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Today's News

  • Church News, Aug. 2

    Eckerty Camp starts today, ends Aug. 12
    ECKERTY – The 104th annual Eckerty Camp begins at 7 p.m. EST today and will continue throughout Aug. 12. Services are at 7 p.m. each night and at 6 p.m. EST each Sunday.
    Christians of every faith are urged to attend this interdenominational campaign. The evangelist and singers for this year’s event are the Rev. and Mrs. M.R. McCrary. The missionaries of Evangelistic Faith Missions are Zack and Sarah Roberts.

  • Vacation Bible school at Bethel Baptist

    The Rev. Ron Ammon of Bethel Baptist Church received a pie in the face from wife Lesa after the boys lost again in money collected during the churches Bible school held July 16-20.

    In 14 years at the church, Ammon has only won one time. The Bible school concluded with a high-energy songfest, pictured above, presented by children who attended the week long activities. Bethel Baptist is located at 911 Fulton Street in Tell City.
     

  • Plott enthusiasts on the trail to Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Fans of a particular breed of hunting hound are hot on a trail leading them to Tell City for three days of shows, bench trials and camaraderie.

    National Plott Days activities are being held at the county 4-H fairgrounds through Saturday and are expected to draw dozens of Plott hound owners as well as the dogs they love.

    “It’s a big event for us and there will be lots of people here enjoying their dogs and each other’s company,” said Steve Powers, who drove from Chattanooga, Tenn., to pick up a female Plott puppy.

  • Twilight Towers Tenant Council meets; plans fundraisers, quilt raffle

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 18 with President Joyce Richardt in charge.
    The July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Wilma Langdon, Patty Spurlock, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Joy Howell, Mona Howell, Bill Kelsay, Gilbert Foertch, Sherrill Hoosier and Rick Hess.
    There will be a fundraiser breakfast and bake sale starting at 6 a.m. Aug. 11 in the dining room. Biscuits and gravy will be served. A full order will be $2 and a half order will be $1.

  • Cannelton Heritage Fest, anniversary activities announced

    The Cannelton Foundation, along with the city, has started plans for the annual Cannelton Heritage Fest and 175th anniversary of the city.
    Below are some of the activities planned for the October event.

  • No injuries in street collapse

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Asphalt weakened by erosion of soil under a busy Tell City intersection gave way Monday morning, causing an electric utility line truck to collapse into a hole at least 6 feet deep. No one was injured and utility officials quickly barricaded the hole and began plans for repairs.

  • Tell City native named principal of the year in Louisiana

    MORGAN CITY, La. – Hattie Watts Elementary Principal Niki Fryou was named the 2013 Louisiana Elementary School Principal of the Year July 20 during the sixth annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge.

  • Community Events, Aug. 2

    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 football families to meet
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the high-school study-hall room.

  • Brian Austin Gayer

    Clint and Samantha Gayer of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Brian Austin Gayer, Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 221⁄4 inches long.
    Mrs. Gayer is the former Samantha Cormican.
    Grandparents are Roberta Gayer of Tell City, Tammie Martin of Harrison, Ohio, Bill Blum of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Brian Kent Gayer. Great-grandparents are Georgia Neifert of Tell City and Margaret Beasley of Harrison, Ohio.

  • Caden Ray Suters

    Travis Suters and Amanda Splater of Tell City announce the birth of their child, Caden Ray Suters, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Caden has two older siblings, Daisy Suters, 15, and Taylor Splater, 12.
    Grandparents are John and Sylvia Splater, Johnny Suters and Charlotte and Michael Critchfield.