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Today's News

  • Pence headlines Perry-Spencer GOP Picnic

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    EVANSTON – Hundreds of party supporters were in attendance Aug. 21 for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic.

    With party leaders from local through the state level, the gathering was highlighted by a visits from Gov. Mike Pence, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Each of the officials, along with several others, including Reps. Ron Bacon, Mark Messmer and Lloyd Arnold, addressed the group, and their comments drew rounds of applause.

  • County approves $69k in jail-construction expenses

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority continue to pay bills associated with the construction of the county’s jail, which is already proving its value in its higher capacity.

    “We were averaging 40 (inmates) at the old jail and we had 47 yesterday,” County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said at a meeting of the three-member board Aug. 13.

    Daily operations were continuing to improve, he said of the facility opened May 30.

  • Roaring tribute

    Weather and scenery were perfect Saturday for this year’s Big John Williams Memorial Ride.

    Proceeds from the annual rides go to scholarships awarded in honor of John A. Williams, who died in September 2008 at the age of 23.

    The 2003 Perry Central High School graduate was co-owner of Tell City Muffler.

  • Democrats question ethics of state-level Republicans

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: Following is the second of a two-part report based on an Aug. 21 visit to the News by state Sen. Richard Young, state-representative candidate and Perry County resident Chris Coyle, and Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody. Part 1 appeared in Monday’s edition.

  • Hello, future: Bicentennial to include time-capsule project

    TELL CITY - A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding.

    The time-capsule project is being sponsored by the Perry County News, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • County’s bicentennial celebration continues with manufacturing open houses Sept. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, the month of September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Evening in Leopold

    St. Augustine Church in Leopold is silhouetted by the setting sun Monday evening.

    As the sun set to the west, a nearly full moon rose in the east. The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox rose Tuesday and was called the Harvest Moon.

    While most farmers’ crops are maturing quickly, the harvest season for corn and soybeans has yet to get underway. However, most gardeners are wrapping up their harvests.

  • Forum slated ahead of election

    TELL CITY – An Oct. 16 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates running in county races.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Candidates in contested races, including those for county commissioner, auditor, clerk, coroner and prosecutor, will be invited.

    Candidates without opposition in November’s election are also invited but will not speak. They may be on hand to meet with voters before and after the event.

  • Perry Central proud of latest student data

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary and high-school students logged strong scores on ISTEP tests taken last spring and school officials said Monday the latest results match other strong academic data released by the state.

    Eighty-three percent of Perry Central third-graders passed the English-language arts portions of their ISTEP exams.

  • Huebschmann 3rd in IWF Masters

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Tell City native Ray Huebschmann won the third-place bronze medal in his class at the 2014 International Weightlifting Federation Masters meet Sept. 1.
    This was Huebschmann’s highest finish in five starts in the IWF Masters.