Local News

  • Rural News; April 30; GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Gary Palmer, who passed away Thursday, April 16. He will be missed by many who knew him. He retired in 2011 as office manager of Southern Indiana Power and was active in his community.

    Also our sympathy to the family of Mary Belle Kempf, who passed from this life April 23. She was a loving mother and a very nice lady, formerly of the Derby area. May she rest in peace with the Lord and all the departed.

  • Rural News; April 30; DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Congratulations to Jacob and Martha (Schwartz) Mitchell of nearby Eckerty on the birth of a son named Tatum Asher. Tatum was born at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper Wednesday evening, April 15. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. 

  • Rural News; April 30; ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Henrietta Lasher would like to thank everyone who remembered her with gifts, beautiful cards and phone calls on her 99th birthday Saturday, April 18.

    Henrietta celebrated her birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Tom LeClere, with more than 50 family members present for a carry-in meal, birthday cake and ice cream.

  • Rural News; April 23: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Jo Ella Evrard, who passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Al Bruggeman, who passed from this life Saturday, April 1; Stella Scales, who passed away Sunday, April 12; James “Jim” Basham, who passed away April 15, and Charlie Kuntz, who passed from this life April 16 after an automobile accident.

  • Rural News; April 23: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a mother-daughter-friend banquet at the church Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program afterward.

    Sunday school is held at the church each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church services at 9:30. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News; April 23: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A wedding reception was held this past Saturday at the Lynch Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills for Harold “Joe” and Norma Jean (Smith) Reimann, who exchanged wedding vows Friday, March 20. 

    Several friends and family members joined in the celebration with lots of food, music and visiting.

    Wedding blessings are wished for Norma Jean and Joe.

  • One Last Chance to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    TELL CITY– A last chance audition for "Mary Poppins" will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall located at the corner of 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City. 

    “We encourage anyone who is interested in performing to audition,” said director Tammy Stallings.

    While there are a limited number of roles for youth in this musical, individuals of all ages are encouraged to audition.

  • Hospital’s 1950 opening drew thousands of visitors

    Editor’s note: This account of the October 1950 opening of Perry County Memorial Hospital was taken from the Tell City News’ archives. Thousands of people attended an open house for the new facility. Sixty-five years later, a new generation of Perry Countians will tour their new hospital Saturday and Sunday.

  • PCMH Health Care Heroes

    Over the next couple of weeks, the News will profile some of the caring people who staff Perry County Memorial Hospital and who will make the transition from their current offices and work areas to the new facility.  In keeping with hospital guidelines on employee privacy and security, we are using only their first names.


  • Public invited to tour soon-to-open facility

    Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees, its administration and staff will welcome visitors to the community’s new hospital during weekend open houses Saturday and Sunday.

    The hospital will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3.