Today's News

  • Rural News; Jan. 22


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Noah James of Boonville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 7. He was the son of Rob and Amy James of Boonville and the grandson of Ronnie and Beth (Alvey) James of Branchville. Our condolences also to the family of Casper L. “John” Etienne, who passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at his home. Sympathy to the family of Beth Ann Kellems, who passed away, Sunday, Jan. 11.

  • Looking Back; Jan. 22

    70 Years Ago

    Jan. 15, 1945


    • Three Hoosier Marine Corps friends from Perry County staged a reunion in the Pacific recently, their first since being shipped off to war. Pvt. First Class Ernest Schwartz of Cannelton, Pvt. First Class James W. Miller of Tell City and Pvt. First Class William A. Jarboe, also of Tell City, saw their first action on Guam.

    • George W. Alvey and Fanny B. Sims, both of Troy, were married by Squire Joseph Schwartz Jan. 6.

  • Daughters seek veterans photos for upcoming book

    TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

    The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

    The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Lincoln Hills Development Corp. celebrates 50 years

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp., a Perry County headquartered Community Action Agency, celebrated the 50th year of existence with an open house and ribboncutting Jan. 7 at its corporate headquarters at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Approximately 75 people turned out for the event, with the Perry County Chamber of Commerce cutting the ribbon. There was also a special appearance by Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dean Dorrell. Founding Board Chairman J. David Huber was also on hand and was presented a special memento to commemorate the occasion.

  • 10-digit dialing to begin Feb. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

    For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until Feb. 7 to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

    The change in dialing patterns is necessary for the introduction of the new 930 area code, which will be implemented shortly March 7.

  • New grief-support group to meet in February

    SANTA CLAUS – Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.

    Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

  • Author to speak at Lincoln Day Program

    LINCOLN CITY – John Barr, author of the book “Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition From the Civil War to the Present,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday, Feb. 8.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

  • SIP accepting scholarship applications through Feb. 16

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power announces that its Operation Round Up board of trustees is accepting applications for $500 scholarships through February 16, with disbursement for the fall semester of 2015. 

    Eligible students must be scheduled to attend their sophomore or higher year of college in the fall of 2015, be enrolled as a full time student carrying 12 hours or more and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

  • Perry County Professionals to meet Tuesday, Feb. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Professionals group will have its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Perry County Port Authority.

    Alvin Evans will be the guest speaker.

    Perry County Professionals is group of individuals who network and communicate about the community and the organizations and businesses with which they are associated with. 

    Anyone interested in networking with other professionals is invited to attend.

  • Five novices join Benedictine community at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony at the monastery entrance, five novices were clothed in the Benedictine habit Jan. 19, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. They now begin a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history. 

    Novice Peter Szidik, 25, of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a 2011 graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.