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Today's News

  • Man dies at scene of off-road vehicle accident near Evanston

    EVANSTON – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Spencer County Man who was found dead at the scene of an off-road accident Sunday evening.
    Jerome Meunier, 60, of Evanston was ejected from the ORV he was operating after it left the roadway and flipped over. He was found by another person passing by the location.  It is unknown how long Meunier was there before he was found. 
    CPR was administered by first responders without success and Meunier was pronounced dead at the scene by the Spencer County Coroner’s Office.

  • 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.

  • Monthly Commodore Table provides hot meals for the hungry

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A new outreach program at Perry Central Community School Corp. will warm stomachs and hearts each month and will leverage the time and talent of community groups across the county. Behind the idea is a Perry Central student who was surprised at the number of people in the county who face food insecurity.