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Today's News

  • Benefit auction, set for dance Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66.
    Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • Strong Bodies, Safe Families 5K Oct. 5
  • Grant applications being taken for Operation Round Up fund

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • VFW summer picnic set for Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host its annual family picnic Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.
    Members and their families, plus the ladies and men’s auxiliary units and their families are invited to attend.
    The post will furnish the meat, potatoes and drinks. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish or dessert.
    Dinner will begin around 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Kerry James at (812) 608-0217.

  • Community Events, Aug. 29

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tractor association to meet today
    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Branchville Conservation club. For more information, contact Ed Guillaume at 843-5746.

  • Perry County Substance Abuse Committee names grant winners

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants to local organizations June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.
    Receiving funds were representatives of Tri-County YMCA, Perry Central School Corp., Cannelton City Schools, Southern Hills Counseling Center, Crisis Connection and Cannelton Police Department. The grant cycle runs July 2013 – June 2014.  

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Cannelton City Schools

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded grants to support youth literacy programs to Cannelton City Schools in Cannelton in the amount of $3,200.

  • U.S. senator to keynote Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly will be the keynote speaker for the Sept. 14 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the Perry County Democrat Central Committee. The event will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Cost is $20 per person. The public is invited.

  • Santa Claus to host chain-saw art exhibition, competition, auction

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Candy Castle will host a chain-saw-carving event Sunday.
    The daylong event, which is open to the public with free admission, will feature three of the tri-state’s top chain-saw artists.
    Each artist will exhibit a collection of finished chainsaw art, and will work throughout the day carving a large event piece. The artists will take a short break from their main piece to compete head-to-head in a special one-hour quick-carve competition.

  • Toby Robert Scherzer

    Derek and Karen Scherzer announce the birth of their son, Toby Robert Scherzer, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Scherzer is the former Karen Vaal. Toby has two siblings, Tyler, 8, and Molly, 6.
    Grandparents are Gene and Mary Lou Vaal of Ferdinand and Robert and Marjorie Scherzer of New Boston. Great-grandparents are Cyrilla Schwindel of Ferdinand and the late Edwin Schwindel, Linus and Irene Vaal, Louis and Irene Scherzer and Ernest and Agatha Harpenau.