Today's Features

  • TELL CITY – Laurie Dinkel, an associate of the Tell City Regional Arts Association, conducted a poetry reading Nov. 9 at the Tell City Star Café on Main Street in Tell City. A few of the poems read at the meeting were written by Doris Yvonne Burst in honor of veterans and were well received, according to those attending. The next meeting will be in March; look for details in the Perry County News. Below are a few of Burst’s poems read Nov. 9.

    Tried and True

    They came from all walks of life

  • Anna Lou Howe of Evanston stopped by the News office recently to share some strange-shaped sweet potatoes that had grown in her garden. Some had different sized knobs on them, some were very large in size and others, like the duck-shaped one in the first picture, made interesting shapes.

    Howe said the potatoes grew in her personal garden which she tended along with tomatoes and zuccinis. She said this was the first year she had grown sweet potatoes and got the start for this batch from her newphew.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Effective Nov. 19, Indiana Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.

  • The sixth grade students at Perry Central Elementary School got the privilege to see a K9 demonstration by Officer Michael Jackson and his dog, Eric, officer Derek Lawalin and his dog, Jago, and Officer Jason Shadwick. 

  • JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s medical staff will award a $500 scholarship to an area high-school senior entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field.  
    To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores, financial need and community involvement. A brief essay is required along with letters of reference.  

  • FORT BENNING, Ga. – Pfc. Robby Pannett completed Army basic training Oct. 19 at Fort Benning. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne Nov. 8 at Fort Benning.
    He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and enrolled in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
    Pannett is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort has launched Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends Friday and Saturday nights from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. These new Christmas packages, which include a two-night stay in Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins, are a $400 value for only $250.

  • SAINT MEINRAD – Father Cyprian Davis OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, has been named the recipient of three honors.
    The National Black Catholic Congress gave its Lifetime Achievement Servant of Christ Award to Davis July 21, during its conference in Indianapolis. Also receiving the award were Beverly A. Carroll of Baltimore, Md., and Jacqueline Wilson of Washington, D.C.
    The Servant of Christ Award is a new award developed by the leadership of the congress to recognize those who personify Christian servant leadership in the African-American community.

  • Special singers at Life Tabernacle Church Sunday
    TELL CITY – The Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 402 Ninth Street in Tell City, will host special guests Dave and Bonita Petersen from Indianapolis at 2 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    EUCC Thanksgiving dinner

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will its annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
    Donations will be accepted, but are not necessary to attend.

  • Cannelton Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day flag ceremony at the Myers and William Bennett Early Learning Center buildings Nov. 9. Members of the Cannelton American Legion Post 142 held a presentation and presented both school buildings with a new American Flag and an Indiana Flag.