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Today's News

  • Perry Central Elementary students recognized for grade improvements

    Perry Central Elementary is using the mCLASS testing system in kindergarten through second grades to assess foundational skills of students as well as provide teachers with instructional suggestions based on student performance. This assessment is given at the beginning, middle and then at the end of the school year.  Perry Central teachers and testing coordinators used this data as well as first and second quarter standards based report cards to determine student growth. Students who showed improvement were then honored by the Captains Club with a pizza party Feb. 28.

  • Luau at South Perry Head Start

    During the month of January the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed luau-themed activities. Pictured here are Claire Daughtery and Jillian Post in their hula skirts and leis doing a hula dance. Activities from the lesson plan included making Hawaiian leis. The students were able to learn about the leis and other Hawaiian traditions, culture and living. For more information about South Perry County Head Start, contact Yvonna Holmes at 547-9457.

  • Dale Spring craft show seeking local crafters and exhibitors

    DALE – Calling artisans and crafters of all mediums – the second annual April Arts and Crafts Bazaar is set for April 20 and 21 in Dale. Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is held in conjunction with the third annual Dale Car Show, held April 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Register for “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” May 3-5 in West Lafayette

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Women can choose their own adventure at an outdoor sports workshop with courses ranging from shotgun shooting to fly-fishing at the 18th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event.
    The program will be May 3 through May 5 at Ross Camp in West Lafayette. The workshop is open to women 18 years and older and limited to 100 participants. Registration is under way at IndianaBOW.com and costs $185.
    The program is designed for women to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed, low-pressure environment.

  • Dollars for Scholars accepting fall 2013 loan award applications

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Dollars for Scholars of Tell City-Perry County has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall 2013 semester. Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

  • Read Across America celebrated at WTE

    Last week, students at William Tell Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day with various activities. Read Across America is celebrated each year on the school day closest to March 2, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The students marked the occasion in various ways throughout the week. On Thursday morning, they were served “green eggs and ham” for breakfast. Enjoying the breakfast in the photo above are Maggie Davis, Jenna Harris and Corey Waninger.

  • Church News, March 7

    Little Pigeon to hold gospel sing Saturday
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, located two-tenths of a mile east of U.S. 231 on County Road 1250 N., will host a gospel sing Saturday at the church.
    Guest singers will be the Jeremy Farmer family and Dion White. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and singing will start at 7. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (812) 529-8514.

    Lent series for adults at local Catholic center

  • Community events, March 7

    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.

    Drama club to present spring play
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club will present its spring play three nights starting Friday.

  • WTE Kindle Fire winner

    Evalynn Voyles, a first-grade student at William Tell Elementary, was the winner of a Kindle Fire given away in a recent drawing. William Tell Elementary students have together read more than 500,000 minutes in an effort to become “Reading Millionaires.” The drawing was held during weekday celebrations leading up to the March 1 “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss.

  • Weather spotter training in Jasper Wednesday

    JASPER – The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky., will host severe-weather spotting training Wednesday at the Jasper Community Arts Center, 951 College Ave.
    The training will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT, is free and open to anyone interested in severe weather and public service.
    The object of the training is provide the knowledge needed to identify and effectively report key severe weather features and to remain safe during severe weather events, including tornadoes and floods.