• TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.

  • Editor’s note: This article was provided by Richard Winstead, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.


    TELL CITY – On April 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Federal Register designating the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – Girl Scout officials say the best time to sign up or renew membership for Girl Scouts is now.

    Membership forms are available through Girl Scout leaders. All returning Girl Scouts who sign up by Monday, May 25, will only need to pay half of the $7.50 registration fee. The service unit will pay the other half.

    This discount is in place to allow troops to get their activities started earlier in the fall. 

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 14, 1945


    • Chief Petty Officer Hubert Bruce and Mrs. Bruce announce the birth of a daughters, Brenda, at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Shoemaker, Calif. Mrs. Bruce is the former Louise Simon. They have been making their home in Oakland, Calif., while Mr. Bruce is stationed at nearby Camp Parks.

    • Albert Schaefer of Cannelton Road has several milk goats for sale and is offering to throw in baby goats at no charge with a purchase.

    • Nancy Quinlin of St. Croix has a 180-acre farm for sale.

  • Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.

    Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.


  • Editor’s Note: This article about the late Genevieve (Switzer) Schaefer appeared in the 2004 Schweizer Zeitung.


    The stories of Tell Citians’ service in the second world war aren’t all about men. Women served crucial, albeit, less-publicized roles, too. Genevieve (Switzer) Schaefer was one of them. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in March 1942 and crossed the Atlantic on a British ship that carried 7,000 soldiers, doctors and nurses.

  • FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Parish in Fulda will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its historic church building with a two-day festival in June.

    The Fulda church was established in 1847 by the Rev. Joseph Kundek. The original church was a log building, but in 1860 construction began on the current church.

    The church features a 7-foot-thick stone foundation and a limestone slab above the door with the words “St. Boniface Kirche, 1865.”

  • PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen in the upcoming school year.

    The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics included government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decision-making.

  • SANTA CLAUS – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host the Terry Lock Memorial Democrat Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Christmas Lake Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $65 per golfer and will include drinks and snacks on the course and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mulzer Camp.

    Dinner tickets are available for nongolfers for $15. Registration will begin at noon.

    Entry forms are available at Jody’s Barber Shop in Tell City or by calling Dale Groves at (812) 608-0166. This event is open to the public.

  • CANNELTON – Interested in becoming Miss Perry County 2015 or Junior Miss Perry County 2015? Young women ages 15-21 who have completed a minimum of one year of 4-H at any age are eligible to apply.

    Contestants must reside in or have an immediate relative that resides in Perry County.

    Any young woman who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair and did not receive the queen title and is within the age range is eligible to apply. 

  • PERRY COUNTY – All girls entering kindergarten through fifth-grade this fall are invited to attend Girl Scout Perry County day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3-5.

    This year’s day camp will use popular fairy-tale themes to engage girls in active outdoor activities.

    Girls will join Anna and Elsa from Frozen for some sister fun and Pocahontas, Mulan, Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood for tracking and archery. 

  • LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Future Farmers of America will hold a greenhouse sale and car wash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Perry Central.  

    The greenhouse will also be open Saturday, May 9, for customers to purchase plants. 

    All of the money raised from the event will support Perry Central’s FFA and its activities throughout the year.


  • 0 Years Ago

    May 11, 1945

    • Perry Countians celebrated news that German Forces had unconditionally surrendered on May 7, marking the end of hostilities in Europe. May 8 was marked as Victory in Europe Day.

    The long war, however, continues to rage in the Pacific. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loney of Tell City received word Sunday from the War Department that their son, Pfc. John Hargis Loney, 21, was killed in battle April 20, in Luzon.

    •  Tell City High School will graduate 72 seniors during commencement exercises Friday evening.

  • You probably have heard his name before. His name emerges annually during Cannelton’s Christmas parade and again in the spring for the town’s Easter egg hunt. 

    In fact, his name can be found each time Cannelton American Legion Post 142 sponsors or participates in any event.

    The post has honorably carried his name since his death in World War 1.

    His name is Harry G. Myers and he is one of Perry County’s Gold Star Veterans.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 27, 1945

    • News Publishing Co. has purchased the Cannelton Telephone newspaper. The paper was sold a couple of weeks ago to J. Frank McDermond of Attica, but traded hands again last week to the publishers of the Tell City News.

    The weekly Cannelton newspaper will continue to be published.

    • More than $200 in prizes will be given in the 1945 garden contest sponsored by several local businesses.


    50 Years Ago

    April 30, 1965

  • TELL CITY – Family and friends of LaDonna (Feltner) Moseby, who passed away April 21, 2015, will gather for a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Fiesta Grande in Tell City. Those planning to attend are asked to call Marian Lindauer at (812) 357-2735 so tables can be reserved.

  • CANNELTON – On Wednesday, March 18, four members of the Woman’s Travel Club met at the Perry County Public Library Cannelton Branch for a program by Sally Walker that highlighted early female African American athletes.

    Marcenia Lyie “Toni” Stone began playing for various semi-professional and professional teams at age 15. After several years, in 1953, Stone was signed to play second base for the Indianapolis Clowns, replacing Hank Aaron, a position in which she maintained a .243 batting average.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 20, 1945


    • Perry Countians of all walks of life and political parties paused this week to mourn the loss of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died April 12 in Warm Springs, Ga. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman. At the request of Tell City Mayor Wendell Werner, businesses closed their doors for an hour Friday afternoon.

    Several local churches held special services.