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Today's News

  • Mount Zion to host homecoming Sept. 16

    SANTA CLAUS – Mount Zion Christian Church of Santa Claus will hold its 177th annual homecoming Sept. 16 at the church.
    The guest speaker for the 10 a.m. morning service will be Brother Jim D. Bowyer, Sr. Bowyer has been preaching the gospel of Christ for more than 40 years. He is a graduate of Louisville Bible College and Cincinnati Christian University.

  • Tell City Ducks Unlimited to celebrate group’s 75th anniversary Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Saturday at the Schergens Center. 

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Ribs and chicken will be served at 6 p.m. and Dixon’s Auctioneers will lead an auction at 7. The auction will feature Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary merchandise, popular one-of-a-kind items that the chapter is becoming famous for, donated items from many businesses around the area and other Ducks Unlimited merchandise.

  • EPA tackles former Troy Refinery cleanups

    By STUART CASSIDY

    TROY – Decades-old oil-holding tanks and transfer lines at the former United Energy Site, also known as the Troy Refinery, are being removed. A construction crew, with oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency, began Aug. 23 deconstructing structures at the long-defunct oil refinery.

  • Free health fair Sept. 13 in Rockport

    ROCKPORT – Miller’s Merry Manor and Trinity United Methodist Church will host a free health fair Sept. 13. This is in conjunction with the Trinity United Methodist Church salad luncheon at the church.
    The health fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be vendor freebies and door prizes.

  • Recycling chief: Tapping cash reserves not unusual

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Prices received for recyclable materials were high last year, so “we were pretty much able to get through the year” without tapping cash reserves, Ken Smith said Aug. 23. “This year, we’re going to have to dip into that.”

  • TCHS Class of 1947 hold reunion

    Seventeen classmates and some spouses of Tell City High School Class of 1947 gathered for their 65th reunion Aug. 11 at the Patio Steak House.

  • Determined duo to lead United Way campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with a $125,000 goal. Money raised in coming months will fund a variety of community groups offering emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Missy Noble and Mary Roberson are co-chairing this year’s campaign and the two former Perry Central classmates are promising a high-energy, determined push to raise money.

  • Harpenau Insurance honored

    Harpenau Insurance was honored during this year’s Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner.

    Pictured with the honoring plaque are, in front from the left, Shauna Stout, Darla Small, Janice Harpenau, Bob Harpenau and Tessa Roeling. Standing in back are Rick Harpenau, Pam harpenau and John Hoch. Missing from the picture are LaDonna Bell and Allison Marsh.

  • Community Events, Sept. 6

    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.

  • Benefit for Tyler Lang set for Sept. 29

    BIRDSEYE – A benefit to raise funds for Tyler Lang will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Birdseye Conservation Club.
    Lang is the son of Jenny and Billy Lang and the grandson of Donna Lang of Tell City. He was injured in an auto accident March 30, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
    Chili and hot dogs will be served. A bake sale and silent auction will also be held during the event and T-shirts will be available for purchase.
    For more information, contact Erika Gehlhausen at (812) 309-0515 or Shonna Wiseman at (812) 639-3588.