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Today's News

  • Church News, March 29

    Rome UMC to host song fest Sunday
    ROME – Rome United Methodist Church will host a songfest started at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.
    The gospel group, Truth Be Told, will perform, followed by a covered-dish supper. Meat and drinks will be provided and those attending are asked to take their favorite covered dish.
    A love offering will be taken for the group. All are welcomed to attend.

  • Perry County commissioners’ certificate sale scheduled

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners will conduct a certificate sale of properties with delinquent taxes which did not sell at the 2011 Perry County tax sale. The sale will take place at 10 a.m. April 5 at the Perry County Courthouse.

  • Saturday event to raise money for county’s Little Warriors

    In a moment of prayer, Santa and Mrs. Claus gather with Tyler Zoglman and his family Tuesday at the Tell City home of his grandmother, Becky Paulin. Tyler has battled hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare liver cancer, for the past two years and has given hope to everyone he has come into contact with, Santa told the 13-year-old who is now receiving hospice care.

    “There are some things Santa can’t do, but I know you’ve been a blessing,” said Santa, who asked God for strength, not only for Tyler, but his family as well.

  • Director of community foundation fired

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Community Foundation Director Sally Houzanme was terminated from her job last week.

    Reasons for her dismissal were unclear as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot said Tuesday his department has been asked by the Evansville-based Community Foundation Alliance to initiate a criminal investigation.

    The foundation alliance serves as a fiscal agent for community foundations in southwest Indiana.

  • Ferdinand to host town-wide yard sale

    FERDINAND – The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce are organizing the annual Ferdinand town-wide yard sale for March 30 and 31.
    Entire neighborhoods are sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to find items to put on sale. Organizers said last year’s yard sales were deemed a huge success with hundreds of happy participants searching out bargains, some of them having driven hundreds of miles to attend.

  • Oaks to offer Nashville show trip

    PERRY COUNTY – The Oaks Senior Center will sponsor a 3-day, 2-night show trip to Nashville June 18 through June 20.
    The trip will be offered for $309 per person based on a double occupancy hotel room and will include motorcoach transportation, two nights lodging, two breakfast and two dinners meals, a guided tour of Nashville, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a visit to Opry Mills, a show at the Grand Ole Opry, a show at Nashville Night-life Dinner Theater and more. For a single occupancy hotel room, the trip will cost $369.

  • Community Events, March 29

    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.

  • Weekend Easter activities

    Tell City UMC Easter egg hunt planned for Saturday
    TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church will host a Hunt for Easter event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Education Notes, March 29

    Senior-student workshop today at Tell City Junior-Senior High
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School welcomes juniors and their parents or guardians to attend a senior-year workshop at 6:30 p.m. today in the school auditorium.
    Juniors and their families will be given a timeline of upcoming events, important deadlines and a checklist for college and career readiness. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Noble at 547-9715 or send e-mail to lisan@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Success stories tied to school grant multiply

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Members of the Perry Central School Corp. board heard an update from Lisa Lutgring about the Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant, which has helped educators and a core management team address school safety, mental-health services, alcohol and other drug prevention and student behavioral, social and emotional support at Perry Central and Tell City schools.

    “We’re into the third year. We’re really proud of the results,” Lutgring said.