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Today's News

  • Community Events, July 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.

    Silent auction at ONB
    TELL CITY – Old National Bank in Tell City will hold a silent auction to raise funds for the March of Dimes starting today and running until Aug. 9.

  • County Girl Scouts make trip to Savannah

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to Savannah, Ga., June 5 through June 10. Thirty-four juniors, cadettes, seniors and ambassador Girl Scouts, along with 21 adults toured with Taylor Tours and the company’s escort, Steve Scoggans.

    Upon arriving in Savannah, the girls enjoyed breakfast at the Whistlestop Café. The girls then toured and participated in activities at the Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.

  • Legion Auxiliary officers

    New officers for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 for 2013-14 were sworn in recently.

    They are, from the left in front, Becky Hagedorn, first vice president; Charlotte Lindauer, president; Margie Devillez, second vice president and Shelly Howland, chaplain. In the back are Pat Thomas, treasurer; Brenda Powers, historian; Dot Kessner, parliamentarian and Shirley Lagrange, sergeant-at-arms.

  • COLUMN: New tax costing Hoosier jobs

    By DAN COATS
    U.S. Senator

    For years, medical devices have been changing the lives of patients around the world.

    Prosthetic legs have enabled wounded soldiers to run again. Cardiac patients have had decades added to their lives because of artificial heart valves and stents. A variety of innovative equipment, from surgical tools to bed pans, has significantly enhanced the quality of care at hospitals and other medical facilities.

  • Brown deploys with US Navy aircraft carrier

    NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Seaman Recruit Jessica L. Brown, daughter of Patricia A. Johnson of French Lick and Kent A. Brown of Troy, along with other sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, departed Naval Station Norfolk, marking the start of the ship’s eight- to nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

  • SonShine preschool event set for Wednesday

    EVANSTON – SonShine Early Learning Ministry invites the public to their pre-school open house and registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school, off Indiana 545 west of New Boston.
    If you are interested in enrolling your 3- to 5-year-old in a Christian preschool program and would like to meet the new preschool teacher, plan to attend this event.
    Staff will be on hand at the open house to answer any questions you may have.  If you are unable to attend you may call and register by phone at 547-9620 or send email to SonShine4kids@gmail.com.

  • Team Greg looking for members for Schweizer Fest Road Race

    TELL CITY – Greg Christmas was a member of the Perry County community for 30 years and had a dream of running in the Schweizer Fest road race. 

    Due to double amputations and his untimely death in 2010, he was not able to fulfill that dream.  
    This year Greg’s family and friends are forming “Team Greg” to participate in his memory.  If you would like to become a member of “Team Greg,” contact Pam Young by sending email to pamela-christmas73@yahoo.com or calling (608) 469-3687.

  • Back-to-school cookouts planned

    PERRY COUNTY – School will start at all three county school corporations in a few weeks and the annual back-to-school cookouts to kick off the new school year have been planned.  
    There will be family events in Tell City, Leopold and Cannelton featuring getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses as well as school-supply giveaways, entertainment and free hot dogs courtesy of German American Bank.

  • EDITORIAL: Cheerios commercial may have sparked needed debate

    With the national media fixated on the George Zimmerman case and the details involving that night when Trayvon Martin was killed, it has brought to light a topic that is unfortunately still prevalent in our society today. Whether the Zimmerman case dealt with race or not, it invoked strong feelings about racism in our country. It might not even be a stretch to say it has affected discussion about something as innocent as a Cheerios commercial which began airing on national television in June.

  • Jimmy and Ruth Ransom

    Jimmy Dean and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary July 29, 2013.

    A celebration was held July 27 at the Branchville Conservation Club and hosted by April Ransom and Mary Lois Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom married the former Ruth Hancock July 29, 1988, at the Branchville Methodist Church.
    The couple has two children, Jarrett Ransom of Tell City and April Ransom of St. Croix. They also have one grandchild, Bensen Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom works at the Jasper Group and Mrs. Ransom works at Leibering Dimension.