Today's News

  • Hasenour – Kleaving

    Christine Rose Hasenour of Schnellville and Daniel Joseph Kleaving of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenneth and Diane Hasenour of Schnellville. She is a graduate of Northeast Dubois High School, Oakland City University and Indiana University. She is the program director for the Tri-County YMCA.
    Mr. Kleaving is the son of Gilbert and Margie Kleaving of Tell City. He is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University. He works at Kleaving Farms.

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  • Knieriem wins PC’s 5-K run

    LEOPOLD—Donald Knieriem won the first Perry Central Music Boosters’ 5-kilometer run July 9.

    The course’s “terrain was about the toughest this county has to offer,” said race organizer Jana Faith. But Knieriem completed it in 22 minutes, 52 seconds, 3:55 faster than runner-up Dave Slaughterback.

    Michael Elaman placed third in 28:19.

    Jennifer Land won the women’s title in 30:03. Carol Schwoeppe was second in 31:09 and Michelle Markiewicz third in 33:18.

  • OV Heat 2nd at Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Ohio Valley Heat, a Perry County pick-up team, used clutch hitting to place second in a 10-team age-10-and-under baseball tourney July 15-17.

    The Heat trailed the Valley Cats, a travel team from northern Vanderburgh County, 4-0 after three innings of the semifinal game. But the Heat rallied for eight runs the next three innings while holding the Valley Cats scoreless the rest of the way.

    Cody Axton started the fourth-inning rally with a double to center field and Ryan Morgan drove in the first run with a double to left.

  • Six-run fifth inning propels Smitty’s to title

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team scored six runs in the fifth inning to rally past State Farm Insurance 7-3 for the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney title Thursday.

    All of Smitty’s scoring in the big inning came with two outs.

    Candy Jarboe started it with a three-run, inside-the-park homer to the right-field corner. It also scored Allicyn Garrett and Kyli Smithson, who had singled.

  • Hartz hopes to continue Tell City track tradition

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ryan George isn’t the only son of a former successful Tell City coach who has been hired to coach the same sport his dad did: Zac Hartz also fits that bill.

    Hartz, who was hired as head coach of Tell City’s boys track team Tuesday, is the son of Joe Hartz, who coached the Marksman track boys 1998-2004 and guided them to a sectional title in 1999.

  • Two missing Cannelton teens found in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • COLUMN: Why we like living in Perry County, Indiana


    We moved here last summer from the northeast where we lived most of our lives. One of the biggest differences we have noticed is that neighbors take the time to stop by and introduce themselves when we moved into the neighborhood, some even bearing gifts such as cookies!

    Recently, I was unsuccessful with an attempt to start a lawn mower. Another neighbor, whom I hadn’t met yet, came over and offered the use of theirs. Another example occurred when we were raking up leaves during spring cleaning.

  • COLUMN: Dragging Main: A blast from the past

    By JEANENE CHAMPION, Guest Columnist

    Dragging Main! What a great idea. I am K. Jeanene Haynes Champion. In 1949, I had a 1936 Chevy with a whooptie, whoo, whoo, whistle on it.

    I moved from South Bend to Grandview after graduating in 1949. I started working at General Electric and met Mary Lou (Poehlein) Parker, Mary (Tabelman) Wilgus, Jessie (Young) Schroeder, Nita Meyers and Dot (Lasher) Kessner.

  • COLUMN: Stories I’d like to write

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Someone asked me not long ago about what stories I’d like to write if I had the time. I clicked off a few ideas but I’ve thought about the question since then.

    The list has grown longer and I’ll mention a few here in hopes readers can help contact me with feature stories. Most of these are outdoors related, a sign, perhaps, that I wish I could be outside more. If you or someone you know participates in any of these activities, call me at 547-3424 or drop me an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.