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Today's News

  • D of I to award scholarship

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will award a $500 scholarship.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.

  • Don’t govern crisis to crisis

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress

     

    After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

    “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Congress, he said, would not lurch from crisis to crisis.

  • OUR VIEW: Honor our nation’s commitment to veterans

    In introducing the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Act, which offers mental-health services for all active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and was signed into law last year, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly noted that there is not “one solution, no cure-all to prevent military suicide. But this problem is not too big to solve.”

    Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, clearly is committed to identifying solutions. This month, he unveiled a trio of bills intended to reduce suicides among military personnel and veterans.

  • What’s wrong with a dog tax?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I’ve been asked several times over the years about the animal-control issues facing Perry County. I’ve been shy about sharing my personal opinions because I’m not an “animal person.” I don’t have a dog or cat and while I would never abuse or condone the abuse of an animal, I don’t feel strongly about the issue.

  • United Way celebrates successful campaign

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the United Way of Perry County came together Tuesday, March 17, at Ivy Tech Community College for the organization’s “Spirit of Giving” celebration. Those attending also heard an announcement about Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ plans for the office space on 31st Street being vacated by the United Way.

  • Women’s softball meeting Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Women’s Softball League will hold its annual preseason organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the league’s field.
    All teams that plan to participate in the league this summer should be represented. For more information email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com or call 812-547-6674.

  • Swim lessons registration April 1-3

    TELL CITY – Registration for swimming lessons will be held at Tell City Junior-Senior High School Pool 5-6 p.m. April 1, 2 and 3.
    Cost is $55 per student and there will be a maximum of 50 children in each session. Lessons will be held at the school pool April 6-9 and April 13-16 and students may choose from two times, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each day or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
    For more information call Mike Armstrong at 812-719-9496.

  • Tell City basketball banquet March 30

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s boys’ basketball awards banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. March 30 in the Tell City Junior-Senior High cafeteria.
    All players, coaches and their families are invited to attend. Meat and table service will be provided. Seniors are asked to bring a potato or pasta dish, juniors a vegetable dish, sophomores a salad, freshmen a dessert, and coaches are asked to bring drinks and ice.
    Please contact Darla Goffinet at cgoffinet@psci.net by Wednesday, March 25, to let her know how many will be attending.

  • Tell City jr. high archery team 10th in state tourney

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City Junior High Team 1 placed 10th in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tourney March 14.
    Charlie Peter shot 280 out of a possible 300 to lead Tell City in the 40-team competition. Other top shooters for the team were Neal Hollinden with 276 and Hannah Rhodes 272.
    Two elementary students also shot well for the team. Gage Smith, a fourth grader, shot a personal best 262 and Mary Hollinden, a fifth grader, shot 250.