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  • Hundreds of Santa’s helpers coming to Spencer County

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa is coming from the north, coming from the south and coming from the east and the west. But how can this be? Everyone knows that the real spirit of Santa Claus resides in America’s Christmas hometown of Santa Claus, Indiana and that is where upwards of 700 Santa helpers will head later this week, Thursday through Saturday, for the second annual Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop.

    The event is the largest gathering of its kind in North America.

  • Chorus earns gold rating

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Chorus earned a gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association’s organizational contest at Castle High School in Newburgh Saturday.

    Under the direction of Randy Roccia, the chorus performed “Peaceful River,” “Echoes of Kindness” and “Funiculi, Funicula!”

    “I am extremely proud of our progress and effort,” Roccia said. “The kids stepped up and executed a solid performance and all three judges reflected that in their scores.”

  • New bookmobile on schedule for May delivery

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – As summer draws near, the Perry County Public Library is preparing for the arrival of its new bookmobile and Library Director Larry Oathout gave library board members an update of the progress April 4 at the board’s regular meeting.

    “We’re coming along,” he said. “They still are promising a mid-May delivery. That will give us all of summer to get everything up to snuff before we go back to the schools.”

  • County hires extra legal help

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at a special meeting April 9 to transfer $24,675 within the county’s 4-D child-support budget to fund a part-time child-support deputy prosecutor.

  • Boosters to launch auction Saturday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Televisions ranging from 32 to 56 inches, pianos, furniture, appliances and items autographed by athletes and other celebrities will be offered in the Tell City Band Boosters annual auction Saturday.

    Items destined for the highest bidders have been donated by businesses and individuals in support of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

  • Titanic Remembered

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Seated amid friends Saturday and dining on fare similar to those aboard the fated oceanliner, about 100 supporters of the Tell City Historical Society recalled the sinking of the Titanic, a century to the day after more than 1,500 men, women and children lost their lives.

    A dinner hosted by the society recalled the grand ship and the lives aboard it. Guests, some of them donning suits and tuxedo tails, feathered hats and other garb appropriate to 1912, enjoyed chicken Lyonnaise, creamed carrots and chateau potatoes.

  • School board OKs summer hirings, loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Al Sibbitt, interim superintendent for Cannelton City Schools, said at a special meeting April 12 he’d intended to recommend someone for a junior-high math and science teaching position, “but I’m new here and I didn’t realize that you have a recall (provision) in your contract.”

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  • Boosters’ auction set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction set for Saturday.

    The boosters have been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Anyone who has items to donate should call Selina Sims, auction chairwoman, at 547-2945 or 719-7232.

    Transportation of any donated items can be arranged.

  • Fast, free, confidential HIV testing May 15

    CANNELTON – AIDS Research Group of Evansville will be at The Perry County Health Department from 1 to 3 p.m. May 15, offering fast, free and confidential HIV testing.

    County Health Nurse Sara Gehlhausen encourages anyone interested in the service to visit during that time.

    Test results will take about 20 minutes. No appointment will be necessary.

    For more information, call 547-2746.