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Today's News

  • Wal-Mart donates box tops to local schools

    Wal-Mart of Tell City recently donated around 11,000 Box Tops for Education to four area schools. Each school will receive 3,000 box tops each, which will equal about $300 when exchanged.

    Pictured from the left are Shannon Case from North Hancock County, Ky., schools; Ray James on behalf of Perry Central schools; Wal-Mart assistant manager Jason Hogan; Cindy Lenn of Tell City Junior-Senior High School, and Andrea Maffia of Cannelton schools.
     

  • Irish Eyes

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 139 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Education notes, March 15

    Area resident named to Marian University dean’s list
    INDIANAPOLIS –Sara Brown of Troy was among the 431 students who qualified for the Marian University dean’s list during the spring 2011 semester.
    A student whose grade point average for the semester is 3.5 or above, who was enrolled in at least 12 semester hours, and who has not earned any incompleted dates in the semester is eligible to be named to the dean’s list.
    Brown is a pre-bachelor of science nursing major.

  • Church News, March 15

    Shutt guest speaker at Gospel Tabernacle
    CANNELTON – Gospel Tabernacle Church in Cannelton will welcome special guest speaker the Rev. Patty Shutt during 1 p.m. worship Sunday.
    The public is invited to attend.
    The church will also begin midweek Bible study sessions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 14.

  • Traffic-enforcement push ends Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY – A two-week statewide crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” will conclude Sunday, with local police officers out in force conducting saturation patrols and other enforcement tactics that are designed to detect and remove impaired drivers from the roads.

    The program pays officers to work outside of their normal schedules.

  • Reunions, March 15

    PCHS Class of 1987 to finalize reunion plans
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Class of 1987 will hold an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. March 25 at Marcy’s Restaurant in Leopold.
    Everyone is invited to attend. The group will be making final plans on a date and place for the reunion.
    For more information, contact Angie at 843-4755 or Donna at 843-4590. Information can also be found on the class’s Facebook page, “Perry Central Class of 1987.”

  • Cub Scouts learn about newspapers

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  • Community events, March 15

    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.

  • Modern-day treasure hunters in Tell City through Sunday

    TELL CITY – Area residents who want to gauge the value of coins, precious metals and collectibles are invited to meet one-on-one this week with Treasure Hunters Roadshow. During this free event, 1,200 residents are expected to take in their rare and unusual collectibles.

  • City plans cleanup events

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced Monday his department will collect limbs strewn about by recent storms beginning March 26 and conduct a city-wide cleanup April 9-13.

    Street-department workers will use a chipper to reduce the limbs to chips, which will be discarded unless city residents request them, he said. All brush piles should be placed curbside or where trash is normally picked up by March 26. The workers will not pick up limbs or brush that are not weather-related, Marsh said.