Today's News

  • United Way’s Stuff the Bus drive July 24-25

    PERRY COUNTY – Un-ited Way of Perry County will again sponsor its annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and local businesses, organizations, retailers and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much-needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations, Perry County Head Start and North Spencer Schools.  Last year’s two-day event gathered more than 4,000 items valued at approximately $3,145. 

  • Hubert and Darlene Etienne

    Hubert and Darlene Etienne of Washington will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary July 24, 2015, with their family.

    Hubert and the former Darlene Thomas were married July 24, 1965, at Sacred Heart Church in Magnet.

    They are the parents of Teri (Mike) Dunlavy of Wilkinson, Brett Etienne of Washington and Leigh (Derek) Latshaw of New Harmony, and the grandparents of Brittany and Tony Backer, Justin Dunlavy and Cade and Danner Latshaw.

    Mr. and Mrs. Etienne own Etiennes Farm Market.

  • Weekend VBS set for July 24-26 at Tell City First Church of the Nazarene

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First Church of the Nazarene will host a weekend vacation Bible school, “Outback Rock – God is always with us,” from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, at the church, located at 17 Lausanne Ct. in Tell City.

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  • Old National launches ‘Tools For Schools’

    EVANSVILLE – In collaboration with area homeless-youth-education programs, Old National Bank has launched a corporate-wide annual “Tools for Schools” campaign as a community-wide collection drive of school supplies for disadvantaged youth in grades kindergarten through 12.

    This campaign will help ensure all children will have basic supplies during the upcoming school year.

    The campaign will run through Friday, July 24, and donations can be left at any of Old National’s banking centers during normal business hours.

  • Church News; July 16

    Bethel Baptist to host VBS July 20-24


    TELL  CITY – SonQuest Rainforest will be the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church, according to an announcement last week by the Rev. Ron Ammon.

    Bethel’s VBS will be conducted July 20 to 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly for children ages 3 to 10 years old.

    Those needing transportation can call Sharon Noble at (812) 719-6234. Bethel is located at 911 Fulton St. in Tell City.


  • Mary Poppins set to fly

    The curtain will soon rise on the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    This year’s performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m.  Sunday’s matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. All shows will be performed in the Tell City Junior -Senior High School Auditorium.

    The evening show time of 7 p.m. is a departure from previous years. 

  • Grape growing program offered July 21

    PERRY COUNTY – The Purdue Master Gardeners will offer a grape growing seminar for its July public program.

    Grape growing will be held at 6 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 21, at Winzerwald Winery, 26300 North Indian Lake Rd. in Bristow.

    The program will be presented by Dan Adams, vineyard manager and winemaker for Winzerwald Winery.

    Adams is a graduate of Indiana State University, with Bachelor of Science degrees in both life science and in environmental-health science.

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Charles A. James of Leopold, who died July 2, 2015, at the home of his son. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong farmer, he enjoyed attending Perry Central sports and raising chicken and selling eggs at the farmers market.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Jeannie Hall, who passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. She retired from General Electric in 1972.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school is in progress this week at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. The closing program will be held Friday evening, July 17, beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

    Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Katy Rochelle East of Shelbyville, Ky., due to her recent tragic death. Shannon Funeral Service in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements, where several area people paid their respects.