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Today's News

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    TROY – A Troy man fatally shot himself Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St. but who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Council grants funds for child-support collections

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting March 31 to fund a company that will help recoup costs going into the collection of child-support from parents delinquent in their payments.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – A man with a gun to his head fatally shot himself in Troy Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St.  but  who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Community news, April 4

    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.

  • Health fair at WTE Tuesday

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will hold a family health fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym.
    An Air Evac Helicopter will land in the back of the building around 5:30 p.m. and many local businesses and organizations will be in attendance. They will include New Directions, Everbody’s, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Purdue Extension, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Ivy Tech, Herbs and Health Care, Omni Home Care, Golden Living Center, Oakwood Health Campus, Burris-LeClere Eye Center and Deaconess Gateway Hospital.

  • Five Generations

    On a recent trip to Jacksonville, Fla., Janette Hearst of rural Tell City had the opportunity to participate in a five-generation photo with family members. Pictured in the photo are Janette Hearst (great-great grandmother), Carol Turner (great-grandmother), Teresa Miller (grandmother), Samantha Miller (mother) and Jocelyn Miller (child).
     

  • Ribbon cutting for local business

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Gerlach and Gayer Custom Collision Center at noon Friday to celebrate their new business. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

  • Antiques at the library Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will kick off National Library Week with a special Antiques at Your Library event Saturday.
    From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., several local experts will be on hand to display items in the areas of Tell City furniture, Civil War memorabilia, coins, old pictures, pottery, bottles, glassware, western statues and toys. Some of the collectors scheduled to appear are Chris Cail, Mike and Kathy Finley, Michael Highfil, J.R. Flynn, Mark Laflin and Spud and Helen Kleeman.

  • COLUMN: Springtime adventures

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Spring may not be fully here, but spring break has come and gone and a few of my friends have already complained of spring fever. I’ve had friends head to the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina over the past week. A lot of us don’t have the time for that big of a spring fling, but here are a few ideas for an upcoming sunny afternoon, or if you’re really lucky, a day off.

    Hit the Road

  • Perry Central Band expo April 16

    LEOPOLD – The first Perry Central Band expo will be held Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Perry Central dome.
    Activities will include a free Easte- egg hunt for all ages starting at 10 a.m., pictures with the Easter bunny, a color contest, free games for kids, many local craft vendors and hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks sold by the Perry Central Marching Commodores.