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Today's News

  • D of I to host open meeting for local Catholic women interested in joining

    TELL CITY – Nativity Circle 710 Daughters of Isabella will hold an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall in Tell City. The group invites any area Catholic women who may be interested in joining.
    The Daughters of Isabella was organized May 14, 1897. Nativity Circle 710 was chartered in 1944. The group will celebrate their 68th year in December.

  • Birth announcements, Feb. 16

    Logan Daniel Hoffman
    Adam and Kathy Hoffman of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Logan Daniel Hoffman, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 211⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hoffman is the former Kathy Williams. Logan has two older siblings, Cole, 6 and Alexis, 4.

  • Wilkinson - Brockman

    Melissa Ann Wilkinson and Michael Adam Brockman, together with their parents, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Keith and Betsy Wilkinson of Richland. She is a graduate of Heritage Hills and Indiana University, and works as the executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau.
    Mr. Brockman is the son of Jeff and Lisa Brockman of Santa Claus. He is a graduate of Heritage Hills and the University of Southern Indiana, and works as an instructional assistant at Ferdinand Elementary.

  • Community events, Feb. 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.

    Legion to host euchre games today
    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion will host a euchre tourney today at the post home.
    Games will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • HTC update planned as Phase 1 wraps up

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a Feb. 21 meeting.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The public is invited.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural economic success.

  • TC Wellness on TV tonight

    PERRY COUNTY – A city-led Wellness 2012 Program is the sponsor of a four-part series on healthy communities premiering this evening on Evansville public television station WNIN.

    A 30-second commercial at the start and conclusion of each program will share a message from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and brief information on the city’s efforts to promote wellness.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. The city worked with Larry Peter, owner of PowerPlant, on the commercial.

  • Two file for surveyor

    Two candidates, Democrat Zac DeSpain and Republican David Lynch, filed last week for the office of county surveyor.

    Since they are the only two candidates to file for that office, they will face each other in November’s general election.

  • Ivy Tech offers free assistance filing for financial aid

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students.

    Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will not hear a lecture or tips on how to fill out the FAFSA but will instead use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Parks board wants to turn on Eagles Bluff lights

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department had no trouble turning the lights off at Eagles Bluff Park. It’s turning them back on that’s a problem.

    The lights were originally put on a timer. Then they were turned off “when we found out no one was there (a lot of times when they were on),” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday. Now “we still haven’t figured out how to turn them back on.”

  • Robert Bray to speak at Sunday’s Lincoln Day

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.