Today's News

  • Digging Into German Ridge’s Past

    The now quiet German Ridge area of southern Perry County, once brimming with small farms and bustling families, may give up some of its secrets this summer.

    A German Ridge Heritage Archaeology Project that begins in earnest today will explore the lives and culture of early settlers in the German Ridge community. Preparation work has been under way for several weeks with the actual field work getting under way this week. A public house is set for Saturday afternoon.

  • Drought may be state’s worst since 1988


    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers have good memories and few events are more etched in their minds than drought years. 1980, 1983, 1988.

    Add 2012 to the list.

    Though scattered showers offered temporary relief to a lucky few, Perry County farmers are watching their crop prospects wither in their fields as a lack of rain and blistering temperatures pummel corn and soybeans. Also hard hit are beef producers who face bone-dry pastures and the prospects of feeding hay in the middle of the summer.

  • Murder charge filed in beating death


    ST. CROIX – A St. Croix man held on an aggravated battery charge in the death of his fiancee was formally charged with murder Wednesday.

    Henry Lee Whistle, 36, is accused of beating Jamie Renee Stowe, 31, also of St. Croix. The charge of murder is the most serious charge anyone can face under Indiana law and is punishable by a prison sentence of 45 to 65 years.

  • PCMH Auxiliary Gently Used sale Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “Gently Used” sale featuring books, jewelry and handbags.
    The sale will kick off at 7 a.m. Wednesday and end at 4 p.m. Paperback books will be 50 cents each and hardbacks will be $1. Jewelry and handbags will be individually priced.

  • Community events, July 9

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Annual Lincoln Trail quilt show Aug. 10-11

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild will host its fourth annual quilt show Aug. 10 and 11 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.

    The public may visit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11.
    Raffle tickets are available for a splitting image pattern quilt, quilted by the Women of the Lutheran Church. The winner of the raffle will be drawn after the quilt show Aug. 11. 
    To purchase tickets, call Nancy Spencer at 836-2800.

  • Animal shelter TNR program date changed

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. July 25.
    For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered.
    Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. July 26 and then released where they were caught.

  • Students recognized at Brescia

    TELL CITY – Sonya Lenea Lindauer from Tell City graduated cum laude from Brescia University with a bachelor’s degree in biology degree. She is a member of Alpha Chi and Delta Epsilon Sigma.
    Lenea received the Biology Area Special Recognition Award, award for participating in the Brescia University Honors Program and completing it, and was the recipient of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Leadership Award.
    Senior Jordan Lee Rhodes from Tell City, who is a major in elementary education, was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list.

  • Cannelton Miss Heritage Fest pageant announced

    CANNELTON – During the 175th anniversary of the city of Cannelton and its annual Heritage Fest, the Cannelton Foundation will sponsor the inaugural Miss Heritage Fest Pageant at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Covered Wagon in Cannelton.
    Winners will be crowned in each category and a trophy will be presented for each runner-up. Categories are Miss, 7- to 9-year olds; Miss Pre-Teen, 10- to 12-year-olds; Miss Teen, 13- to 15-year-olds and Miss Heritage Fest, 16- to 19-year-olds.

  • Michael and Mary Schriefer

    Michael and Mary Schriefer of Santa Claus celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 24, 2012.

    Michael C. “Mike” Schriefer and Mary E. Oeding were married June 24, 1972, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ferdinand. The Rev. Firmus Dick officiated.
    The Schriefers have two children, Matthew of Newburgh and Maria (Mrs. Damian) Koch of rural Boonville. They also have a granddaughter, Elizabeth Koch.