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Today's News

  • Perry County woman makes 471-mile ride

    DES MOINES, Iowa - For years Earlene Preher of Leopold was one of the top distance runners in Perry County, winning several road races.

    But a knee injury a few years ago made her unable to continue her running career, so she started focusing more on bicycling. "Bicycling doesn't bother my knee one bit," she said.

    Two years ago while on vacation in Arizona she read a newspaper article about an annual bicycle ride across Iowa sponsored by a Des Moines paper, the Register.

  • Programs at Rickenbaugh House

    PERRY COUNTY - Hoosier National Forest officials have scheduled two interpretive programs at the Rickenbaugh House.

    Fights in the Forest begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and will show attendees predators and their prey.

    Looking Forward to Fall will touch base on the upcoming seasonal changes at 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

  • Presentation rescheduled for Sept. 9

    TELL CITY - The Dolly Parton Imagination Library presentation has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Schergens Center.

    The library is a nationwide literacy program started in 1995. The United Way of Perry County is hosting the event and reservations are due by Sept. 1.

    Call 547-2577 or e-mail unitedwayperry@psci.net to RSVP. For more information about the program visit www.imaginationlibrary.com.

  • Special meeting Thursday

    TELL CITY - A meeting to explore the possibility of creating a social services community resource center to help the community will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    Gene Recker of Recker Consulting will facilitate the meeting. Call 547-2577 by Monday to RSVP.

  • Tasty job

    Tell City attorney John Werner and News advertising representative Sara Sommer "had it rough" Aug. 2 as they judged entries in the first Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off. Fourteen teams took part, with a county team winning top honors for their chicken and ribs.

  • Hill representative to be at NARFE meeting

    JASPER - Adam Dickey, Baron Hill's field representative, will be the guest speaker for Wednesday's meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association in Jasper.

    Also attending will be the area NARFE Vice President Paul Johnson.

    The meeting is at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, starting with lunch at noon EDT with Dickey speaking at 1 p.m. and the business meeting will follow.

    Active federal employees and all spouses are invited.

  • Schweizer Fest Street-Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY - Winners in the Aug. 3 C have been announced by Hauenstein's Mens Wear. There were 43 floats and 74 participants in this year's street-car parade, a record.

    Ages 4 years and younger

    First place, Alyssa and Cameron Howell; second place, Avery Vaught; third place, Cole and Blake Hess.

    Ages 5 to 7

    First place, Kelsey and Logan Marshall; second place, Dax Huff; third place, Devon and Jayden Casebolt.

    Ages 8 to 10

  • Support group to meet

    TELL CITY - Soldiers' family members and the general public are invited to attend the next meeting of the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based soldiers, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the armory.

    The group's meetings include discussions of issues faced by spouses separated by military deployment. At a July 31 meeting, for example, county Veterans Services Officer Wayne Hubert told attendees a family-relief fund can help those experiencing trouble paying "any expenses related to having your soldier activated."

  • Gazebo honors couple's community spirit

    TELL CITY - A new City Hall gazebo dedicated last week honors the memories of a couple who always felt blessed to live in Tell City, their sons said Wednesday.

    The family of the late Charles "Chick" and Virginia Borders stepped forward to acknowledge their sponsorship of the gazebo that hosted its first Schweizer Fest events last week and will serve the community for decades to come.

    Brothers Gene and Bill Borders presented a plaque to Mayor Barbara Ewing naming the structure the Charles and Virginia Borders Colonnade.

  • Should ATVs be used on county roads?

    Commissioner seeks opinions from public

    TELL CITY - People have asked Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel about allowing off-road vehicles to use county roads, and now he's asking county residents what they think.

    Vanderburgh County commissioners adopted an ordinance about a month ago, Fortwendel said during a regular meeting of the Perry County commissioners Wednesday.

    "I have been approached by several people about making it legal for (all-terrain vehicles) to have access to county roads," he said. "I'm asking for input from the public."