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Today's News

  • Community Events, March 19

    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.

  • Sommer to join Ken Shourds Equipment

    Ken Shourds Equipment recently announced the addition of Danny Sommer to their sales staff. Sommers will provide sale information on farming and outdoor equipment at Indiana 231 North, Rockport. He may also be reached at (812) 649-2821.

  • 40 & 8 plans bingo benefit planned for Sunday

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213’s Forty and Eight veterans organization will raise money for nurses in training through bingo games beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.
    The event will be held at the Legion and jackpots will include hams and turkeys. Players must be 18 years or older.
    All proceeds will go to nurses training.

  • Upcoming PC Relay for Life events in April

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Relay For Life will hold two events to raise funds for the annual walk.
    The first will be a chicken-dinner sale at 10 a.m. April 7 at the corner of 12th Street and Indiana 37 in Tell City.
    The dinner will include a half chicken, creek fries and green beans. Cost will be $7. Bake-sale items will also be on sale.
    The next event will be a euchre tourney April 14 at the Leopold Conversation Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and cost is $5 per person.
    Cash prizes and concessions will be available.

  • Education brief, March 19

    Early Start program set for Friday morning
    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent enrichment program scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Early Head Start office, at 321 Ninth St., in Tell City.
    The topic for March will be “Knowing Your Community Resources.” Light refreshments will be served.
    For more information, contact Kelly Luker, EHS family resource coordinator, at 547-4850 Ext. 113 or (812) 619-1842.

  • Branchville student serves as page

    State Sen. Richard D. Young (D-Milltown) hosted a page from Branchville during the 2012 legislative session. Sydney Ann Goffinet, 15, from Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, served as a Senate page for Young Feb. 23.

  • VFW name winners of first chili cook-off

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 hosted its first chili cook-off contest March 10 at the VFW post.
    Prizes were given out for first, second and third places and also to the people’s choice.
    First place was awarded to Joe and Martha Minto, second place went to Jason Lindsey and third place was awarded to Calvin and Betty Hartz. The people’s choice award winner was Kay Northerner. The VFW would like to thank all the participants who entered the cook-off and invites everyone back again next year.

  • Community Youth Camp set for June 10-14

    PERRY COUNTY – Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River near Derby is Glennwood Hills Campground. It is often described as one of the best-kept secrets in Perry County. The beautiful and well-equipped campground is owned by the Community of Christ Church based in New Albany but it also is home to a camp each summer for local youth.

  • Anderson Woods prepares for 35th season

    ADYEVILLE – Anderson Woods Inc. announces its 35th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions will begin June 4 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session will begin on a Monday morning and last until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

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    GUEST COLUMNIST