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Today's News

  • Chief wants Tobin to pay for fire protection

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s fire chief doesn’t want to stop providing fire protection in the Tobin Township area, but lack of funding may force him to.

  • Education Notes, Feb. 14

    Ward named orientation leader at U of E
    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that Jessa Ward of Leavenworth has been named an orientation leader for the 2013-14 academic year.
    Ward, a graduate of Crawford County Junior-Senior High School, is majoring in mechanical engineering.
    In this volunteer position, she will guide new UE students through the transition into college.

    Preview campus life at a PreVU visitation day

  • Valentine potato

    Frankie Faust, 3, holds a heart-shaped potato she found Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She is the granddaughter of Chuck and Janet Faust of Leopold.

  • Perry Central moves ahead with upgrades

     LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members moved ahead Monday with plans for updating portions of the school’s infrastructure, voting to approve a contract with an Indianapolis firm that will oversee the work.

  • SonShine round up, open house Feb. 27

    NEW BOSTON – The preschool class of SonShine Early Learning Ministry invites families to their pre-school round up and open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

    The school is located just west of New Boston. Anyone interested in enrolling their 3 to 5 year old in the preschool program or would like to tour the daycare are asked to plan to attend this event.
    Families will hear how students enjoy their learning centers, going on field trips and learning about the Bible.

  • Indiana State Museum Lincoln exhibit now open in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Lincoln is mentioned in Hollywood circles, it’s all about the film’s 12 Oscar nominations. At the Indiana State Museum, however, the Lincoln buzz is all about its newest exhibition: The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family, which premiered Feb. 9. The Indiana State Museum is the only venue for this exhibition, which will run through Aug. 4.

  • Annual crop seminar March 6

    BRETZVILLE – Purdue Extension will again host the annual Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar from 12:25 to 3 p.m. EST March 6 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville.

  • Church News, Feb. 14

    Cannelton First Baptist to show movie
    CANNELTON – The First Baptist Church in Cannelton invites the public to attend a showing of “Paul the Apostle,” a documentary on Paul’s teachings to help better understand the life of Paul.
    The event will be held at 4 p.m.  Feb. 24, at the First Baptist Church, 325 South Fourth St., in Cannelton. The movie is approximately three hours long and light refreshments will be served.
    Everyone is encouraged to attend.

    Sisters plan retreat in March

  • Community Events, Feb. 14

    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.

    National Honor Society silent auction Saturday
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School National Honor Society will host a silent auction during the boys’ basketball game Saturday.

  • Brooks places in Youth America Grand Prix

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Olivia Brooks, 14, competed and placed in the top 12 of the Classical Junior Division of the Youth America Grand Prix Jan. 18, in Chicago, Ill.

    Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition held annually around the world and is open to dance students of all nationalities 9 to 19 years old.
    The 2011 documentary “First Position,” highlighted the competition as it followed six competitors to the finals in New York.