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Today's News

  • Local horse owners claim top awards

    Horses owned by Verna Beard and Brain Badger earned several awards during the recent show season.

  • Church news, Feb. 23

    St. John’s Lenten worship set
    EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston will hold Lenten worship services every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.
    The Board of Education will serve soup and sandwiches every Wednesday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
    The church is located 1⁄2 mile west of New Boston on County Road 1160 North. The Rev. Mile Mueller is pastor and may be reached at 547 2007 for information. Everyone is invited to the Lenten services and meals.

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  • William Tell Valentine king, queen

    The William Tell Senior Center held its Valentine dance Feb. 11. Sage Critcheloe was crowned queen and Robert Edwards was crowned king. Each received a box of chocolates and flowers.

  • Community events, Feb. 23

    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.

    Leopold to host euchre tournament
    LEOPOLD – A euchre tournament will be held Saturday at the Leopold Conservation Club.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Waninger named master truck driver

    NEW BOSTON – The Indiana Motor Truck Association has named Kent Wan-inger of New Boston a master truck driver. Waninger has been driving trucks for more than 26 years and has spent the last 14 years driving for Mulzer Crushed Stone in Tell City. During his driving career, he has successfully navigated more than a million miles without an accident.
    The IMTA awards the professional certification of master truck driver to drivers of commercial motor vehicles who meet high standards for educational achievement, professional conduct and accident-free driving.

  • Generations

    Five generations of Thelma Gibson’s family recently gathered for a picture. In front are grandmother Angela Jester and great-great-grandmother Thelma Gibson holding her great-great-grandson, Brennon Thacker. In back, great-grandfather Steve Gibson holds Thelma’s great-great-grandson, Cooper Thacker, as they stand next to mother Jessica Gibson.

  • Animal shelter to offer TNR program in March

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a Trap, Neuter and Release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. March 19. For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered. Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. March 20 and then released where they were caught.

  • Rome VFD chili supper

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper beginning at 5 p.m. March 10 at the Rome Community Center.
    A country store will be set up to sell pies, cakes, cookies, bread, candies, canned goods and more. The menu for the supper will be chili, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. One refill of chili will be allowed with each meal.
    There will also be a raffle and half-pot drawing.
    For more information, contact Dennis James at 836-2328.

  • Saturday carnival to help local girl with illness

    LEOPOLD – A benefit carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Central Elementary gym in Leopold to help raise funds for Lydia Haycraft.
    The Lydia’s Wish team will host the “Carnival of Fun” event with carnival-style games, food, clowns, face painting and prizes. Inflatables will be provided by Chaps, with a large selection of bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses set up that adults and children can enjoy. Concessions will be available during the event as well.