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    VFW to celebrate 80th anniversary
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the post with a dinner and dance Jan. 11 at the VFW Post in Tell City.

    Ladies’ and men’s auxiliary units and VFW members, along with their spouses, are invited to attend.

  • Lindauer – Mehling

    Jessica Lindauer of St. Meinrad and Ryan Mehling of Huntingburg were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow.

    The bride is the daughter of Linda and Kelvin Lindauer of St. Meinrad.

    The groom is the son of Jane and Richard Mehling of Huntingburg.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Guy Mansini OSB.

  • Holiday season a good time to recycle, reuse

    PERRY COUNTY – The holiday season may be a good time to receive. But it’s an even better time to give back – by recycling many of the things we too often open and discard.

    Studies show that Americans throw away 25 percent more trash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s and much of that material can be recycled.

  • School deficit drops $7,000

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A general-fund deficit he’s been working to reduce was cut by $7,000 as of November, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported at a Dec. 12 regular school-board meeting.

    “It will go back up next month because our state support’s being cut,” however, he added, because state funding for vocational instruction was to be cut by approximately $13,000 this month. Only one student is enrolled, he explained, so that funding went from more than $14,000 to $1,050.

  • Behind the pen of Eddie Price

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Most novelists are familiar with the advice, “write what you know.”  If there is one thing that Hawesville author Eddie Price knows, it’s history. A retired teacher, Price taught high-school history for 36 years – 31 of those years at Hancock County High School – and presents historical programs at schools, libraries and special events throughout the country.

  • Schools chief’s goals in place

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Many people make resolutions for the year ahead. Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger will be among them after he and the school board agreed to a set of goals.

    Part of the evaluation process required of Indiana public-school superintendents, the goals were approved in December’s meeting and for Blinzinger, will remain in place until he leaves office in June. Blinzinger announced last fall he would retire. The search processs for a new superintendent is underway.

  • Blunk named to state’s silver anniversary team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City graduate Krista Blunk is one of 18 women who have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2014 silver anniversary team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a high school senior player 25 years ago.
    The team includes 10 members of the 1989 Indiana All-Star squad, including Blunk.
    In Tell City this week for Christmas with her family, Blunk said she heard about making the silver anniversary team from Donna Sullivan, who coached her on the Indiana All-Stars.

  • Who was Lee Oswald?

    FRANK SANDAGE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Have you ever thought about the anatomy of human destructiveness? I am going to put Lee Oswald on my psychiatric couch for you in order to explain him in terms of his individual psychology.

    I start with this understanding. Man’s awareness of himself as being in a strange and overpowering world and his consequent sense of impotence could easily overwhelm him.

  • ’Twas just days before Christmas

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    ’Twas four days before Christmas and all through my house, there were no Christmas decorations for anyone to see, not even a little tree. Sorry, I could not find a rhyme for “mouse.”

    As I finish this column on Friday, my house in New Boston is void of any real Christmas cheer. I have yet to find a tree, string lights or pull out stockings, figurines or any of the other Christmasy items I keep in a spare bedroom.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?