Today's News

  • Cornerstone school soup supper Saturday

    CANNELTON – Cornerstone Christian School will hold its annual all-you-can-eat soup supper Saturday, Feb. 25, at Freewill Baptist Church, located at 117 South Second St., Cannelton. Offerings will include chili, veggie soup, potato soup, bean soup, cornbread, crackers, dessert and a drink all for just $8 per adult, $4 for children four years old to 10 years old, and under 4 is free. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 7.

  • Ladies Lenten coffees to begin March 4

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will be held according to the following schedule.  All women and girls are invited to attend. There will be an offering taken at each session. At the final session, the group will decide which local charity will receive the offering. There will be light breakfast and a program at each session.

    All sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    • March 4, First Baptist Church, Tell City

  • Hagedorn-Dantuma

    Tina Hagedorn and Bradd Dantuma were married in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony Nov. 5, 2016, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. The bride is the daughter of Albert and Becky Hagedorn of rural Tell City and the groom is the son of Robert and Alexandra Dantuma of Kentwood, Mich.

    Father Dennis Duvelius officiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    There were three matrons of honor. Friends of the couple Stacey Guillaume of Leopold, Amanda Guthrie of Evansville and Jenny Schu of Fort Branch.

  • William Tell Elementary releases second nine-weeks honor rolls

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year.

    Second grade distinguished honor roll: Claire R. Epple, Kianna R. Glynn, Luke M. Hagedorn, Hadley P. Hayko, Sena G. Hazumi, Riley R. Huffman, Callista S. Krieg, Isabele R. Krieg, Ilynd E. Lawalin, Maddilyn R. Lochner, Kason R. Naviaux, Dewayne A.L. Rapier, William L. Sheldon, Nichole M. Sipes, Brady C. Stallings, Ollie C. Toothman and Jude C. Young.

  • Activism is a good thing

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Over the past tumultuous year,  there have been plenty of opportunities for people to take a stance on local issues ... to voice their support of or opposition to various viewpoints when it comes to local, state or national debates:

    Here’s a short local list of examples:

    • Perry County adopts a public-safety tax, increasing income taxes to help pay for fire, EMS and police and increase courthouse security.

  • ‘Sell by’ dates on food could soon see needed change

    How much food gets tossed into waste baskets at home? Is it spoiled or do you just think it is?

    The two largest trade groups in the grocery industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have announced new standards of labeling grocery products. The decision could eliminate some of the confusion surrounding “sell by” or “best by” dates.

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention. Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.

    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom. Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • Hammack 2nd in state middle school wrestling

    NEW CASTLE—William Tell Elementary sixth grader Coy Hammack placed second among 37 wrestlers in the 75-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School State Championships Sunday.

  • Duncan hired as PC’s head girls track coach

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Saying she wanted to continue the winning tradition of her mentor, Michelle Duncan was hired Monday to succeed Becky Genet as Perry Central’s head girls track coach.

  • Teague falls to eventual champion

    EVANSVILLE—Dawson Combest of Columbus East defeated Tell City’s David Teague 9-1 in a 132-pound first-round semistate wrestling match Saturday.
    Teague thus ended his senior season with a 23-9 record.
    Combest went on to win the semistate, beating Donald Campbell of Ben Davis in the finals.
    Brownsburg won the team title with 148.5 points.
    Fifty-four teams were represented by at least one wrestler at the semistate, which was held at the Ford Center.