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Today's News

  • Freeman returns home from Iraq

    TELL CITY – First Lt. Wendy Freeman returned to Tell City following a 10-month deployment to Iraq with the U.S. Army Re-serves.
    She was a member of the 367th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment stationed at Contingency Operating Base Basra, located in southern Iraq. She worked in the public-affairs office for the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard and later for the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division. Freeman would escort various news media throughout southern Iraq.

  • Community events, Nov. 29

    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.

  • Boy Scouts donate items to Thanksgiving dinner

    Boy Scouts Pack 192, called the Wolves, gathered food to donated for Thanksgiving dinner at the Catholic Charities in Tell City. Pictured with items donated are Silas Zuelly, Taylor Sturgeon and Matt Aders.
     

  • Werner earns distinguished Insurance Agency award

    TELL CITY – Richard Werner, an American Family Insurance agent in Tell City, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
    Werner joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. He has been an agent for American Family since January1986. His office is located at 821 12th St.

  • WTE first graders organize food drive

  • Leopold Parade Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The annual Christmas parade in Leopold is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. Lineup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather on the edge of town.

  • Hauenstein earns finalist spot in Heisman program

    TELL CITY – Erika Hauenstein, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School was named a state finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program.
    The Wendy’s Heisman is a rigorous scholarship program for high school seniors who maintain a B average and play at least one sport. These student-athletes must demonstrate a strong work ethic, dedication to academic and athletic achievement, community service and an ability to be role models for underclassmen.

  • A look at referenda results

    The November election saw 18 school referenda in Indiana. Six passed; 12 were defeated. Why were there so many referenda? And what explains the results?
    We have two kinds of school referenda in Indiana. Voters must approve property taxes for most big construction projects. This requirement came from the 2008 tax reform, and since that November there have been 32 school capital projects referenda. Eleven have passed. That's 34 percent. Two out of five passed on Nov. 2, a slightly higher 40 percent.

  • Things this smart German boy can, can’t do

    An old priest in Cincinnati with the last name of Schmidt used to assure me there was nothing a smart German boy couldn’t do. He made me a believer. The man made beer and wine, played the violin, spoke several languages and though advanced in years when I knew him, tended his own garden, made his own horseradish and was an expert pistol marksmen and woodcarver. He was a well-loved priest, too.

  • Shop at home first

    Thanksgiving leftovers may still be with us, but Black Friday is gone and along with it the hoopla, big sales and crowded stores. What is left is a Christmas season with 26 days left.

    While plenty of gifts were purchased over the weekend, most of us still have plenty of shopping to do and we encourage our readers to do most of that here at home in Perry County.