Today's News

  • Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar March 7

    JASPER – Purdue Extension will host the 13 annual Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar March 7 from noon to 4 p.m. EST at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, located six miles south of Jasper on State Road 162.

    The seminar targets farmers, private applicators, and crop advisors.
    This year’s focus will be on nutrient management, with topics geared towards maximizing crop production while reducing environmental impacts.

  • Scouts to host fish fry

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 7 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.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —Sunday, Feb. 16, Carl and I visited with his sister, Marie Poehlein, at the Golden Living Center Nursing home. She wasn’t feeling very well that day though. The residents were asking when we would be back to play music and we told them the following Wednesday. Little did we know it would be canceled. My brother, Ramon Thomas, plays the lead and wasn’t able to play so we had to cancel. Sorry about that and hope he gets better.

  • Living Bread Food Pantry to close Friday

    TELL CITY – Living Bread Food Pantry, operated by the Tell Street Baptist Church, will close its doors Friday following 11 years of service to the community.

    According to director Michael Rounds, the decision to close came after the church board voted to no longer allow the food pantry to continue its operations.

  • Anderson Township Fire meeting Monday

    BRISTOW – The Anderson Township Fire Department will hold its 65th annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bristow Community Center.
    The meeting will include election of directors 2, 3, 4 and 5. The evening’s program will provide updates on the department and highlight its community activities.

    The $40 membership dues can be paid at the meeting.

  • St. Michael to serve Friday fish dinners throughout Lent

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners during the first six Fridays of Lent starting March 7.

    There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, April 18.

    Meals will be served  Fridays at 4:30 to 7 p.m.  The meal will include fried fish or cheese pizza, with homemade sides of baked beans or macaroni and cheese, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink.  

  • Birthdays

    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

  • Little students give yoga a try

    During January, children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start center learned about health and nutrition.

    They were introduced to the food groups, the benefits of staying active in the winter and practiced kids yoga.

  • Run For Kids’ Sake 5K Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Run For Kids’ Sake 5K, Big Brothers Big Sisters first annual fun run-walk, will be held Saturday. Organizers invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event. Runners and non-runners are welcome and all money raised directly benefits children and families in Perry and Spencer counties.

    The race will begin and end at Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center, 710 Fulton Street in Tell City. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m.

  • Tot Lots Preschool now enrolling for 2014-15

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old Frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.    

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.