Today's News

  • COLUMN: Plan now for upcoming visit by St. Nicholas


    I was chided last year for not reminding readers about the approach of St. Nicholas Day until the day before his visit. Not so this year. St. Nicholas is coming Dec. 6, so there is well more than a week to make plans to take part in a great pre-Christmas tradition. Just don’t forget to put out your shoe the evening before the big day.

  • EDITORIAL: Congress, Obama should ask: Can we all get along?

    This month’s congressional elections gave Republicans control of the Senate to go with control of the House that they already enjoyed. But they still must contend with a Democratic president.

    All of which brings up a question similar to the one Rodney King once famously asked: Can they all get along?

  • Zellers – Rigby

    Kyla Michelle Zellers and Benjamin Edward Rigby were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Kim Zellers of Tell City.

    The groom is the son of Edward and Lynn Rigby of Waller, Texas.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • Community Events

    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.

    VFW breakfast buffet set for Saturday

  • River Pointe breaks ground

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  • Miss Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 6

    SANTA CLAUS – The 2014 Miss Santa Claus Pageant will come to town Saturday, Dec. 6 at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus. The pageant is open to ages from newborns to 22 years. There will be five Christmas baby categories and six categories for ages 3-22.

    The pageant will consist of interview and evening wear, but there will also be two optional competitions, photogenic and modeling, for those who would like to enter.

  • Council approves $10.5 million in bonds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Thursday the issuance of $10.5 million in bonds to finance land purchase, grading-work completion and construction of a rail spur, warehouse extension, warehouse and manufacturing facility and loading dock.

    Also to be funded are repair to a spur and spud tracks and completion of raw waterline work in or physically connected to the Perry County Economic Development Area Number 3.

  • Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 70th anniversary

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will celebrate their 70th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 7., at St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    A Mass of celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Seating for the Daughters will be reserved in front pews marked with red bows.

    Following Mass there will be entertainment and a catered meal in the parish hall. All Daughters of Isabella members are welcome. To make a reservation, call Regent Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Vice Regent Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805 by Monday, Dec. 1.

  • Will Read and Sing For Catholic Charities benefit scheduled for Dec. 7

    TELL CITY – Following the success of last year’s show, the Will Read and Sing For Food players are returning to Tell City for another performance to benefit Catholic Charities.

    The show will start at 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    Hosted by Tell City native Scott Saalman, the show will deliver gut-busting laughs and great music. It’s a unique mix of humor essays and live music, said Saalman.

  • Community helps family after fire destroys home

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re doing pretty good, actually,” Robin Thomas said Friday morning.

    Fire destroyed her family’s home at 7650 Ashtree Road at mid-day Wednesday, and since then, the community response has been great.

    “Oh my God, it has been,” she said. “I just didn’t have any idea all that happens.”

    She didn’t know how the fire started, just that it ignited in the garage before spreading to the house.