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Today's News

  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • Operation Round Up accepting grant applications

     

    SPENCER COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very viable way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Tuesday, Sept. 15. Disbursements will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory, which covers the counties of Perry and Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick.

  • Church News; Aug. 27

    Trinity United Church of Christ ice cream socialAug. 30

     

    FULDA – The Trinity United Church of Christ, one mile south of Fulda, will have an ice cream social and homecoming from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

    There will be a light dinner, homemade ice cream and live music.

     

    Ice cream and fellowship Sunday at Deer Creek Church

     

  • Tipsaw Lake reopens to swimming

    Tipsaw Lake beach has reopened for swimming, two weeks after high levels of coliform bacteria prompted its closure. Water tests show the lake is now safe for public use, the Hoosier National Forest reported in a press release. Personnel regularly test the water for harmful bacteria in swimming areas.  High coliform counts could have come from a number of sources, including animals such as waterfowl. Tipsaw beach will be open through Labor Day weekend.

  • Cemetery restoration project planned for Saturday in Tobinsport

    TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Restoration Project will hold a work session this Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9 a.m.

    This session will be held at the Simons Cemetery, located next to the Methodist Church, in Tobinsport.

    During the session, participants will clean the old tombstones and reset fallen ones. 

  • Winter Marie Jean Lautner

    Olivia Renae Hurst and Bradley Dale Lautner of Tell City, announce the birth of a daughter, Winter Marie Jean Lautner.

    Winter was born Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches.

    Grandparents are Billie and Jimmy Hargis, of Dale, Joe Hurst and Lori Lyons of Dale, Mary Ann Lautner of Ferdinand and Dale Lautner of Tell City.

  • Deposit bottle nostalgia should be common practice today

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    news@perry countynews.com Oh those trips of yesteryear, when kids rode in the back of station wagons or under the protection of the windowed spaceship that was in fact the family car’s hatchback.

    On select days, such short trips to the grocery often meant playing a make-shift musical number with the glass bottles destined for the store’s deposit racks.

  • Whopper cantaloupe
  • Menus Week of Aug. 31–4, 2015

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

    PERRY CENTRAL SCHOOLS

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage Bagel LUNCH - Chicken Patty on Bun, Green Beans, Pears

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry Muffin LUNCH - Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Breadstick, Corn, Applesauce, Cookie

    Wednesday: BREAKFAST - French Toast Sticks LUNCH - Sausage, Egg, Biscuit, Hash-brown, Gravy, Cooked Apples

  • Lee and Deanna Moseby

    Lee and Deanna Moseby of Evansville recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.

    Mr. Moseby married the former Deanna Heeke Aug. 4, 1990, at Tell City Church of Christ.

    They are the parents of two children, Breanne  (John) Benton of Chicago and Bryce Moseby, who lives in Washington state. Their daughter and her husband also recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and the two generations of couples celebrated together with a family gathering that included cake and punch. Lee and Deanna are also planning a Caribbean cruise.