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Today's News

  • Tell City boys team wins 30-team meet

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed five runners in the top 30 to win the 30-team Indiana-Kentucky Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.
    The Marksmen scored 86 points to edge Meade County, ranked seventh in Kentucky, by two points and become the first Indiana team to win the meet in its four-year history.
    Complete boys team scores were not available at press time because meet officials had a problem with their Hytek scoring system.

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SADY is a very sweet English red tick coonhound who is approximately 18 months old.

    She was brought to the shelter as a stray and seems to be scared of new things, but warms up in no time.

    She has learned how to walk on a leash and now walks with no pulling at all. She enjoys her chew bones and does well with other dogs.

  • Batson family reunion planned for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The 88th annual Capt. Andrew Peter Batson family reunion will take place Sunday, Aug. 31, at St. Mark Parish Hall.

    The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Everyone attending is asked to take a covered dish and drinks as well as genealogy information and photos to share.

    Paper goods will be supplied. The meal will be followed by a family meeting.

  • K of C to host soccer challenge Sept. 7

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event. For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.

  • Coming events

    Tractor club to meet today

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Branchville Conservation Club.

    Memorial forest annual meeting today

    FULDA – The Spencer County Memorial Forest annual meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today.

    Meat, drinks and dinnerware will be provided and members are asked to take a covered dish.

    4-H Council to meet Tuesday

  • Wilgus family gathers for 40th annual reunion

    JASPER – The 40th annual Wilgus Family Reunion was held Saturday, July 19, at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, over 140 descendants were in attendance, including two children, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional eight states.

  • Wittman family holds reunion, nearly 200 attend

    EVANSTON – Approximately 190 descendants of the Johann and Margaretha Wittman family met at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston Sunday, Aug. 10, for a reunion and a carry-in dinner.

    The oldest and youngest members attending were recognized and presented with homemade blankets. Junella Aldridge Fouch, age 88, was the oldest and traveled from Indianapolis to attend.

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    August 29

  • Wagoner – Esarey

    Jill Ann Wagoner and David Joseph Esarey of Lafayette were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony May 31, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville.

    The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Bea Wagoner of Hillsboro.

    The groom is the son of Joseph Esarey of Tell City and Linda Koziatek of Magnet.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Darin Perkins.

    Beth Eubanks of Indianapolis, sister of the bride, was chosen as matron of honor.

  • Bryant – Zuckschwerdt

    Latisha Bryant and Jordan Zuckschwerdt of Tell City were untied in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 14, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Joe and Melissa Glenn of Tell City and Archie Bryant of Gentryville.

    The groom is the son of Cindy Kepler of Tell City and Chris Zuckschwerdt of Cannelton.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Ron Ammon.