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Today's News

  • PC football shirts on sale

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central football parents are once again selling Perry Central football T-shirts, sweatshirts, sleeveless V-necks, hats and visors.

    They are available in either gray or kelly green. Call Pam Krygielka at (812) 893-1023, Donna Shaw at 836-2927, Sherry Guillaume at 836-4563, Joanie LaGrange at 719-3263, Michelle Thomas at (812) 661-1793 or Donna Kleaving at 836-2981 by Sept. 3 to place an order.

  • TC Football Club shirt sale

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Football club will sell short and long-sleeved T-shirts and hooded and crewneck sweatshirts for the 2010 football season.

    Prices are $13 for short-sleeved T-shirts, $15 for long-sleeved T-shirts, $25 for hoodies and $18 for crewnecks. Two different designs are offered. Pre-orders are due by Thursday with second order deadline of August 19.

    Orders can be placed with Bill Gunn at (812) 499-9616.

  • City prepares to build new homes

    TELL CITY - The city will build them, but will they sell?

    That's the question some members of the Tell City Common Council asked last Monday after reviewing preliminary bids received for up to eight new homes planned for construction as part of Tell City's Neighborhood Stabilization Grant.

    The city was awarded grants totaling close to $2 million to tear down vacant or foreclosed homes and build several new ones. Other money was used to purchase at least one home for rehabilitation and other land will be used for a parking lot near the city's Little League field.

  • Davis ready for golden years ahead

    TELL CITY - Hazel Davis has left City Hall. The veteran city employee retired last month from a career included serving as the city's first meter maid, police-department dispatcher, electric utility worker and mayoral assistant.

  • District questions county oversight

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors discussing a proposed budget for 2011 expressed confusion at what sounded like, in their view, interference by the county council last year.

  • German American to be honored this week

    TELL CITY - Tell City's 152nd birthday celebration this week will include recognition of one of its financial institutions.

    German American will be honored Thursday as the 2010 Schweizer Fest Business of the Year. A testimonial dinner will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30.

    Neil Dauby, regional president for German American, said the recognition provides the bank an opportunity to showcase not only its financial strength, community investment and service, but the dedication of its employees.

  • News seeks bloggers for new Web platform

    PERRY COUNTY - Have you been thinking about becoming a citizen journalist, but didn't know where to start?

    We will soon make changes to the look of the Perry County News Web site, and we'd like to invite you on board. We are looking for community bloggers for www.perrycountynews.com and hope you'll participate.

    We'll need experts and enthusiasts who can write about their favorite topics on a regular basis.

  • Contestants vie for festival's crown

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest and Junior Miss Schweizer Fest queen competitions return this year.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, the public can watch the contestants vie for the two crowns.

    Miss Schweizer Fest contestants

    Kelsie Bland of Tell City, daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers, is a student at Perry Central High School. She plans to attend Indiana State University and study speech-language pathology.

  • Kids First Festival to host cookouts

    PERRY COUNTY - The annual Kids First Festival is brought to families through a partnership between Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school corporations.

    The festival is an evening of celebration of the families of Perry County. The event will again be held in two locations, making the festival more accessible to families.

    Perry Central's annual Back to School Cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school cafetorium.

  • 'How sweet the sound' ... EUCC bells play once more

    TELL CITY - Many long-time residents in the 10th and Jefferson streets area of Tell City remember hearing the bells of Evangelical United Church of Christ play many years ago.

    After being silenced for decades, the bells, which are thought to have been installed in the 1950s from money left to the church by the Erna Coldeway estate, are once again played two times a day and enjoyed by many area residents. Miss Coldeway was a lifelong member of the church.