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Today's News

  • Perry Central Captains Club honors students

    Perry Central Captains Club recently honored first- and second-grade students who improved or maintained a high level of performance on the mCLASS assessment and maintained or improved their final scores on their standardized report card. Students were treated to pizza to celebrate their accomplishments.

  • Rural News

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    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423—Our sympathy to the family of Rosalie Henning, who passed away Sunday, March 9, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
    Also, sympathy to the family of Dr. Joseph Etienne, who died at his home Tuesday, March 11. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Couch to 5K running program starts today

    TELL CITY – A running program called Couch to 5K is set to begin today at Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center, 710 Fulton Street in Tell City.

    This program is intended to take novice runners and in seven-and-a-half weeks,  slowly work them up to completing the May 11 Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run.

  • Stepping Stones to host fun 2-mile run-walk

    LEOPOLD – Small Steps to Wellness, a new fun run-walk hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 26.

    Organizers say they plan to make this an annual event that will directly benefit youth and their families in rural Perry County and invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event.

    Runners and walkers are welcome. All money raised will support the Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion being donated to the Perry Central High School baseball team.

  • Community Events

    EUCC blood drive March 30
    TELL CITY – A blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in the fellowship hall.
    Organizers say blood is in short supply due to harsh winter weather in the U.S. All blood types are needed and each donation can help save three lives.

    Soup supper Sunday

  • Tell City alumnus awarded $1.5 million research grant

    TELL CITY – As announced in the Med School Watercooler, a blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel, formerly of Tell City, was recently awarded a more than $1.5 million, five-year research grant by the National Institutes of Health. The grant award totals $1,513,250.

    Fortwendel is an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the university.

    He is a 1994 graduate of Tell City High School and a recipient of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Scholarship Award.

  • Legion auxiliary to host bunco tourney, bake sale and annual Easter egg hunt

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary Post 142 will sponsor a bunco tourney Thursday, March 27 at the post home on Knight Street in Cannelton.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the tourney will begin at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $5. There will be free refreshments and prizes will be given for first-, second- and third-place and the overall lowest score. A door prize will also be given.

    The auxiliary post will also sponsor their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April, 19.

  • Birthdays March 21-27, 2014

    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.

    March 21

  • Brewer – Hirsch

    Katie Brewer of Bedford and Dylan Hirsch, formerly of Bristow, were united in marriage March 1, 2014, at the Medora Pentecostal Church in Medora in a cermony officiated by the Rev. Timothy Gill.

    The bride is the daughter of Joe and Peggy Brewer of Bedford. The groom is the son of MaryBeth Hirsch and the late Mitch Hirsch of Bristow.

    Whitney Gothra, friend of the bride, was chosen as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Bailey Wayman, Michah Brewer and Heather Brown, all friends of the bride.

    Timothy Gothra, friend of the groom, was chosen as best man.

  • Sherman completes military training

    FORT MEADE, Md. – Air Force Airman Jennifer K. Sherman recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills and earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.