, Rose Lamaire. Sitting next to them is Carson’s great-grandmother, Elaine Kirk. Standing are Caron’s mother, Katie Kirk and grandfather, Frank Kirk.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Arts Commission presented state funding for organizations in a public ceremony Oct. 20 at the Jasper Arts Center to honor 10 regional organizations that were granted funding through the Indiana Art Commission’s Regional Initiative Grant program for the FY2012 funding year. Funding for this program is directed to the six-county region that includes Perry, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin and Orange counties.

  • Modern Reflections and Tell City Therapeutic Massage in Tell City ran a special through October to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Participating staff collected their goal of $300 to donate to the cause. Pictured in front from the left are Becky Cronin, Elsa Underhill and Morgan Hale. Back row: Claire Ransom, Melissa Spath and Tamara Gilliland.

  • TELL CITY – One of Tell City’s oldest and most familiar landmarks has been converted into one of the city’s newest concepts in apartment living.

  • J.D. Underhill bagged this 13-pointer on the opening day of the state’s whitetail-deer gun season.

    The buck weighed in at 228 pounds after being field dressed. Underhill said it was with several does. Hunters took to the field in large numbers over the weekend.

  • Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in Josh Shively, left, and Jim Alexander as new reserve officers for the Tell City Police Department. Shively has already completed a 40-hour prebasic program and will begin field orientation soon with Patrolman Bryce Hammack. Alexander should complete his prebasic program in January.

  • Troy volunteer firefighters made and sold four kettles of their “famous” soup Sunday, drawing a steady stream of customers carrying bags, tubs and various totes to carry home one or more gallons.

    Fire Chief Pudder Linne said the department has been lucky in recent years, with nice weather boosting attendance. “We’ve been rained on at night (when cooking begins before dawn) but we usually luck out.” Proceeds help support the department.

  • Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing congratulates Lee Brown Friday during a reception honoring his retirement from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Candy Castle is gearing up for its second annual Jelly Belly Day, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The free event will feature a wide range of Jelly Belly-themed events and activities for the entire family.
    The day’s events will be highlighted by an appearance from Mr. Jelly Belly, the confectionery company’s official mascot, who will pose for pictures with families and hand out free Jelly Belly samples.

  • TELL CITY – J.B. and Jayne Land have owned only two homes in their 40 years of married life, both located in Burglen Hills. They moved into their newly constructed home at 83 Gutenberg Lane in the most recently developed section of Burglen Hills in December 2008. Visitors are welcomed by an eye-catching textured driveway, well-manicured lawn and colorful landscaping.

  • The Cannelton Community Center was packed to the brim last Thursday as students, staff, parents and families gathered for the 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest. The night kicked off with the Fall Fest pageant. Above left, Queen Autumn DuPont is surrounded by her court after accepting her crown.

  • 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.