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Today's News

  • Community keeps runners safe

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 28 that a 1-mile fun run and walk and the school system’s first-ever 5-kilometer event were fun and safe for participants due to the assistance of community volunteers and city and county officials.

    “Their support was much appreciated,” she said. “We had a lot of volunteers; close to 90. For the very first time, I thought it was good support.”

  • Community Calendar, Nov. 8

    Monday November 8
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Community Events, Nov. 8

    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.

  • Students tout recycling in youtube video

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student finishes a bottle of water and discards it on the lawn in front of the school. A van immediately screeches to a halt in front of him. A group springs from the back, yelling, “there he is!” and tackles him. As he remains flat on the grass, another student, Sydney Grass, appears, picks up the bottle, disposes of it in a recycling receptacle and explains the benefits of her action to the environment.

  • Benefit for David VanHoosier Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – A benefit event for David VanHoosier will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks will be served. A raffle will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance and the day of the benefit. Winners need not be present to win.

  • Tell City native found murdered in Fort Branch

    FORT BRANCH – A Tell City native who spent much of her adult life in Chrisney was found murdered Tuesday, state police said.

    According to troopers from the Jasper post, Patricia Heichelbech, 70, of 6558 N. Orchard Road, Chrisney, was found dead in the Fort Branch home of Robert Spangler, 66.

    State police received information that Spangler had killed his girlfriend. A few minutes later, the man arrived at the Evansville ISP post and turned himself in.

  • Tell City chili cook-off set for Nov. 28

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.
    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pot of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”
    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Commissioners reject state insurance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A recommendation in what was billed as a citizens’ checklist for saving education dollars would have meant huge cost increases if results of a recent inquiry are a measure.

  • Cannelton schools schedule Veterans Day event

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will celebrate Veterans Day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    All veterans and the public are invited to the event at the Cannelton Community Center. Special seating will be available for veterans who attend.
    Guest speaker will be 1st Lt. Wendy Freeman.
    Students from preschool through 12th grades will have presentations for the public to enjoy.
    For more information, contact Margie Weatherholt at 547-4126 or by e-mail at mweatherholt@cannelton.k12.in.us.
     

  • Hasty – Scherer

    Kenny and Terri Hasty and William and Tammy Scherer, all of Grandview, announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Lindsey Hasty and Rick Scherer, both of Grandview.
    The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of South Spencer High School. She works at Harpenau Insurance.
    Mr. Scherer is a 2003 graduate of South Spencer High School. He works at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City.
    The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Park in Lincoln City.