Today's News

  • County to save juvenile detention charges

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Feb. 6 to employ a different company to take care of wayward juveniles for approximately $40 per day less than what the county was paying.

  • Counties sharing added deputy prosecutor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry and Crawford counties will share the services of a deputy prosecuting attorney who will focus his attention on fighting drug-related crime in the adjoining rural communities.

    Kurt Leinenbach began work last month under a one-year multi-jurisdictional drug task force funded through a federal grant.

  • Honoring a musical legacy

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Anyone who was a music student under Paul Silke knew when they did something wrong. All they needed to see was a well-known glance from the band director and music instructor.

    “Paul would push his glasses down his nose and look over the top of his glasses at you,” Phil Wittmer, a former band student of Silke’s and a family friend, said. “All he had to do was look down at you over his glasses and you knew what he was saying; he didn’t have to say it.”

  • TC soldier killed in Afghan attack earns Silver Star

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Army Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis, a 1993 Tell City High School graduate killed in Afghanistan Nov. 29, 2010, has been awarded the Silver Star for saving an officer’s life in that attack.

    Michelle Tan, San Antonio bureau chief at Army Times Publishing Co., reported Nov. 26 that Jarvis pushed platoon leader 1st Lt. Will Janotka out of the line of fire when an Afghan border policeman began shooting at Americans.

  • Boating-ed class in Jasper Saturday

    JASPER – Indiana Conservation officers will conduct a boating safety course at the Jasper Moose Family Center, 2507 N. Newton Street, in Jasper Saturday.
    Class will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m.
    The boater education class is open to the public and graduates of this course will receive the Indiana Boater Safety Education certificate.
    This certification will enable those who are 15 years of age with an identification card to operate a motorboat on Indiana waters.

  • Head Start students enjoy favorite books

    During January the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities about their favorite books.

    They participated in an activity from the lesson plan that included an author’s chair. Children were able to explore and retell their favorite stories with each other. Ben Eberle, seated at right, retells his favorite story to the class while Brandon Persohn, left, and Kyla Lowe wait their turns. For more information about LHDC Perry County Head Start, contact Kelly Vogt or Shanna Hays at 547-9457.

  • Gogel earns membership award

    Albert J. Gogel Jr. of Mariah Hill was honored Jan. 30 with a 50-year Membership Certificate of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local 4 of Indiana and Kentucky.

    He received a certificate of outstanding achievement and a gold watch at the ceremony held in Evansville. Gogel began laying brick at the age of 25 and joined the union at the age of 29. He worked for Bartley and Perigo Masonry of Evansville until his retirement. He also served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

  • Community Events, Feb. 13

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Legion to host euchre games Thursday
    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion will host a euchre tourney Thursday at the post home.
    Games will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Education notes

    Indiana State announces dean’s list
    TERRE HAUTE – Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. Students must have a 3.5 grade-point average or above on a 4.0-point scale in order to be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana State.
    Area students making the fall 2011 ISU dean’s list include Sarah Roccia and Dana Sibrel of Cannelton, Justin Sabelhaus of Grandview, Monica Block of Leopold and Kelsie Bland, Ryan Henrickson and Emily James, all of Tell City.

  • Perry Central preschool, kindergarten roundup info

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. Children who will be 4 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.
    Preschool roundup will be held April 20. Roundup for kindergarten students who do not currently attend preschool at Perry Central will be held April 27. Students who currently attend Perry Central Preschool will automatically be registered for kindergarten next year.