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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: A return to compromise?

    Now that midterm elections are over, the elected politicians will be expected to carry out their constituents’ demands. But it’s difficult to even understand what those demands are. Did people vote for a candidate because they voted straight ticket or based on one issue such as abortion, gun control or states’ rights?

    We do know the issues that were discussed in candidates’ speeches, debates and ads and can speculate those were the issues in voters’ minds when determining whom to vote for.

  • Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” will be observed one week from today.

  • Veterans Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.

    All county offices will be closed, as will Tell City offices. Thursday’s trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed by one day. Cannelton and Troy offices will also be closed, as will the Perry County Division of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch in Tell City.

  • Veterans Day observances scheduled across county

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans Day will be observed at Perry Central Thursday, Nov. 11 with an assembly honoring veterans in the morning in the elementary.

    World War II veteran and prisoner-of-war former Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be the special guest speaker. There will also be a Power Point presentation of veterans’ pictures, military memorabilia display, flag ceremony, patriotic music and a breakfast for veterans.

  • Community keeps runners safe

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 28 that a 1-mile fun run and walk and the school system’s first-ever 5-kilometer event were fun and safe for participants due to the assistance of community volunteers and city and county officials.

    “Their support was much appreciated,” she said. “We had a lot of volunteers; close to 90. For the very first time, I thought it was good support.”

  • Community Calendar, Nov. 8

    Monday November 8
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Community Events, Nov. 8

    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.

  • Students tout recycling in youtube video

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student finishes a bottle of water and discards it on the lawn in front of the school. A van immediately screeches to a halt in front of him. A group springs from the back, yelling, “there he is!” and tackles him. As he remains flat on the grass, another student, Sydney Grass, appears, picks up the bottle, disposes of it in a recycling receptacle and explains the benefits of her action to the environment.

  • Benefit for David VanHoosier Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – A benefit event for David VanHoosier will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks will be served. A raffle will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance and the day of the benefit. Winners need not be present to win.

  • Tell City native found murdered in Fort Branch

    FORT BRANCH – A Tell City native who spent much of her adult life in Chrisney was found murdered Tuesday, state police said.

    According to troopers from the Jasper post, Patricia Heichelbech, 70, of 6558 N. Orchard Road, Chrisney, was found dead in the Fort Branch home of Robert Spangler, 66.

    State police received information that Spangler had killed his girlfriend. A few minutes later, the man arrived at the Evansville ISP post and turned himself in.