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Today's News

  • William Tell principal completes half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble has completed the Big Sur Half-Marathon, the fourth of five half-marathons she is participating in for her Eli Lilly Fellowship grant. Noble completed the 13.1-mile Highway One coastal route along Monterey Bay along with her husband, Wesley.

  • Junior Women to host 'Sweets, Treats and Santa' event Dec. 19

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will host a Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    A lunch will be served, including pizza, cookies and drink. The cost is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2.

    Craft activities with Santa will be available and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 children. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

  • Nationally recognized bullying prevention expert visits Dec. 8

    LEOPOLD - Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International Inc., will conduct two programs for parents at Perry Central High School Dec. 8.

    "School Safety Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" will help dispel many of the school-safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students and parents.

    Attendees will hear a brief historical overview of major school-safety incidents followed by tangible and practical real-world action steps to make school a safer place.

  • Ellspermann hosting listening session today at library

    TELL CITY - Sue Ellspermann, candidate for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, will host a listening session in Perry County from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The public is invited to attend and share their thoughts and opinions about the future of Perry County and their expectations for their legislator. Ellspermann, the founding director of the Center for Applied Research at the University of Southern Indiana, will facilitate the session.  

  • Golden Living Center to host bazaar Friday

    TELL CITY - The Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will hold its annual resident council Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center, located at 402 19th St. in Tell City.

    Craft items, new and gently used items, candy, baked goods and more will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills resident council.

  • St. John's hosts bazaar Saturday

    NEW BOSTON - St. John's Lutheran Church, one half-mile west of New Boston, will hold a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items include crafts, needle work, apple dumplings and homemade candies. Baked goods will include springerles, turnip kraut, turnip slaw, jellies, produce and more.

    Soups, sandwiches and pie will be available throughout the day. Special soup will be sold by the gallon; anyone interested in purchasing a gallon must bring their own container. Everyone is welcome to the event.

  • Smoking affects everyone

    In the Nov. 19 issue of The News, a few disturbing facts came to light about the number of women in Perry County who smoke or have smoked during pregnancy. It's chilling to realize that 47 percent of our county's pregnant women smoke, not only exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the toxins of cigarettes but exposing their babies to them as well.

  • Community newspapers still on top

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we're faring better than many dailies.

  • Hill's argument for reform bill weak

    I'm writing in response to Indiana Ninth District U.S. House Rep. Baron Hill's column appearing in The News Nov. 12 issue.

  • Youngsters explain logic of giving back to community

    TELL CITY - "Have you admired the beautiful landscaping around the Lutheran Church on 12th Street (or) walked the new Perry County Greenway?" asked Tell City High School senior Alex Flynn.