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Today's News

  • Community events, Dec. 6

    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.

  • COLUMN: A visit by St. Nicholas

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    As of Friday morning, I had an old shoe ready for St. Nicholas’ visit Sunday night. With any luck, I will have found a few pieces of chocolate inside the shoe the next morning.

    Will I really get excited when I walk onto my porch Monday? Not really, but it’s worth keeping an old tradition and a reminder that some customs, no matter how far removed, are worthwhile.

  • UMC Financial Peace class open to public

    TROY – Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class will be available beginning Jan. 18. The course will be a 13-week program designed to teach individuals and families how to take control of their finances and become debt free. Every possible spending and saving situation will be addressed in the program.
    Financial Peace University lays out a saving, spending and investing plan. For complete details, check the United Methodist Church Web site at www.perrycountumc.org. Click on “Home” and go to “7 Step Financial Peace Program.”

  • EDITORIAL: Pearl Harbor remembered

    Tuesday marks the 69th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. This  editorial was written by Cannelton News Editor Bob Cummings and published Dec. 6, 1960. At that time, the county was home to hundreds of World War II veterans. The number of living vets who fought in the war are far fewer today, but the relevance of Pearl Harbor Day remains. Cummings’ editorial is published here in its original words.

    Cannelton News Editorial Published Dec. 6, 1960

  • Lasher – Eubank

    Denny and Lesa Lasher of Bristow announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Lasher, to Eric Eubank, son of Randy and Donna Eubank of Paoli.
    The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2003 graduate of Oakland City University with a degree in elementary education.
    She is employed at Throop Elementary School as a reading recovery teacher.
    Mr. Eubank is a 2000 graduate of Paoli High School and a 2005 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in wildlife biology.

  • Barrett – Stafford

    Joni Diane Barrett and James Edward Stafford of Spurgeon announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Sharon Barrett of Coe.
    She is employed by National Office Furniture as a sales operations manager.
    Mr. Stafford is the son of Donald and Veronica Stafford of Topeka, Kan.
    He works at National Office Furniture as a product engineering specialist team leader.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Jan. 1, 2011, at the North Friendship General Baptist Church in Lynnville.

  • EDITORIAL: Healthy choices need to be made at home first

    Thursday saw Congress sign a new childhood nutrition bill that will now be presented to President Obama to sign into law. You may have heard of the bill; it’s the same one First Lady Michelle Obama is backing in which new nutrition standards will be set for foods sold in schools. According to TheHill.com, the $4.5 million bill will also expand the eligibility of children in need to participate in school-meal programs and give schools a 6-cent increase to help cafeterias serve healthier meals.

  • Klueh – Conner

    Alicia Klueh and David Conner were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held July 3, 2010, at The Ranch in French Lick.
    The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Mike Lange and the late Mike Klueh. Mr. Conner is the son of Laurinda VanConey and Miller VanConey.
    Brother Mike Hawkins officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    Michelle Kieper of Ferdinand was chosen as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jill Deel of Birdseye and Brittany Henke of Ferdinand, sisters of the bride, Amy Reed of Tell City and Lisa Havener of Cannelton.

  • Girl Scouts collect food

    PERRY COUNTY – Girl Scout Troop 356 is conducting a canned-food drive for the local food pantries until Dec. 14. Members have placed boxes at Radio Shack in Cannelton and Nobles IGA, Cash Saver and Save-A-Lot in Tell City.
     

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.