Today's News

  • Public can submit questions ahead of April 15 forum

    TELL CITY - An April 15 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear candidates' views on a variety of topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News will be held at the Schergens Center beginning at 6 p.m.

    Candidates in contested races will talk about their reasons for seeking elected office. They'll also answer questions.

  • All Sports Extravaganza March 31

    TELL CITY - The first Spring All Sports Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 31.

    This is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride. The evening will begin with a parade, which will start at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Main streets.

    The parade will continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field at the conclusion of the parade. The Pep Club, which is sponsoring the event, encourages the community to support the endeavor.

  • File now for mobile-home deductions

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger reminds owners of personal-property mobile homes that the period to file property-tax deductions and credits is in effect through March 31. Personal-property mobile-home owners are defined as those who do not own the real estate on which their mobile homes are situated.

    Deductions filed by March 31 will be applied to personal property mobile home tax statements mailed this year.

  • Chamber hosting small-business presentation April 1

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Small Business Development Center will host a workshop April 1 for people interested in starting their own businesses.

    The Launching Your own Business Workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce Office at 601 Main St.

    Anyone exploring the start-up of a small business and new business owners may find the session helpful.

    A workbook will be provided to participants to lead the evening's discussion and can help participants identify steps they'll need to take during the start-up process.

  • Moving up
  • Bug could quiet 'crack of the bat'

    PERRY COUNTY - The crack of a baseball bat is all part of summer in North America. Yet one of its components, the baseball bat, is in jeopardy. The majority of baseball bats used by the big leagues are made from ash wood. All species of ash trees are currently threatened by an invasive beetle from Asia called the emerald ash borer.

  • Community shined during Electra observance

    Fifty years after a deadly plane crash united residents of Perry County in grief, weekend services again proved how caring our community can be.

    Relatives of several victims of the 1960 crash at Millstone of Northwest Orient Flight 710 attended March 13-14 events marking the 50th anniversary of the crash. Led by the local Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members, Saturday's memorial and Sunday's worship service honored the memories of the 63 people who died March 17, 1960.

  • Anonymous letters worth sharing

    Anonymous letters are common in my mailbag. One arrives every few days, many of them handwritten. Some are well-thought-out with very neat penmanship. Others are scribbled, obviously in anger or haste. Maybe both.

    We don't publish nameless letters, but I read them nonetheless. Some are so profanity-laced they'd make a sailor blush in shame. Others are thoughtful and could otherwise be published unedited, had they come with the authors' name.

  • Rogier unanimous pick as all-county MVP

    Alex Rogier led Perry County boys basketball players in four of the seven main statistical categories this season and finished third in two others.

    So it’s not surprising that the Perry Central senior was a unanimous choice as this year’s Most Valuable Player on the News’ All-Perry County team.

    The six voters for the award were the three county coaches, the two who coached against all three county teams (Kevin Oxley of Tecumseh and Rob Schulte of South Spencer) and me, who saw each county team play at least five times.

  • Rogier PC boys MVP

    LEOPOLD—Alex Rogier was named the Perry Central boys Most Valuable Player at the school’s basketball banquet Thursday.

    Rogier received nine awards all together. Reuben Schwartz received four awards and Ian Hahus two.

    No girls MVP was named, but Katie Schwartz, Hilarie Hahus, Lavina Schwartz, Deidra Dickerson and Rachael Rayford each received multiple awards.

    Kevin Rogier, Alex’s father, received a plaque from athletics director Bob Ransome for his years of service and dedication to the boys basketball program.