Today's News

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High to hold honors program today at school

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School announced it will hold its annual honors program for students in grades 7-12 at 7 p.m. today in the school auditorium.

  • Head Start students focus on dental health

    Children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Classroom 1 enjoyed activities that centered around dental health during February. The children brushed boiled eggs that had been soaked in soda so they could see the benefits of brushing their teeth. For further information about South Perry Head Start, contact Yvonng Holmes at 547-8463.

  • William Tell earns honors at constitution contest in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS – Fifth-graders at William Tell Elementary School achieved an “excellent” ranking in a We the People elementary showcase May 9 at the Union Station conference center in Indianapolis.

    The Indiana Bar Foundation hosted the competition for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution after a semester of study in their social studies classes.

  • Spring chamber job fair planned May 25

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses from 1 to 6 p.m. May 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.
    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their company. Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; non-members will pay $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers. The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • Goody’s ribbon cutting set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Goody’s at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The ribbon cutting will be held to celebrate a change-over from Peebles to Goody’s.
    The Goody’s store is in the Lincoln Park Plaza shopping center at 19 Indiana 66 in Tell City. Goody’s and Peebles are owned by Stage Stores.

  • Kids Fishing Derby set for Saturday; registration under way

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest is sponsoring the 16th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday. The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and younger.
    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

  • American Legion sets dates for poppy sales

    TELL CITY – Red crepe-paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday through Saturday at three Tell City locations, Noble’s IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Saver.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of thousands of service members in all wars their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213. Serving locally as the 2011 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • James – Jefford

    Dennis and Sandra James and Clayton and Susan Jefford, all of Tell City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Sarah James and Logan Jefford of Madison, Wis.

    The bride-elect graduated in 2010 from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a minor in anthropology and African languages. She also earned a certificate in African studies.
    Mr. Jefford graduated with distinction in 2010 from Indiana University with a computer-science degree.
    He works as a software developer at Epic Systems.

  • COLUMN: Four courageous chaplains

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    Plying their way through the wintry North Atlantic waters, the little fleet trailed white wakes from their bows as they cut through the icy sea.

    Consisting of three overcrowded troopships guarded by three Coast Guard Cutters, they were bound for the war in Europe. It was just after midnight on Feb. 3, 1943, in the sea-lane off the frozen coast of Greenland.

  • COLUMN: Giving thanks where it’s due

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The News is sometimes accused of trumpeting the arrests of people on drug charges while overlooking the times when those men and women get their lives back on track and beat their addictions. A recent courthouse reception honored four people who have done that.

    Patrick and Whitney Keown, Randy Leinenbach Jr. and Matthew Scott Fortwendel completed the requirements of the county’s drug-court program, overseen by Perry Circuit Court, court staff and community volunteers.