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  • COLUMN: Generations: Chuck Poehlein

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.

    Today’s column is by Lucas Kleeman, who profiles the life of Chuck Poehlein.

  • COLUMN: It’s Courcier Hill


    I think I made four calls last month trying to track down the correct spelling of the steep hill between Mount Pleasant and Magnet. I was working up a report on a motorcycle accident on what most people in the area, as well as first responders in the county, call Kusher Hill.

  • EDITORIAL: Can we get a do-over on campaign finance?

    Every election, we watch our congressional representatives make the rounds of community halls and barbecues, shaking hands and passing the hat for their election efforts. Then we watch the campaign finance reports flow in listing hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars in donations, with lavish gifts from lawyers, investment firms, energy industrialists and political-action committees.

  • Community Events

    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.

  • Parent-teacher conferences Thursday at TCJSHS

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School have received grade cards and parent-teacher conference information.

    Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. School will not be in session Friday and Oct. 28 due to fall break.

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conferences.

  • William Tell conferences set for Thursday

    TELL CITY – The afternoon and evening of Thursday are the designated times for William Tell Elementary School’s parent-teacher conferences.

    Three meeting times will be available Oct. 23 as well if needed.

    There will be no school Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 as the students will be on fall break.

    Parents will be notified of their scheduled time by Oct. 21. If parents need to make any changes with their appointment, they are asked to contact their child’s teacher at 547-9727.

  • Christmas bazaar Saturday

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers Tenant Association will hold its annual Christmas bazaar Saturday in the dining room starting at 6 a.m.

    A biscuits-and-gravy breakfast will be available as well. A full order will be $2 and a half order will cost $1. Coffee, milk and orange juice will be 50 cents each.

    A bake sale will also be held during the bazaar.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Lambert graduates Marine basic training

    CANNELTON – Pvt. Jared M. Poehlein Lambert graduated from the United States Marine Corp. basic training Sept. 13.

    He earned his marksman medal and eagle, globe and anchor insignia. He is currently stationed at Camp LeJuene, N.C., for marine combat training. He graduated mid-October.

    Lambert is the son of Leisa Poehlein and the grandson of Mary Ann and Walter Lambert and the late Gordon and Birdine Poehlein. Leisa and Jared would like to thank all those who have kept them in prayers and for the support to attend his graduation.

  • Community health fair at TCJSHS Oct. 30

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a health fair for all corporation staff members and the community Oct. 30 in the school’s library.

    Doors will open at 6 a.m. for those who would like to have blood work done. Those attending are asked to use the entrance on Fulton Street to enter the building, check in at the office then proceed down the glass hallway to the library on the left.