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  • Community Events, Oct. 22

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Youth Refuge Harvest Festival
    CANNELTON – The Youth Refuge will host a harvest festival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Cannelton Cotton Mill Apartments.

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  • COLUMN: Privileged to see city’s heritage

    Feature Writer

    Being at the young age of 26, as my co-workers like to point out from time to time, there are some events I’ve missed here in Perry County. However, after the past few weeks, I can say I’m very happy and feel privileged to have been here for Cannelton’s 175th anniversary celebration.

  • EDITORIAL: All parties should take part in presidential debates

    There are a lot of stories coming out from the presidential debates between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

  • Final audition for Nutcracker

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association and the Children’s Center for Dance Education in Evansville will bring the Nutcracker ballet to Tell City Nov. 30. Local children will have an opportunity to be part of the performance.

    The final audition will be held Saturday at William Tell Elementary. The arts association welcomes all children in Perry County ages 4-6 to audition at 10 a.m., followed by ages 7-9 at 10:30 and age 10 and older at 11 a.m. Children should arrive at the audition prepared to dance.

  • Community Foundation accepting Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award nominations

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2012 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

    A committee formed from the Perry County Power of Youth Council will select the recipient from the nominations. The 2012 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award will be presented to the recipient at the PCCF January Grant Award Ceremony.

    Nominations can be submitted several ways:

  • SonShine rummage sale Nov. 8-10

    NEW BOSTON – The SonShine Early Learning Ministry will host a rummage sale inside St. John’s Lutheran Church from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 10.

    A free pair of shoes will be given with every purchase. Baked goods, including sugar-free pies, will be available.

    The group will have men’s, women’s, maternity, children’s and baby clothes, toys, and much more, including cribs with mattresses and a barely used Intex pool. The sale will be inside, rain or shine.

  • Patriots Pen contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay-writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.

    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.

    This year’s topic is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

  • Daniels in Rome today for nature trust announcement

    ROME – Gov. Mitch Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be in Rome today to meet with former Gov. Ed Whitcomb. They are scheduled to announce the sale of land owned by Whitcomb to the state as part of Indiana’s Bicentennial Nature Trust project.

    A public announcement is planned for 11 a.m. in front of the former courthouse in Rome. The trust is a partnership among the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, Indiana Heritage Trust, Bicentennial Commission and local communities to create permanent gifts of public lands to Indiana.

  • Community foundation open house Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – The community is invited to Perry County Community Foundation’s “Thanks for Giving” Open House, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the foundation office, located at 817 12th Street in Tell City.

    The open house will celebrate and honor the community’s donors and fund founders. The community is invited to drop by to tour the office, meet the board of trustees and meet new Foundation Director Renate Warner.