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  • Perry Central health fair today

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings, including vision and visual dental checks. 

  • Knights prepare for annual fundraiser

    Terry Schaefer and Clarence Franchville, co-chairs of Tell City Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive for special-needs people, accept their first donation of the year from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing in anticipation of this weekend’s event.

    Knights will accept donations Friday and Saturday at several area locations. All money raised stays in Perry County and will support groups that serve young people with special needs. Knights of Columbus member Bob Hackel is also a co-chair of the project.

  • Moose supreme governor to visit Tell City Lodge Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 has been selected to host Joseph R. Koons, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, during his travels in the state.

    Koons will visit the Tell City lodge at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
    All Moose members, their families and others who would like to welcome the Moose fraternity’s chief presiding officer to Tell City and Perry County are invited.

    Koons will visit Jasper later in the day.

  • Child abuse awareness month kicks off Tuesday at courthouse

    TELL CITY – Communities across the state will gather together simultaneously Tuesday for prevention ceremonies in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event marks the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana and will again include the use of pinwheels.

  • A musical milestone

    Lucille McFall celebrated her 85th birthday Feb. 18. Her granddaughter, Sara Foster and her great-grandson, Billy Foster, came from Lancaster, Ohio to visit with her before he was to leave to play in the U.S. Army Band.

    Billy entertained the residents by playing his saxophone, dedicating “Happy Birthday” to Lucille.

  • County-wide drug take-back set for April 26

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The next in what has become a regular series of drug take-back events has been scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon April 26, Ken Smith said.

    The executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District made the announcement during a regular meeting of the district’s board of directors March 27.

    He said the no-questions-asked collection will occur again at the Tell City fire station and the family-practice clinic along Indiana 37 at Leopold.

  • PCDC chief gives council rundown on its services

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People often ask him how many jobs are created and how much money is brought in through efforts of the Perry County Development Corp., County Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. said March 27.

  • Dancing in the rain

    Carlotta Pate takes shelter from heavy rain Thursday in front of the News’ Main Street office. Pate was headed to a hair appointment when the skies opened. “It was only sprinkling when I left. Should have known as soon as I’d leave it would come down again,” she said.

    Rainfall amounts varied across the area but 4, 5 and even 6 inches were reported over a two-day period. Runoff from already-saturated soils sent ditches and streams out of their banks. Portions of Indiana 62, 66 and 545 were closed as well as several county roads and Interstate 64.

  • Winners of teen writing contest announced

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Winners of an annual teen writing contest were announced during Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Perry County Library Board of Trustees. This year’s theme was “Poetry Madness” and the contest was sponsored by Friends of the Library and organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Group.

  • Council to act on annexation this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider an ordinance this evening that would approve the annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

    The council listened to nearly two hours of public comments March 3, many of them opposed to the city’s annexation plans. A special meeting held Friday afternoon saw adoption of a revised fiscal plan that reflects an agreement with Southern Indiana Power on how the annexation area will be served with electric power.