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Today's News

  • Military families to benefit from sales of tote at Peebles

    TELL CITY – In a show of support for U.S. military families, Peebles stores are now selling a patriotic-themed, re-usable shopping tote with all proceeds benefiting Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. Beginning this week, customers can purchase the shopping tote at any Peebles store for $5 and 100 percent of the funds are donated to the charity.

  • Luxemberger cemetery report released

    ORIOLE — The 2010 Luxemberger Cemetery fund report has been released for 2010.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2010 were:
    Rose Mary Pierson, $50; Russell Knieriem, $100; Wilma Rainbolt, $50; Doug and Lana McClure, $100; Delores Maxey, $20; Donald Knieriem, $125; Judy Quinlin, $200 and an anonymous cash donation of $10.
    Contributions for 2010.................... $655
    Expenses.......................................... $1,875
    Interest............................................. $16.93
    Certificates of Deposit:

  • Benefit for Helen Jones set for Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – A benefit to help Helen Jones will be held Feb. 26 at the American Legion in Tell City. Food will be served starting at 4 p.m. with an auction to begin at 5 p.m. The Good Ol’ Boys will provide music beginning at 8 p.m.
    Cover charge is $10 per person or $15 per couple.
    Jones was first diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer Sept. 5, 2010. A PET scan was done in December and found the cancer had spread to her bones and adrenal glands. Money raised from the event will go toward Jones’ medical expenses.

  • Kiwanis breakfast set for Saturday at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelic United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City.
    The cost of the meal is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children 12 years and younger.
    All proceeds will go to help the youth of Perry County.
     

  • TC homecoming set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold homecoming ceremonies Saturday at the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena between the varsity and junior varsity games against North Posey.

  • Education news, Feb. 17

    GED testing at Perry Central
    LEOPOLD – GED testing at Perry Central Community School Corp. is open to all Hoosier residents. Registration is required before testing and information is available on the school’s Web site, www.pccs.k12.in.us.
    Susie Knox is the chief GED examiner and can provide more information to those seeking their GED for employment or higher education. She can be reached at 547-3347.

  • Perry Central students up in one, down in none

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Captain’s Club sponsored a pizza party for students who raised at least one grade the second quarter of the school year, compared to the quarter, without letting any other grades fall. The students who earned straight A’s both the first and second quarter were also invited to the pizza party.
     

  • COLUMN: County works to extend help to poor, blind

    Chuck Poehlein penned this column on the care given to the poor and sick by the county during the first decades of its founding. The first installment appeared in last Thursday’s edition and shared information on the county’s poor farms, working agricultural enterprises that offered work to the county’s poor in return for room and board. Today’s final installment reports on the roles families held in helping poor relatives.

  • COLUMN: And the Oscar nominees are ...

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 27, and I figured I would weigh in on the nominees. The last two years I’ve focused on the Best Picture nominees primarily and only mentioned other categories in passing. This year I want to focus on all of the major categories and give my pick for the category as well as my prediction for who will actually win.
    Best Picture

  • City looks for downtown development ideas

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, under the direction of Mayor Barbara Ewing, has gathered a group of Tell City business, economic-development and retail individuals to develop a plan to advance and improve the community’s downtown. Members of the Tell City Downtown Development Group would like input from all Perry County residents to assist them in the development of the improvement plan.