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Today's News

  • Lashbrook helps Trojans hold off Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Lexi Lashbrook took over the scoring in the middle of the game to lead Wood Memorial past Perry Central 34-28 in girls basketball Friday.
    Perry Central stayed close, especially early, because of Wood Memorial’s cold free-throw shooting.
    The Trojans were 0 for 8 from the line in the first 9 1/2 minutes and hit just 8 of 27 for the game.
    Perry Central reserve Veronica Schwartz hit a three-pointer from the wing to tie the score 10-10 with 4:52 left in the first half.

  • Miles Michael Dauby

    Grant and Kassi Dauby of Tell City welcome the addition of their first child, a son, Miles Michael Dauby, born Sept. 25, 2017, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Miles weighed 4 pounds and 7 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Joyce Craig and Charles Wetzel of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Cindy Dauby of Tell City. Great grandparents are Connie Craig, Cheryl Wetzel, Margaret Evrard and Cleta Dauby, all of Tell City.

    The mother is the former Kassi Wetzel.

  • George and Wilda Frakes

    George and Wilda Frakes of West Frankfort, Ill., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

    Mr. Frakes and the former Wilda Jackson were married on Dec. 7, 1946, at First Methodist Church in Owensboro, Ky.

    George is retired from United Mine Workers and worked at the Old Ben Mine 25. Wilda is a homemaker.

    George is the son of the late Elwood and Minnie Frakes. Wilda is the daughter of Everett and Jennie Jackson.

  • Hospital names new chief financial officer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has named Ryan D. White to serve as chief financial officer / chief operating officer for Perry County Memorial Hospital. The hospital selected White following a national search conducted as part of PCMH’s partnership with Alliant Management Services.

    White holds a bachelor of arts and economics degree from the University of Virginia.

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  • The skunk under the steps

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I have a skunk living, or at least visiting regularly, underneath the concrete steps leading to my house in New Boston. The animal, which is large and has more white on it than most skunks I see,  hasn’t caused any real issues thus far, other than scaring me twice and causing me anxiety every time I walk to the house.

  • Preserve Indiana’s status as Crossroads of America

    The North American Free Trade Agreement has been much derided and awkwardly defended since it entered force in 1994. Many younger members of the workforce have never known a world without it, or the dire warnings of former independent presidential candidate Ross Perot. Insurgent fervor in both parties in last year’s elections showed that NAFTA, and the economy built around it, still weighs heavily.

  • The darkest days of daylight saving time

    Dave Bangert

    Guest Columnist

     

    This column by Dave Bangert, a columnist for the Lafayette Journal and Courier, appeared last Wednesday, ahead of Sunday morning’s end of Daylight Saving Time.

     

    Oh, the joys of the first day back to school after an extended fall break.

  • Veterans Day

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    November 11th is Veterans Day. It is set aside to honor men and women who have served in the military. It was originally a day to honor the end of World War One.

    Fighting in that war formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. After the war the United States observed what was called Armistice Day. 

  • Programs, special section to honor veterans

    PERRY COUNTY – As Veterans Day approaches, Perry Countians will honor the lives of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. Ceremonies are scheduled in all three county school systems and Lincoln Hills Development Corp. will host a breakfast for veterans and guests on Wednesday.

    • Cannelton City Schools will host a program Friday, Nov. 10, at the Cannelton Community Center. Local veterans will be recognized and students have been asked to submit photos of family members who have served in the military.