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Today's News

  • Pageant planned for Rome Octoberfest

    ROME – A pageant is being put together for this year’s Octoberfest in Rome.
    The event will start at 1 p.m. Oct. 2 and categories will include newborn to 6-month-old boys and girls; 7- to 12-month-old boys and girls; 13- to 24-month-old boys and girls, 2- to 4-year-old boys and girls, 5- to 7-year-old boys and girls, 8- to 10-year-old girls, 11- to 12-year-old girls, 13- to 15-year-old girls and 16- to 19- year-old girls.
    There will also be a twins and multiples category.

  • Community Events, Sept. 12

    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.

    Special needs group gathering
    TELL CITY – The Tri-County Special Needs Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The public is welcome to attend.

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  • Bowlers from 1959 identified

    TELL CITY – A reminiscing photo of six 1959 bowlers published Aug. 25 drew the interest of several readers. The bowlers have been identified as Eddie Marchand, Lester “Casey” Leistner, Jack Howland, Bud Hartwick, Charlie Biever and Frank Hess.

  • Education notes

    GED testing at Perry Central
    LEOPOLD – GED testing at Perry Central Community School is open to all Hoosier residents.
    Registration is required before testing and information is available on the school’s Web site, www.pccs.k12.in.us.
    Susie Knox is the chief GED examiner and can provide more information to those seeking their GED for employment or higher education. She can be reached at 547-3347.

  • Schrieber donation

    The Schreiber Family Charities, in memory of Charlie Tuggle, donated funds to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to purchase children’s educational exercise bikes for North Spencer, North Perry, South Perry I, II and III Head Start classrooms. Pictured above are Bill Borders and Caryn Weiss.

  • Accent adding 40 jobs to Tell City center

    TELL CITY – Accent Marketing Services announced last week that it will add 40 jobs at its Tell City center. The company said it expects to complete the hiring process within the next two months, bringing the total employee count to 237.

    Accent officials said the new employees will support increased call volumes on behalf of a global teleservices provider. Newly hired specialists will provide customer care and technical support as well as provide information on the client’s wireless products and services.

  • Rome VFD set date for annual hog roast

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 18 at the Rome Community Center.
    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and the meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.
    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more. Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Smoking cessation program at PCMH

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free quit-smoking classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 at the hospital.
    “Freshstart” is an American Cancer Society program that provides participants with effective tools to use while they work to stop smoking.
    For more information or to make a reservation, call Caryn Weiss, registered nurse, at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cweiss@pchospital.org.
    Reservations for the classes are due today.

  • Joe and Mary Daum

    Joe and Mary Daum of Tell City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, 2011, with a party hosted by their children.

    Mr. Daum married the former Mary Leclere Sept. 4, 1971, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
    The couple have five children, Michelle Stahly and her husband, Neal of Tell City, Valerie Knieriem and her husband, Kyle of Tell City, Eric Daum of Tell City, Ryan Daum and his wife, Rebecca of Tell City and Michael Daum of Indianapolis.