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  • Literature meets art

    Last week Tell City High School English students designed T-shirt logos from the English epic poem, "Beowulf." The poem, which was written between 600 and 700 AD, is one of the earliest forms of British literature, said Tell City High School English teacher Don Hitz. In the work, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three enemies. The first, Grendel, attacks a mead hall and its inhabitants. After defeating Grendel, Beowulf then fights Grendel's mother and after becoming king, he fights a dragon which mortally wounds him and dies.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during Cannelton's annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus waves to the crowd Friday night on Washington Street. A large crowd attended the annual event hosted by Cannelton American Legion Post 142, the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. Tell City's parade and Christmas in the Park activities were scheduled for Sunday, but were postponed to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 due to rain. Leopold's Christmas parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. See "Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday" for more information on those parades.

  • O'Bannon Legacy

    Three-year-old Kadie O'Bannon, top photo, decorates her father, Jon with a remnant from a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted moments earlier to mark completion of the Frank O'Bannon Highway north of St. Croix. The granddaughter, wife and son of the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, state and local officials and contractors for the Wednesday-morning event. Rain forced participants indoors from the Indiana 37-Interstate 64 intersection to the nearby Phil Etienne's Timber Harvest-Bear Hollow Woodcrafters showroom.

  • Hunter injured Friday

    GERMAN RIDGE - An Evansville man hunting near the German Ridge Recreation Area was injured Friday morning after falling from a tree stand.

    Mark Farmer, a public-information officer for Indiana conservation officers, said Stanford E. Schultz, 52, apparently lost his balance and fell approximately 12 feet, landing upon a log on the ground. His brother, who was hunting nearby, heard his cry for help and alerted authorities of the accident.

  • LHDC hosting author's visit Dec. 7

    TELL CITY - A woman with three decades' experience in helping companies and people mobilize their skills and develop their talents will share her wisdom with employees of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. next week. She'll also sign copies of her books.

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial items available this weekend

    Steins, coins, flags, coasters available Friday through Sunday at museum

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City will be open special hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Tell City Sesquicentennial merchandise will be available for purchase by the public. Items will include Tell City flags, commemorative coins, beer steins and coaster sets.

  • Opening day of deer season keeps hunters, conservation officers moving

    ORIOLE - The opening day of the 2007 gun season for deer had the expansive forested north of Perry County abuzz with activity Saturday. That was fine for Robert Brewington, Perry County's newest conservation officer. He spent the day visiting with hunters, checking licenses and keeping a lookout for violations. He gave out far more more warnings than citations, most for failing to place temporary tags on deer.

    Like most of the hunters he encountered, the young officer enjoyed the day.

  • Board approves personnel actions

    Wednesday meeting called to correct erroneous vote

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved a number of personnel actions at their regular meeting Nov. 13.

    They accepted the resignation of bus driver Tammy Patrick, who accepted another job but will continue to be available as a substitute. Driver Nichole Brumfield's contract was amended to include morning and afternoon runs at a rate of $54.15 per day. She has been serving as a substitute driver.

  • Provisional votes favor Fulkerson, Young

    Republicans hold on to narrow wins in CanneltonTELL CITY - Members of the county election board counted four provisional ballots Friday. Cast during the Nov. 6 election by voters who did not have the state-required photo identification and counted by the election board, the votes didn't change the outcomes of two close races for Cannelton City Council.

  • Kings of Kraut

    Friends and neighbors spin turnips and the occasional tall tale in rite of autumn

    Tubs of turnips lie on Kenny Taylor's garage floor, pulled from the soft autumn earth and ready to be cut and brined into turnip kraut. Outside it's cool but the kraut workers inside are already warmed up by the wood stove in a far corner, the effort of hand-turning kraut cutters and cups of homemade wine.