Today's News

  • COLUMN: The squirrel knows best

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The squirrel was hurtling full-throttle across the road and barely missed being squashed by my car tire Friday. I made a quick truck to the farm to grab my mail and a bite to eat and spotted the squirrel while returning to New Boston.

  • EDITORIAL: Thinking about suicide? Reach out

    It’s difficult to understand how anyone could make the decision that death is their best option.

    Three people killed themselves in Perry County the weekend of Sept. 24-25. As is our policy, we reported only the one that occurred in a public place and prompted the responses of rescue agencies.

    It is easy to view suicide as a final solution to temporary problems. Through that perspective and in view of the multitudes of people who would step up to help if they could, we can’t fathom anyone feeling they would be better off dead.

  • College 101 event Wednesday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host College 101 Wednesday in the elementary cafeteria. The program is geared toward juniors and seniors and their parents, but any family interested can attend. This year’s program will focus on financial aid.

    Participants will learn how to use a new College Cost Estimator tool developed by the state of Indiana, along with other information on how to apply for college, scholarships, standardized tests and more. 

  • College Go! Night Thursday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a college information session during Indiana’s College Go! Week at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium.

    The session is for juniors, seniors and their parents or guardians.

    Counselors and a college representative will discuss college planning and career success.

    For more information, contact Lisa Noble at 547-9715.

  • Tell City’s Marching Marksmen offer money-saving coupon books

    TELL CITY – The annual Marching Marksmen coupon-book sale is under way and will continue through Oct. 14.  The book has buy-one, get-one-free offers from many local businesses and is one of the band’s major fundraisers each year. Each book costs $10, but purchasers can easily get their money’s worth by using just one or two coupons, according to band booster Kelli Braunecker.

  • Foundation seeks nominations for annual award

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2011 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

  • Aerial cover-crop program seeds 250 acres in county

  • Benefit for Tyler Zoglman Saturday

    TELL CITY – A benefit auction for Tyler Zoglman will be held at The Auction House, 331 Main St., Tell City, at 6 p.m. Saturday during the second Draggin’ Main event.

    Zoglman is a local boy battling liver cancer. His family needs help getting him back and forth to chemo treatments in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Proceeds from the auction will go toward medical and travel costs.

    Homemade desserts and drinks will be available for purchase and the auction will include many items.

  • Former TC student part of Blue Ribbon School

    LAFAYETTE, La. – Hattie A. Watts Elementary School in Patterson is one of six schools in Louisiana named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Niki Fryou, formerly Niki Pannett of Tell City, is the principal of the elementary school.

    She is a 1987 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1991 graduate of Ball State University.

    She is the daughter of Kay and Bert Seibert and Clarence Pannett, all of Tell City. Her sister is Brandi Sanders, also of Tell City.

  • Opportunities for alt-school students expand

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Directors of the Perry County Learning Academy conducted one of their regular quarterly meetings Tuesday, hiring one program assistant to replace another and hearing about expanded opportunities for students.

    The board accepted in June the July 28 resignation of Allyson Wagner and gave Executive Director Mike Bishop authority to temporarily hire a replacement. That assistant was Carrie Guillaume, and the board’s action Tuesday made her employment permanent.