Today's News

  • Annual Wilgus reunion draws more than 150 family members

    JASPER – The 38th annual Wilgus family reunion was held July 21 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper.
    The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, a record-setting 151 were in attendance, including two children, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • Sharing food for others

    Superior Ag Resources Coop Inc. recently made a donation of more than $1,000 to the Perry County Food Coalition to support the food pantries of the coalition in feeding the hungry in Perry County.

  • Five-in-one tomato

    Rodney Shellenberger of Rome grew this unusually shaped tomato. It appears the tomato began as five separate smaller ones but partially grew together into one.

  • Community Events, Aug. 27

    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.

  • COLUMN: Perry County a hidden gem

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This letter was penned by Terry Thrift after a visit to Perry County. The letter was sent to Bev Minto, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Hello, Bev Minto. I wanted to let you know about my recent visit to Tell City to see my long-time friends Pat and Jerry Cooper this past May. I met them back in 1988 and, of course, always enjoyed their company.

  • COLUMN: Time to get serious

    I cringed when I stepped on the bathroom scales Wednesday morning. So did the scales.

    310 pounds. Yikes.

    I’ve never been a slender fellow. Well at least not since the early years of elementary school. I knew I had put on extra pounds the last couple of months. Tight pants and snugger-than-usual shirts told me that. Still, I never expected to be that heavy.

    I’ve always been healthy. Never hospitalized. Other than mild high blood pressure and cholesterol, I’ve never faced chronic health issues.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t let IDEM keep you in the dark

    Don’t worry your pretty little heads about it, Hoosiers.

    The state of Indiana is perfectly comfortable keeping you in the dark. It makes things easier for special interests and the government employees who are supposed to be regulating them.

    The latest evidence supporting that assertion comes from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Quality.

  • Former director of charity agency charged

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Community Foundation Director Sally Houzanme, charged this summer with a misdemeanor count of computer trespass, faces a hearing Wednesday in Perry Circuit Court.

    A pretrial conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. The News reported in March that Houzanme had been fired from her job.

  • Saalman descendants gathering Saturday in Branchville

    BRANCHVILLE – Descendants of Christian Saalman, a German emigrant who settled in Perry County and later fought and died in the Civil War, will dedicate a marker to his memory Saturday.

    A pitch-in meal will be served at 11 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club, with dedication of the marker in Branchville Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

  • St. Augustine Church gearing up for 175-year celebration

    LEOPOLD – Plans are taking shape for the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Augustine Catholic Church Sept. 15-16. A weekend of activities will mark the church’s milestone as well as the 50th anniversary of the Central Perry Fire Department.

    A special Mass will be celebrated Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. with a meal following in the parish hall and shelter. Organizers are asking for a donation of $8 per person.