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Today's News

  • Hiram Frakes Sunday at Branchville Methodist Church

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville United Methodist Church will celebrate Hiram Frakes Sunday.
    Frakes was a Methodist minister who was born in Branchville in 1888. In 1907, he married Leota Walker, also of Branchville. His call to the ministry led him to the remote area of eastern Kentucky Appalachia. There were no roads or civilized law.
    Ignorance, feuding and moonshining were prominent. Rev. Frakes established a church, post office, schools and care-giving facilities. He developed a Christian community called the Henderson Settlement.

  • Tell City UMC to sponsor marriage retreat

    TELL CITY – The Tell City United Methodist Church will sponsor a marriage retreat Oct. 15 and 16 facilitated by Community Marriage Builders.
    The workshop will be held at the Glenn Wood Hills Retreat Center located near Derby. Cost is $100 per couple. This includes materials, three meals and lodging. A minimum of 10 couples will be accepted for the program and space will be limited to 20 couples. Camp sites will be available. Check in is at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and check out will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

  • Tom Ellsworth to speak at Mt. Zion Christian Church Sunday

    SANTA CLAUS – Mt. Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus will continue its celebrations for its 175th anniversary homecoming Sunday at the church.
    Pastor Tom Ellsworth of Bloomington will deliver the morning message and the sermon theme will be “Celebrating the Past; Looking forward to the Future.” Worship Services start at 10 a.m. Mt. Zion Christian Church is 2 miles south of Santa Claus on Indiana 245.

  • Church news, Sept. 16

    Healing services at Chestnut Grove Church
    TELL CITY – The Rev. Matthew Ervin from Bee’s Spring, Ky., will perform healing services at 6 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Grove Church in Tell City.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Harold Nix at 547-5109.

  • Tell City-English CCC Camp 2853 Accomplishments

    • From July to December 1935, the company collected 5 tons of seeds from 15 species of trees to send to the Forest Service nursery at Vallonia.  

    • Fourteen buildings and three lookout towers were constructed.

    • Seventy-five miles of telephone line from Paoli to English with branch lines to Spears Tower, Orange County Tower, West Fork Tower, Marchand Tower, Buzzard Roost Tower, the rock quarry and the two CCC camps, and then on to Tell City was built with poles creosoted at the English Camp. The job took 2,884 man days.

  • Laborers on the people’s land

    Editor’s Note: Information for this feature on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its role in the Hoosier National Forest was gathered by Teena Ligman, a public-affairs specialist for the Hoosier National Forest. It is one of a series of articles marking the 75th anniversary of the forest’s creation.

  • Community Events, Sept. 16

    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.

    Mu Gamma to meet today
    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at Kim Zeller’s house. A model meeting will be held for new members.

  • Museum showcases Tell City’s deep spiritual roots

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    The heart and soul of many communities is seated in their churches.  Tell City is no exception. Aside from the numerous publications and formal papers located in the Tell City Historical Society’s museum files describing Tell City’s worship history, an entire section is dedicated to artifacts pertaining to early religious practices of Tell City’s settlers.

  • Hauenstein named as National Merit semifinalist

    TELL CITY – Erika Hauenstein, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
    The program is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1955 to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. Across the nation, approximately 16,000 semifinalists were chosen out of 1.5 million juniors who took the 2009 preliminary SAT-National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

  • Car wash Saturday will raise funds for D.C. trip

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a weekend car wash with eighth-graders to help fund their Washington, D.C. trip.

    The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Street parking lot. All donations will be appreciated.