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Today's News

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

  • Social News

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The committee for refreshments will be Betty Litherland, Bernadette Linne, Elizabeth Linne, Cathy Lock and Judith Lorenz. Members unable to attend should call in their volunteer hours to Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805.

  • Scott’s ‘Exodus’ is problematic, but still enjoyable

    Eric Harris,
    film review

    There are three issues that need to be addressed immediately for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” First, the “controversy” over the cast.

  • Winter interest in fruit and foliage

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there. I actually find them somewhat restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. So, when the winter sky moves in, I search out the plants in the landscape that have color.

    We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?

  • Dogs add their own perspective to Christmas

    Phil Junker Outdoor Tales
    Dogs have always been an important part of our Christmas and holiday season. To the Junkers, they are family.

    The dogs at the Junker house have also played an important role as have the dogs at the homes of other family members. That includes: Duke, Ripley and Kyann.

    Our dogs have traveled with us to Christmas events, puppies have pulled ornaments from trees, they have had their own stocking, received gifts and disliked New Year’s fireworks.

  • Holiday will bring closures

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas holiday will close most governmental offices Wednesday and Thursday.

    County offices will be closed both days, including the Perry County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex in Cannelton. City Hall in Tell City will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. City Hall offices will be open Dec. 31 but will be closed Jan. 1.

  • Council thanks outgoing officials

    Outgoing County Councilman Stan Goffinet examines a plaque presented to him Thursday by Councilman Steve Goodson, who commended his “hard work and dedication in county government.” “I appreciate it and I’ve enjoyed working with everybody and I’ve learned a lot,” Goffinet replied. Councilman Chet Mathena was to have received a plaque, as well, but was absent from the meeting. Both of the outgoing councilmen were defeated in May’s primary election and will be replaced by Danny Bolin and John Taylor, respectively, in January.

  • Christmas Preparations

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Once upon a time I used to devise all sorts of ways to count down the days until Christmas. I was that eager to wrap up a semester of school and welcome Santa and his presents under the tree.

    The real longing began in church, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the first Advent candle at church.

    An evergreen wreath with four candles was placed in the front of the congregation and each week, another candle was lit, leading up to the weekend before Christmas.

  • Strengthen Indiana through education

    By Lloyd Arnold
    District 74 State Representative

    Teachers prepare students for the future and play a vital role in their lives. Think back to a time when you were in school; are there certain teachers that really stood out or made a lasting impression on your life?

    These teachers might have taught in a more exciting way or showed true passion for the job, which reflected in their instruction, and it is incredible the impact and difference one effective teacher can make in our lives.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.