• 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. 


    TELL CITY – Members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather Wednesday, April 29 to discuss progress and plans for their Perry County veterans project.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library’s main branch in Tell City in the genealogy room.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 15, 1945


    • Pfc. Louis Wheatley, 26, has been wounded in action in Germany, according to the War Department. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wheatley.

    • A horse is at the center of a lawsuit filed in court this week in Perry Circuit Court. Ida Delany made a deal with Roscoe Ray to purchase a horse. She made a $50 deposit and was to pay the balance of $15 if the horse proved satisfactory. Now she alleges the horse was a dud, diseased and lame with sore legs and hips.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.

    Paul, who is a great “shroomer,” hadn’t found any, but managed to buy a pound of wild yellow morels that had been shipped for sale at a market near Bainbridge.

    Upon his arrival, the valuable fungi cargo was placed in the refrigerator. My obligation was to obtain steak for the next night, and Paul would do the cooking.


    Feature Writer


    Ask most adults what they, as a child, wanted to be when they grew up, and they might say something like police officer, teacher or veterinarian.

    Some may have realized those early aspirations, while others may have matured into very different careers. A few will say they didn’t really have a certain direction in mind.