Today's Features

  • Chris Zimmer

    Hoosier National Forest District Ranger

    The Hoosier National Forest conducted two timber sales in 2014, totaling 215 acres, with a volume of approximately 6,825 hundred cubic feet.  To put this into perspective, it takes approximately 1.3 CCF to build a typical single family home that is 2,400 square feet. This equates to approximately 5,332 cords of firewood. Our timber is used for a variety of end products.  

  • 70 Years Ago

    Jan. 15, 1945


    • Three Hoosier Marine Corps friends from Perry County staged a reunion in the Pacific recently, their first since being shipped off to war. Pvt. First Class Ernest Schwartz of Cannelton, Pvt. First Class James W. Miller of Tell City and Pvt. First Class William A. Jarboe, also of Tell City, saw their first action on Guam.

    • George W. Alvey and Fanny B. Sims, both of Troy, were married by Squire Joseph Schwartz Jan. 6.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Several undergraduate students of the University of Southern Indiana who hail from Perry County were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievement.

  • LEOPOLD -- Perry Central High School has released names of students in grades seven through 12 earning honor roll distinction for the second nine weeks of the academic year. Students earning grade-point averages of 3.5 and above are:

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine-week academic term and the first semester.
    Receiving honors for the second nine weeks are:

  • TELL CITY – James Greg Clayton of Tell City was recently named to Bellarmine University’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Placement on the list requires a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 academic scale.

    Clayton is double-majoring in criminal justice and sociology and plans to graduate in May.

    He is the son of Hugh Clayton and Kathy Clayton, both of Tell City.

  • Tomi Jo Utley and Jay Christian Leistner of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas Utley and Julie Paris of Perry County and the granddaughter of Dennis and Joann Paris, and Alvin Lemoin McKinney.

    The future groom is the son of Carman and Ann Leistner of Perry County and the grandson of Cherie Ramsey and the late Kenneth Ramsey, and the late Arthur and Mildred Leistner.

    A private wedding ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. Marks.

  • Brittany S. Dunlavy of Wilkinson and Tony N. Backer of Greenwood were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Anderson.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Teri Dunlavy of Wilkinson.

    The groom is the son of Marty and Lou Ann Backer of Cannelton.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by her uncle,Tony Etienne.

    Jessica Marquis of Peoria, Ill., friend of bride, was chosen as maid of honor.

  • To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

  • St. Boniface to celebrate 150th Saturday


    FULDA – Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will celebrate 150 years with an evening of cards, painting and wine beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the parish center.