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Today's News

  • Community events, April 5

    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.

  • Church News, April 5

    Men’s annual Lenten breakfasts end Saturday
    PERRY COUNTY — The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County will end its 43rd annual Lenten breakfast series Saturday at Tell City United Methodist Church. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations are $3.
    For more information call Bill Simpson at 547-8906 or Randy Lautner at 547-8982. This is a Christian men’s project. These annual breakfasts started in 1976 and are for all men and boys. Members of all dominations and churches are welcome.

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    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • United Way of Perry County celebrates ‘Spirit of Giving’

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County Board of Trustee members greeted attendees at a “Spirit of Giving” celebration March 27 with stickers that reminded them of the impact of their gifts to United Way and to Perry County.

  • Reunions, April 5

    TCHS 1962
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Aug. 11 at the American Legion.
    Organizers are still attempting to locate the following classmates: Michael Crook, Janette Davis, Royce Devillez, Ernest Goody, Terrel Laflin, Linda Ludwig, Joetta Reed, Kenny Vincent and Richard Wheatley.
    If anyone has any information in regard to these classmates, contact Kaye (Goble) Kleeman at 547-5875 or send e-mail to tc62classreunion@gmail.com.

  • PCHS 1964

    The Perry Central Class of 1964 met for a lunch reunion March 1 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Carolyn (Harbaville) Hanloh, Keith Gelhausen and Marilyn Taylor. In the second row are Linda (Jarboe) Goffinet, Linda (King) Hubert, Janice (Dupont) Etienne and Ada (Galey) Burns. Back row: Duane Goffinet, Douglas Galey, Larry Riddle, Justin B. Etienne and Rita (Judge) Krampe.

  • Most governmental offices closed all, some of Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed all or a portion of Friday in observance of Good Friday. City offices in Cannelton and Troy will be closed the entire day, as will the Perry County courthouse and courthouse annex. Local schools will be closed.

    Tell City offices will close at noon on Friday.

    The Perry County News will close at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • 3rd-graders take state reading examination

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students had just taken the IREAD-3 test, a new Indiana reading exam required of third-graders, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board in a regular meeting March 15.

    They had also completed the first part of ISTEP, “which was the applied skills; the second part will be (administered) the end of April and beginning of May, so at that time, we’ll be done with standardized testing,” she said.

  • Tell City’s Pinwheels for Prevention

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School seventh- and eighth-grade students planted pinwheels in front of the school for Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

    The pinwheel serves as the new national symbol for child-abuse prevention, school staff said. It is a reflection of hope, health and safety.
    When you see the pinwheels, staff and students ask you to remember all children deserve an opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and cognitively in healthy, nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.

  • Cannelton shows graduation gains

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools boasted a 92.9-percent graduation rate for 2011, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt told school-board members at a regular meeting March 15.

    Perry Central High School, with a 94.2-percent rate, “wasn’t much higher than us,” he noted.