Today's News

  • Price to sign newest book at Schweizer Fest
  • Haley the Comet

    Story and Photos by Larry Goffinet


    SANTA CLAUS – After she competed in the Bloomington diving regional as a senior at Heritage Hills in 2014, Santa Claus resident Haley Pierson thought her diving career might be over.

    But now that career is on fire – literally – as she is in her second summer as a member of the team for Dive!, Holiday World’s always popular show that features a wide variety of dives and much higher ones than she did in high school.

  • Sports Notes; Aug. 3

    TC all-sports passes on sale


    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School all-sports passes are now available for purchase in the athletic office. Prices are: $75 for an individual all-sports pass and $175 for a family pass (limit four family members – $30 for each additional family member). Passes will also be available for purchase at William Tell Elementary’s Back to School Night July 28.


    Old-timers game Tuesday



  • Community Events; Aug. 3



    Blood drive Aug. 9 at St. John’s Lutheran


    EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Aug. 9, in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Blood donors will need to take identification cards.

  • Perry County had big role in state’s early coal history

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist


    Coal is to Indiana what oil is to Texas. Since the mid 1800s, it’s been the fuel that powers the Hoosier economy. 

    “We get 85 percent of our energy from coal,” explained Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens. “That’s huge because Indiana is the No. 1 manufacturing state in the nation.”    

  • Hospital trustees OK mammography equipment

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will soon be using a Mammotome revolve vacuum-assisted biopsy system, which will allow medical staff to more accurately and less invasively retrieve tissue samples. The hospital’s board of trustees approved the $36,888.25 purchase during their July 22 regular meeting.

  • Tell City’s big week is here; we have a lot to celebrate

    Schweizer Fest is here and we know it’s going to be a great week. As we write this on a Friday, we continue to hear rave reviews of the Schweizer Fest production of “Mary Poppins.” That show wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

    Thanks to everyone involved in its success.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It also recognizes the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and following generations

  • Honoring a fallen hero

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    A man in the Netherlands is trying to locate relatives of a Troy man killed in World War II. With today’s issue of News going to every household, I hope someone will soon be sending an overseas email.

    I may have mentioned Nowy van Hedel’s request in a column some time ago, but the 30-year-old Dutch man recently sent another email explaining what he has learned about Clifford M. Mills, and the battle in which he and more than 8,000 other U.S. men were killed.

  • Road runs calling your name




    If you have been through downtown Tell City the past few days, I am sure you have noticed the town readying itself for our annual Schweizer Fest celebration.

    I hope you have started to make a list of things that you would like for yourself and your family to experience these next few days.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union welcomes staff to soon-to-open Tell City branch

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Hills Credit Union has welcomed new staff to serve members at its new Tell City location, set to open later this summer.

    Terena Kyle

    Terena Kyle has been hired as vice president of Tell City operations. In her new role with Hoosier Hills Credit Union, she will oversee all operations of the Tell City branch.