Today's News

  • Tell City teacher contracts in place


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  Teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year have been ratified by both the Tell City Classroom Teachers Association and the school board. The deal was announced Wednesday during a brief special session of the board.

    Much of the updated contract involved clarifying and overhauling  language in order to remain compliant with changes in state law. “We believe, at this point, we have done that,” Superintendent John Scioldo said.

  • New Boston bachelors

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My apologies to Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, who has commented for decades on the ups and downs of Norwegian bachelor farmers. This column is about New Boston bachelor farmers, who no doubt have much in common with their upper Plains brethren. The New Boston chapter is a semi-happy band of brothers of whom I’m proud to count myself a member.

  • Revival Oct. 14-16

    TELL CITY – Retired Pastor and Speaker Rev. Bill Reid will have a revival at the Tell City First Church of the Nazarene. Services will be Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., Saturday. Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located on 17 Lausanne Court in Tell City on the hill behind Orscheln’s in Burglen Hills.

    Rev. Reid feels too often the Bible and the ways of God are presented as if they are complicated. Rev. Reid will present the simple truths of God’s Word and of salvation during these messages.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service

    ST. MEINRAD – During the annual Service Recognition Banquet Sept. 28 Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 78 active co-workers and 64 retirees who have 25 years or more of service.

  • Perry Central attends IU Band Day
  • City council set to adopt budget for 2017




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will meet this evening to adopt a 2017 budget that calls for modest pay raises for city employees, assuming city finances are where officials want them to be next year.

  • Share your voice this year:

    Commit now to voting In Indiana, you must be a registered voter to cast a ballot, and there are a few ways to do so. Hoosiers with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state ID can register to vote online at indianavoters.com. State voter registration forms also can be downloaded at indianavoters.com.

    Don’t have access to a computer? Call the Indiana Election Division at (800) 622-4941 or your county voter registration office to request a form be mailed to you.

  • The Beehive arts market to return Oct. 28-29

    JASPER – The Beehive, a juried open-air arts market, opens for their third annual show Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. Local artists will offer a variety of handmade items, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, paper, painting, mosaic, upcycled vintage, knitting, housewares, bath and body products, clothing, handbags and woodworking.

    The Beehive concept came to be when a group of art-minded friends were looking for a way to celebrate local artisans and makers.

  • FOP jeep ride set for Saturday at Eagle’s Bluff

    TELL CITY – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 will host its second annual jeep ride Saturday, Oct. 8, at noon. The ride will begin and end at Eagle’s Bluff Park near Cannelton. The entrance is located just west of the home on Indiana 66.

    Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and will be $10 for participants ages 16 and older. The ride will depart Eagle’s Bluff at noon and will return at 4 p.m. Prizes will be drawn upon the group’s return. Food and refreshments are planned at Eagle’s Bluff and at stops along the route.

  • Home chiseled into Tell City’s history









    More than three decades ago, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman saved Tell City’s oldest residence from an uncertain future. Now, they hope another family will shower the 162-year-old stone house with the same tender loving care.