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  • PERRY COUNTY - Imagine being up to your knees in mud. You take a look around and the place you call home is a large mud pit and you can't take a step without finding yourself covered in it. You're hungry, but there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

    That's what life was like for Ginny, a 25-year-old mule, until she was rescued by the Indiana Horse Rescue South Division in the fall of 2009.

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  • TELL CITY - Annual business awards presented Thursday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored the local campus of Ivy Tech Community College, a longtime Tell City clothier and a provider of trophies and sporting goods. Also recognized among nonprofit groups was Catholic Charities of Tell City.

    The ninth annual Chamber Award Dinner was held at the Schergens Center. Ivy Tech Community College's Tell City campus was honored in the large-business category. Site Director Sherri Flynn said the location has seen a threefold increase in enrollment over the past two years.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Beautification Committee will partner with a master gardener program to beautify Tell City's Main Street this spring and summer. Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairwoman of the city's committee, outlined plans this week for the Main Street Beautification Project.

    Several local residents are enrolled in the master gardener program sponsored by Purdue Extension. Minto said the city program will tap into the expertise of graduates' talents.

  • ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Friday and Saturday.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

  • PERRY COUNTY - A May 1 Fun Day benefit at the county's 4-H fairgrounds will raise money to help an 11-old-boy battling liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader at Perry Central Elementary School, has been diagnosed with hapatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments and underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a 9-pound tumor.

    A full day of events May 1 begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Serving of chicken and pork-chop dinners starts at 11 a.m. with food catered by the New Boston Tavern.

  • PERRY COUNTY - When most people think of a library's bookmobile, they don't see anything glamorous. But Tell City-Perry County bookmobile librarians Brandi Sanders and Debbie Feix love their bookmobile and they love their jobs.

    "It's an awesome job," Sanders said. "I'm not giving it up. It's not an easy job, but it's an easy-going job."

  • Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society Museum. Future installments will profile some of the museum's offerings and projects.

    The building located on the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets was the original site of the Tell City Public Library. This lot was donated to the city in 1916. With the aid of a $10,000 Carnegie Corp. grant, the library was built - the last such Carnegie library built in Indiana.

  • South Perry Head Start students Heaven Wright, above, and Gavin Kendall, next photo, joined more than a dozen other classmates in Sunset Park Thursday for an Easter-egg hunt and meet-and-greet with none other than the Easter bunny.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association has released a list of winners honored at last weekend's fourth annual art show at the Schergens Center.

    "This year's show had the best work and largest number of entries since it was started," said Cheri Taylor, the group's president. "We received 335 entries - Perry Central with 101, Hancock County with 144, Cannelton with 10 and Tell City with 80."

    Winning entries are listed by category, with award, name of artist, abbreviated name of school and title of work.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Crossroad Community Church, between Magnet and Dexter, will host Easter services and an egg-hunt Saturday at the church. Thursday's issue had incorrectly published services for Sunday.

    Brother Voyles, minister, invites the public to attend the neighborhood Easter egg-hunt, meal and service. Activities will begin at noon.The events will held inside if it rains.

  • Editor's note: This story was provided to The News by Teena Ligman of the Hoosier National Forest and was taken from the Historical Snapshots Installments.

    The Forest Service was established in Indiana in February 1935 after the 73rd Indiana Congress passed an Enabling Act. Four ranger districts, each managing a purchase unit, were established and land purchases began.

    By mid-1936 the Forest Service had about 35,000 acres in Indiana approved for purchase. The four districts were Pleasant Run, Lost River, Patoka and Lafayette ranger districts.

  • MILLSTONE - Relatives of victims of the Electra crash lined the circular sidewalk in front of the crash-site memorial Saturday afternoon to take advantage of an opportunity they never knew would come their way.

  • TELL CITY - A hot meal is only one of the blessings offered every Thursday evening at Evangelical United Church Christ, where a six-week-old program is drawing people seeking nourishment, fellowship and a sense of belonging.  Called Table of Blessings, the free meals are prepared by volunteers who extend an invitation to anyone who wants to join them, for meals and to assist in the planning and preparation. Though served in the church's fellowship hall and sponsored in part by Catholic Charities, the program is more community service than a church-sponsored

  • Editor's Note: John Christie, a retired professor of English at Indiana State University, penned a two-part story about the 1960 Electra crash that was published in The News in 1993. Christie, who now resides in Pennsylvania, offered to allow the republication of the feature to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the crash. His work was originally published in the Hopewell Review at Ball State University and was later adapted into an Indiana PBS documentary titled "Peaceful Existence." Part 1 of Christie's account of the crash appeared Monday.

  • The Tell City Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members will lead weekend services to mark the 50th anniversary of the Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 crash.

    In a change made over the weekend, Saturday's memorial service has been moved from the crash site at Millstone to the Cannelton Community Center. The location will better accommodate the crowd and eliminate concerns about weather and a lack of parking along Millstone Road.