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Today's News

  • April 13 abbey concert to feature Stations of the Cross

    ST. MEINRAD – Organist Philip Brisson, accompanied by William P. Bradford II, actor and teacher, will present the Dupré-Claudel “Stations of the Cross” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

    This interpretation of a traditional Lenten service sets the 14 stations to organ music intermixed with liturgical poetry. The program should last about 90 minutes.

  • Perry Central group will host dodgeball tournament Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older. Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • Ferdinand townwide yard sale this weekend

    FERDINAND – The year’s  first town-wide yard sale in southern Indiana is set for Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 in and around Ferdinand. The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual event.

    Entire neighborhoods are sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to come up with lots of fun and fabulous “stuff,” organizers said.

    Most of Ferdinand’s homes have porches, garages and basements just in case the weather is unkind.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 77 active co-workers and 60 retirees from Perry, Spencer and surrounding counties who have 25 years or more of service during their annual service recognition banquet March 26.

    The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad, addressed those attending the banquet.

  • Social News

    EUCHRE PLAYERS filled nine tables Wednesday at the Bristow Community Center. Elvis Zehr finished in first place with 92 points, followed by Kenny Weigand with 89 points, John Qualters with 88 points and Lorna Garrett with 87 points.

  • Voter-registration deadline just a week away

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise  reminds voters that next Monday, April 7, is the last day they can register to vote in the May 6 primary election. All registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Voter registration forms and instructions are available at the office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at     www. indianavoters.com.

  • County won’t pay for some damage to mailboxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 a resolution spelling out when the county will and will not be responsible for mailboxes damaged by highway-department operations.

    It’s difficult for drivers plowing snow and ice from roads to avoid inflicting damage on mailboxes, county Highway Superintendent Ed Feix explained.

  • Man who fought for new nation’s independence to be honored

    Editor’s Note: The location of Saturday’s marker dedication for Jacob Kepler has been moved to Rome United Methodist Church.  The decision to move the location was made after Monday’s issue had been printed.

    A grave-marker dedication Saturday at the Old Rome Courthouse will honor the life of Revolutionary Patriot Jacob Kepler. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Ambulance-service contract amended

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 an amendment to an ambulance-service contract between the county and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Noting that he works part time as a paramedic, Commissioner Tom Hauser said he wouldn’t participate in the discussion.

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman (Edited)

    Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to remove a statement in the original version that indicated the vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers struck the vehicle driven by Shellayne Cronin. The original story was based on comments made by sheriff’s deputies. However,  Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said Tuesday afternoon he was awaiting a report from state police crash reconstructionists before completing his report on how the collision occurred.