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Today's News

  • Sleeping tight?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    The ages-old bedtime rhyme has lost any sense of merriment for a growing number of Perry County residents battling pesky bedbugs, which are invading homes and apartment buildings in increasing numbers. It may not be an invasion quite yet, but County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer said the problem is certainly growing.

  • Community Events, Feb. 20

    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.

  • Local Lent services

    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. starting Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22).
    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.

  • Ball State announces local dean’s list students, graduates for fall

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated and those who were included on the dean’s list during the fall 2011 semester.
    Perry County students named to the dean’s list were Kellie Suttle of Leopold, Kristin Truelove of Saint Croix and Katelyn Bryant of Tell City.
    Gina Anderson of Tell City graduated with her master’s degree.

  • United Way of Perry County thanks donors

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the donations of hundreds of Perry County residents, local businesses and their employees, the United Way of Perry County has successfully raised $87,850 in pledges to benefit programs focused on education, health and financial stability in Perry County, organizers said.

  • Wagner takes 18th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Amanda Wagner finished 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the IHSAA girls state swim meet last weekend.
    Wagner swam it in 1:07.62 in the trials Friday night, 93-hundredths of a second slower than her sectional winning time but the second fastest time of her high school career.
    “She swam well,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.
    Only the top 16 times qualified for Saturday’s finals, so Wagner did not get to swim Saturday. But her time was faster than two of the finalists swam Saturday.

  • Rebound FGs help Raiders beat Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity’s offensive rebounding and Cannelton’s failure to attack the Raiders’ zone helped the Raiders win 79-67 in boys basketball Tuesday.

  • Vikings rally past PC 72-69

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Improved rebounding and three-point shooting fueled a 22-0 North Posey run in the third quarter that carried the Vikings past Perry Central 72-69 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Perry Central led 38-29 after Derek Thomas scored the first two baskets of the third quarter on a slashing drive and a 7-foot jump shot.
    The Commodores would not score again, though, until Colten Hedinger hit a rebound shot in the closing seconds of the quarter.

  • Tecumseh tops Cannelton for sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Tecumseh’s inside-outside duo of Auriel Trible and Katie Burkett combined for 82 percent of the Braves’ points as they beat Cannelton 50-43 to win the Class A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

  • Shakespeare’s “Comedy Of Errors” at Jasper Arts Center Sunday

    JASPER – The Acting Company will perform Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” at the Jasper Arts Center at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
    “The Comedy of Errors” is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays. It is also one of his most farcical comedies with much of the humor coming from slapstick, mistaken identity, puns and wordplay.