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Today's News

  • Community events, Feb. 21

    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.


    Perry Central band accepting donations

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters are now accepting donations for the band’s annual silent auction and vendors fundraiser.

  • Library board votes to demolish house

    By TRISTA LUTGRING

  • Meeting news, Feb. 21

    Jonathan Jennings, Daughters of 1812
    CORYDON – The Jon-athan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, held its February meeting in Corydon with Carol Seales, president, presiding, using the national society ritual.

  • High-school contest helps benefit Zach Taylor family

    The students of Tell City Junior-Senior High School recently held a fundraising contest to raise money for the Zach Taylor Family fund. Through the week of Feb. 4, students raised $1,550 to donate. The grade who raised the most won a chance to put a pie in the face of Principal Brad Ramsey, pictured in the first photo below. In the second photo, Ramsey presents a check for the funds raised to Glenn Goffinet.

  • Sunday night religion class: picking a pope

     Sophomore religious-education students at St. Paul Catholic Church learned about the process of picking a pope Sunday evening. Benedictine Sister Mary Emma Jochum, the parish’s director of religious education, led the discussion with students offering ideas on the qualities a new pontiff should have. Suggestions included a pope in tune with the needs of younger Catholics, a knowledge of the world outside of Rome and Europe and one able to speak a number of languages. 

  • Wilson graduates USI

    DALE – Michelle Renee Wilson of Dale graduated Dec. 8 from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in psychology. She maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and was listed on the dean’s list each term she was enrolled. She graduated cum laude.

    Since graduation, Wilson has been working at Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare in Evansville.
    She is the daughter of Jeff Wilson of Jasper and Joyce Beard of Dale. She is the granddaughter of Kermit and Lena Wittman of Evanston.

  • News in Brief, Feb. 21

    Chili cook-off set for Sunday at Santa Claus Legion
    SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 will host a chili cook-off Sunday at the post home. Doors open at noon with judging at 2 p.m. Those entering should take a slow cooker of already prepared chili. Entry fee is $20 with the first-place winner receiving $150. The second-place award is $50. Pre-registration isn’t required. For more information, call 937-2611.

    Kite workshop at the Patoka Lake

  • Daughters of Isabella plan open meeting

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will hold an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall in Tell City. This meeting will provide information to any Catholic woman 16 years old and older who might be interested in joining their organization.

  • Cannelton prepping graveyards for spring

    CANNELTON – With spring around the corner, Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh advises residents the street department will begin preparing the city’s graveyards for cleanup.
    These preparations will include pulling all flowers around the bases of headstones in the ground, removing all shepherd’s hooks also placed near headstones and cleaning off all items on the bases of the headstones as they are harmful to the city’s mowers and workers using trimmers.

  • Meth lab suspect in Tell Street fire

    TELL CITY– An evening fire in the 1600 block of Tell Street Tuesday injured one man and sent another to jail on drug charges.