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Today's News

  • Second Tell City Silvesternacht around the corner

    TELL CITY – A scavenger hunt, pub crawl and indoor live music are just a few of the new events added to Tell City’s Silvesternacht celebration Tuesday.

    The New Year’s Eve party will return for a second year next week and organizers say there will be something for everyone.

  • Generation Gap: Cathy Hammack

    BRYSON NAVIAUX
    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 Bryson Naviaux, who profiles Cathy Hammack.

  • Grant Goffinet sworn in as Jasper police officer

    JASPER – Perry County native Grant Goffinet became Jasper’s newest police officer last month as his wife, Mary, pinned his badge during a swearing-in ceremony Nov. 15 at Jasper City Hall.

    Goffinet, 23, is a 2008 Perry Central Graduate and a Jasper resident who most recently worked at Coca-Cola as a delivery driver.

    According to his Parents Kevin and Bridget Goffinet of rural Perry County, Grant had longed hoped of working in law enforcement.

  • Students Support Local Animal Shelter

    Cannelton’s fourth- and fifth-grade classes have been encouraging students to support and donate to the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    A friendly competition led to Mrs. Melton’s second-grade class winning the honor of visiting the shelter. Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Ball took the second-grade class to the shelter Dec. 12, in honor of their hard work collecting the most items for the first semester.

    The students look forward to challenging their classmates again next semester and hope for another great turnout.

  • Community Events

    VFW to celebrate 80th anniversary
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the post with a dinner and dance Jan. 11 at the VFW Post in Tell City.

    Ladies’ and men’s auxiliary units and VFW members, along with their spouses, are invited to attend.

  • Lindauer – Mehling

    Jessica Lindauer of St. Meinrad and Ryan Mehling of Huntingburg were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow.

    The bride is the daughter of Linda and Kelvin Lindauer of St. Meinrad.

    The groom is the son of Jane and Richard Mehling of Huntingburg.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Guy Mansini OSB.

  • Holiday season a good time to recycle, reuse

    PERRY COUNTY – The holiday season may be a good time to receive. But it’s an even better time to give back – by recycling many of the things we too often open and discard.

    Studies show that Americans throw away 25 percent more trash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s and much of that material can be recycled.

  • School deficit drops $7,000

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A general-fund deficit he’s been working to reduce was cut by $7,000 as of November, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported at a Dec. 12 regular school-board meeting.

    “It will go back up next month because our state support’s being cut,” however, he added, because state funding for vocational instruction was to be cut by approximately $13,000 this month. Only one student is enrolled, he explained, so that funding went from more than $14,000 to $1,050.

  • Behind the pen of Eddie Price

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Most novelists are familiar with the advice, “write what you know.”  If there is one thing that Hawesville author Eddie Price knows, it’s history. A retired teacher, Price taught high-school history for 36 years – 31 of those years at Hancock County High School – and presents historical programs at schools, libraries and special events throughout the country.

  • Schools chief’s goals in place

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Many people make resolutions for the year ahead. Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger will be among them after he and the school board agreed to a set of goals.

    Part of the evaluation process required of Indiana public-school superintendents, the goals were approved in December’s meeting and for Blinzinger, will remain in place until he leaves office in June. Blinzinger announced last fall he would retire. The search processs for a new superintendent is underway.