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Today's News

  • Rome 4-H’er wins horse association award

    ROME – Tinley Jones the daughter of Tim and Tabitha Jones of Rome was chosen to receive the 2017 Haflinger Horse Award. This year’s horse is a filly, named Abbigail MFRH, and donated by Brent and Holly Leininger of Michigan along with their children, Katie, Stephanie, Kenzie, Ben, Madeline and Jed.

    The award was given by the Indiana Haflinger Horse Association to an Indiana 4-H’er who participated in Horse and Pony competition. 

  • TC senior a National Merit semifinalist

    TELL CITY – Leo Simpson, senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. Leo plans to attend Purdue University and major in Engineering and also pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science. Leo is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Simpson.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Esarey

    Gilbert and Ruth Esarey of Bristow will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house on Oct. 1st at Bristow Community Center from 1:30-3:30 Central time.

    Gilbert Esarey and Ruth Harpenau were married on Sept. 30, 1952, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Perry County.  Their attendants were Agnes (Harpenau) Hosler, James King, Peggy (Schellenberg) Harpenau and James Harpenau. 

  • Street tagging
  • A county full of chronicles

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

  • Trump on DACA: Do your job, Congress

    Well, so much for Hoosier common sense. A lot of Indiana officials are joining the preening, posturing hordes dumping on President Trump for his perfectly proper decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district

    More than half of Indiana’s school districts, including all three in Perry County, are too small to operate efficiently and students are suffering because of that.

    That’s according to a study released by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last month.

    The study, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, found that academic performances among school districts with fewer than 2,000 students lagged behind larger districts.

  • On Medicare, Trump missing the mark

    Ron Klink

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Trump doesn’t understand or care about healthcare policy.

    He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year. That’s hardly the “great health care” plan with “much lower deductibles” that the president repeatedly promised.

  • Parks survey nets hundreds of replies

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A survey currently being conducted about Perry County’s parks is getting a high volume of responses and should help the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department update its five-year plan.

  • TC Schools: an ISTEP review

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to keeping students on track toward educational goals and preparing them for the annual ISTEP assessment, it’s a collaborative effort between the test takers and their educators. During their session Tuesday, the Tell City School Board recognized those endeavors as principals from both William Tell Elementary and the High School presented ISTEP scores that were among some of the best in the state.