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Today's News

  • November activities at South Perry Head Start

    Students of South Perry 2 Head Start participated in activities with the themes of bears, nursery rhymes, Thanksgiving and the five senses in November. The children participated in a read-aloud featuring the book “The Three Bears.”

    Lucy Whistle, Christa Wroe and Hailey Martin, pictured here, are retelling and acting out the story as the bears taste their porridge that is too hot or too cold. The children used this activity to learn how to retell a story in the correct sequence.

  • Benefit auction for Tyler Cundiff Jan. 7

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Perry Central student Tyler Cundiff will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 7.
    Cundiff was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is currently in a hospital in Indianapolis. Proceeds from the auction will go to helping his family care for him.
    Anyone with new or used items for the auction can drop them off at Indiana Realty and Auction Co., 331 Main St., Tell City.

  • PCMH Freshstart program to start in January

    TELL CITY – The Perry County memorial Hospital will offer free quit-smoking classes as a part of the Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program in January.
    Classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon or 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the hospital.
    Freshstart, an American Cancer Society program, provides participants with effective tools to use while they work to stop smoking.
    For more information or to make reservations, call Caryn Weiss, registered nurse, at 547-0125 or Shelley Poole, registered nurse, at 547-0392.

  • Concert at EUCC Jan. 5 to feature Newman Singers

    TELL CITY – A free concert featuring the Newman Singers will be held at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th Street in Tell City, at 7 p.m. Jan. 5.
    The Newman Singers, a liturgical and concert group from the Newman Catholic Student Center in Iowa City, Iowa, have toured the country for the past 15 years, building a reputation for leadership in the contemporary liturgical and inspirational music. In their own words, their mission is to spread the gospel of Christ in a manner musically and spiritually uplifting.

  • Reminiscing . . . New Year’s 1946

    Clyde and Rosemary LaGrange ran a store and gas station in St. Croix from 1940 to 1970. The store was built and owned by Levi LaGrange, who sold it Clyde.

  • COLUMN: The benefits of right-to-work

    BY DAVID HAMMOND, Guest Columnist
    A lot has been said about right-to-work and a lot more will be said in the upcoming legislative session. Voters need to understand the meaning of the term and consequences of its implementation.

    Right-to-work laws are statutes enforced in 22 U.S. states that prohibit membership, payment of union dues, or fees as condition of employment, either before or after hiring.

  • COLUMN: A year of good and bad

    BY VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    So long, 2011. Almost, at least. It’s been an up-and-down year at best for this columnist and part of me is more than eager to turn the calendar and celebrate 2012.

  • EDITORIAL: Council, others should adopt clear expectations

    Rules are wonderful to have in many situations. They define expectations. When expectations are clear and agreed upon, things go more smoothly than if they aren’t.

    Councilman Ron Crawford expected to have a chance to nominate a new member to the county’s redevelopment commission when appointments were made Dec. 15. He asserted that Robert’s Rules of Order require a call for “any other nominations” before voting occurs on any that have been put forth.

  • Car flips near Millstone

    Four occupants of a car that overturned Wednesday night on Indiana 66 near Millstone escaped serious injury, police said. The names of the driver and occupants weren’t available Friday but the driver apparently lost control while traveling south. The car left the east side of the road and overturned, crumpling its top. Two people were briefly trapped inside. Perry County Emergency Medical Services transported two people. No other details were available.

  • Officer of the year

    Shawn Perryman, right, was honored Dec. 7 as reserve patrolman of the year. Patrolman Roger Smith, commander of the city’s reserve force, said Perryman is active in activities such as sporting events that reserves provide security for, as well as community events such as Schweizer Fest.