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Today's News

  • Local roller derby team makes playoffs

    Tell City’s Ramsey and Demolition City Roller Derby to compete
    AUSTIN, Texas – Demolition City Roller Derby, based in Evansville, has qualified for the 2014 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 2 Playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 22-24.

    “Qualifying for the WFTDA Playoffs is absolutely a dream come true for us” said DCRD All-Star co-captain Sam Ramsey.

  • MENUS

    Week of Aug. 18 to Aug. 22
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

    PERRY CENTRAL SCHOOLS
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.

  • Community Events

    Relay For Life golf scramble set for Saturday
    ROCKPORT – Spencer County Relay For Life teams Happy and Winkler Walkers for Debbie will host a golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 16 at Rustic Country Club in Rockport.

    A shotgun start will take place at 8 a.m.

    A donation of $50 per single player or $200 per team of four players is requested.

    Donations will cover greens fees, cart rental, a welcome gift, box lunch and attendance prize drawings.

  • Cannelton students, teachers prepare for back-to-school

    Students and their families gathered at the William Bennett Early Learning Center in Cannelton Aug. 5 for a back-to-school kids’ fest. Several community organizations were on hand to distribute information and supplies.
     

  • 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.
     

  • It’s a Girl Thing set for Aug. 23

    TELL CITY – All Perry County girls, grades K-12, are invited to attend a pizza party and participate in “It’s A Girl Thing!” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Camp Koch in Cannelton.    

    This event will feature dancing, cheering, crafts, on-land water games, an informational tour of Camp Koch and cookie decorating. Girls should dress in jeans or knee-length shorts, T-shirts and shoes and socks for hiking. They should wear swimsuits under jeans or shorts for water games and take a towel to dry off with.

  • Vaal – Ubelhor

    Tiffani L. Vaal of St. Meinrad and Jared W. Ubelhor of Birdseye announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and Toni Vaal of St. Meinrad.

    The future groom is the son of Don and Jane Ubelhor of Birdseye.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

    A reception will take place at the Ferdinand Community Center.

  • Social News

    PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS are invited to attend the monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the post home in Tell City. The organization always welcomes women who want to learn more about the auxiliary and its work. Charlotte Lindauer will preside at the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 14 (today), at The Patio restaurant.

  • Schweizer Fest Snapshots

    Tylar Williams opens Thursday evening’s Schweizer Fest talent show with her rendition of Jeff Buckley’s 1994 cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Her efforts and talents won her fourth place in the event’s youth division.

  • Mental health and suicide

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a major league baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome: his son’s mental illness, which remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youth.

    Taylor John, whose theater credits included appearing on Broadway as Gavroche in “Les Miserables,” ended his life four years ago by overdosing on prescription drugs. He was 28 years old.