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Today's News

  • Melton accepts media award

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Beverly Conrad presents the International Student Media Festival Award to Ethan Melton, a member of Joan Goble’s elementary Media Club.

  • PC soloists, ensemble earn state bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will be represented in four performances at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Feb. 26, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    Trent Pringle qualified to take two percussion solos to state, Samantha Noble did the same with a clarinet solo and “our percussion class” performed as an ensemble to earn a trip to state, he explained.

  • Where’s the milk?

    Cat Diaz and Maribeth Ammon (second photo) were among several Girl Scouts sorting 1,233 cases of cookies – that’s just shy of 15,000 boxes – that arrived Monday at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Deliveries are already under way but anyone who failed to place an order can purchase their favorite varieties at any of the following public sales sites through March 13 while supplies last. Each box costs $3.50.

    Sales sites:

  • Church News, Feb. 17

    Union Baptist to host chili supper, auction
    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Union Baptist Church, 5770 State Route 1389, will hold a chili supper and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.
    Cost for the supper is $5 for adults and children 11 years old and older, $2 for children in kindergarten to 10 years of age and children up to preschool age eat for free. The menu will consist of homemade chili, soups, sandwiches and desserts.

  • Lecture will focus on spiritual care after trauma

    ST. MEINRAD – Carrie Doehring, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., will deliver the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
    The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Gallery. Her talk is titled “Stepping into Worlds Shaped by Trauma: The Challenges of Intercultural Spiritual Care in the Aftermath of Overwhelming Life Experiences.”

  • Schlichter charged with million-dollar theft

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Former pro football player Art Schlichter, whose rebound from compulsive gambling and prison landed him a job as an assistant Tell City High School football coach, was charged in Ohio Monday with the alleged theft of more than $1 million.

    According to a story in the Columbus Dispatch, the charge filed by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien is tied to an ongoing investigation into a sports ticketing scam Schlichter allegedly used to bilk money from people.

  • Snyder to vie for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s former clerk-treasurer wants to be its next mayor.

    Mary Snyder has filed for the city’s highest office and her name will appear on the Republican ballot in May’s primary. Also filing for office in Cannelton was former Mayor Melvin McBrayer, who is seeking the at-large council seat. Melinda Smith-Jacob is is seeking the Ward 3 seat while Lynn Fulkerson has filed for another term as Ward 1 councilwoman.

  • Birthdays, Feb. 18 - Feb. 24

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    February 18

  • Birth announcements, Feb. 17

    Konner Wallace Ficker
    John and Kim Ficker of Chrisney announce the birth of their son, Konner Wallace Ficker, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 203⁄4 inches long.
    He has one older brother, Kolin.
    Grandparents are Wally and Debbie Hall of Grandview and John Ficker of Rockport and Judy Ficker of Chrisney.

  • William Tell earns exemplary remarks

    A hand full of fourth- , fifth- and sixth-graders from William Tell Elementary School pose with a banner outside the school marking the elementary’s status as an exemplary school.

    The Indiana Department of Education awarded William Tell the standing based on ISTEP scores from those grades during the 2010 academic year.