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Today's News

  • Coming events

    Mu Gamma to meet Thursday

    TELL City – Mu Gamma will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.
    The membership committee will host the meeting.

    Cannelton Legion Auxiliary meetings

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion post home.
    All members are encouraged to attend and anyone interested in joining is welcome.
     

  • VFW summer picnic set for Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host its annual family picnic Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.

    Members and their families, plus the ladies and men’s auxiliary units and their families, are invited to attend.

    The post will furnish the meat, potatoes and drinks. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish or dessert.

    Dinner will begin around 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kerry James at (812) 608-0217.

  • Mitchell completes Army basic training

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Pvt. Sean P. Mitchell graduated U.S. Army basic training Aug. 22 at Fort Leonard Wood.

    He is a 2013 graduate of Tell City High School and is currently training to become a combat medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He expects to complete his advanced individual training in December.

    He is the son of Ralph Mitchell and Melissa Carter of Troy.

  • 2013 March of Dimes walk activities set

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes Perry-Spencer March for Babies walk is scheduled for Sept. Sunday in Tell City.

    Registration at Old  National Bank will open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony, followed by the walk at 3 p.m.

    This year’s ambassador family is the Badgers. Parents Ty and Leann (Edwards) Badger were blessed with twins, Mila and Emmitt, prematurely born.

    The babies underwent skilled therapies, many developed through March of Dimes research.

  • COLUMN: United Way is 40 years strong

    By CHAD JAMES
    Guest Columnist

    When I was approached to be the 2013 co-chair for the United Way of Perry County, it did not take me long to decide to accept the role. Volunteering has always been a big part of who I am today.

    Early on my parents instilled an importance in giving and volunteering.

  • COLUMN: Memories of a hermit

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I was walking through the cemetery at Saint Meinrad Archabbey a few weeks ago and reminiscing about the monks I’ve know. I found the man who baptized me and the one who heard my first confession and taught me about faith.

  • EDITORIAL: Businesses should follow Ford, Costco’s examples in paying higher wages

    Henry Ford said history is bunk, but he had a good understanding of basic economics that today’s business leaders who realize the value of history should take time to study.

    Specifically, Ford realized that paying his car company’s employees a good wage was good for his business and the economy in general.

  • What a fish
  • College night at local schools today, Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – College GO! Week in Indiana kicks off Monday and will continue through Friday with activities continuing all fall semester.

    The goal of College GO! Week is to help Hoosiers of all ages plan for college completion and career success. College 101 nights have been scheduled for 11th- and 12th-grade students and parents at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.

  • Zombie parade in Cannelton Oct. 19

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 will sponsor a family-friendly zombie parade from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

    Those participating in the parade should gather at Herzeele Street at 4:30 p.m. and can be picked up at Hargis Hafele Park after the parade.

    Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. There will also be a pumpkin patch, a bake sale, games, food, prizes and more.