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Today's News

  • Tell City-English CCC Camp 2853 Accomplishments

    • From July to December 1935, the company collected 5 tons of seeds from 15 species of trees to send to the Forest Service nursery at Vallonia.  

    • Fourteen buildings and three lookout towers were constructed.

    • Seventy-five miles of telephone line from Paoli to English with branch lines to Spears Tower, Orange County Tower, West Fork Tower, Marchand Tower, Buzzard Roost Tower, the rock quarry and the two CCC camps, and then on to Tell City was built with poles creosoted at the English Camp. The job took 2,884 man days.

  • Laborers on the people’s land

    Editor’s Note: Information for this feature on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its role in the Hoosier National Forest was gathered by Teena Ligman, a public-affairs specialist for the Hoosier National Forest. It is one of a series of articles marking the 75th anniversary of the forest’s creation.

  • Community Events, Sept. 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.

    Mu Gamma to meet today
    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at Kim Zeller’s house. A model meeting will be held for new members.

  • Museum showcases Tell City’s deep spiritual roots

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    The heart and soul of many communities is seated in their churches.  Tell City is no exception. Aside from the numerous publications and formal papers located in the Tell City Historical Society’s museum files describing Tell City’s worship history, an entire section is dedicated to artifacts pertaining to early religious practices of Tell City’s settlers.

  • Hauenstein named as National Merit semifinalist

    TELL CITY – Erika Hauenstein, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
    The program is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1955 to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. Across the nation, approximately 16,000 semifinalists were chosen out of 1.5 million juniors who took the 2009 preliminary SAT-National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

  • Car wash Saturday will raise funds for D.C. trip

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a weekend car wash with eighth-graders to help fund their Washington, D.C. trip.

    The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Street parking lot. All donations will be appreciated.

  • Water quality training Oct. 2

    JASPER – Hoosier Riverwatch will offer free training at Vincennes University Jasper Campus, Saturday Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Participants should take their own lunches.

    The Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Basic Training program introduces citizens and educators to water quality monitoring utilizing hands-on habitat, chemical, and biological assessment methods.

    Participants gain experience and skills in the use of chemical monitoring kits and aquatic insect collection and identification.

  • Workshop to offer tips on preserving historic windows

    TELL CITY – Trying to decide what to do with your historic windows?
    Considering replacement windows to reduce energy bills but not sure where to begin?

    Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 and a 7 to 9 p.m. session titled “Repair – Don’t Replace – Historic Windows.” The event will take place at the former Coca-Cola building at 310 Ninth St. in Tell City and is sponsored by Indiana Landmarks Foundation and the Tell City Historical Society.

  • Power of the Purse event returns Oct. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to do some early Christmas shopping with local vendors, get together with friends, enjoy a free lunch, tour a beautiful health-care facility and help a local charity all in one day?

    Then you need to mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for “Power of the Purse” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Schools to host pair of workshops

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host two upcoming workshops of interest to students.

    The school will host a College 101 Workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the elementary cafeteria. John Campbell, a University of Southern Indiana admissions representative, will talk about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, testing and more. 

    Participants will also learn information about workforce and helpful hints on how to best transition between high school and college.