Today's News

  • Happy retirement, Lester!

    Lester Perryman was showered with good wishes and fond stories Thursday as he prepared to retire from the Tell City Water Department after more than 14 years.

    Dale Poole, the utility’s superintendent, called Perryman a dependable worker “up to his ears in water and up to his neck in mud” on more than one occasion as he responded to main breaks. Former Mayor Bill Goffinet recalled a Christmas Eve break on Franklin Street that kept Perryman and others away from their families and church for several hours.

  • Daum, Kohnert seek District 2 council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Voters in Tell City’s Ward 2 will decide one of two contested races next week for common council. Seeking election to their first public office Nov. 8 are Democrat Edward Joseph Daum and Republican Julie (Conner) Kohnert.

  • EUCC’s month-long homecoming celebration begins Sunday

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ at 10th and Jefferson streets is beginning a month long homecoming celebration Sunday.
    The theme for the Homecoming for the 148-year-old congregation is, “With God’s help, we are rooted in the past, shaping the present and building the future.” Fun, excitement, worship and reminiscing will occur each Sunday.
    A review of history and trivia of the church will be a part of the Oct. 30 service. Nov. 6 will include special music.

  • Church News, Oct. 27

    Tell Street Baptist to host concert Sunday
    TELL CITY – Tell Street Baptist Church, located at the corner of Tell and 33rd streets in Tell City, will hold a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday.
    The gospel group Truth Betold will sing during the morning service. Group members are Kenny Roberts, Oliver “Gene” Jones, Alan Berry, Barbara Berry and Jerome Harding.
    A carry-in fellowship meal will follow the event. At 1:30 p.m., the group will perform an extended concert. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Community News, Oct. 27

    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.

    Mu Gamma gathering today
    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.
    Hostesses will be Sondra Vanconia, Shelda Schmidt and Susan Harpenau.

  • Tell City plans alumni game to celebrate 100th anniversary

    TELL CITY—Tell City High School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its boys basketball team on Saturday, Nov. 26, at its game with Cannelton.
    Tell City’s program has accumulated 1,129 documented wins in school history since becoming an IHSAA member.
    The celebration will begin with an alumni game from 5 to 5:40 p.m. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m. and the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. A postgame reception in Tell City will follow at a location to be determined.

  • Hayes, Reed named to All-PAC volleyball team

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City’s McKenzie Hayes and Hana Reed were elected to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by league coaches Monday.
    Hayes, a junior, made the 15-girl team for the second year in a row. She joins Kara Kessans, Renee Alvey, Emily Harpenau and Kara McClintic as the only Tell City girls to make all-conference in volleyball twice.
    Hayes was the top vote-getter among the all-around players after finishing second in that voting last year.

  • Peter qualifies for state

    NASHVILLE—Perry Central junior Cathryn Peter qualified for the state cross country meet again and Alex Newton just missed with their performances in the Brown County semistate Saturday.
    The top six teams and the top 15 individuals in the 20-team semistates qualified for state.
    Perry Central was eighth in the boys meet—13 points behind sixth-place Seymour—and 11th in the girls meet—65 points behind sixth-place New Albany.
    “Both teams had a legitimate shot at making it (to state),” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett of his squads. “But everyone had to be on on the same day.”

  • Trojans oust Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Dropped balls and inconsistent hitting hurt Cannelton in a 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 loss to Wood Memorial in the semifinals of the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    Cannelton built a 5-1 lead in the third game as Sarah Powers served three consecutive points--one on a kill by Taylor Childers and one on an ace.
    But Powers’ next serve went out of bounds and Wood Memorial replied with four points served by Bonnie Breker to take a 6-5 lead.
    Cannelton tied the score 6-6 but never led again.

  • Tell City defeats PC in semifinals

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—McKen-zie Hayes made 18 kills, 11 digs and three blocks as Tell City beat Perry Central 25-12, 25-22, 25-15 in the Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    Hayes also set the ball up for eight assists. Charissa Lahee had nine assists, made 12 digs, and served 13 points, including two aces.
    Stori Beard added nine digs, five kills and two assists. Logan Flannagan made four kills and Kassidie Hayes added three kills and three blocks.
    Hana Reed made 11 digs and served 11 points. Taylor Benningfield made six digs.