Local News

  • Rural News; Jan. 22


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Noah James of Boonville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 7. He was the son of Rob and Amy James of Boonville and the grandson of Ronnie and Beth (Alvey) James of Branchville. Our condolences also to the family of Casper L. “John” Etienne, who passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at his home. Sympathy to the family of Beth Ann Kellems, who passed away, Sunday, Jan. 11.

  • Pet of the Week

    DOZER is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a beautiful boy who enjoys going for long walks and being with people.

    Dozer was brought to the shelter after being found as a stray Dec. 9, on Chestnut Grove Road in Tell City. However, his family did not claim him or report him missing, so now he is waiting patiently for a new home. To meet Dozer or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton.

  • Community foundation Trivia Night winners

    Members of the News Hounds, who won the Perry County Community Foundation’s trivia contest for the second year in a row.

    Pictured from left, Gordon Frakes, Trina Severson, Mike Chann, Wendy Freeman-Chann, Kelly Hess, Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Louie Hall and Larry Goffinet. The team was sponsored by the Perry County News.

  • Record-breaking year for PCCF’s trivia night

    TELL CITY – A record 20 teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s fifth annual Trivia Night that took place Saturday at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to donate to their favorite charities.

    For the second year in a row, the News Hounds, sponsored by the Perry County News, took home first place. They will award $500 to Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery. This year, second- and third-place teams and the spirit team could also award to their favorite charity.

  • Goals set for Relay For Life of Perry County

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and thew American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals. This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Reverse transfer agreement between Purdue and VU

    VINCENNES – Thanks to a reverse transfer agreement, students who transfer from Vincennes University to Purdue University will now have the opportunity to earn a VU associate degree, even if they did not complete it prior to transfer.

    “For many years the students who transfer from Vincennes to Purdue have been valued by our faculty.

    They are well prepared for the rigors of many of our academic programs. But in some cases, it is to their advantage to transfer before the associate degree is earned.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey open house Feb. 8

    ST. MEINRAD – In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, , the monastic community of Saint Meinrad Archabbey is hosting an open house on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Monks will lead tours of the public areas of the monastic house, as well as tours of the sacristy, the Archabbey Church and the monastic Chapter Room. Tours will begin at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.

  • New grief-support group to meet in February

    SANTA CLAUS – Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.

    Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

    Griepenstroh, a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church, suffered the tragic loss of her daughter in an automobile accident four years ago.

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    Week of Feb. 2 - 6
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces promotions, new leadership

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced the following changes to its production leadership group in 2015.

    James Corbin assumed responsibility of the company’s sourcing group, buyers, pricing and costing team and schedulers.

    He started with Jasper July 7, 2003, and has held previous positions in quality, manager of internal process auditing and supplier and product development.

    Shari Gress is responsible for materials, conveyance and Jasper certified components within the company’s five manufacturing locations.