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  • Editor's Note: Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing submitted this guest column to explain in a first-person question and answer format details about the city's upcoming combined-sewer overflow project. She also addresses upcoming rate increases.

    The city of Tell City is about to embark on the largest single project in its history. This monumental project is called our combined-sewer overflow project, or CSO.

  • MILLSTONE - The Tell City Kiwanis Club and its committee of community members have finalized plans for the memorial services March 13-14 to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Sixty-three souls together

    Came to this solemn place,

    And tears came falling down from Heaven

    Like raindrops down a face.

    This and the rest of a poem about the 1960 plane crash near Millstone will be read during a March 13 memorial service commemorating the tragedy.

    Joan Goble's fifth-grade students, who composed it, will also display drawings they created in one of several "learning to give" efforts.

  • Editor's Note: Bob Thomas of Derby submitted this account of his experiences with discrimination and the U.S. military's attempt to safeguard the rights of blacks in the 1950s. He recorded his memories on paper to mark Black History Month, observed each year in February.

    It was January 1954. I had just turned 18 two months before graduating from the B-29 Bomber Maintenance Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. We didn't turn many wrenches in the six-month training course; that would come later during our first and subsequent assignments.

  • "Escape the winter blues and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise of orchids," invites the Web site for the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville.

    The escape is abrupt as visitors pass through a heavy wooden door from frigid air into a warm, humid jungle. Rare and beautiful orchids are tucked into spaces between animal exhibits along a walkway winding through the Amazonia enclosure. They're scheduled to be on display until March 8.

  • SAINT MEINRAD - For the second year in a row, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology sponsored a seminarian trip to the nation's capital to take part in the annual March for Life. This year marked the seventh anniversary of the March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters to Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

  • TELL CITY - More than 350 people packed into the newly built sanctuary at Deer Creek Baptist Church just outside Tell City Sunday night for "Lead Me to the Cross," an event that would showcase different youth groups from area churches. They filled pews and spilled into chairs placed in the aisles as they listened to Christian music performed by Fire for Freedom, watched interpretative skits and welcomed guest speakers Terry Kelley and Cameron Mills.

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  • PERRY COUNTY - Three Perry County high-school seniors say they have been faithful to their vows to abstain from tobacco and alcohol as part of  an Indiana High School Athletic Association partnership that has athletes sharing healthy-living messages with others in their schools and communities.

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  • The Big Game calls for fun food with big flavor. These winning recipes start with flavor-packed Johnsonville Sausage. From bratwurst to Italian, smoked-cooked and more, there's a sausage variety to satisfy all your hungry guests.

    Put these recipes in your game-day playbook, and you'll score big with everyone at the party.

  • Editor's Note: Perry County Surveyor Glenn Etienne met recently with The News and reflected on his first full year in office. One issue he often addresses with residents is surveying of property. He offers the following advice for those interested in hiring a surveyor.

    PERRY COUNTY — There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a land surveyor.

    1. Make sure the person has a valid Indiana surveyor's license number.

  • Most cultures have their share of comfort foods that seem to make a bad day better. Or perhaps they evoke feelings of family or special holidays. The trouble with most comfort foods is that they tend to be carbohydrate-laden, high-calorie items that can pack on the pounds, something you may not want to do after making healthy resolutions.

    There are ways to turn favorite comfort foods into healthier options that still satisfy. Consider these modifications to foods you love.

  • The arrival of the New Year brings with it many things besides just a turn of the calendar. A time for reflection, resolutions and looking forward, the New Year represents a clean slate, one many will welcome after a rather tumultuous 2009.

    Another image the New Year invokes is that of winter weather, replete with its short days and snowstorms. While the official arrival of winter is 10 days before the turn of the calendar, for many the unofficial start of the coldest season is when the holiday season ends and the new calendar year begins.