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  • Parade Winners

    First place, Rocky Farm's Farm-all float.

    Second place, Lilly Dale Church.

    Third place, Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Fourth place, Perry County Animal Hospital.

     

  • An airport runway that normally serves local pilots' Pipers and Cessnas and the occasional business jet became an asphalt classroom for local police officers last month, as they pushed mettle and metal in a state-required emergency-vehicle operations course.

  • Editor's Note: This article, part of a regular series about the Hoosier National Forest, was written by Ben Ingram, a fire engine operator.

    Smokey Bear has done an excellent job telling people that fire is bad, but some ecosystems require fire. The Hoosier National Forest landscape has historically burned. So how do we create a healthy forest or grassland ecosystem in the absence of wildfire? There are several answers to this question. One is prescribed burning.

    What is Prescribed Burning?

  • TELL CITY – Continuing a tradition already several years old, First Christian Church in Troy will offer a gospel concert, "A Gospel Thanksgiving in Song," from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:30. The concert is offered by the church at no cost, though a freewill offering will be collected.

    Performing will be the Woodsmen Quartet of Batesville, the Conquerors Quartet from Evansville and the southern Indiana-based SonShiners. Also on stage will be guest pianist-soloist Benjamin Morelock.

  • The Santa Claus post office is offering a special "picture postmark" to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    The post office is the only one in the world that has Santa's name and has offered the special "picture postmark" each holiday season since 1983. Each year's holiday postmark is designed by a local high-school art student as part of an annual contest.

  • LOS ANGELES - USABookNews. com, an online magazine and review Web site for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of the National Best Books 2009 Awards.

    More than 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2009 and late 2008.

  • TELL CITY - The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will lift the curtain on its ninth theater production, "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming," today in Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Four shows are planned, beginning with this evening's 8 p.m. event. Shows Friday and Saturday evening begin at 6:30 p.m. and include dinner.

    A final production is set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Two men, the archbishop of Indianapolis and the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., joined former pastors and native sons serving as priests in a church packed with parishioners Sunday in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Archbishop Daniel Buechlein OSB presided  at the 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Paul Etienne, the church's pastor, giving the homily.

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