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Today's News

  • Community Events, March 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@perrycoun-tynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Piloxing at TCJSHS
    TELL CITY – A free piloxing class will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auxiliary gym at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The community is invited to attend.

  • Buntin accepted into Alpha Phi Theta Chapter

    TELL CITY – Diane K. Buntin was inducted into the Alpha Phi Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana March 22.
    Buntin, from Tell City, is majoring in accounting and the daughter of Morris and Wilma Cail.

  • Germano completes weather-spotter course

    TELL CITY – Frank Germano of Tell City recently completed a Skywarn Spotter Training course offered in Jasper through the National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky. Germano, who said he has been interested in weather for many years, received a certificate and joins the ranks of civilian and law-enforcement spotters who report weather events, including severe storms and tornadoes, to the Weather Service.

  • DAR essay winners honored at ceremony

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual awards tea March 10 at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Each year, thousands of children across the United States participate in the American history, Christopher Columbus and good citizens essays sponsored by the DAR.

    With the encouragement from local teachers, parents and school systems, Perry County had more than 100 children participate in these essays this year.

  • COLUMN: Family farmers power Indiana’s agriculture economy

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    March is Agricultural Appreciation Month in Indiana, celebrating the prominent role that agriculture plays in our state. The cornerstone of Indiana’s economy and spirit resides in our great agricultural community.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, there are 62,000 farms in Indiana with more than 14 million acres of farm land. The Hoosier state brings in around $26 billion every year to the state’s economy.

  • COLUMN: Holy week memories

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Editor’s Note: This Easter column was first published in March 2005.

    For a young altar boy worn out by a two-hour service in a packed parish church, the woman’s words were as refreshing as the nighttime air flowing around his black cassock.

  • EDITORIAL: War shows we abandon values too easily

    A Lee Greenwood song, “Proud to be an American,” inspired a swell of patriotism 10 years ago. Because its 10th anniversary is being observed this month, some media outlets are looking back on this nation’s war in Iraq.

    They don’t inspire much pride.

    Retrospectives are useful for lessons-learned purposes. We’d like to highlight several lessons we hope the nation has learned.

  • Statewide severe-weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of local communications systems Wednesday.

    A test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and again between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The alerts will be broadcast across radio and television stations as well as weather radios.

  • Children of military to be honored

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder read a proclamation at a common-council meeting March 11 declaring April the Month of the Military Child.

  • Cannelton planning efforts make progress

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A survey that will help Cannelton leaders plan for downtown changes is ready for city residents to complete either online or on paper.