Today's News

  • Perfect for Christmas: The Frances Brune Christmas Fruitcake

    1 1/2 cups butter or shortening
    2 cups sugar
    6 eggs
    4 cups flour
    1 cup pecans, chopped
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 pound currants
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pound apricots, dried, sliced
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    Brandy or wine
    1/2 pound dates, chopped
    1 cup almonds or English walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup cold black coffee
    1 pound dark raisins
    1 pound mixed fruit
    1 pound pears, dried, sliced

  • Town’s sesquicentennial cookbook offers 700 delicious possibilities

    The community of St. Meinrad will celebrate its 150th anniversary in June and organizers of the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration have prepared a cookbook. Featuring 700 recipes gathered from throughout the community, the book features a hard cover and a three-ring binder that allows extra recipes to be added.

    Recipes are broken down into appetizers, meat dishes, vegetables and side dishes and desserts.

    Available at The News

  • River Road project awaits comment period, other steps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A public-comment period is under way, an environmental review will be completed near its deadline and a geotechnical study “should be progressing soon,” Alvin Evans said Dec. 8 about work toward an improved River Road.

  • Foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $27,000 at its annual awards luncheon Dec. 3. The money from various foundation funds will support education and arts programs, bolster fire protection and provide added recreational opportunities.

    The luncheon was held at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall and recognized donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Parting moments

    County commissioners Gary Dauby, left, and Jody Fortwendel and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg chat after a county commissioners meeting in which Dauby and other departing county officials were recognized.

  • Board names new principal for William Tell

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Ferdinand resident will step up from an assistant-principal position to take on leadership of William Tell Elementary School as 2011 begins.

  • County braces for winter storm

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Residents put aside their Christmas shopping and stocked up on bread, milk and other staples Wednesday as a winter storm took aim for southern Indiana. Forecasters were spinning different predictions as to the storm’s impact. As The News went to press late in the afternoon, the National Weather Service was calling for a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to begin falling before midnight and continuing through the overnight hours. Other forecasts were calling for the wintry mix to turn to rain on Thursday.

  • Marksmen fall to Wildcats

    TELL CITY—Justin Peter won the 100-yard freestyle but Jasper won the other 11 events to beat Tell City 128-41 in boys swimming Thursday.
    The Marksmen did not enter three events and had only one entrant in several others. Because of their lack of numbers, “we may not win a meet all year,” said Coach Lew Anderson.
    Peter won the 100 free in 53.09 seconds and placed second in the 50 free in 24.43.
    Taylor Maddle placed second in diving with 211.25 points, getting edged by Jasper’s Heath Hanselman by just 1.05 points.

  • Tecumseh outshoots PC girls

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 25.6 percent from the field in a 45-38 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
    “We didn’t shoot very well and they shot outstanding,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    He added, “We didn’t play bad defense—(Tecumseh guard Hailey) Menke just couldn’t miss. They got behind us a few times, but she made some tough shots.”
    Menke hit three three-point shots and was 5 for 5 at the free-throw line as she finished with a game-high 22 points.

  • Tell City goes cold at end

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois capitalized on offensive rebounds and Tell City turnovers to outscore the Marksmen 17-2 in the last quarter and beat them 51-34 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We played OK for three quarters,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We were behind by only two points, 34-32, at the end of the third quarter.
    “Then in the fourth quarter they pressed and we threw the ball away a lot.