Today's News

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 21

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —  The St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and Ladies Auxiliary will make its annual visit to local cemeteries this coming Sunday morning, May 24. 

    The group will begin the memorial services with its first stop at the Doolittle Mills Cemetery at approximately 7:20 a.m. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for this worthwhile event as we remember the departed.

    The Perry Central Senior Class of 2015 will graduate at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday afternoon, May 24.

  • Looking Back

    70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945


    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • Tell City’s Mayfield earns academic honors

    TELL CITY – Stephanie Robinson Mayfield, of Tell City, recently completed four semesters of coursework in obstetrics and surgical medicine, earning all A’s, as part of the Vincennes University-Jasper Campus’ nursing program.

    Mayfield is a graduate of Perry Central High School and the daughter of Tracey Dwiggins of Ohio and the late Toni Robinson.

    She is the granddaughter of Loretta and Robert Dwiggins, also of Ohio.

    Mayfield and her husband, David, have a four-year-old daughter, Arianna.

  • American Legion poppy sales to begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; May 21
  • Humane society seeking items for annual yard sale

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.

  • Tell City has most girls tennis wins since 1998

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all three singles matches and No. 2 doubles to beat Harrison 4-1 in girls tennis Thursday.
    It was Tell City’s first win over the Evansville school since a 3-2 victory in 1998. It raised the Marksmen’s record to 9-4, giving them their most victories since the 1998 team finished 10-6.
    Addie Peter beat Erin Schultz 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in No. 1 singles and Cassie Bryant edged Kelsey Volkman 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in No. 2.
    Kelsey Gowers defeated Satsuki Ueno 6-4, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

  • Raiders top Tell City 4-1

    TELL CITY—Jacob Brewer threw a four-hitter as Southridge beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Brewer, a senior left-hander who will pitch for West Virginia University next year, “was on his game tonight and simply beat us,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “He threw four pitches for strikes, commanded the strike zone, and made some great pitches.

  • Softball sectional drawings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—A Perry County team is guaranteed to be in the championship game of the Forest Park softball sectional at Cedar Crest School.
    The IHSAA drew its sectional pairings Tuesday and Tell City and Perry Central drew each other in the bye bracket of the six-team sectional for a 7 p.m. game Wednesday, May 27.
    The winner of that game will be in the championship game 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
    The four teams in the other bracket include three ranked in the top 10 in the state in Class 2A.

  • Commodores outhit Mitchell; clinch tie for conference title

    MITCHELL—Perry Central had six batters with two hits apiece as it beat Mitchell 13-4 in PLAC softball Thursday.
    After starting the season 1-7, the Commodores improved to 10-11 overall and 5-0 in the PLAC, clinching at least a tie for the conference title.
    Their only remaining conference game is today against West Washington, which has one conference loss.
    Mitchell finished 4-2 in conference play.