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Today's News

  • Little Pigeon Baptist Church gospel sing Aug. 16

    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church near Lamar will hold a meal and gospel sing Saturday, Aug. 16, at the church.

    A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and singing by “The Montgomery Family” will begin at 7 p.m. All are invited and welcome.

  • Mary Help of Christians Church to host Mariah Hill picnic Sunday

    MARIAH HILL – The annual Mariah Hill picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 10 at the church grounds of Mary Help of Christians three miles east of Dale on Highway 62.

    Mariah Hill “famous soup” will be available by the bowl or in bulk. Take your own containers.

    Beginning at 10 a.m., fried-chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining hall.

    A grand raffle will be held at 4:30 p.m. with more than 100 prizes.

  • Rural News

    GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Congratulations to James Mark Rhodes II and Jaime Lee Hess, who were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.  

    The reception followed at the Tell City American Legion. May God bless them with many years of happiness.

  • Community Events

    Zumba weekly at Schergens Center
    TELL CITY – Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness sponsor Zumba classes at the Schergens Center at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Cost is $3 per class or $12 for five sessions.

    Perry County students are admitted to classes for free. Those attending are asked to wear athletic shoes, take water and a towel and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in.

  • Blinzinger Reunion

    Fifty people attended the first Blinzinger family reunion July 5, at Windward Heights Country Club.The oldest person attending was Bette Pagragan from Tell City, who was 91 July 4. The youngest was Keeley Pagragan, 2 ½ months, from Lexington, Ky. The person attending from the farthest away was Darla Shoemaker Hetzel and her husband, Wilford, of Powhatan, Va.

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
     

  • Fischer – Boehm

    Kristin Fischer of Tell City and Jonathan Boehm of Holland were joined in marriage during an evening ceremony May 10, 2014, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky.

    The bride is the daughter of Richard and Lahna Fischer of Tell City and the groom is the son of Randy Boehm of Holland and the late Virginia Ann Boehm.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Paul Alvey.

  • Reunions

    • Tell City Class of 2004 will host its 10-year class reunion at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Knights of Columbus. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 per person and will include drinks and dinner catered by New Boston Tavern. For more information, email tellcityclassof2004@gmail.com or call Zac at (812) 547-8630.

    • Tell City Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City. Guests may arrive beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.

  • Social News

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Patio restaurant.

    THE ST. MICHAEL CHURCH ST. ANN SOCIETY will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 in Father Marendt Hall. Hostesses will be Margaret Shank, Mary Jo Shellenberg, Pauline Thorn and Helen Wittman.

    Refreshments will be served and the meeting will be followed by bingo.
    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • Snippets of history from Tell City’s founding

    Mark Oberhausen shared his presentation in June to the Tell City Historical Society. In the spirit of celebrating Tell City’s history during Schweizer Fest, we are sharing portions of his work.

    • The Swiss Colonization Society was organized in Cincinnati in November, 1856, with the goal of acquiring land for a new city for its members. The society wanted to purchase 10,000 acres on a river and in a free state.