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Today's News

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour first stop in Rome

    PERRY COUNTY – The community of Rome will celebrate the start of Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour this Sunday, Oct. 1, with dinners, live entertainment and other attractions.

  • Perry Central homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The 2017 Perry Central Football Homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game vs. West Washington on Friday evening, Sept. 29. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The entire high school student body voted for the queen and king.

    The queen candidates are:

  • Field staged for 2017 Homecoming honors

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School football homecoming ceremony will be Friday, Sept. 29, at approximately 6:30 p.m. before the Marksmen take on the North Posey Vikings at Legion Field.

    The crown carriers for this year’s ceremony are Ellie Teague and Gabriel Edmondson. Ellie is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Teague and Gabriel is the son of Christopher and Natasha Edmondson.

    Freshmen representatives are Valerie Kehl and Kaden Chestnut. Valerie is the daughter of Eric and Amy Kehl, and Kaden is the son of Lee and Jennifer Chestnut.

  • Auditions set for ‘Scrooge’s Christmas’

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association will again produce “Scrooge’s Christmas” this holiday season and will hold public audition dates in October. All ages are welcome and encouraged to audition.

    The dates and locations for the auditions will be:

    • Monday, Oct. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. at Tell City Evangelical Church of Christ, 802 10th St. in Tell City

    • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Ferdinand Library, 112 East 16th St. in Ferdinand

  • Leopold celebrates 175 years
  • Galey-Wallace

    Michelle Galey and Ernie Wallace of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will exchange vows in a private double-ring ceremony at 3 p.m. Nov. 4, 2017, at the Bristow Community Center. A reception will start at 4.

    Formal invitations have been sent via mail and social media.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Teresa Dauby and Robbie Gayer and the late Brian Gayer of Tell City. She is a 1991 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed at Cinderella’s in Tell City.

  • 72nd Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival set for Oct. 25

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization will sponsor its 72nd annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen Candidates for this year’s festival are:

    Kindergarten, Brooke Poehlein

    First grade, Serenity Miles

    Second grade, Caitlyn Embry

    Third grade, Nora Lawson

    Fourth grade, Audrey Bodeman

    Fifth grade, Gabriella Stowe

  • Helping future educators

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Excellent teachers help our young Hoosiers develop into strong leaders. Studies show that high-quality, passionate teachers are one of the most important factors in student achievement and can make a major difference in the lives of their students.

    With the goal of bringing Indiana’s best and brightest into the profession, the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship is available for high-achieving scholars pursuing a career in education.

  • Learning the many lessons of history

    Indiana University made the right decision in rejecting an effort to take down a painting that has been hanging in one of its lecture halls for more than 75 years.

    The painting by Thomas Hart Benton shows hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan burning a cross in front of a church.

  • Saying goodbye seldom easy

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    An old Jesuit priest once told me during a 30-day retreat about the value of getting out of bed each morning and acknowledging the possibility that the coming day just might be your last.

    “Sooner or later, you’ll be right,” he quipped.

    For me, the saying is a reminder of the dangers of putting things off, saying what I might do today, I’ll wait and do tomorrow. Sooner or later, we run out of tomorrows.