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Today's News

  • Homeland-security appointment due soon

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19.

    Tuesday is the deadline for submitting letters of interest to her for the position.

  • Tootsie Roll drive to be held Friday and Saturday

    TELL CITY –The Tell City Knights of Columbus will have their annual Tootsie Roll drive at various locations in Tell City Friday and Saturday.
    The cause is to raise money for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.
    Watch The News for more information.
     

  • COLUMN: Protecting crime victims’ rights

    BY KELLI WILGUS, Guest Columnist

    Every 60 seconds, 10 Americans will be harmed by violent crime. That’s one victim every six seconds. And violent crime can strike anyone. Some victims recover quickly, but others suffer for years – or even a lifetime – from the physical, psychological and financial impact of crime. All victims should receive the help they need.

  • COLUMN: The rural charm of Perry County

    IRV RUEGER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    My wife, Susan, and I always wanted to raise our children in the country, so in about 1975 we started looking for land within a federal forest.

  • COLUMN: A lenten message of peace

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The autumn and winter of 1944 was a time of some of the bloodiest battles in human history as the allies fought Nazi Germany in France and Belgium. Oftentimes during the battles, German and American lines would be so close that they would actually cross each other.

    American units would be behind German lines and the Germans would be intertwined next to U.S. Army outfits.

  • EDITORIAL: Bills will benefit few at expense of many

    The state officials most responsible for ensuring Indiana’s children are educated seem to be doing all they can to stifle the process most likely to ensure the state’s prosperity.

    High-schoolers who are able will get the chance to move ahead to college a year early if Senate Bill 497 makes it into law. That’s wonderful, but it will affect the schools those students will leave behind.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • TC ladder truck in Illinois for pump addition

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department’s ladder truck will be in neighboring Illinois several weeks for the installation of a large pump that will add to its already impressive range of firefighting capabilities.

    Firefighters delivered the truck to Alexis Fire Apparatus last Monday. The company, based in Alexis, Ill., will install the pump.

  • County preparing for 49th Dogwood Tour

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 49th annual Perry County Dogwood Festival. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is helping share news of the various activities taking place during the weekend. Many of the events associated for decades with the festival are back. Here’s a preliminary rundown.

  • Library board OKs purchase of adjacent home

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In a public hearing held before the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Tell City-Perry County Library Board members discussed the moving of funds for the purchase of a vacant house and property that sits in front of the library.