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Today's News

  • Cirque du Soleil brings Quidam to Evansville April 26 through April 29

    EVANSVILLE – Cirque du Soleil will present “Quidam” for six performances from April 26 – 29 at the Ford Center in Evansville.
    Quidam, pronounced “key-dahm,” features several acrobatic acts such as aerial contortion in silk, skipping ropes, handbalancing, Duplex Trapeze, German Wheel, Spanish Web and more.
    Six musicians playing a wide variety of instruments such as the violin, cello, percussions, saxophone, electric and classical guitars and keyboard will perform original music.

  • Kayaking for beginners at Patoka

    BIRDSEYE – Have you ever wished you knew how to kayak or wanted to try it out before buying your own equipment? Join a Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalist at the beach for a beginners kayaking lesson at 2 p.m. ET April 28. During this short lesson, participants will get to try their hands at a few different kayaks and paddles. Participants will learn what gear is needed and the best places to paddle on Patoka. All equipment including life jackets will be provided.

  • Chorus earns gold rating

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Chorus earned a gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association’s organizational contest at Castle High School in Newburgh Saturday.

    Under the direction of Randy Roccia, the chorus performed “Peaceful River,” “Echoes of Kindness” and “Funiculi, Funicula!”

    “I am extremely proud of our progress and effort,” Roccia said. “The kids stepped up and executed a solid performance and all three judges reflected that in their scores.”

  • New bookmobile on schedule for May delivery

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – As summer draws near, the Perry County Public Library is preparing for the arrival of its new bookmobile and Library Director Larry Oathout gave library board members an update of the progress April 4 at the board’s regular meeting.

    “We’re coming along,” he said. “They still are promising a mid-May delivery. That will give us all of summer to get everything up to snuff before we go back to the schools.”

  • 2012 Wellness T-Shirt

    Tell City’s 2012 Wellness President Breanna Walsh, center, shows off the new shirt design for the year. The first run-walk for 2012 will be hosted by the Girl Scouts at 7 a.m. Saturday starting at the City Hall gazebo in Tell City.

  • Community Events, April 19

    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.

  • County hires extra legal help

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at a special meeting April 9 to transfer $24,675 within the county’s 4-D child-support budget to fund a part-time child-support deputy prosecutor.

  • Generations . . .

    Five generations of the family of Bessie Taylor of Tell City gathered recently for a family photograph.

    Pictured from the left are Bessie’s great-granddaughter, Nina Whelan of Tennyson, mother of the triplets in the picture; Bessie’s granddaughter, Karen Spellmeyer of Lincoln City, holding Joel Nickolas Whelan; Bessie Taylor, great-great-grandmother of the triplets, holding great-great-granddaughter, Abbiegail Taylor Whelan and Bessie’s daughter, Jean Spurlock of Lincoln City, holding Alexis Rene Whelan.

  • Foerster graduates OCU

    OAKLAND CITY – Molly Foerster of Evanston graduated Oakland City University with a degree in early childhood education in December 2011. A ceremony to honor her and other graduates will be held at 10 a.m. May 5 at the Johnson Center at Oakland City University.
    Foerster was a part of the school’s 2010 homecoming; a member of the national, co-educational music fraternity Davidsbuendler; a choir member; a member of the Student Government Association and SGA Senator of the year for 2008-09. She is the daughter of Darryl and Dianna Foerster of Evanston.

  • Ford joins Western & Southern

    TELL CITY – Western & Southern Financial Group has appointed a new agent to serve the Perry County area. 

    Jim Ford is a Tell City resident who comes to Western & Southern with an extensive background in the insurance industry.  Ford is married to the former Sarah Miller of Tell City and the couple has three kids.
    Ford said he is looking forward to serving Western & Southern’s current clients in and around Tell City, as well as meeting with prospective clients to talk about their needs.