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Today's News

  • Nominations sought for farm award

    PERRY COUNTY –Since 1999, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program. The statewide initiative recognizes farmers who, through good production management practices, help keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

    Annually, each county Soil and Water Conservation District may nominate up to two farmers who do an outstanding job of protecting their rivers, lakes and streams through their everyday conservation management practices on the farm.

  • Consumer reports mailed

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department mailed its annual consumer-confidence report last week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers. It informs of the quality and status of the water. Customers who don’t receive a copy may pick one up at the Water Department office in City Hall.

  • Ivy Tech summer semester begins June 5

    TELL CITY – The Ivy Tech Tell City Center will begin its summer semester on Monday, June 5. The site offers courses in many different areas of study such as English, math, communications and Welding.

    Students can pursue an Ivy Tech degree to prepare for an in-demand, high-paying job in two years or less, or as a smart start to a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech offers certificates, technical certificates, associate of applied science and associate degrees.

  • Ivy Tech annual yard sale coming June 24

    TELL CITY – Is it time to clean out your closets and make some money?  Do you have something you make that you want to sell?  Ivy Tech’s Community Yard Sale is planned for June 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., both inside and outside the building. 

    Limited Booth spaces are available inside the Ivy Tech site for $30. Outside vendor space is available for $20 and vendors must provide their own tables, tents, etc.

    Ivy Tech sponsors this event annually, as a service to the community and as a fundraiser for United Way of Perry County.

  • Groves-Taylor

    The future bride and groom, along with their parents, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Stephanie Groves and Bryan Taylor, both of Tell City.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dean and Melissa Groves of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Tom and Debbie McCart and Grant and Gayle Taylor, all of Tell City.

  • Perry County Miss and Mister 2017 applications sought

    PERRY COUNTY – Interested in becoming 2017 Perry County 4-H Fair Royalty? Any young woman or man age 15-21 can apply. Contestants must reside in Perry County.

    Any young woman who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair and did not receive the queen title and is within the age range, is eligible to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Perry County 4-H Extension office or emailed directly. For more information, email or contact Lily Wargel at lilywargel@gmail.com (812) 719-4340.

    The deadline for application is Friday, June 23.

  • St. Paul annual dinner, raffle and auction to be held June 10

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will hold Mass Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. Dinner, raffle and auction to follow in Parish Hall. There $6,000 in cash to give away, with 12 $500 winners.

  • Family Fun Day at Oakwood set for June 8

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will hold a Family Fun Day event on Thursday, June 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

    Oakwood has been chosen as the Finish Line for Trilogy’s T200 Bike Run. Riders are expected to cross the finish line at Oakwood at approx. 2:25 p.m. and the staff would like to invite community members to cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line. Several events will take place on the grounds.

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Summers are too fleeting

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I sorely miss the summers of my teens and 20s. The older I get, the more I want them back.

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without jobs, mortgages or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.