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Today's News

  • Social News

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    THE WILLIAM TELL CENTER will host its weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Country Sunshine will perform. Cost is $5 and includes drinks and snacks. Line dancing is held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Card playing is held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. The public is invited to all events. Call 547-2714 for more information.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman is accused of battering a child she was caring for. According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police Tuesday about an investigation involving a child under the age of 14 being a possible victim of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks, which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Love of Place: Thoughts on Perry County

    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Brad Faith.

    “You have roots in a place, or you don’t. You can’t force them.”  So writes southern Indiana author James Alexander Thom. “It helps if you are born there, but that’s not your choice to make.”

  • Farmers Market Extravaganza

    The arrival of locally grown tomatoes, potatoes and sweet corn sent a big crowd to last Wednesday’s Perry County Farmers Market. Held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, the markets also offer flowers, baked goods and other local products.

    Markets will continue until late fall. It’s not too late for sellers to take part. Call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933 for more information.  Wednesday’s market begins at 4 p.m. Saturday’s starts at 8 a.m.
     

  • Help ‘Stuff the Bus’

    School-supply drive coming Friday and SaturdayPERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to help Stuff the Bus to help families in need? United Way of Perry County is sponsoring its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive Friday and Saturday for this area’s students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations and Perry County Head Start, said United Way Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports Notes

    Horseshoes tourney set for Aug. 7-8
    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner doubles horseshoes tourney will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The draw-for-partners horseshoe s tourney will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, also at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

  • Post 254 defeats Jasper

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Austin Paulin had two RBIs, Gant Miller finished with two hits and Rockport rode great pitching to an 8-1 win over Jasper in the American Legion baseball regional opener Tuesday. After putting Post 147 down in order in the first inning, Rockport leadoff man Kobe Stephens appeared to get the offense off to an innocuous start when he lightly tapped a grounder back to Jasper pitcher Brandon Bayer.

  • Brager, Ettensohn lead charge at swim championships

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – It was a productive day for the Tri-County Swim Club, which took first with 2,907 points at the Summer Swim Conference Championships at Tell City Saturday.

    The club, which consisted of swimmers from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties, edged the Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators, which placed second with 2,766.

    Miles Brager was the day’s big winner, taking first in five individual races and one relay.

  • LeClere puts best foot forward at All-Star game

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A former Perry Central standout played a key role in the South All-Stars’ 30-2 rout of the North team at last Friday’s annual Indiana Football Coaches Association game.

    Invited to play as a punter, 2014 Commodore grad Austin LeClere also saw considerable time as an outside linebacker and made a crucial first-quarter play that helped pave the way for the South’s blowout win.

  • Forest interns gain wildlife experience

    Editor’s note: Hoosier National Forest officials regularly upate the public on programs and projects in the forest. This report was provided by wildlife biologist Steve Harriss.