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Today's News

  • Birthday party for Smokey Bear set for Aug. 3 at Patoka Lake

    BIRDSEYE – The public is invited to join the staff of Patoka Lake as they celebrate Smokey Bear’s 68th birthday Aug. 3, at the Patoka Lake Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Take family and friends and enjoy activities and fun for all ages. Parents can take a camera and take pictures with Smokey Bear.
    The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special demonstration and presentation that is sure to inform and entertain all ages.

  • Uebelhor ribbon cutting on renovated building

    JASPER – Uebelhor Chevy-Cadillac recently celebrated a ribbon cutting announcing the completion of the remodeling of the Chevy-Cadillac building at 972 Wernsing Road in Jasper.

    According to Tony Uebelhor, General Motors has asked all of its dealers to upgrade their facilities. The company had one designated architecture firm develop the design, look and required elements.
    “It is a very clean, open, bright look but most importantly it is very customer focused,” a press release from Ubehlbor stated.

  • Rockport claims 40th sectional crown

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor sports@spencercountyjournal.com

    BOONVILLE – Aided by a critical fifth-inning error, Rockport was able to claim a 40th Legion Baseball sectional title Saturday, outlasting a surprisingly competitive Boonville team 10-7 in the championship round.

    Boonville, who reached the tourney’s double-elimination final following a 7-6, ninth-inning come-from-behind victory over Jasper earlier in the afternoon, scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to pull ahead 6-4.

  • Encaustic printing workshop Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will present a workshop on encaustic printing Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.
    Local amateur artist Laurie Dinkel will lead the workshop.
    Those attending are asked to take a warming tray, electric griddle or frying pan and mitten potholders, if possible.

  • New Directions to host fitness games during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club will host a Perry County fitness games event Aug. 9 through Aug. 11.
    Participants will compete in six different events over three days to test their overall fitness. Anyone can enter and the top three men and women will be selected after the games. Those entering are asked to be familiar with main lifts, such as bench, squat, deadlift and clean lifts.

  • OAKS Senior Center plans Savannah, Jekyll Island, Beaufort trip

    PERRY COUNTY – The OAKS Center in Cannelton is planning a trip to Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C., in November.
    Cost for the seven-day, six-night trip is $539 per person for double occupancy. The group will travel from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16. Cost includes motorcoach transportation, lodging including four nights in Savannah, 10 meals, various different tours on Jekyll Island, in Savannah and in Beaufort and more.

  • Annual St. Meinrad Rocks fest in September to benefit foundation fund

    ST. MEINRAD – The third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest will be held Sept. 27 and 28 and will be an outdoor event this year.

  • Community Events, July 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.


    Open house for Edgar Whitcomb

    TELL CITY – The friends of Edgar Whitcomb will have an open house for the former governor from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.

  • Hoosier Girls State representative visits annual session

    PERRY COUNTY – Hillary Hubert, daughter of Chris and Lora Hubert of Tell City, was chosen by Tell City American Legion Unit 213 to attend the 72nd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, June 23 through June 28 on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Hubert, a junior at Perry Central High School, joined approximately 612 other young women for this government program designed to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  • Lincoln Trail guild’s “quilt show and so much more”

    TELL CITY – Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? 
    You could get that opportunity this summer at the annual quilt show sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild.
    The show will be Aug. 9 and 10 at the Evangelical Church of Christ in Tell City. At the show, you can admire quilts of all sizes and inquire about quilting classes from the ladies of the quilt guild. If enough interest is shown, a day class will be held later in the fall.
    The quilt show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10.