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Today's News

  • Power of Youth program accepting applications for council members

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Power of Youth, a program sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way of Perry County, in partnership with Purdue Extension Perry County is accepting applications for its 2010-11 council.

    The program's mission is to develop philanthropic values in youth through education, leadership and participation in local philanthropic activities. The Perry County Power of Youth Council consists of sophomores, juniors and seniors from all three area high schools and provides them a chance to work together to improve their community.

  • Cool dip
  • Lincoln's Neighborhood Run Saturday

    LINCOLN CITY - A benefit run-walk to help raise funds for three area organizations will take place Saturday in the woods Abraham Lincoln walked as a boy.

    The Department of Natural Resources, Friends of Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Amphitheatre will co-host the 5K run-walk at 9 a.m. in Lincoln State Park.

    Dubbed Mr. Lincoln's Neighborhood Run, the event's route will start and end at Lincoln Amphitheatre's parking lot.

    The event's route will consist of the park's paved roadways. Participants may register online at www. Lincoln Amphitheatre.com.

  • Kast awarded two fellowships at University of Notre Dame

    SOUTH BEND - Kristopher Kast, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the College of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2009 and 2010 to continue his work in Dr. Molly Scheel's laboratory at the Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend.

    They are associated with the Eck Institute for Global Health and study the neural development of the mosquito vector of dengue virus, Aedes aegypti.

    His work has been in identifying the roles of axon guidance molecules in the developing central and olfactory systems of this species.

  • VNA urges seniors to beat the heat

    TELL CITY - When the temperature rises above 90 degrees and the humidity is high, any age group can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

    However, people 65 years of age and older are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons.

    The elderly are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat, take a prescription medicine that impairs the body's ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibits perspiration, and have difficulty adjusting to sudden changes in temperature.

  • Why do we publish garbage?

    "Why does The Perry County News have to publish garbage in order to sell papers?" a reader asked on our Web site, www.perrycountynews.com.

    I have to confess, the reader was right about us wanting to sell newspapers. Please buy several copies whenever you can, even if you have a subscription. Think of the children.

  • 'A-Team' insanely fun and action-packed

    The original "A-Team" TV show was a bit before my time, so I only know of the group of renegade commandos from the occasional rerun, but more so from the parodies of the show (an episode of "Family Guy" comes to mind).

    I'm pretty sure I'm the key demographic for this film, then, because the film gets so ridiculous at times that you might think it actually is making fun of the old show. This is not a bad thing. It just means that "The A-Team" is aware of what it should be: a crazy, fun action movie.

  • On the march with Relay for Life

    Top Teams

    This year's Perry County Relay for Life raised $49,144.88, well more than the $36,000 goal set by organizers. The amount was also higher than last year's total.

    Top fundraising teams were:

    First place: Wolf Pack, $18,393.22

    Second place: Rainbow of Angels, $5,182

    Third place: Lifesavers, $4,648.32

    The top youth team was Drew's Super Team, whose members raised $4,054.54.

  • Wolfie's courage honored by top Relay team

    A Relay for Life team's determination to honor the memory of a family member and friend who succumbed to cancer in January has raised more than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    The Wolf Pack team, named in honor of Debbie (Wolf) Dickman, was the top fundraising team during this year's event. Wolf Pack team members raised $18,393.22 and walked more than 200 miles Saturday and Sunday.

  • Medical Guide available here

    The 2010 edition of our annual Medical Guide is available on this site.

    To read it, simply click on "Special Sections" in the blue bar near the top of this page, then click on the title. The guide is chock-full of information about the local people and organizations who work hard to help you stay healthy.