Local News

  • Rural News; Gerald; May 21

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Bessie Kincaid, who passed away on May 8, 2015, at the Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also to Candy Boerste’s family, we extended our condolences. She passed away at the Perry County memorial hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 21

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —  The St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and Ladies Auxiliary will make its annual visit to local cemeteries this coming Sunday morning, May 24. 

    The group will begin the memorial services with its first stop at the Doolittle Mills Cemetery at approximately 7:20 a.m. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for this worthwhile event as we remember the departed.

    The Perry Central Senior Class of 2015 will graduate at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday afternoon, May 24.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; May 21
  • Rural News; May 14: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A graduation party was held this past Saturday at the home of Joel and Rosa Schwartz for their son, Michael, and also for Marie Schwartz, daughter of Neal and Mary Schwartz, all of Doolittle Mills.

    Several friends and family members were present to extend their best wishes to the two seniors, who will be among the graduating Class of 2015 of Perry Central High School Sunday, May 22. Congratulations to Marie and Michael. Many blessings are wished for your future.

  • Rural News; May 14: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — A nice crowd of people attended the Mother’s Day breakfast prepared by the men Sunday morning at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills.

    Following breakfast, a program was held during the morning worship services, with some special singing and poems.

  • Rural News; May 14: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Enid Kessner, who died May 2, 2015. We were acquainted with Enid years ago when she and her husband, Jennings Kessner, belonged to the Bristow square-dance club. She was a fun, loving person who liked to dance at the William Tell Center and play cards and bingo at Twilight Towers. May she rest in peace. We will miss her.

  • Party planning in Fulda
  • Auditor releases details on property tax deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Auditor Pamela L. Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions.  The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by December 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2016.



    Homestead Deductions Homestead Standard Deduction

  • Lincoln drama a priority for 2016 bicentennial

    LINCOLN CITY – State officials announced the Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre will not host the drama, “A. Lincoln: Pioneer Tale,” this year as the state will contract a new management company to take over the production.

  • PC teacher named Peabody Energy Leader in Education




    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn didn’t know what was happening Monday when administrators wheeled a cake into her Spanish I class. She soon found the good news. She had been named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2014-15 school year. Along with the thrill, she was awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.