Today's News

  • Rural News; BRISTOW: May 28

    This past Sunday was the graduation at Perry Central High School. I sat in amazement at the young adults and how mature they appeared. I also searched my mind for memories of them in kindergarten. I worked with a lot of them, such bright children, always with questions, laughter. They were such little angels.

    Now they are moving on to bigger and better things in their lives. Made me feel proud and sad. Move forward, young people. Be happy. Push yourselves to be all you can be. And always thank God and your families for their support and love.

  • Rural News; GERALD: May 28

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Anna Mae Harrison who passed away May 19, 2015. She was a homemaker and gardener all her life and left behind a legacy of five sons and daughters, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. May she rest in peace.

    The fishing derby at German Ridge was enjoyed by those children participating, despite the rain.

  • Reunions

    Mulzer family reunion planned for July 5


    EVANSTON – The descendants of Wolfgang Mulzer will gather for a reunion Sunday, July 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston. A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Meat and drinks will be provided. Each family is asked to take a covered dish and a free-will offering will be accepted to help pay for expenses.


    LaGrange family reunion planned for Aug. 29


  • ‘We The People’ instills understanding, significance of U.S. Constitution


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Earlier this  month a sixth-grade class at William Tell Elementary earned an unusual opportunity. For one afternoon, the students traded their blue jeans and backpacks for dresses and ties and took their places inside the Perry County Courthouse. The day served as a capstone activity – a simulated congressional hearing – of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program of the Center for Civic Education, sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation.

  • Thoughts from the pulpit


    Community Christian Church


    Oh, my God!

    I’ll bet you have already heard somebody blurt out these three simple words this morning!

    This phrase is spoken in any number of settings and levels of decibels very commonly in our society today. Sometimes it is spoken too commonly. Can God’s name be mentioned too often?

    Only if we take it too lightly, and some do so as they often almost shout these words.

  • S ocial News; May 28

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY will have its annual spring membership meeting and appreciation breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, in the new PCMH education room. 

  • Community Events; May 28

    St. Paul’s TGIF set for Friday


    TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will host its annual “TGIF” from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the church parking lot.

    Entertainment will be provided by Leo Gronquist and friends. Food and drinks will be available.

    In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. TGIF is free and will be open to the public.


    VFW breakfast buffet Saturday


  • Looking Back; May 23

    Taken from The News’ archives.

    70 Years Ago

    May 27, 1945


    • Edmund Cissna and Son of Chrisney is looking for a good reliable farm-hand. “Married man with family preferred who is familiar with modern farm equipment.

    A real opportunity for the man who is interested in learning to fit show cattle. A good salary and good house furnished.

  • TCHS Class of 2015
  • Lanesville shuts out Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville scored 15 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-0 softball win over Cannelton Thursday.
    Lanesville outhit the Bulldogs 21-1 and also took advantage of nine Cannelton errors.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) pitched a pretty good ballgame,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “We just made errors.
    “Of their 20 runs, I’ll bet only four were earned. We should’ve gotten out of the first inning with the score 3-0.”
    Alvarez pitched a complete game, walking three in four innings.