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Today's News

  • Early Head Start students play with cups

    Alexzander Gieseke, a student at Early Head Start, enjoys stacking cups, an activity students participated in recently.

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842.
     

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour set for Oct. 6 around Rome

    ROME – Several activities will take place in Rome Oct. 6 as the community celebrates the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. Events will be centered around the old courthouse, located in the town square.
    Fried-chicken dinners will be served at 11 a.m. and will include mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade. Serving will continue through the day.
    There will also be a country store with cakes, pies, cookies, bread, canned goods and other goodies.

  • Hancock County Airport event Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about it for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Sept. 28.
    The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with pilots competing in a bag-drop contest, followed by a spot-landing contest at 10.  A kids balloon walk is scheduled for 11:30.

  • German American to host Friday customer cookout, shred day

    TELL CITY – German American will host a customer celebration cookout and shred day community event Friday. Employees will grill kebabs from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. for customers at their office located at 645 Main St. in Tell City.
    Piranha Mobile Shredding, an onsite shredding service, will be at the German American office to provide shredding service to safely destroy old files, receipts, canceled checks, tax forms and any other sensitive documents. The public is invited to participate.

  • Donations will help Miss Teen Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s own Makala Kellems, Miss Teen Schweizer Fest, will compete for the state Miss Teen title in November. Donations are being accepted to cover costs of travel, food and the hotel stay for the competition in Indianapolis.
    Donations can be dropped off at Cinderella’s in Tell City or mailed to the business at 922 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586.  Donations are needed by Oct. 15.

  • Happenings, Sept. 26

    Vicky (Hoffman) Hagan of Hawesville, Ky., was honored with a surprise 50th birthday party Sept. 14, at William Tell Center in Tell City.
    Attending were Vicky’s husband, David; her daughter, Ashley; her parents, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman and all of Vicky’s brothers and sisters, Ron Hoffman and his daughter, Hayley, of West Lafayette, Jane and Scott Schank, Kelsey and Jered all of Evansville, Jean Robinson of Orlando, Fla., Jim and Angela Hoffman and McKenzie and Tommy of Newburgh.

  • Call for vendors for the annual Cannelton Heritage Festival 

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 12 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths for handmade or handcrafted items.
    The committee is also accepting food booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Social News, Sept. 26

    THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  Sunshine Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS
    offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • ‘Will read (and sing) for food’ event Oct. 13 to benefit Catholic Charities

    TELL CITY – “Guaranteed gut-busting laughs and great music are in store for you to help raise money for Catholic Charities in Tell City.” 

    That’s how organizers of an upcoming fundraiser bill the Oct. 13 appearance of Tell City native Scott Saalman and his Will Read (and sing) For Food players. Based in Dubois County, the group will perform a public show at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Tell City High School auditorium. The show offers a unique blend of humor essays and live music, organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Criminal-reform proposal includes good, bad changes

    S. ROD ACCHIARDO
    County Prosecutor

    During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. That means there had not been any significant change to the criminal code in more than 36 years. An overhaul has long been overdue. This was a significant step toward a better criminal-justice system in Indiana, with protection of the public tempered by the fair treatment of those accused of committing crimes.