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Today's News

  • Timber owners, don’t sell walnut trees prematurely

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has advice for forest landowners, don’t get talked into selling your black walnut trees because of thousand cankers disease.

    Originally found in New Mexico, TCD affects many types of walnut trees to varying degrees but is lethal to black walnuts in the western United States. In the eastern United States, TCD has been detected in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Annual golf tourney set for May 21

    TELL CITY – The annual Charlie Tuggle Memorial Golf Tournament has been scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 21 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City.

    The three-person scramble will cost $60 per player or $180 per team.

    Golfers can sign up by sending information and payment to P.O. Box 96, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Further information may be obtained by calling Tootie Schreiber at (812) 547-3285.

    All proceeds from the golf tourney will go to local schools and projects for children.

  • Library summer reading program to kick off June 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The summer reading program at the Perry County Public Library is set to kick off Monday, June 6.

    There are five age categories specifically designed to fit each reading level. They are 0-2 years old, 3-6 years old, grades 1-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. This means the grade the student will be going into the following year, not the grade they just completed.

    There is no registration required, students can stop by the library beginning June 6 at 9 a.m. and pick up the appropriate reading form.

  • Grapplers pin down Judo awards
  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • (Mis)Adventures in lawn mowing can be memorable

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    OK, so we were mowing a lawn in a rural part of Tell City on April 4. We hadn’t worked this yard before, so its variables were new to us. We usually walk a new yard before we mow it, but this one was about four acres, so we skipped that part figuring that it would take too long. I was about five minutes into it, mowing along a tree line when the unexpected happened.

  • Auditions for Lincoln play set for Friday, Saturday at EUCC

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Mother-daughter banquet May 2 sure to be ‘groovy’

    TELL CITY – There will be a mother-daughter banquet May 2, at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    “Feelin’ Groovy” is the theme of the banquet this year.

    Sisters in Song will provide the entertainment for the evening with songs from the 1960s and the 70s and everyone will participate in games.

    A dinner will be served. All ladies are invited to attend.

    Family and friends are invited to attend for the evening.

  • At home in Perry County

    For the past few years, the Perry County News has published letters from county residents who have moved here or returned after years living elsewhere. These articles are submitted through the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the Perry County Development Corp. We are presenting two letters today, from Adrien Dannemiller and Steve Berkhouse.

     

    A warm welcome from Perry Countians

     

  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.