Today's News

  • WBC, sound off

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    March Madness or just plain maddening? No, It’s not the NCAA basketball tourney that’s got me writhing. Baseball season is upon us, too. But in the anticipation of the crack of the bat, the gear up seems like such a let down.

  • The power of positive attitude

    Eric Kehl

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: This article is one in an occasional series of columns on work ethics. It was written by Eric Kehl of German American.


    Whether you are a student studying for your education, a volunteer working to support your community or an employee in the workforce, your attitude towards your task at hand means absolutely everything. 

    Nowhere is your positive attitude more appreciated by others than when you are at work.

  • Why the need to be mean?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Social media is a great thing but in too many instances it has a dark side: a coarsening of the public discourse. Simply put, people who regularly talk to one another, even strangers, politely when face to face, aren’t as civil to one another when communicating electronically.

  • NEA funding has a place in the nation’s budget

    Finally, a common sense appeal for how to deal with continued funding of the arts.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explained it best in an op-ed in The Washington Post in defense of National Endowment of the Arts funding. He cites several benefits.

  • Political parties elect officers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s two major political parties have elected officers for the year. Dale Groves, who has led Perry County Democrats for several years, has stepped down for health reasons. The new Democrat Party Chairman is Ryan Risse. The Central Committee consists of vice chairwoman Jody French; Don Sherry, secretary, and Mary Lee Smith, treasurer.

    “It’s been a pleasure to serve in the capacity of the leader of the party,” Groves said. He was recently appointed co-chairman of the Democratic 8th Congressional District.

  • Tell City art show and related events April 10-14

    TELL CITY – The 13th annual Tell City Junior-Senior High School Art Show will be held this year on April 10-13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The show will also be open April 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. and April 14 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the school library/Media Center.

    Some of the items that can be viewed are digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale paper mache’ sculptures, clay projects, and many other projects of various media.

  • Red Sox will dethrone Cubs this year

    It’s tough to repeat as World Series champion - no Major League Baseball team has done it this century.
    The New York Yankees were the last to do so in 2000, the last year of the 20th century.
    There are several reasons, including the longer season with all the layers of playoffs a team has to go through to win the title now.

  • Kohnert wins four events but Tell City falls to Jasper

    JASPER—Emma Kohnert won four individual events but Jasper defeated Tell City 97-35 in a girls track season opener Thursday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.15 seconds, the 300 low hurdles in 51.10, the long jump at 15 feet, 4 1/2 inches, and the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
    Teammate Katie Goffinet placed second in the long jump at 14-4 and third in the 300 hurdles in 53.46.
    The Marksmen also scored twice in the shot put. Emily Hagedorn was second with a 31-foot-11 throw and Kammie Jo Hayes was third at 31-3.

  • Jasper outruns Tell City in season-opening meet

    JASPER—Tell City scored well in the throws, sprints and individual distance races but lost to Jasper 77-55 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

  • Defense may carry Tell City in softball

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—An experienced battery and strong defense could carry Tell City’s softball team to another winning season.
    The Marksmen finished 14-10 last year, only the second winning record in the team’s 21-year history. They have also had three .500 records, including 11-11 two years ago.
    Morgan Schuetter, the team’s main pitcher the last two years, returns for her junior season. She went 10-6 last year.