Today's Features

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • TELL CITY – Local churches in Tell City will sponsor public Holy Week services in Tell City, March 30 through April 3.

    Each service will begin at noon and last for half an hour. On Monday of Holy Week, the service will be sponsored by Tell City Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday’s service will be at Community Christian Church, Wednesday, First Baptist church; Maundy Thursday, Tell City First United Methodist Church and Good Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Everyone is invited to attend as a way to enter into the spirituality of Holy Week.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees are open to all women and girls in the community.

    An offering will be taken at each session to benefit a local charity.

    There will be a light breakfast and program at each session.

    Prayer coffees will be  from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 21, at Cannelton United Methodist Church with First Baptist Church in Cannelton co-hosting; and Mar. 28, Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ with Emmanuel Lutheran Church co-hosting.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County will gather for a breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, March 21, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The breakfasts will continue from 7 to 8 a.m. each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

    The remaining Lenten breakfast schedule will be March 28 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City and April 4 at First Baptist Church in Tell City.

  • Loren Kline and Stephanie Foster of Evanston announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alese Seibert of Rockport and Robert Foster Jr., of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Judith Kluemper of Ferdinand and Mitch Kline of Evanston.

    Ms. Foster is a 1999 graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at ADM in Rockport.

    Mr. Kline is a 2002 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and is employed at Waupaca Foundry.

  • 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.

    March 13

  • MU GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 (today), at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. Hostesses will be Joanie Little, Shirley Quick, Kim Zellers and Judy Roberts.