Today's News

  • Welcoming committee would be asset to community

    Last week, the News published an article by guest columnist Shawn Jones about the possible formation of a welcoming committee in Perry County. The community outreach group would serve to identify and support individuals and families new to the area and would be created by Quality of Life, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    According to Jones, the group is currently working to create such a committee. We hope they do.

  • Community Events

    PC football families meet Tuesday
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Football Families will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the high-school study-hall room.

    Oakwood to honor volunteers Wednesday
    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a volunteer recognition celebration for all community volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week.
    The event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the assisted living dining area.

    William Tell Center supper, dance Friday

  • Five generations

    Five generations of the Blume-Scherzer family came together for a photo.

    Pictured are, from left to right, grandmother Joyce Scherzer of northern Perry County, great-grandmother Jeanette Becher of Ferdinand, Zoey Elizabeth Scherzer, great-great-grandmother Loraine Blume, of Huntingburg, Savannah Joyce Scherzer and father Heath Scherzer of St. Meinrad.

    This photo was taken shortly before Loraine Blume passed away.

  • Ghost-hunt Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ghost Hunters will have a novice hunt for individuals interested in paranormal activity that are not part of an organized team. TCGH will provide equipment. The hunt will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Only 10 advanced tickets at $20 per person. For details, send email to tcgh2012@aol.com.

  • TC Chair Co. reunion May 4

    TELL CITY – Former Tell City Chair Co. employees will have the opportunity for the first time since the company closed to gather and reminisce. Employees, spouses and children of employees are invited to attend.

    The reunion is planned for Sunday, May 4, at the Tell City Depot from 1 to 4  p.m. A group photo will be taken at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

  • War of 1812 items to be displayed during Dogwood Tour

    TELL CITY – During the Dogwood Tour Saturday, April 26, The Tell City Historical Society will display early uniforms from the War of 1812 and period dresses worn by women of the early 1800s.

    The historical pieces will be presented by Dave and Frances McBeth and Ron and Earlene Bower from Harrison County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Also displayed will be equipment soldiers and militia would have used during the War of 1812.

  • Hagedorn – Hoffherr

    Julie A. Hagedorn and Andy Hoffherr, both of Evansville, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Betty and John Hagedorn of Tell City. The groom-to-be is the son of Carol and Stu Hoffherr of Evansville.

    Miss Hagedorn attended Perry Central and the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed as a control systems engineer for PCI Skanska in Evansville.

    Mr. Hoffherr attended Castle High School and Vincennes University. He is self-employed with Andrew Hoffherr Construction.

  • Perry County Republicans to host Lincoln Day dinner

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Republicans will host a Lincoln Day dinner Saturday at the 4-H building in Tell City.

    Congressman Larry Bucshon will be the guest speaker and representative Lloyd Arnold will provide an update on the state of the state.

    The event will be catered by Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit. The doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

    Cost will be $15 per person and children under 12 will eat for free. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

  • Library to observe Children’s Book Week with daily story times

    TELL CITY – Children birth through sixth grade and their parents or guardians are invited to participate in special story times in observance of Children’s Book Week. Starting Monday, May 12, the Perry County Public Library will offer a story time and a few surprise community readers during its celebration.

    Refreshments will be served and free new or gently used books, pencils and other items will be given away. Register at the Perry County Public Library in Tell City or call 547-2661.

  • Historical Society plays trivia Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society invites everyone to join them for Tell City trivia during their meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

    Resident Bill Simpson plans to challenge attendees with questions about things they weren’t aware they needed to know about Tell City.