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  • Building on a Firm Foundation

    With new church, Deer Creek Baptist turns new page on congregation's 187 years of history

    A new house of prayer built on an ages-old foundation of faith stirred with joyful hearts Sunday as members of Deer Creek Baptist Church offered thanks to God, one another and their congregation's pioneer founders.

    The Deer Creek congregation is one of the area's oldest, with roots traceable to the earliest days of the county, said Stan Coy of Grandview, a historian who examined the church's records and offered his own retrospective Sunday.

  • Anderson Woods camp season begins June 2

    ADYEVILLE - Anderson Woods Inc. has announced its 31st annual special needs summer camp for people with disabilities beginning June 2 and running weekly for eight weeks.

    Each session begins Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon when campers return home.

    The first three sessions are for children with the last five sessions reserved for adult campers.

    Campers experience outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, gardening and feeding animals. The setting is rural and campers sleep in rustic log-cabin dormitories.

  • Students to display artwork April 19-20

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its second annual student art show for junior-high and senior-high school students at the Schergens Center April 19-20.

    This year will be even bigger and better than last year, organizers said, with the invitation for participation extended to new school systems, as well as the addition of more awards.

    The show will open April 19 from 1 to 9 p.m., with awards and reception beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Library board warms to Tell Street development plans

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Library board members warmed up to the idea of a professional building and storage-facility complex after a presentation April 2 led by Chris Goffinet and Calvin Cash.

    At last month's meeting, board members raised concerns about a proposed project east of the library. They opposed Progressive Investment Co.'s proposal to build self-storage units, saying they were worried about trash, rodents and detracting from the library's look. However, members felt professional buildings would be fine.

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  • PC Storm wins state basketball title

    PERRY COUNTY - Hard work and determination led Perry County Storm basketball members to gold as they won the Special Olympics Indiana State Finals.

    The team took on the Clark County Warriors March 30 after defeating the Kosciusko County Panthers 59-34 the previous day at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

    Storm members outscored the Warriors 70-29.

    "We were surprised at how all the team members stepped up in the final game and played their hearts out," said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County coordinator.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Substance-abuse workshops canceled

    TELL CITY - Substance-abuse workshops scheduled for Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City have been canceled.

    Presenter Dr. George Ross had to cancel due to a family emergency, according to Paul Alvey, who had been coordinating the workshops for local groups and parents. He said Ross plans to reschedule his visit in the near future.

  • Political forum Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Tuesday to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor have been invited, as have candidates for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • Sodrel to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner is set for Thursday at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Cost is $14 with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    Mike Sodrel, congressional candidate for the ninth district, will be the guest of honor. For more information call 547-6156 or (812) 457-3158.

  • Auditions set for Schweizer Fest musical

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 are coming up soon and the show's director wants to extend an invitation to everyone who is interested.

    The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties who are 18 years and older. Past Schweizer Fest musicals have tapped talent in all three counties.