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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association has announced the third annual singing competition titled Shoot for the Stars.
    Live auditions will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the first Music in the Park event for 2011 located in City Hall Park in Tell City. Auditions will consist of one a capella and one accompanied song in front of a panel of judges.
    The competition is for nonprofessional singers only and is open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties.

  • CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse Annex.

  • 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@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • NEW BOSTON – A rummage sale Thursday (today) through Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church will benefit SonShine Early Learning Ministry. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Everything is inside so the sale is a go, rain or shine.
    Everything will be half price Saturday. There will also be soup, bread and other baked goods and homemade pies for sale.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for the JC Penney Catalog Store at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16. The ribbon-cutting will be held to celebrate the purchase and relocation of the store. The open house will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day. The JC Penney Catalog store is moving to the Dauby Hardware location. The owner is Debbie Ramsey.

  • BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Conservation Club house will host several events in May.
    Go-cart racing is planned for May 14. Registration begins at 3 p.m. followed by qualifying. Racing starts at 5 in the club arena. Entry fee is $25. Refreshments will be available.
    For more information, call Jerry Guillaume at 843-5885 or Judd Brown at 719-9072
    The club will host trap shooting at 2 p.m. May 15. The event starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call Mike Hess at 843-4878

  • PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is conducting a Mother’s Day appeal to benefit its Matrix Lifeline Program.
    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to the age of 2. Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes will be appreciated. Items can be dropped off at Catholic Charities at 802 Ninth St. in Tell City. For more information, call JoAnn Smith at Catholic Charities at 547-0903.
     

  • Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 served its traditional soup Saturday, generating lines of fans in front of the council home on Tell Street. Just more than a kettle was left by early afternoon. Grilled-chicken dinners were also served as part of the yearly fundraiser.
     

  • CANNELTON – 2012 will mark the 175th year of Cannelton’s incorporation as a city. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Cannelton Foundation is planning an organizational meeting for anyone interested in serving on the planning committee at 6 p.m. May 17, in the Cannelton City Council chambers.
    Volunteers will help plan activities and special events for the 175th birthday of Cannelton.
    The celebration will be centered around the annual Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peter of Aloe Road, Tell City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a reception hosted by their children at the Perry County Fairgrounds.

    Mr. Peter and the former Marietta N. “Nellie” McCallister were wed April 29, 1961, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton.