Local News

  • Rural News; June 25: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Congratulations to Ben and Heather (Underhill) Messmer on the birth of their child. They became the proud parents of a daughter born Sunday, June 21, at the Memorial hospital in Jasper. She was given the name Hadley Beth and weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22 inches long.

    Local grandparents of Hadley Beth are David and Theresa Underhill of near Doolittle Mills. Best wishes go to all.

  • Rural News; June 25: BRISTOW

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — The weather has been a bit unusual, but at least is has not been snowing.

    It is hard to decide on whether we want the heat or the cold. We as humans tend to complain no matter what the temperature.

    Birthday wishes go out to Sister Amy Hayes, Angel Judy and Shawnee Patton. May God grant you much happiness in the upcoming year.

    Continue to remember Kelcie Davis, Harold Sturgeon, all our military and those in need of other things. God knows all.

  • Tennessee man killed in one-car crash




    MILLSTONE – A Tennessee man was killed early Saturday after the car he was driving overturned at the intersection of Millstone Road and Indiana 166 south of Rocky Point.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Matthew D. Huggins, 27, of Portland, Tenn., and a passenger, Mark D. Galu, 26, were traveling on Indiana 166 when their Isuzu flipped onto its side.

  • Meet canine ‘hero’ Jago at Tell City Library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Officer Derrick Lawalin and his trained K-9 partner, Jago, will visit the Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, as part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program.

  • Schweizer Fest Edelweiss Ball returning for second year

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest is still more than a month away, but plans for the city’s 57th celebration of Swiss and German heritage is already in full swing. One event returning for a second year is the Edelweiss Ball. Named after the national flower of Switzerland, the event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Schergens Center.

    Once a regular part of the Schweizer Fest, the galas were discontinued in the 1960s, but returned last year as a fundraising event for the Perry County Museum.

  • Tools of the trade: Special needs teachers hone techniques


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – With the goal of providing focused education for students with learning disabilities, special-needs teachers from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Pike counties received a rigorous round of hands-on training last week.

    Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Co-op, which serves schools in the four counties, teachers learned a myriad of new techniques to help students stay on task through programs provided by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center.

  • Moose Fest kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.

  • Company seeks tax abatement for Troy warehouse


    Feature Writer


    TROY – KK Integrated Logistics Inc., the Wisconsin-based company currently prepping a four-acre site for a 300,000-square-foot facility along Indiana 545, has requested a tax abatement from the Town of Troy. The company plans to lease three quarters of the structure to Waupaca Foundry and WGS, with the additional space offered for public warehousing.

  • Scouts explore local ‘Enchanted Woods’

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recently invited adult volunteers to its outdoor education facility, Camp Henry F. Koch, for the unveiling of the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden, a new program area that was specially designed for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies.

  • EMA grant will fund equipment purchases

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security grant for $19,945.

    EMA Director Steve Hauser told county commissioners Tuesday during the boards regular meeting, the money was a “quick grant,” made up of funds from other communities that went unspent, and as such, was redistributed.

    Hauser said the county’s portion would be used to purchase several new pieces of rescue equipment, with replacement of some items that are at least 25 years old.