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Today's News

  • Community News, Feb. 14

    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.

  • Community Foundation opens new office

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new office of the Perry County Community Foundation, located at 817 12th Street.

    Pictured from the left are Cheri Taylor, chamber; Chris Cail; Pam Lock, board member; Wayne Casper; Sally Houzanme, director; Stephanie Walsh, board member; Pat Crawford, president; Sherri Flynn; Steve Upmeyer, board member; Brenda Graves; Mayor Barbara Ewing; Dennis Graves, board member; Naomi Mulzer; Laura Rudolph; Jim Whalen and Dot Kessner.
     

  • Oakwood to host health, resource fair Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will hold its annual health and resource fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
    Booths available are as follows:
    Burris-LeClere Eye Center; vision screening
    EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center; blood pressure screens and health and fitness information
    Indiana Legal Services Inc; living wills, other advance directives and legal rights regarding Medicare and Medicad discussion
    Medi Home Care; DME equipment, C-Pap machines and masks, walkers, canes, heat therapy and more on display

  • Siebert joins Indiana Realty Group

    TELL CITY – Patty Siebert has joined Indiana Realty Group as a licensed real-estate agent.

    She is a 1987 graduate of Cannelton High School and a member of the Cannelton United Methodist Church. Seibert has recently completed and passed the Indiana real estate licensing course and exam. She is a lifetime resident of Perry County and resides in Tell City. She is married to Steve Seibert and has three children, Ashton, Ryan and Dayne. She is the daughter of Emory Yaggi and the late Beatrice Yaggi.
    She is also employed at Perry Regional Foot and Ankle.

  • Cromwell Radio Group ribbon cutting set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Cromwell Radio Group – WTCJ-FM at 9 a.m. Tuesday to celebrate the re-opening of their “hometown radio” studio in Tell City.
    The Cromwell station is once again located at 645 Main Street in Tell City, above German American Bank, and will host an open house from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Rescued by county welfare system

    CHUCK POEHLEIN, GUEST COLUMNIST
    Editor’s Note: Chuck Poehlein provided this response to his Feb. 10 column on county efforts early in its history to help residents who were poor and could not care for themselves. The second part of Poehlein’s column from last week, intended for this issue, will appear, because of a lack of space, in Thursday’s edition.

  • Hot water underappreciated

    It’s a constant human fault to take for granted the things we enjoy every day. Abundant food, good roads, public safety. Throw in hot water.

    My water heater died last week. Actually it was a slow death and as I pen these words I’m not yet sure if the seldom thought-about appliance had truly died or was in some sort of mechanical coma capable of being revived. All I knew Friday morning was that I had no hot water.

  • EDITORIAL: Flynn injects antibody into ailing school board

    In the usual scheme of things, a sickness enters a body, then spreads. In the body known as the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of School Trustees, we may have just seen the beginning of a reverse process.

    To say the board as a governing body is ill might take the metaphor too far, but we would like to see others catch what Flynn took to their table Tuesday.

  • News Web site goes ‘behind pay wall’ this week; subscribers keep full access

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’s going “behind a pay wall” as of Thursday’s edition.

  • Spring burns planned in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Hoosier National Forest plan to do several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will be completed in the next few months as temperatures warm.