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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Public Library’s annual teen writing contest will wrap up Wednesday. This year’s theme, “Poetry Madness @ Perry County Public Library,” began Jan. 8.

    The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is organized by the Teen Advisory Group. Guidelines for Poetry Madness are: Any resident of Perry County currently in grades seven through 12; original, unpublished poems in any style, on any subject, will be accepted.

  • TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul parish hall.

    Both dine in and carryout will be available. Proceeds will benefit the boys’ summer camp and necessary equipment for the trip.

    Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The meal is all-you-can-eat.

    For more information, call Janet Damin at 547-7451 in the evenings.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.

    Children who will be 4 by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

    Preschool roundup will be held April 25. Roundup for kindergarten students who do not currently attend preschool at Perry Central will be held April 24.

    Current Perry Central preschoolers will automatically be registered for kindergarten next year.

  • Tell City First United Methodist will offer an Ash Wednesday service will be held at Tell City First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 5.

    Bible study, youth and choir will not be held that evening but the youth and choir will be part of the service.

  • Students and staff at William Tell Elementary jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Last Thursday, the school hosted its 35th annual Jump Rope For Heart event.

  • Church groups to offer Ash Wednesday and Lenten programs

    Tell City First United Methodist will offer an Ash Wednesday service will be held at Tell City First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 5. Bible study, youth and choir will not be held that evening but the youth and choir will be part of the service.

  • 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.

    February 28

  • Carter recently recognized Master Trooper Thomas Campbell for achieving 30 years of service to the Indiana State Police.

    Campbell is a 1979 graduate of Rivet Catholic High School in Vincennes and graduated from Vincennes University in 1981 with a degree in law enforcement. Campbell joined the state police in 1983, graduating as a member of the 41st Recruit School. He was assigned to the Jasper District to patrol Spencer County.

  • JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted First Sgt. Greg Ashby to the rank of lieutenant Feb. 16 to serve as the district commander for the Jasper Post.

    Ashby is a native of Orange County and a 1988 graduate of Springs Valley High School. After high school, Ashby served his country for seven years in the United States Marines Corps, with six months served in Operation Desert Storm.

    In 1995 Ashby earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Abbey Press-Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s Relay for Life team will hold its third annual Trivia Night fundraiser March 1. Sign up will begin at 6:30 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center dining room in St. Meinrad.

    The event will include an evening of matching of wits. Each team will answer the same questions and may consist of two to four players.

    Participants are invited to organize their own team or may choose to be assigned to a team. The winning team takes home $50.