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  • Community Events, Jan. 10

    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@perry-countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Parent enrichment program Jan. 24

  • UMC after-holiday bazaar Saturday

    TELL CITY – The United Methodist Women will host an after-holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tell City First Methodist Church on 10th Street.
    A chicken noodle dinner will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include chicken noodles, green beans, salad and a brownie.
    Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 years old and under. Proceeds from the bazaar will go toward raising funds for the UMW scholarship fund.

  • Tell City VFW to mark 79-year anniversary

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will celebrate its 79th anniversary Saturday at the VFW post in Tell City with a dinner and dance.
    The ladies and men’s auxiliary units and VFW members, along with their spouses, are invited to at-tend.
    The carry-in dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Ev-eryone attending should take a covered dish. The post will furnish the meat.
    After the meal, there will be a short program followed by a dance around 8 p.m. The band Sweetwater will provide the entertainment.

  • Smith named to dean’s list at Harrison College

    TELL CITY – Stephanie Smith has been named to the 2012 spring and summer semester dean’s list at Harrison College.
    Smith is enrolled in the college’s online courses, studying criminal justice. Her grade-point average for the two semesters was 3.9.
    She is the daughter of Thelma Burden and David Taylor Sr. She and her husband, Jody Smith, live in Tell City with their family.

  • Benefit for Zach Taylor Jan. 26 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Zach Taylor has been set for Jan. 26 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    The day will include food, games, an auction and more. Chicken dinners will be available beginning at noon. An auction will start at 2 p.m. and a euchre tourney, chili supper and baked goods will be available at 6 p.m.
    Items of like-new or new condition will be accepted for the auction. Monetary donations will also be ac-cepted.

  • Free youth mentoring seminar Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the United Way of Perry County and Tell City and Perry Central schools to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ivy Tech.
    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.
    The evidence base of research for youth mentoring is growing, but with both promising and mixed findings emerging.

  • Keeleigh May Robbins

    Markus and Felicia Robbins of Cannelton announce the birth of their daughter, Keeleigh May Robbins, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.

    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Robbins is the former Felicia Litherland.
    Grandparents are Carol and Jeff Pannett of Tell City, Bub and Gwyn Litherland of Cannelton, Renee and Terry Rogier of Grandview and Shawn Robbins of Tell City.

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  • COLUMN: Gun debate has middle view

    Managing Editor

    We are hearing, as we always do when slaughters of innocents occur, from people with views at both extremes in the gun-ownership debate.

    One side is convinced that firearms are evil and must be strictly controlled. The other side will relinquish their weapons only “when they’re pried from my cold, dead fingers.”

    My own opinion about guns is somewhere in the middle.

  • COLUMN: A few new year thank-yous


    A new year has brought new faces to county government. Officeholders were sworn in last Monday during a ceremony at the county courthouse.

    The arrival of new people to public jobs means former officials have left office. They deserve our thanks for several years of hard work.