http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Surviving Stalag IV-B http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/surviving-stalag-iv-b <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vic_in_uniform.jpg" alt="Vic Schutzius, son of a Troy-area farm family, spent weeks in a German prisoner-of-war camp after his capture in early 1945. Stalag IV-B was later liberated by Russians. The pages of News archives from the time list several soldiers and airmen who were held in German camps. " title="Vic Schutzius, son of a Troy-area farm family, spent weeks in a German prisoner-of-war camp after his capture in early 1945. Stalag IV-B was later liberated by Russians. The pages of News archives from the time list several soldiers and airmen who were held in German camps. " align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> Story by Vince Luecke</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The war had to end soon, at least in Europe. American servicemen were leading Allied charges across France and into the heart of Germany. Russian armies were doing the same on the Eastern fronts. Germany&rsquo;s war machine was being crippled and once-believable Nazi claims to be building a thousand-year empire, were doomed. Soon, all of Europe would be free and the boys would be coming home.</p> Polishing the Golden Arches http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/polishing-golden-arches <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcdonalds_file_photo.jpg" alt="The McDonald’s along Indiana 66 may be razed this summer and rebuilt offering modern amenities." title="The McDonald’s along Indiana 66 may be razed this summer and rebuilt offering modern amenities." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> By STUART CASSIDY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Touting more than &ldquo;20 billion served,&rdquo; with droves of those customers stemming locally, what would summer-fun on-the-go in Tell City be like without a McDonald&rsquo;s restaurant? Residents will likely find out.</p> <p> According to the local fast-food chain&rsquo;s project engineer David Call, the iconic home of the Big Mac sandwich plans to upgrade its facilities and could be closed for up to three months.</p> Great Day of Service project list expands http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/great-day-service-project-list-expands <p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; Plans are quickly taking shape for Perry County&rsquo;s upcoming Great Day of Service but a Tell City pastor reminds the community there is still time for others to join the April 18 service effort.</p> <p> &ldquo;We put the idea out there several weeks ago but we want congregations, businesses and people to know the first Perry County Great Day of Service is going to happen and they can still get involved,&rdquo;&nbsp; said Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.</p> Lincoln Day luncheon April 18 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/lincoln-day-luncheon-april-18 <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; The annual Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Lunch will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 for adults. Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted free.</p> Students want to recycle your old phone directories http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/students-want-recycle-your-old-phone-directories <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois regional phone directories for recycling.&nbsp;</p> <p> Books can be given to any student in grades seven through 12 at the school or books can be dropped off directly to the high-school office.</p> <p> The collection of phone books serves as a fun, spirited competition between the different grades at school. Proceeds from the collection will be used to support the eighth-grade Washington, D.C. field trip.</p> Greenwood Cemetery sexton preparing for spring mowing http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/greenwood-cemetery-sexton-preparing-spring-mowing <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Greenwood Cemetery sexton Alvie Stiff would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that anyone with flowers that are not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or ground surrounding monuments.</p> <p> This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines. These items should be removed by April 10. After this date items will be removed by cemetery personnel.</p> <p> Greenwood Cemetery Rules</p> <p> and Regulations</p> Chamber seeking nominations for annual business awards http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/chamber-seeking-nominations-annual-business-awards <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Chamber Award Dinner.</p> <p> Awards are given in four categories:</p> <p> &bull; Large business &ndash; 25 or more full-time employees.</p> <p> &bull; Small business, fewer than 25 full time employees.</p> <p> &bull; Entrepreneurship &ndash; someone who has started or is currently running a small business that fills a need in our community.</p> William Tell Elementary to host late kindergarten round-up April 9 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/william-tell-elementary-host-late-kindergarten-round-april-9 <p> TELL CITY &ndash; A late kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, for all children entering school for the first time. Attendees should enter through the main door and follow signs.&nbsp;</p> <p> To enter kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. A child does not have to enroll in kindergarten at age 5. If parents believe the child is not ready, the child may enter kindergarten at age 6.</p>