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  • The ballad of Beefsteak Charlie


    Staff Writer



    Unbeknownst to many, St. Martin’s Cemetery in Chrisney is the final resting place of royalty, of a sort.

    Herman “Beefsteak Charlie” Campbell, better known as King of the Hobos, was a common guest to many Chrisney and Spencer County residents. He was also a  regular visitor to Troy and, perhaps, Tell City.

  • Lawalin named Tell City Police Chief

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing announced Tuesday afternoon she had named Derrick Lawalin the next chief of police for Tell City. He will take office Nov. 2 and will follow Greg Hendershot, who is retiring.

    Lawalin has been a patrolman for the city since 2003 and served for many years as a canine officer. 

    His canine partner, Jago, retired this fall.

    Lawalin was appointed detective last month after Lt. Alan Malone was named county sheriff.

  • State Senate internships available

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Are you a student or recent graduate who is looking to build your resume with hands-on experience? If so, consider interning with the Indiana Senate Republicans.

    During the 2016 session of the General Assembly, there are a variety of paid internship opportunities in the Senate’s legislative, information technology, legal, communications and policy offices. Here is more information about each internship opportunity and its duties:

  • Thank you, firefighters

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    National Fire Prevention Week, observed Oct. 4-10 this year, is fast approaching, making it an opportune time to salute  volunteer firefighters who protect our lives and property.

    Fire Prevention Week has been around decades and has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 7-8, 1871, that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures.

  • Age-18 limit on charity bingos makes no sense

    A couple attended St. Mark’s shooting match and fall picnic with their 16-year-old nephew a week ago and wanted to play some bingo.

    But the 16-year-old could not play because Indiana’s gaming law prohibits anyone younger than 18 from participating in any gambling event, including a church raffle or bingo.

    The law does specifically state that “a person less than 18 years of age may sell tickets or chances for a raffle.”

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  • Community Events; Oct. 5

    Emmanuel Lutheran soup supper Saturday


    TELL CITY – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, at 12th and Pestalozzi streets in Tell City, invites everyone to its annual soup supper Saturday, Oct. 10. Serving will be in the church’s fellowship hall starting at 4 p.m.

    The church’s “classic soup,” barbecued chicken, creek fried potatoes, green beans, homemade slaw and desserts will be served.

  • Backer-Podbelski

    Emily Marie Backer and Louis Podbelski were married Aug. 1, 2015, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame.

    The parents of the bride are Marty and Lou Ann Backer of Cannelton. The parents of the groom are Lou and Betsy Podbelski of Eagan, Minn.