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  • Community Events; April 24

    VFW serving breakfast Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the post home. Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order. Cost is $7, which includes tax. Carryout meals will be available. The public is invited.


    Quilt show this weekend


  • Legalized monopolies go against capitalism

    There may be risks in vaping an electronic cigarette, but the government shouldn’t circumvent the existing standards of law in its regulation.

    In 2016, a bill passed the Indiana legislature that, through extremely specific criteria, essentially gave one security firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc. of Lafayette, the right to approve or disapprove electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers in the state.

  • Eclipse buzz growing

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Before you read any further, grab a pen and paper and jot down the following date and event: “Aug. 21, 2017. Eclipse of the sun.”

    The big event, the buzz is just beginning to stir, is just a few months off. But big events deserve pre-planning, and the first major solar eclipse for many of us will be a milestone event to remember.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties. I’ve heard about four already in Perry and Spencer counties alone.

  • Tell City needs a cinema

    We’ll let the criminal and civil cases against William Lillpop work their way through the court system but we will use this space today to voice our strong hope that a theater remains in Tell City.

  • The final weeks of session

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    The Indiana General Assembly is in the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. This year, I have worked on several important measures that I believe will continue to promote Hoosier values and make Indiana a great place to live, work and raise a family.

    Senate Enrolled Act 322 requires all individuals arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample along with finger prints, photographs and other information during the booking process.

  • PC boys 2nd in triangular match

    SANTA CLAUS—Zach James shot 42 to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Forest Park won with 167. Perry Central shot 190 and Wood Memorial 200.
    Besides James, Perry Central scorers were Coby Aders with 48, Garrett James 49, and Brennan Tucker 51.
    Lain Knieriem, who shot 52, and Braeden Etienne, 67, also played for the Commodores.
    Perry Central assistant coach Ray James said the Commodores had some putting problems in the match.

  • What constitutes a track & field MVP?

    At the conclusion of Tell City’s track invitational April 15, it was announced that Tell City sprinter Cameron Kessinger was the Most Valuable Performer for the boys and Crawford County’s Haylea Crandall was the MVP for the girls.
    Meet officials said afterward that the MVPs should have been South Spencer’s Kipper Johnson for the boys and Tell City’s Emma Kohnert for the girls, as they scored the most points and that was what the award was supposed to be based on.

  • Braves slam PC

    LEOPOLD—Kierra Schoenbaechler hit a grand slam and Whitney Bogan pitched a three-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 11-1 in softball Friday.
    “We struggled pitching the first inning and loaded the bases and gave up a grand slam,” noted Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “But we still stayed focus and we had three hits off of a very good pitcher.
    “We made some nice plays in the outfield, with Maddie Labhart making a nice catch and a very nice throw home to Alana (Schepers) for a double play.

  • Perry Central loses road games to Orleans, Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Mitchell scored eight runs in the third inning on seven hits and an error and beat Perry Central 12-2 in PLAC baseball Friday.
    The Bluejackets outhit Perry Central 15-5 for the game and gave up no walks and committed no errors.
    Perry Central pitchers Ethan Myler and Jaron Underhill also walked none.
    Myler struck out five in three innings and Underhill struck out two in one inning.

  • Tell City 2nd, PC 3rd in tri-meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert won three events to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    Forest Park won with 74 points. Tell City scored 48 and Perry Central 43.
    Kohnert won the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, the long jump at 14 feet, 8 3/4 inches, and the 300-meter low hurdles in 50.93 seconds.
    She placed second in the 100 high hurdles to Perry Central’s Payton Emmons, 16.40 to 16.70.