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Today's News

  • TC works board approves police-car purchase

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new style of police car will be coming to Tell City later this summer. The city’s board of public works and safety voted late last month to purchase a Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicle, a new car Chief Greg Hendershot said is designed exclusively for police use.

    Chevrolet produced the Caprice as a passenger car for decades until the 1990s and is reintroducing the model this year as a cruiser.

  • PC performers capture gold, silver at solo, ensemble event

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – A Perry Central Community School percussion ensemble earned a gold rating at state-level competition Feb. 26 and were only one point from achieving a perfect score, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    “The kids did really well,” he said, explaining that three solo performances earned silver ratings from the judges, “but were really close to gold.” The soloists were Samantha Noble on clarinet and Trent Pringle, who performed one solo on timpani and another on marimba.

  • Students earn medals at solo, ensemble contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Both of the ensembles and four of the five soloists from Tell City Junior-Senior High School who competed in state instrumental-music contests Feb.26 earned gold ratings, Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday.

    Seniors Mary Burst and Laurie Saalman and juniors Jessica Arnold and Chelsea Boyer earned gold as a flute quartet. Arnold, Burst and Saalman earned the top award as a flute trio.

  • The fine art of chess

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It’s quarter to seven on Feb. 22.  In the Tell City-Perry County Public Library meeting room, it’s still and quiet as a small group of county residents sit across from each other in pairs, chessboards between them.

    These players range in ages from old to young, and have met there looking to learn about chess, gain knowledge about strategic moves and, most importantly, just to gather and participate in a game they all enjoy.

  • Committee approves wage scale for school project

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of a common construction wage committee approved a wage scale Thursday for work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Church News, March 3

    St. Michael to host Lent fish frys
    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners during the six Fridays of Lent. There will be no dinners served Good Friday, April 22.
    Meals will begin Friday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m. and serving will last until 7 p.m. each Friday.
    The meal will include fried fish or cheese pizza, baked beans, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink.
    The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children, six years of age and under.

  • Annual Lenten breakfasts to begin March 12

    PERRY COUNTY — The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, March 12.
    The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations are $3.

  • Birthdays, March 4 - March 10

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list.
    March 4

  • Birth announcements, March 3

    Lilah Grace Ettensohn
    Mark and Kerry Ettensohn of Fishers announce the birth of their daughter, Lilah Grace Ettensohn, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel.
    The infant weighed seven pounds and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Ettensohn is the former Kerry Hoesli. Lilah has one older brother, Matthew, 3.
    Grandparents are Steve and Gloria Hoesli and Dorothy Ettensohn, all of Tell City and the late Earl “Butch” Ettensohn.
    Great-grandparent is Agnes Spisock of Windber, Pa.

  • Tell City wins own tourney

    TELL CITY—Ten Tell City Wrestling Club members won their weight classes to lead the club to first p in the overall team competition at the eighth annual Tell City Folkstyle Open Sunday.
    Tell City beat Mater Dei, Southridge A and B, and the Little Vikings from Corydon in the team competition.  
     Many other teams were represented in the tourney.
    Cole Gentry won all four of his matches by pins to claim the bantam 50-pound weight class title.
    Other Tell Citians winning their weight class were: