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Today's News

  • Birth announcements, Nov. 18

    Hank Paul Hagedorn
    Jonathan and Holly Hagedorn of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Hank Paul Hagedorn, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Hagedorn is the former Holly Weigand. Hank has two older siblings, Jolene, 5, and Waylon, 3.
    Grandparents are Kenneth and Linda Weigand of Evanston and John and Betty Hagedorn of Tell City.

  • Dogs shot, missing

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, said Wednesday he has been getting reports of dogs being shot or going missing.

    “Deer season has started, so people should keep their dogs on their own property,” he said. Irresponsible hunters may shoot “at anything that moves,” he said, and some shoot dogs that chase deer.

  • Lawyer provides updates on city buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing asked the city attorney for updates Monday on lawsuits filed  in efforts to get half-demolished and dangerous buildings razed.

  • Birthdays, Nov. Nov. 19 - Nov. 25

    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. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    November 19

  • Clyde and Eula Smith

    Clyde and Eula Smith of Tell City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 19 with a family dinner.
    Mr. Smith married the former Eula Malone Nov. 19, 1950, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.
    The couple have two children, Mary Lock and her husband, Raymond, of Tell City and Becky Yadack and her husband, Steve, of Ow-ensboro, Ky.
    They also have three grandchildren, Ray Lock, Rachel Fortwendel and her husband, Joey, and Melissa Evans and her husband, Jer-emy, and two great-grandchildren, Ben Fortwendel and Ethan Evans.

  • Perry Central Elementary celebrates its veterans

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary students gathered Veterans Day to pay tribute to local veterans.

    Boy Scout Troop 191 presented the flags and several items from different veterans were displayed for students and guests to see.  

    World War II veteran and prisoner of war, former Gov. Ed Whitcomb was the special guest speaker.

    “I told my father if the Japanese are foolish enough to start something, it will be over in six months. I was incorrect,” he said as he began his story.

  • Discussions under way on future use of Guard armory

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Discussions continue on the future use of National Guard armory, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a board of public works and safety meeting Monday.

    The News reported in May that Indiana Army National Guard officials in Indianapolis had opted to close the Tell City and two other facilities this year. At that time, the only timeline offered was “later this year.”

  • Schools chief seeks QZAB after referendum’s defeat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – With another referendum defeated, Ron Etienne said Nov. 9, he has started the process toward securing another qualified zone academy bond to continue improvements at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Voters defeated this month the second of two referenda by a 585-vote margin. The first came in 2009, when 23 votes among the 1,521 cast separated the yes and no votes. This year’s election brought 3,919 responses to a ballot question asking about support for up to $6 million in improvements.  

  • Perry Central basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity and JV
    November
    20    Crawford County    T    5:00
    30    Tell City    H    6:30
    December
      3    Cannelton    H    6:30
    11    Wood Memorial    T    2:00
    14    Evansville Mater Dei    T    5:30
    17    Springs Valley    H    5:30

  • Scheiber, Peter MVPs; also on all-state teams

    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter and Eric Scheiber were repeat winners of Perry Central’s cross country most valuable runner awards at the school’s cross country and volleyball awards program Thursday.