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Today's News

  • 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.

    December 19

  • Paisley Marie Devillez

    Breyan Underhill and Gavin Devillez of Lamar announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Marie.

    She was delivered Nov. 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

    Paisley weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Roger and Stacey Lawalin of Lamar, Keith and Crystal Underhill of Doolittle Mills and Warren and Tammy Devillez of Leopold.

  • Daniel Hayden and Jane Efinger-Hayden

    Daniel Ryan Hayden and Jane Marie Efinger-Hayden of Troy are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a weeklong trip to Savannah, Ga., where they spent their honeymoon.

    Dan and the former Jane Efinger were married Dec. 23, 1989, by proxy via telephone by Tell City Mayor Bill Goffinet while Dan was stationed in Korea. A church ceremony and reception were held March 24, 1990, after Dan returned from his tour of duty.

  • Marksmen, Commodores split games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City used balanced scoring and depth to overpower Perry Central 57-16 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    The Marksmen hit some three-pointers early and also scored well inside on post-up moves and offensive rebounds.
    Braeden Beard and Tretter  Lyons each scored 10 points, Ty Smith seven, and Dustin Hunt and Devon Blake six apiece for the Marksmen.
    Ethan James and Levi Hubert each scored five points for Perry Central.

  • Tell City girls fall to Jeeps

    DUBOIS—Tell City committed 15 turnovers in the first half of a 48-38 girls basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.
    The Marksmen fell behind 24-8 by halftime due mainly to their lack of shots.
    They added 10 more turnovers in the second half.
    “We had 25 turnovers against a zone defense,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “They didn’t press and they weren’t trapping out of it or anything. We’re just making really careless turnovers.

  • Commodores ride strong defense past Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Defense and strong rebounding carried Perry Central past Tecumseh 49-38 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores outrebounded the Braves 39-17, including grabbing 20 offensive rebounds.
    And “our defense was exceptional tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “It’s probably one of the best defensive games I’ve ever seen us play.

  • Trojans overtake Perry Central in 4th quarter

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central’s missed opportunities in the fourth quarter hurt in a 41-36 boys basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    The Commodores took a 3-2 early and did not give up the lead until Wood Memorial’s Lathan Falls made a three-pointer from the right wing with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter. That shot gave the Trojans a 32-30 lead.
    Perry Central’s Michael Schwartz then made an eight-foot shot to tie it.
    Both teams missed shots on their next possessions.

  • Southridge’s defense shuts down Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With both teams hitting under 39 percent from the field, turnovers and rebounding made the difference as Southridge beat Tell City 47-23 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City committed 17 turnovers, nine more than Southridge, and got outrebounded 25-18.
    “They’re pretty solid defensively,” Tell City Coach Greg Arnold said of the Raiders.

  • COLUMN: Caleb Mills helped build the Indiana public school system

    By ANDREA NEAL
    Guest Columnist

    Andrea Neal is a teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016.

    Indiana’s 1816 Constitution called for a statewide system of free public schools but it didn’t happen until the 1850s – after education reformers demanded it.

  • COLUMN: Once in Royal David’s city

    By ROBERT MORRISON
    Guest Columnist

    The ancient scriptures tell us the story of a census, a time for everyone to register with the government and enroll with the powers that ruled over them. A young carpenter took his wife to Bethlehem because that was the city of David, and the story tells us, that is where the Roman ruler required them to go so they could be taxed.