Today's News

  • Perry Central announces homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central 2017-18 basketball homecoming ceremony will be held between the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games vs. Orleans, Friday, Jan. 18. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    Senior king and queen candidates, voted on by the entire student body, are:



  • Storyteller Capel to speak at 2018 Lincoln Day Program
  • Good riddance to Trump’s election fraud commission

    Occasionally, America’s system of democracy exhibits its resilience by purging unworthy attempts to alter it.

    The demise of President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is a shining example.

  • Make it a year of service

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The start of a new year brings plenty of opportunities to get involved in our community, from volunteering your time toward a cause you find important to running for office. Even if your original New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, there’s time to become and stay involved. You’ll be happier and so will others in our community who need the help.

  • Make Hoosier kids priority




    Thank you to thePerry County News for Jan. 1 editorial, “Department of Child Services claims demand attention.”  I hope it helps to educate the public about this serious problem in Indiana and especially in the five counties that compose Indiana House District 74 (Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer).

  • Succulents for successful indoor blooms

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle. I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.

  • Snow slows weekend schedule

    PERRY COUNTY—The winter’s first ice and snowstorm wiped out most of the sports schedule for Perry County teams Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City’s home PAC boys basketball game with South Spencer, scheduled Saturday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, with the varsity game starting at 7 p.m.
    The Tell City Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, scheduled before that game, will be moved to a later weekend home game.

  • Wolfpack mauls Marksmen

    MARENGO—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly had a succinct description for the Marksmen’s 70-9 wrestling loss to Crawford County Thursday.
    “We got beaten like a drum,” he said.
    There were some extenuating circumstances, though.
    “We had several injuries and several with the flu,” noted Stahly. “Hopefully we’ll be healed by next week.”
    With the illness and injuries, the Marksmen forfeited in seven of the 14 weight classes.

  • Braves top Tell City girls despite Armstrong’s 4 wins

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won two individual events and two relays but Tecumseh topped Tell City 84-74 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Armstrong won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.42 and the 500 free in 6:33.00.
    She teamed with Destiny Little, Brea Haller and Taylor Kratzer to win the 200 medley relay in 2:25.62, 13-hundredths of a second ahead of Tecumseh.
    Armstrong, Haller, Brenna Franzman and Destiny Little won the 400 free relay in 4:48.43.
    Tecumseh won the other eight events. But Brenna Franzman earned two individual second places.

  • Marksmen nip Braves in final relay of meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City placed first and third in the final event, the 400-yard free relay, to beat Tecumseh 86-82 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Unlike in track, a team can enter two teams in a swimming relay and three places are scored in a relay in a dual meet.
    Tell City trailed by two points entering the 400 free relay and needed to win that event to tie the Braves and to take first and third place in it to win the meet.
    Miles Brown, Elliot Reed, Neal Hollinden and Drew Ettensohn won it in 3:43.40, though they trailed until Hollinden pulled them even.