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  • Marvin and Norma Jean Rogier of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding an-niversary, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.
    Mr. Rogier married the former Norma Solbrig Sept. 17, 1960, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold. The Rev. Raymond Moll of-ficiated.
    The couple has two children, Greg Rogier of Tell City and Marty Rogier of Leopold. They also have five grandchildren, Zachary, Ab-by, Trent and Troy Rogier and the late Amber Rogier.
    Mr. Rogier is a retired boilermaker and Mrs. Rogier is retired from the county auditor’s office.

  • Noah Thomas Shearn
    Carrie and Eric Shearn of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Noah Thomas Shearn, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Shearn in the former Carrie McCallister. Noah has one older sibling, Taylor, 9.

  • Thursday September 16
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Healing services at Chestnut Grove Church
    TELL CITY – The Rev. Matthew Ervin from Bee’s Spring, Ky., will perform healing services at 6 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Grove Church in Tell City.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Harold Nix at 547-5109.

  • • From July to December 1935, the company collected 5 tons of seeds from 15 species of trees to send to the Forest Service nursery at Vallonia.  

    • Fourteen buildings and three lookout towers were constructed.

    • Seventy-five miles of telephone line from Paoli to English with branch lines to Spears Tower, Orange County Tower, West Fork Tower, Marchand Tower, Buzzard Roost Tower, the rock quarry and the two CCC camps, and then on to Tell City was built with poles creosoted at the English Camp. The job took 2,884 man days.

  • Editor’s Note: Information for this feature on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its role in the Hoosier National Forest was gathered by Teena Ligman, a public-affairs specialist for the Hoosier National Forest. It is one of a series of articles marking the 75th anniversary of the forest’s creation.

  • The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Mu Gamma to meet today
    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at Kim Zeller’s house. A model meeting will be held for new members.

  • Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    The heart and soul of many communities is seated in their churches.  Tell City is no exception. Aside from the numerous publications and formal papers located in the Tell City Historical Society’s museum files describing Tell City’s worship history, an entire section is dedicated to artifacts pertaining to early religious practices of Tell City’s settlers.

  • LEOPOLD – The 2010-11 Perry Central football homecoming will be held at halftime of the varsity football game against Tell City Friday.
    Queen candidates

  • Local police officers and sheriff’s deputies gathered recently at the former Tell City Junior School practice field for a refresher course on making traffic stops.

  • A tent revival behind the razor wires of Branchville Correctional Facility stirred the spirits of hundreds of men incarcerated there. The facility was the first correctional facility in the state to sponsor a tent revival last year and another complex has adopted the idea.

    Staff and more than 50 volunteers helped organize and facilitate the series of sermons, music, personal testimonials and inspirational speakers. Each of the 13 sessions promoted a positive message, the facility’s chaplains said.

  • To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    September 10

  • Thursday September 9
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • There's something entirely different to see at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village this year. A stone and brick forge believed to have been built around the time of the Civil War has been taken down, moved and rebuilt to working condition. It will be on display during an October open house. The newly constructed blacksmith shop, built of old barnwood and timbers, is based on the design of the structure in which the forge was located for some 150 years.

  • TELL CITY - Tears mingled with gently falling raindrops July 31 as family, friends and co-workers dedicated a courthouse memorial to two public servants.


    Doris Davis and Kenny Blinzinger lost battles to cancer in 2009. Davis was serving as county clerk while Blinzinger worked for more than 30 years as a sheriff's deputy.

  • More than 250 descendants of a pioneering Perry County couple returned to their family's Oil Township roots Saturday and Sunday for the 100th Esarey Family Reunion. The event also marked the 200th anniversary of Jonathan Davis Esarey's migration from Kentucky to land in what would become Perry County. Weekend events were held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and Branchville Conservation Club, with family members proudly wearing Esarey hats and shirts. There were even Esarey buttons.

  • TELL CITY - Many long-time residents in the 10th and Jefferson streets area of Tell City remember hearing the bells of Evangelical United Church of Christ play many years ago.

    After being silenced for decades, the bells, which are thought to have been installed in the 1950s from money left to the church by the Erna Coldeway estate, are once again played two times a day and enjoyed by many area residents. Miss Coldeway was a lifelong member of the church.