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Today's News

  • Community Calendar, Nov. 4 - Nov. 6

    Thursday November 4
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Schulthise wins full term as clerk

    PERRY COUNTY – Democrat Jean Schulthise won 56 percent of the vote Tuesday to win a full term as Perry County clerk. She faced Barbara Parker Steen, a Republican.

    Both women led active campaigns and had supporters at the polls Tuesday.

    Appointed to fill the term of the late Doris Davis, Schulthise said she was relieved to have won and said she will continue to do what she has done,“Run the office well and serve the public to the best of our ability,” she said.

    Unopposed Candidates

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School inducts new members into honor society

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School announced 13 juniors and seniors were inducted into the Tell City High School chapter of National Honor Society in a ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the school’s auditorium.
    The program was led by NHS officers Trent Gunn, president; Ariel Etienne, vice-president; Nick Kleaving, secretary; Erika Hauenstein, treasurer; Alexis Braun, historian and Sarah Drake, activities director, along with Brad Ramsey, TCJSHS assistant principal.

  • Baumeister takes coroner’s race; Mathena wins re-election

    PERRY COUNTY – Republicans weren’t the only winners Tuesday night. Democrat Charlie Baumeister won the race for county coroner, defeating Republican political newcomer Nic Etienne by a margin of 58.7 to 41.3 percent.

    As he visited polls Tuesday, Baumeister repeated comments he made during a candidates forum that he wanted to give back to the community. A former longtime Tell City police officer who stepped down due to a medical condition, Baumeister has said he hoped to continue the tradition of service past coroners had provided.

  • Cannelton voters OK tax hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton voters opted in Tuesday’s election to increase their property taxes by up to 41 cents for every $100 of their property’s assessed valuation.

    Only 24 votes separated proponents from opponents in the referendum, which drew 448 votes.

    Schools Superintendent Al Chapman initiated the referendum to replace state funding cut by the state, and said he hoped to raise approximately $114,000 with the increase.

  • Elementary principal may resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas is tentatively resigning, according to Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.

    As The News reported Oct. 7, Maas had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason and period of time.   

  • Community Events, Nov. 4

    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.

  • TCRAA open-mic poetry night Friday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host an open-mic poetry night Friday, Nov. 5 for all area poetry lovers.
    The event will be held at the Tell City Star Café, 413 Main Street in Tell City, beginning at 6 p.m.
    Poets are welcome to attend and read their own work, or attendees may also recite the work of others.
    Registration is not required, but is appreciated by calling 608-1305.
     

  • PCMH holiday bazaar today

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar Raffle today.
    A handcrafted solid walnut blanket chest will be raffled off during a today drawing at the end of the bazaar at the hospital.
    The bazaar will also include many other handcrafted items and baked goods for sale.
    The gift shop will be open during the event with special sales.
    A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $7.

  • Incumbent, 2 challengers win TC School Board seats

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Challengers Mack Cail and Sherri Flynn and incumbent Dr. Gene Ress won Tell City-Troy Township School Board seats in the school corporation’s first election since voters opted in a 2007 referendum to abandon city and township appointments.

    “We’ve got a new board that will have to look into potential things to help our school system,” Ress said Wednesday morning, adding that he’s looking forward to Cail and Flynn joining the board.