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Today's News

  • Derby association will have to pay to move swing set

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – If users of Mulzer Park in Derby want to keep a swing set there, the Derby Community Association will have to pay to move it.

    The swing set is currently located in the lower part of the park, close to the Ohio River. The river rises above the bottom of the swing set nearly every year, washing away the sand and other fill materials beneath the swings, and such cushioning is required beneath public swing sets under state law.

  • Court and Police Records; May 18

    Arrests

     

    • Joseph H. Gomez, 29, of 731 Washington St., Troy, May 11, on a warrant for neglect of a dependent.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $4,505.

    • Ashley V. Renfrow, 24, of 731 Washington St., Troy, May 11, on a warrant for neglect of a dependent.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released May 12 after posting $4,505 bail.

  • Hoosiers and adoption

    Bill Stanczykiewicz

    Guest Columnist

     

    During a month in which we celebrate Mother’s Day, families formed through adoption are more common in Indiana compared with other states.

    According to the National Council for Adoption, Indiana has the nation’s fourth highest rate of adoption per live births, the ninth highest rate of adoption per nonmarital births, and the eleventh highest rate of adoption per 100,000 adults.

  • Sinning under the sun

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Portions of my face, especially the back of my neck and my ears, were peeling last week, the result of a careless few hours in the sun.

    I felt like quite the hypocrite since I regularly preach sun awareness and skin-cancer prevention,

    I applied sunscreen twice during my time under a hot May sun. But I sweat a lot and the protection melted during the day.

  • Take time to observe the spirit of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the upcoming long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • Cannelton’s Kendall Hale is state finalist

    CANNELTON – Kendall Hale, 10, daughter of Jessica Hale of Cannelton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Indiana pageant, to be held June 18-21 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

    The pageant is for girls ages 10 through 12. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to competition the national pageant at Disneyland in California, which is held for girls ages four to 18 in five age groups.

  • Community Events; May 12

    Free health screenings by PCMH Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood-pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart.

    Fasting for two hours is recommended, eight hours is preferred. You may drink water, black coffee and take your medications.

    No reservations are required. For more information, contact Caryn Weiss RN at (812) 547-0125 or cweiss@pchospital.org.

     

  • American Legion treasure hunt drawing May 29

    TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will have a weekly treasure-hunt drawing beginning Friday, May 29.

    The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. and will continue every Friday thereafter.

    Tickets are now on sale at the post home. The public is welcome to attend the drawing and purchase tickets.

  • Cook-York reunion set for Sunday, June 14

    TELL CITY – The Cook-York family reunion will be held Sunday, June 14, at The Depot located at 333 Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Dinner will begin at noon and each family is asked to take a covered dish.

    Dinnerware will be furnished. There will also be an auction, so take treasured items.

    Everyone is welcome to take a friend.

  • Social News; May 18

    AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 213 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the post home in Tell City.

    There will be an election of officers for the upcoming auxiliary year. President Charlotte Lindauer encourages all auxiliary and prospective members to attend.

     

     

    THE ST. MICHAEL CHURCH ST. ANN SOCIETY will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18 (today), in Father Marendt Hall. There will be a business meeting, bingo and refreshments. Hostesses will be Lisa Poehlein, Debbie Peters, Jennifer Parker and Whitney Nugent.