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Today's News

  • Suit claims police used excessive force

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A civil lawsuit was filed in Perry Circuit Court late last month by a local man claiming police officers used excessive force when they arrested him nearly a year ago as part of a domestic battery investigation.

  • Community Events, Dec. 3

    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@perry countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    TCJSHS to host talent show
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High  School will host a talent show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high-school auditorium.

  • Christmas sing-a-long, story time at Tell City library Dec. 12

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch will host a Christmas story time and caroling experience for all the young at heart from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12.
    Tell City native and professional singer and performer Lisa Lawalin McTighe will lead caroling with traditional classic Christmas carols. There will also be a special Christmas story and craft session.
    The public is welcome to join the library staff for this Christmas sing-a-long story time and caroling. The program is free to all.

  • Tri Kappa selling 25 historic prints

    PERRY COUNTY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added nine new prints to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County, which the group are selling to the public.

    Most of the prints were drawn by the residents in the Purposeful Living United Service program at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The Cotton Mill, Cannelton High School, the old Cannelton courthouse, the old Rome courthouse and the Celtic Cross are depicted in the new prints.

  • Silly Safari’s Reindeer to visit local library Friday

    TELL CITY – One of Santa’s own elves will visit the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Friday to present “Indiana Reindeer Reserve.”
    Jingle John, the little elf, will share secrets of life in the workshop at the reindeer barn, bringing along many winter animals and stories to share during the holiday season.
    Everyone is invited to attend the program and encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.
    The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Scherzer completes Marine recruit training at Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle R. Scherzer, son of Dale and Stacy Scherzer of Haubstadt and grandson of Robert and Margie Scherzer of New Boston, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 2 through Jan. 18.
    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 variety, Mango Cremes.
    The Mango Cremes are a crunchy vanilla and coconut cookie with a mango-flavored filling.

  • Herzog completes Marine recruit training

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps PFC Spencer J. Herzog graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Deport, Parris Island Nov. 21.

    The 13-weeek course included close-order drill, marksmanship with M-16A4 riffles, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. Herzog was also honored with an award for the highest shooter in his platoon.

  • Christmas sing-a-long, story time at Tell City library Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch will host a Christmas story time and caroling experience for all the young at heart from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    Tell City native and professional singer and performer Lisa Lawalin McTighe will lead caroling with traditional classic Christmas carols. There will also be a special Christmas story and craft session.
    The public is welcome to join the library staff for this Christmas sing-a-ling-a-ling story time and caroling. The program is free to all.

  • EUCC’s Women’s Guild donates to PCCA

    The Women’s Guild of the Evangelical United Church of Christ recently donated $250 to the Perry County Council on Aging. Council President Jean Etienne, right, accepts the donation check from guild member Melba Ayer.

    The Guild also donated $250 equally to the Perry County Food Coalition, Crisis Connections and the Perry County Council of Agencies. The church donates proceeds from its fall bazaar each year to local charities.