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Today's News

  • Trojans overtake Perry Central in 4th quarter

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central’s missed opportunities in the fourth quarter hurt in a 41-36 boys basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    The Commodores took a 3-2 early and did not give up the lead until Wood Memorial’s Lathan Falls made a three-pointer from the right wing with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter. That shot gave the Trojans a 32-30 lead.
    Perry Central’s Michael Schwartz then made an eight-foot shot to tie it.
    Both teams missed shots on their next possessions.

  • Southridge’s defense shuts down Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With both teams hitting under 39 percent from the field, turnovers and rebounding made the difference as Southridge beat Tell City 47-23 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City committed 17 turnovers, nine more than Southridge, and got outrebounded 25-18.
    “They’re pretty solid defensively,” Tell City Coach Greg Arnold said of the Raiders.

  • COLUMN: Caleb Mills helped build the Indiana public school system

    By ANDREA NEAL
    Guest Columnist

    Andrea Neal is a teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016.

    Indiana’s 1816 Constitution called for a statewide system of free public schools but it didn’t happen until the 1850s – after education reformers demanded it.

  • COLUMN: Once in Royal David’s city

    By ROBERT MORRISON
    Guest Columnist

    The ancient scriptures tell us the story of a census, a time for everyone to register with the government and enroll with the powers that ruled over them. A young carpenter took his wife to Bethlehem because that was the city of David, and the story tells us, that is where the Roman ruler required them to go so they could be taxed.

  • EDITORIAL: America violates its own ideals in torturing prisoners

    The first definition of the noun ideal in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is “a standard of perfection, beauty or excellence. Although it has fallen short now and again, this nation was built upon a number of ideals that makes many of us proud to have been born and raised here.

    One of those ideals is our sense of justice. Evidence was presented last week – in the form of 525 pages of executive summary – that many actions have been taken in our name that violate our deep-seated ideas of justice.

  • Bristow United to present ‘David’s Dynasty’ Saturday

    BRISTOW – The Christmas play “David’s Dynasty” will be presented at the Bristow United Pentecostal Church at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Everyone is welcome.

  • Parade, chili-cook off winners honored

    Tell City Christmas Parade float winners were honored Friday at City Hall. 

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  • Service of the Longest Night planned for Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

    The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB will lead the service with prayer and Scripture that acknowledge those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season.

  • Land of Lights now open for season

    SANTA CLAUS – The sixth annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure is open weekends through Dec. 14 and will be open each day Dec. 17 through New Year’s Eve.

    Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the “Shining Story of Rudolph” with thousands of bright, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes and dozens of storyboards.

    At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America. Each vehicle receives a free photo with Rudolph.

  • Community Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Santa Claus to visit library Wednesday