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Today's News

  • LaGrange graduates Army AIT

    FORT SILL, Okla. – Ryan LaGrange, 19, of Tell City has completed 10 weeks of Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Sill. This follows completion of basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., last summer between his junior and senior years of high school.

    LaGrange graduated with the military occupational specialty of field artillery surveyor-meteorological crew members. They are responsible for monitoring weather conditions and patterns so artillery units can fire and launch missiles accurately.

  • EDITORIAL: What’s wrong with this picture? USPS picks winners and losers

    The newspaper business – both small and large papers – has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS-favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct-mail company ADVO in 2006.

  • Huthsteiner graduates from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Neil D. Huthsteiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

  • Community Events, Sept. 24

    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.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana adults can take a lesson from Indiana kids

    During a presidential-election year, the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Education sponsor a program called Indiana Kids’ Election. This mock election allows Hoosier students in kindergarten through 12th grades to go through the voting process Nov. 6, just as their parents, grandparents and other adults will do.

  • Questions sought for Oct. 18 candidate forum

    The Perry County News is compiling questions that will be asked of local candidates taking part in an Oct. 18 forum and seeks input from readers. Suggestions for questions can be dropped off at The News or sent by e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

    The forum is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.

  • Contest offers prizes up to $2,500 to encourage smokers to quit

    PERRY COUNTY – According to Smoke-Free Perry County coordinator Sharilyn Franzman, the deadline to register for the 2012 Quit Now Indiana challenge is getting close. To be eligible to win, contestants must be 18 years or older, a legal resident of Indiana, a current tobacco user and stay tobacco free from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012. All entries must be received by midnight Sunday. Contest winners will be drawn at random and will be tested to make sure they are tobacco-free to be eligible to claim a prizes.

  • Oakwood to honor hometown heroes

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will host a special event to honor local “hometown heroes, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical workers, military personnel, first responders, doctors and nurses, educators or anyone you believe to be a hometown hero.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is free and open to the community. It will feature a complimentary dinner and awards ceremony. There will be family fun for all ages.

  • Chapel open house Sept. 29-30 at New Boston

    NEW BOSTON – A weekend open house Saturday and Sunday will mark completion of the Chapel of the Fourteen Holy Helpers near New Boston.

    The public is invited to tour the family chapel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The chapel is located about 1.5 miles northeast of New Boston.

    Watch for signs on Indiana 545 on the north side of New Boston.

  • Beaches closed for the season; forest programs planned

    PERRY COUNTY – German Ridge and Tipsaw Lake beaches in the Hoosier National Forest have closed for the season. The campground concessionaires at Tipsaw and Celina Campgrounds will host their annual Halloween campout the weekend of Oct. 5-7.

    The Hoosier National Forest will host a program about bats the evening of Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

    The Rickenbaugh House at Celina Lake will be open for viewing Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

    Call 547-7051 for more information.