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Today's News

  • Cannelton students, teachers prepare for back-to-school

    Students and their families gathered at the William Bennett Early Learning Center in Cannelton Aug. 5 for a back-to-school kids’ fest. Several community organizations were on hand to distribute information and supplies.
     

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
     

  • It’s a Girl Thing set for Aug. 23

    TELL CITY – All Perry County girls, grades K-12, are invited to attend a pizza party and participate in “It’s A Girl Thing!” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Camp Koch in Cannelton.    

    This event will feature dancing, cheering, crafts, on-land water games, an informational tour of Camp Koch and cookie decorating. Girls should dress in jeans or knee-length shorts, T-shirts and shoes and socks for hiking. They should wear swimsuits under jeans or shorts for water games and take a towel to dry off with.

  • Vaal – Ubelhor

    Tiffani L. Vaal of St. Meinrad and Jared W. Ubelhor of Birdseye announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and Toni Vaal of St. Meinrad.

    The future groom is the son of Don and Jane Ubelhor of Birdseye.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

    A reception will take place at the Ferdinand Community Center.

  • Social News

    PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS are invited to attend the monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the post home in Tell City. The organization always welcomes women who want to learn more about the auxiliary and its work. Charlotte Lindauer will preside at the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 14 (today), at The Patio restaurant.

  • Schweizer Fest Snapshots

    Tylar Williams opens Thursday evening’s Schweizer Fest talent show with her rendition of Jeff Buckley’s 1994 cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Her efforts and talents won her fourth place in the event’s youth division.

  • Mental health and suicide

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a major league baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome: his son’s mental illness, which remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youth.

    Taylor John, whose theater credits included appearing on Broadway as Gavroche in “Les Miserables,” ended his life four years ago by overdosing on prescription drugs. He was 28 years old.

  • Farm Bill information session set for Sept. 9 in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Perry County farmers are invited to join Purdue Extension educator Sara Dzimianski at Marcy’s Restaurant in Leopold at noon Tuesday, Sept. 9 for a Farm Bill question-and-answer session with district conservationist Rita Becker Forler of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Rockport.

  • Schweizer Fest Bike Ride

    Several dozen riders took part in Sunday’s Schweizer Fest Bike Ride. Tours of various distances were offered. Riders departed from Zoercher-Bettinger Park around 8:30 a.m.

  • As summer programs wrap up, library staff, board focus on 2015 budget

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – More than 130 children participated in the Perry County Library’s Summer Reading Program offered at both Tell City and Cannelton locations, Director John Mundy told the board of trustees during a regular meeting Aug. 6.

    He said 3,075 book slips were returned and estimated that many more books beyond that were read but not submitted.