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  • Coming Events

    Troy Fire Department soup sale set for Nov. 2

    TROY – The Troy Fire Department annual fall soup sale will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Troy Firehouse. Guests are asked to take their own gallon-sized containers.

    Moose ‘famous’ soup Nov. 8

    TELL CITY – Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 will offer its “famous” soup and chicken dinners beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Moose Lodge on Dauby Lane in Tell City.

  • 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.

    October 31

  • Keith and Margie Wagner

    Keith and Margie Wagner celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

    The couple was married Oct. 21, 1989, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    They have two children, Jason (Kelly) Wagner and Jeremy “Tank” (Ashley) Wagner. They have five grandchildren, Bo Jake, Nolan, Kamden and Katie Wagner.

    Mr. Wagner works at Pre-Coat Metals and Mrs. Wagner works as an education supervisor with Oakland City University for the Indiana Department of Correction.

  • COLUMN: One year later, family still grateful to rescue workers, community

    Guest Column

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of Sarah’s wreck, we want to publicly thank the dozens of rescue workers and police officers who helped save Sarah’s life on Nov. 1, 2013.

    Sarah was involved in a head-on collision with a flatbed tow truck near the Evanston turnoff as she was coming home from college that evening.

  • Perry Central pounds Linton for first regional title

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Grace James’ serving in the third game and Jordan Sprinkle’s spiking in the fourth game propelled Perry Central past Linton-Stockon 23-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-16 in the Class 2A volleyball regional Tuesday.
    The 27-9 Commodores will play Indianapolis Ritter, ranked No. 4 in the state, in the first match of the Forest Park semistate Saturday at 10 a.m.
    That will be followed by No. 1 Providence taking on unranked Union County at approximately noon.

  • Chestnut calls prosecutor’s grand-jury plans ‘political ploy’


    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said Monday a grand jury plan to examine circumstances surrounding the death of a Perry County woman is little more than a political stunt by County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo to gain votes in next week’s election.

  • Tell City will likely just miss Class A football

    Tell City and Perry Central have played some exciting regular-season games in a variety of sports through the years, which led to intense fan interest in a possible rematch in the sectional.
    That’s never been possible in football, though, because the two county schools are in different classes in that sport.
    And it now appears that will remain the case next year, though just barely.

  • Wood Memorial ousts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Wood Memorial used its superior height to outspike and out-block Cannelton for a 25-7, 25-6, 25-8 win in a Class A volleyball sectional first-round match Thursday.

  • PC defeats Vikings to advance to title match

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jordan Sprinkle made 17 kills and three blocks to lead Perry Central past North Posey 25-18, 25-18, 19-25, 25-17 in the Forest Park volleyball sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The 25-9 Commodores were scheduled to meet 23-9 Mater Dei in the championship match Saturday.
    Sprinkle was aggressive from the start of Thursday’s match, making a kill for the Commodores’ first point and adding two other powerful kills as they built their lead to 5-2.

  • Long runs propel Commodores past Cougars

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central ripped off long runs to defeat North Daviess 41-21 in the  first round of sectional football Friday.
    Perry Central will host Linton-Stockton in the sectional semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hilgenhold returned the opening kickoff 40 yards to the 45 yard line.
    The Commodores ran the ball down the field to the North Daviess 9-yard line. On third and goal Lane Lynch threw a touchdown pass to a wide open Jonathan Flamion.