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Today's News

  • Police program in school going GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A class of Perry County sixth-graders is prepared to deal with many of the challenges they’ll face in coming years, courtesy of an ongoing anti-gang program that just completed its fifth year.

  • Schools retain A, B ratings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – School accountability letter grades for 2014-15 have been released by the state Department of Education. Given the state legislature’s actions to hold teachers and schools harmless in light of more difficult Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams that could have pushed many scores down, individual school’s letter grades reflect scores achieved in 2013-14.

  • Ava Marie Zarfos

    Justin and Riraye Zarfos announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Zarfos.

    She was born Nov. 16, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 ¼ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Ramona and Kenny Elder of Tell City. Paternal grandparent is Randal “Zeke” Zarfos of Oriole. Maternal great-grandmother is Clara Wilgus of Ferdinand.

    Ava was welcomed home by her brother, Gavin, 4.

  • James receives fellowship to continue studies

    EVANSTON – Indiana State University, through the history department, has awarded the Gertrude and Theodore Debs Memorial Fellowship to Landan James to continue his study in the history of American labor and reform movements. This award is granted annually and is valued at $7,500. Up to two fellowships are awarded each year.

    Landan is a 2010 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. He is the son of Charles and Janet James, formerly of Evanston.

    He is now beginning the last semester of his graduate program, studying the history of social reform movements.

  • United Way and Cannelton Elementary team up for the holidays
  • Benefit for Sherry Curtis Feb. 19 at the Tell City Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – A benefit event for Sherry Casper Curtis will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at the Tell City Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and a benefit auction will start at 5:30.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers will donate their services. The cover charge for the evening will be $4.

    Music by Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark will follow the auction. Drinks, food and desserts will be available.

    Sherry has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in her throat and lymph nodes.

  • Do you have diabetes?

    BRENDA HAGEDORN

    PURDUE EXTENSION

     

    Do you have Type 2 diabetes or care for someone who does? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to reduce your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you.

    Purdue Extension-Perry County will offer Dining with Diabetes beginning Feb. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Extension Office at 65 Park Ave. in Tell City.

    Other sessions will be held on Feb. 15, 22 and 29. A follow-up session will be held in early May.

  • Stressed? Pop the angst away on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Mark your calendars. Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Why? you might ask. Well, Why not? Playing with the unintended toy to break up the monotonicity of the day is a time honored tradition for many – from toddlers to the elderly. Just admit it, when you get a package containing the little pods of joy, you just can’t resist the urge to give a squeeze to hear that heart-warming pop.

  • Facade program will be good for Tell City

    Considering a winter storm had passed through earlier in the week, we were glad to see a good number of people present at Wednesday evening’s meeting on Tell City’s new facade-improvement program.

    Sponsored by Brick by Brick on Main, the name for what was formerly the Tell City Development and Action Committee, the facade program will provide matching money for businesses owners who want to improve the appearance of their facades, or front areas, of their buildings.

  • Moonshine then and now

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Kathy and Mike Finley provided the above photo of Perry and Spencer County moonshiners who were arrested in October 1927. The men were photographed standing in front of their “paddy wagon.” A few look pretty defiant despite their arrests, especially the fellow puffing a cigar.