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Today's News

  • Local absentee voting heavy ahead of Election Day

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – If absentee voting is any indication, local turnout in Tuesday’s election could be high, even for a presidential election.

    As of Thursday afternoon, 2,168 people had cast absentee ballots, County Clerk Jean Schulthise said. At least another 80 people had voted Friday morning. “The presidential race drives a lot of the interest, but a lot of people vote early because of the convenience,” she said.

  • Annexation called top city priority

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Studying the best way to annex areas into the city, constructing a fire department substation, developing the Seventh Street corridor and hiring a city planner lead the recommendations made in a new Tell City comprehensive plan approved by the city council.

    The recommendations made in the report aren’t binding but provide a multi-year road map for setting priorities and guiding work on zoning, downtown development and improving public services.

  • Volunteer community reader

    William Tell Elementary students had a very special “spooktacular” volunteer community reader appear in Leah Schroering’s fifth grade class Oct. 5. Staff say the rumor is the guest could have been Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Sherry Flynn.

  • Community Events, Nov. 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@perry countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Football families meeting Tuesday
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Football Families will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school study hall.

    Covered Wagon to host Parmalee

  • News in Brief, Nov. 5

    Ribbon cutting for Greenhouse & Bouquets Thursday
    TELL CITY – A ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of The Greenhouse & Bouquets will be held at noon Thursday at the business’ location, 2145 N. Main Street in Tell City.
    There will also be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include refreshments and tours.

    Bookmobile auction ends Saturday

  • Skinsations employees meet Jane Iredale

    TELL CITY – Kelly George and Melody Hedinger of Skinsations Esthetician Salon and Boutique were recently awarded a trip to Great Barrington, Mass., to meet Jane Iredale of Jane Iredale Cosmetics. The mineral makeup promotes healthy skin and is the No. 1 recommended cosmetic by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, according to George and Hedinger.
     

  • Annual K of C vendor bazaar Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus 1172 Ladies Auxiliary will host an arts, crafts and vendor Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the K of C, 11th and Tell streets.

  • Mu Gamma holiday auction set for Nov. 13

    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma will host a holiday auction Nov. 13 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30 p.m.
    Items will include gift items and homemade treats. A door prize and refreshments will also be available. Those attending will have a chance to sample Mu Gamma members holiday and Old English cheeseballs and place orders for the holidays.

  • Catholic Charities coat drive under way

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway.
    Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office.  Please call 547-0903 for more information.
    Also, new and gently-used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City or can be dropped off at Catholic Charities. If your group or organization would like to conduct a coat drive, contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903.

  • William Tell’s International Walk to School Day

     William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior High School students participated in International Walk to School in the USA Day Oct. 3. The schools had more than 250 students walk this year from the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to school. Staff and teachers welcomed family members, community members and Tell City Wellness to participate in the walk.