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Today's News

  • Family honors Civil War ancestor

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Descendants of Civil War soldier Christian Saalman gathered in Branchville Saturday to celebrate their common kinship and to dedicate a memorial to a man whose family history recalls him as a devoted husband, father and neighbor and a valiant soldier defending the  Union. 

  • Former TCJHS on auction block Saturday

    Like the real estate, the contents will sell without reserve or any minimum bid.  TELL CITY – The former Tell City Junior High School will be sold to the highest bidder Saturday, along with hundreds of student desks and chairs, old computers and kitchen equipment. 

    The real estate will be offered in two parcels at 10:30 a.m. and then combined. The sale of the former school’s contents will follow. 

  • Mayor given OK to seek CSO-repair funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING 

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members agreed in a special meeting Aug. 27 to authorize Mayor Mary Snyder to apply for $3.5 million to fix the city’s combined-sewer-overflow problem.

    Commonly referred to as CSOs, storm and sanitary sewers are considered combined when heavy precipitation can cause the latter to overflow into the former, allowing untreated sewage to flow into public waters.

  • Community Events, Sept. 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 life styles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • 1-2-3 Magic program coming to Perry Central Elementary

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary is implementing the 1-2-3 Magic Program school wide starting this school year.
    This proven effective discipline program was developed by Thomas Phelan, internationally renowned expert on child discipline. Perry Central social worker Rob Moskos, who has trained under Phelan, expects it “will make a real difference in classrooms and with families.”

  • First Class Services Inc. receives back-to-back national awards at Dallas

    DALLAS, Texas – Western Kentucky-based specialized transporter First Class Services, Inc. was awarded its second national championship recently at the Overdrive-Custom Rigs National Championship.

  • ECA annual hog roast

    EVANSTON – The Evanston Civic Association will presents its annual hog roast Sept. 15.
    The day’s events will kick off at 9 a.m. with a co-ed softball tourney.
    The beer garden will open at 10 a.m. and customers can get in the food lines at 11 a.m. Schaeffer’s Special Occasions will provide music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    A kiddies tractor pull will kick off at noon and a bring-your-partner cornhole tourney will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Willy Loper will showcase his chainsaw art from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a raffle drawing at 6.

  • GED testing at Perry Central beings Sept. 14

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory.
    Test sessions are available Sept. 10 and Sept. 14, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency.
    The cost is $70 for the complete examination.

  • Oakwood, Trilogy Foundation recognize Jessica Foster

    Oakwood Health Campus, a Trilogy Health Services community, and The Trilogy Foundation recently recognized Jessica Marie Foster, a resident care associate at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Biggest Loser contestants to visit Perry County Sept. 7-9

    PERRY COUNTY – Roy and Chris Pickler are two contestants from the most recent season of the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser.” They are coming to Perry County on a nationwide tour to tell their story and help others make the difficult first steps to a life of health and fitness. The weekend events are in conjunction with the beginning of Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center’s second session of the Biggest Loser contest.