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Today's News

  • Eight deacons ordained at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Eight seminarians studying at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology received the order of deacon April 6 from the Most Rev. Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Indianapolis.

  • A Living History Lesson

    William Tell Elementary School fifth-graders learned about the lives of their pioneer counterparts Monday, touring the Shubael Little Pioneer for a morning of hands-on learning and plenty of fun. Activities included candle-making, sampling food cooked in a stone oven and learning about the games and chores youngsters their ages would have known in the 1800s. 

  • County commissioners plan town-hall-style meeting at Perry Central High School’s library 7 p.m. May 2

    LEOPOLD – The Perry County commissioners will open a special meeting at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Perry Central High School Library that “will be similar to that of a town-hall session,” according to County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg.

    The commissioners will introduce themselves, then open the floor to the public for questions,comments and concerns, she explained.

  • Children will ride to save lives

    CANNELTON – “We Ride To Save Lives” is again the motto of the Cannelton Schools Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School. 

  • Community Events, April 25

    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.

    Mu Gamma Founder’s Day celebration
    CANNELTON – Members of Mu Gamma will celebrate their Founder’s Day at 6 p.m. today at the Patio Steak House in Cannelton.

  • Komen affiliate gives more than $516,800 for local programs

    EVANSVILLE – The Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded nineteen grants this week totaling $516,810. The 19 grants were made possible by net proceeds raised primarily from the 2012 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure, Bowl for the Cure events in Evansville, Owensboro and Henderson and other supporting fundraisers, individual and corporate donations.

  • Wetland protection, restoration in national forest

    The Hoosier National Forest plays a small but important part in protecting and restoring wetland environments. Wetlands are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the country. Acres have declined drastically since European settlement from land conversion and development. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Midwestern farm belt states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin account for more than 36 million acres of wetlands lost since the country was first colonized.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Fishing at Head Start

    During March, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed “Under the Sea” activities.

    The children played a number fishing game where they would catch a fish, and then had to identify the number on the fish they caught. In the picture, Christian Holmes and Trentan Titus try their hand at the fishing game. For more information about South Perry County Head Start, contact Yvonna Holmes at 547-9457.

  • Honoring community service

    Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder joined mayors from across the country earlier this month to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve. She met with representatives of Lincoln Hills Development Corp., which sponsors the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program locally. Pictured from the left are Tammy Thompson of LHDC, RSVP volunteers Henrietta Dickman and Bobbie Goffinet, RSVP volunteer and RSVP Advisory Council member Maxine Nelson, Snyder, RSVP Director Kim Scales and Bill Borders of LHDC. The photo was taken by Curt Powers, an RSVP volunteer.