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Today's News

  • Commodores win 2 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Bryce Ridener stole a school-record five bases in one game as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 5-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Ridener had a double and two walks in three plate appearances. He stole third base after his double and second and third after each walk.
    “He was getting a good read on the pitcher and he had the green light to run,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Bryce is a smart base runner.”
    Several players previously shared Perry Central’s record for most steals in a game with three.

  • Tell City beats Forest Park, Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Hunter Rowe pitched a two-hitter as Tell City beat Forest Park 3-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Rowe, a junior left-hander, struck out 11 and walked four as he earned his fifth win of the season.
    “Hunter Rowe was tremendous on the mound tonight,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    He also said Tell City’s “defense played clean despite the nasty field conditions, and that was great to see.”

  • Pierrard, Brown double champions

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Aaron Pierrard and Tell City’s Elliott Brown each won two events, but for the first time in five years neither Perry County team won the Jasper boys track sectional Thursday.
    Northeast Dubois won the 10-team sectional with 129.5 points. Tell City was third with 100 and Perry Central sixth with 60.
    Pierrard scored one-third of the Commodores’ points with his victories in two distance races.

  • Community Events; May 25

    Beekeeping workshop set for Tuesday

     

    BRANCHVILLE – Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers are holding a beekeeping workshop May 26. 

    The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive-opening demonstration.

    Bill Gibson will do a hive- opening demonstration at the Robert Gibson place located at 19680 Old St. Road 37, Branchville, one mile north of  Perry Central High School.

  • Trip brought history to life

    GRACE KREILEIN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The first appears below.

     

    Washington, D.C., was an adventure I will never forget. It was full of fun, experience and history. Even the 13-hour bus ride was fun. We were able to sit and room with good friends. But that isn’t even the best part of the trip.

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.

  • Savor summer while it’s here

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

    I sorely miss the summers of old.

  • Clark – Labhart

    Natalie Clark of Newburgh and Morgan Labhart of Evansville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    Miss Clark is the daughter of Paul Clark of Newburgh and the late Kathleen Clark. She is a graduate of Castle High School and the University of  Southern Indiana. She attended graduate school at the University of Evansville and is employed through Deaconess Health System.

  • Library summer reading program to begin Saturday, June 6

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Public Library will keep kids reading with its summer “Heroes” reading program, set to begin in just a few days.

    Named “Every Hero Has a Story,” the summer program will include hero-themed activities, movies and special events offered throughout the summer.

  • Social News; May 25

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY will have its annual spring membership meeting and appreciation breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, in the new PCMH education room.