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Today's News

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Total solar eclipse expected to bring thousands to area

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – State and local agencies are preparing for a massive influx of visitors during a total solar eclipse that will sweep across the region on the afternoon of Aug. 21.

    While the celestial event will include 14 states across the nation’s midsection, ground zero for the eclipse runs from near Carbondale, Ill., to Hopkinsville, Ky.

    The total eclipse is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. According to NASA, any given point on the planet will only experience a total solar eclipse about once every 375 years.

  • Cancer survivors and caregivers to be honored at American Cancer Society Relay For Life

    TELL CITY – Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County event on Saturday, June 17, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

  • DAR award ceremony highlights two TC scholars

    TELL CITY – Two Tell City High School students were big winners at the Daughters of the American Revolution awards ceremonies at the Marriott Convention Center in Indianapolis over the past weekend. The awards were won in competition with all high schools in the State of Indiana.

  • Nominations open for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1971, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Rogation Prayers
  • Fenn-Allen

    The parents of Jessica Fenn and Jeffrey Allen announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Fenn of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Craig and Linda Allen of Rochester, Minn.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2011 graduate of DePauw University.

    She works in outdoor education at Three Rivers Park District in Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Jackson Allen Wheatley

    Emily and Dane Wheatley announce the birth of their son, Jackson Allen Wheatley on April 26, 2017, at 7:48 p.m. He was delivered at Jasper Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his brother, Owen Edward Wheatley, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Pat and Shirley Tempel of St. Croix. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Sarah Wheatley of Tell City.

  • Hay loft memories

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    This column first appeared in 1998.

     

    Some people know they’re getting older and out of shape when they can’t hit the golf ball as far or as straight as they once did, or when once-comfortable pants no longer fit with as much ease.

    For me, the realization of my age and less-than-ideal physical condition comes with knowing I’m too out of shape to do some farm chores, including picking up hay.

  • Balanced life found in a farmers market

    Year after year, we continue to see growing enthusiasm for out local farmers markets. That’s evident in the number of vendors providing goods, as well as the crowds ready to basket some of the harvest.

    Enough thanks can’t be expressed to all those who have taken time to provide goods, as well as to the shoppers who have helped make the markets a continued success.