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Today's News

  • Tips for winter bird feeding

    You may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window.  A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions.

    Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are 10 pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season:

  • Dodgeball tourney Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Perry and Spencer counties will host the second annual dodgeball tourney on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Tell City High School.

    The tourney will begin at noon. Teams of six people are welcome to join in the fun. Cost is $150 per team with all proceeds benefiting children served by local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

  • Perry Central’s rising stars recognized
  • Perry Central Elementary School releases honor rolls

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks and first semester of the 2016-17 school year.

     

    First semester

    Third grade distinguished honor roll:Cooper Brown, Summer Guillaume, Logan Hall, Colton Jamniczky, Hope Kellems, Lance Kern, Tyler Kleaving, Kyra Leinenbach, Gloria Sommer, Ethan Stater and Luke Zellers.

  • Forest management course Feb. 16

    BIRDSEYE – A course titled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The purpose of the course is to assist private woodland owners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodlands.

    If you own woodland or are considering buying woodland, are considering selling timber, want to enhance  the wildlife habitat on your land, or just enjoy the beauty and solitude of your woods, then this class is for you.

  • Dr. Seuss and the “Sermon on the Mount” Sermon Series at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the members of Evangelical United Church of Christ Sundays through Feb. 26 as Pastor JT Hills explores how the lessons of Dr. Seuss relate to the Sermon on the Mount.

    Members of the congregation will read seven Dr. Seuss books to the children during the Time with our Youth program. Pastor JT will follow with insights into the works of Dr. Seuss as they study the Sermon on the Mount in the book of Matthew. 

  • Novice joins Benedictine community at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Joseph Wagner was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, on Jan. 19, 2017.

    He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Joseph, 29, of Quincy, Ill., attended high school at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago.

  • Head Start opens registration, plans open house

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Head Start and Early Head Start are currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

    On Friday, Feb. 17, they encourage any interested family or community member to attend the open house between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Guests may visit the classroom to learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start.

    The North Perry County Head Start Center is located at 11180 French Ridge Road, next to Perry Central School.

  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    JOAN HESS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

  • Stepping Stones registration open, open house Feb. 16

     

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool will hold an open house on Thursday Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 18020 Lafayette Street, Leopold.

    For parents who need more than just preschool, Stepping Stones Preschool offers extended care for children needing early drop-off or late pickup.

    Students using extended care are provided breakfast if needed, lunch and an afternoon snack. They are currently enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. This is a great opportunity for parents to tour the facility, meet the staff and learn more about the program.