Today's News

  • K of C to host soccer challenge Sept. 7

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event. For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.

  • Coming events

    Tractor club to meet today

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Branchville Conservation Club.

    Memorial forest annual meeting today

    FULDA – The Spencer County Memorial Forest annual meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today.

    Meat, drinks and dinnerware will be provided and members are asked to take a covered dish.

    4-H Council to meet Tuesday

  • Wilgus family gathers for 40th annual reunion

    JASPER – The 40th annual Wilgus Family Reunion was held Saturday, July 19, at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, over 140 descendants were in attendance, including two children, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional eight states.

  • Wittman family holds reunion, nearly 200 attend

    EVANSTON – Approximately 190 descendants of the Johann and Margaretha Wittman family met at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston Sunday, Aug. 10, for a reunion and a carry-in dinner.

    The oldest and youngest members attending were recognized and presented with homemade blankets. Junella Aldridge Fouch, age 88, was the oldest and traveled from Indianapolis to attend.

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    August 29

  • Wagoner – Esarey

    Jill Ann Wagoner and David Joseph Esarey of Lafayette were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony May 31, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville.

    The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Bea Wagoner of Hillsboro.

    The groom is the son of Joseph Esarey of Tell City and Linda Koziatek of Magnet.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Darin Perkins.

    Beth Eubanks of Indianapolis, sister of the bride, was chosen as matron of honor.

  • Bryant – Zuckschwerdt

    Latisha Bryant and Jordan Zuckschwerdt of Tell City were untied in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 14, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Joe and Melissa Glenn of Tell City and Archie Bryant of Gentryville.

    The groom is the son of Cindy Kepler of Tell City and Chris Zuckschwerdt of Cannelton.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Ron Ammon.

  • Marksman track team set six school records

    Tell City’s boys track team obviously had an incredible season last spring, going undefeated through the sectional and placing a close second in the 37-team regional to finish the season 77-1.
    But recently it was discovered that the team actually broke six school records in that season.

  • Passing woes hurt Cannelton in loss

    CANNELTON—Cannelton had trouble receiving Lanesville’s hits and serves in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 volleyball loss to the Eagles Thursday.
    “It was just silly, elementary errors,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman. “We had dropped balls and we couldn’t get the ball to our setter.”
    Jordyn Vogt led Cannelton with six kills, four assists, one block and one ace serve.
    Nicole Harris added five kills and Kelsey Marshall made one kill and one dig.
    Cannelton, 0-3, will host Orleans Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tell City teams place third in Forest Park invitational

    FERDINAND—The Simpson twins both placed in the top five to lead Tell City to third place among five complete teams in Forest Park’s boys cross country invitational Thursday.
    Tell City also took third in the girls race led by Hailey Carman’s 10th-place finish in 23:32.
    Leo Simpson placed third in the boys race in 17:41 and Thomas Simpson was fifth in 17:48.
    David Teague was 11th in 19:19, Stephen Houle 14th in 19:30, and Eli Reed 27th in 21:22 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Jacob Mowery, 40th in 28:56, and Anthony Froehlich, 41st in 29:29, also ran for the Marksmen.