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Today's News

  • Community Events; May 21

    Free health screenings at Twilight Towers

     

    TELL CITY – Spring has sprung, and it’s a perfect time to take charge of your health.

    The next Deaconess VNA Plus blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings are scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Screenings will be conducted by a registered nurse and no pre-registration is necessary.

  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – Monday we will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 24 and 25.

  • Rural News; Gerald; May 21

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Bessie Kincaid, who passed away on May 8, 2015, at the Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also to Candy Boerste’s family, we extended our condolences. She passed away at the Perry County memorial hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 21

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —  The St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and Ladies Auxiliary will make its annual visit to local cemeteries this coming Sunday morning, May 24. 

    The group will begin the memorial services with its first stop at the Doolittle Mills Cemetery at approximately 7:20 a.m. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for this worthwhile event as we remember the departed.

    The Perry Central Senior Class of 2015 will graduate at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday afternoon, May 24.

  • Looking Back

    70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945

     

    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • Tell City’s Mayfield earns academic honors

    TELL CITY – Stephanie Robinson Mayfield, of Tell City, recently completed four semesters of coursework in obstetrics and surgical medicine, earning all A’s, as part of the Vincennes University-Jasper Campus’ nursing program.

    Mayfield is a graduate of Perry Central High School and the daughter of Tracey Dwiggins of Ohio and the late Toni Robinson.

    She is the granddaughter of Loretta and Robert Dwiggins, also of Ohio.

    Mayfield and her husband, David, have a four-year-old daughter, Arianna.

  • Scouts remember veterans
  • American Legion poppy sales to begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; May 21
  • Humane society seeking items for annual yard sale

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.