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Today's News

  • Sonshine announces up round up dates

    NEW BOSTON – The children at Sonshine Early Learning Ministry invited the public to their preschool round-up from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

    The preschool is located just west of New Boston.

    Any parent or guardian interested in enrolling their 3- or 4-year-old in the Sonshine preschool program is asked to plan to attend this event.

    For more information, call 547-9620.

  • Community Events, Feb. 6

    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.

  • Boosters postpone auction

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters yearly fundraising auction has been postponed to April 21.

    The boosters are still accepting donations for the annual event, originally set for this month at the school. They’ve been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars marks 78 years

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 held its annual anniversary dinner Jan. 21, marking the 78th anniversary of the post’s founding.

    Student essayists taking part in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests were honored. They included Julia Theis, Damon Powers, Jessica Theis and Caleb Bettag.

    The post’s past commanders chose two recipients, Dallas Lemaire and Emory Yaggi, to receive service awards.

    State VFW Commander Chuck Simmons was among the dignitaries present and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing spoke.

  • Generations...

    The family of Linnie Albin gathered recently for a four-generation picture. Seated from the left are father Clint Albin, great-grandfather Linnie Albin holding Clint Albin Jr., and grandfather Dwayne Albin, all of Tell City.

  • School board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – While the second semester of the current school year is just more than a month old, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. approved a 2012-13 school year calendar, elected officers and conducted other start-of-the-year duties at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    The proposed school calendar calls for the school year to begin Aug. 13 for teachers and Aug. 14 for students. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 with the Christmas holiday beginning and the first semester ending Dec. 21.

  • Perry County Memorial to offer CPR, first aid classes

    TELL CITY – The Heartsaver First Aid and CPR with AED class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A skills test is required for the certification class. Class fee is $55 and registration is required by Tuesday.
    A Family and Friends CPR class is designed for the layperson wanting to know CPR and choking-rescue skills. No testing is required. This class is not for those requiring certification cards for job or school requirements. Fee for the two-hour class is $10. Registration deadline is the day before your scheduled class.

  • USI names local students to honors list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s fall 2011 honors list has been released. Ronald S. Rochon, provost, reported that 2,102 students were named to the latest list.
    Students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average on 4.0 system to be named to the list. Undergraduate students earning no incomplete grades for the term and earning letter grades of computable point value in 12 or more semester hours with a semester grade-point average between 3.5 to 4.0 are named to the list.

  • Williams attends educator conference

    CANNELTON – Charlena (Rudolph) Williams of Cannelton was one of five women chosen to represent Kentucky at the 2012 National Education Association Mid-Atlantic Women’s and Minority Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., Jan. 25 – Jan. 29.

  • 2012 Trivia Night a grand success

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Community Foundation’s second annual trivia night event more than doubled its participation from last year, according to foundation Director Sally Houzanme.

    The annual fund raiser was held Jan. 28 at Tell City’s Schergens Center with 16 trivia teams competing for first- , second- and third-place prizes, a Best Team Spirit Award and for the grand prize of $500 donated to their favorite nonprofit charity.