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Today's News

  • Perry Central boys hold off Jeeps late

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 17-point lead with hot field-goal shooting and held on to beat Northeast Dubois 61-56 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 54.5 percent from the field, including 59.0 percent from two-point range.
    That helped them build a 17-point lead twice, the last time at 40-23 on a rebound basket by Adam Dauby with less than six minutes left in the third quarter.
    They still led by 11 after Levi Hubert hit 1 of 2 free throws with 19 seconds left in that quarter.

  • Young scientists top-10 finishers
  • Tug of war with a doom and gloom media

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Pessimism and politics; there may be no dirtier words in the English language – aside from dropping a four-letter profanity in front of your grandma during Christmas dinner. And the indignance of the current discussions that encompass the political domain, as it is reported in pop news sources, is probably at a new all-time low, considering the sham and shame of the hoax-media coda.

  • Pro-life at all stages of life

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It was good to see Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence taking part in the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C. He has been solidly pro-life his entire political career and while I did not agree with all of his decisions while governor, his steady support for life issues earned our appreciation.

    U.S. presidents have addressed the crowd before, but by telephone. Pence was there in person, as was presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway.

  • Staying informed is easier than you think

    Subscribing to a local news source like the Perry County News is still one of the best ways to stay in touch with what’s happening in the community. Now, more than ever, it’s important for Perry Countians to know what is going on.

    We were surprised to hear Tell City residents say last week they had no knowledge of recent water and sewage rate increases. The News offered extensive coverage on the topic over the last several months, and even included charts of prospective fee hikes. There were also  legal postings printed in the paper.

  • Community Events; Feb. 13

    Euchre tourney Feb. 25

     

    FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a euchre tourney at the club, in Fulda, on Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 7. Prizes will be awarded at the end of play and refreshments will be available.

    The public is invited to attend.

     

    Maxon Luncheon Tuesday

     

  • Parks board submits 5-year plan

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A tentative draft of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s new five-year plan has been submitted to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Rick Newton, member and secretary of the department’s board of directors, told the board Wednesday that he emailed the draft to DNR Jan. 13.

  • Celebration of life service for Scott planned

    TELL CITY – A celebration of the life and ministry of Sue Scott will be held at Evangelical United Church of Christ sanctuary in Tell City on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at noon. The public is invited to gather in prayer, remembrance and song to celebrate Sue Scott, wife of former EUCC minister Don Scott. The Scotts served EUCC and the community for eight years from 1985 to 1993.

  • Library website offering language lessons

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library’s website now features Rosetta Stone, for free, as one of many resources provided by online resource conglomerate, Inspire.

    Perry County’s Library, in conjunction with Indiana State Library, receives state funds to acquire electronic resources, according to John Mundy, Perry County Public Library director.

  • A love story 70 years in the making

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The small towns and rolling hills of Perry County have been home to centuries of happy marriages. Robert and Roseanna Gibson are but one example, but few Perry County couples carry a deeper devotion ... to one another, family, faith and community.

    “It’s been a great life and a great journey,” Roseanna says. As for marriage, on this Monday before Valentine’s Day, she has simple advice.