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Today's News

  • George and Rose Parr Jr.

    George and Rose Parr Jr. of Tell City will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary Feb. 10, 2011.

    A celebration held in their honor will be hosted by their children at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at Deer Creek Baptist Church in Tell City.
    Mr. Parr married the former Rose Smith Feb. 10, 1961, in Shawnee Town, Ill.

  • Bryant named to Ball State’s dean’s list

    MUNCIE – Katelyn Bryant of Tell City has been named to Ball State University’s dean’s list for the fall semester.

    To qualify for the list, undergraduates must earn a 3.5 grade-point average for full time course work during the semester. Bry-ant earned a 4.0 for the semester.
    She is a student of the Miller College of Business and is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Terri Bryant of Tell City and the granddaughter of Robert and Elva Dickman.

  • Education news, Jan. 31

    After-prom committee fundraiser under way
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School after-prom committee is selling Coca-Cola products to raise funds for this year’s after prom.
    Coke products are available in 20 ounce bottles for $18 per case. Twenty-four bottles are in each case.
    Anyone who is interested in placing an order is asked to call 547-8071, 547-6902 or 547-2650.

  • Community news, Jan. 31

    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.

  • COLUMN: Farmers face property-tax hikes

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    My colleagues in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue tell me that this is a good time to be a farmer. Corn and bean prices are high, incomes are up and land values are rising.

    But into every life a little rain must fall, and every silver lining has a cloud. The very factors that are raising farm income will eventually increase farm property taxes.

  • COLUMN: Have a thought? Sign your name

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    My first real break of the day often comes around 10 a.m. when a co-worker drops mail on my desk. Some days there isn’t much but at least once or twice a week, I’ll get an anonymous letter.

    I also get nameless messages through our Web site and heck, even the occasional anonymous cell-phone voice-mail.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t edit Mark Twain

    Alabama publisher NewSouth Books announced at the beginning of January that the company would publish a version of the Mark Twain classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” without any of the offensive terms, including the “n-word” which appears in the original novel 219 times.

  • Winter Into Spring story time series to begin Feb. 22

    TELL CITY – It’s just about time for the Winter Into Spring story time series to begin at the Tell City – Perry County Public Library.

    Story times will feature weekly stories, songs, seasonal activities and crafts, games and early animated stop-motion cartoon features. Story times begin the last week in February and will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding April 28.

    Several story time opportunities will be available.

  • K of C auxiliary meeting Feb. 14

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 Auxiliary will meet Monday, Feb. 14 at the KC Club.

    The regular meeting with a new format will begin at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for a handmade and handquilted quilt donated by club member Becky Riley will be available. Monthly meeting programs will also be handed out.

    All members have been scheduled for a monthly committee. Several important issues will be discussed.

    For more information, contact president Brenda Gramelspacher at 547-0821 or secretary Martha Wooldridge at 719-9382.

  • Stroke detection testing to be conducted in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Through a special arrangement between German American and Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile health screening company, area residents will have the opportunity to participate in four medical tests at a local facility.

    Being proactive in your health care is very important when working to prevent future problems.

    The series of tests provided by Stroke Detection Plus will include a stroke screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, peripheral arterial disease screening and osteoporosis test.