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Today's News

  • Perry County grief group to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Grief Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This group is open to anyone who has experienced loss, whether it is a family member or friend.

    The group meets on the first floor and participants are asked to use the back door and parking lot. People from surrounding areas are also welcome to attend.

  • LHDC program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program.

    Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

  • Perry County rabies clinics planned

    PERRY COUNTY – Two local veterinarians will offer rabies clinics at several locations in the county this month and in early May. Dr. Bill Schoene from County-Wide Animal Clinic in Cannelton and Dr. Alan Decker of Greenwood Animal Hospital in Tell City will host the clinics. Any dog or cat may be vaccinated if at least 3 months old. Fee is $9 per animal and pet owners are encouraged to attend the clinic nearest them.

    • Monday, April 13, Bristow Milling Co. lot  in Bristow, Dr. Alan Decker, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Youth Sunday April 26 at Tell City United Methodist

    TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church will host Youth Sunday at 9 a.m. April 26, followed by Sunday school at 10:15. Come check out what the youth have planned for worship at the church.

  • Community Events; April 20

    Library open house today

     

    TELL CITY – In celebration of National Library Week, the Perry County Public Library invites the community to visit the Tell City library branch during an open house April 16. 

    Cookies and punch will be available to guests and Friends of the Library members will also host tours of the library.

    The event is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Tell City.

     

    Leopold yard sales this weekend

     

  • Kiwanis BBQ, Coke sales to benefit youth projects

    TELL CITY – Are you planning a barbecue over Memorial Day weekend? If so, the Tell City Kiwanis Club wants to help.

    Tell City Kiwanians are taking orders for their Hog Daddy Days Barbecue and Coca-Cola fundraisers.

    Barbecue prepared by Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit and any of 44 Coke products may be ordered from any Kiwanian or by calling one the following project chairpersons listed below.

  • Social News; April 20

    THE ST. MICHAEL ST. ANN SOCIETY will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20 (today), in Father Marendt Hall. There will be a business meeting, bingo and refreshments. Hostesses will be Rachel Schaefer, Pauline Thorn, Virginia White and Helen Wittman.

     

    THE TELL CITY CLASS OF 1971 will gather at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Fiesta Grande in Tell City. All classmates are welcome to attend.

     

  • Touched by a tornado

    JIM ADKINS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    ThePerry County News recently had a story recalling the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that rampaged across our region. After reading about and remembering that episode from years ago, I thought I’d write a personal account about a more recent occurrence of deadly winds that tore through southern Indiana. April is tornado season here, and as the News suggested, we should all be prepared for the capricious nature of the weather.

  • A silly dare and a nun

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I don’t have a lot of time to attend auctions but I suspect quite a few people will be interested in one coming up April 30. A variety of items, including school desks, from St. Mark Church’s rectory and former school will hit the auction block at 5 p.m. at Dixon’s Auction Service in Tell City. Several folks from the parish showed me a few of the desks that will be auctioned.

  • RFRA’s quick passage shows state government needs more balance

    When the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate was dedicated in Boston last month, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, great-nephew of the man the institute is named for, made some interesting comments about the way Congress works.