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Today's News

  • Tell City 4th in PAC boys track meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated a strong distance-running field Thursday and Friday, but it was not enough to extend its streak of PAC boys track championships to five.
    Tell City scored 79 points to finish fourth in the meet, which was extended to two days due to a suspension caused by lightning Thursday. Heritage Hills won with 117.

  • Why we need Relay for Life

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

     My name is Lena Joyal, and I am the event lead of the Perry County Relay for Life. I have been a member of the Army of Purple for nine years now. When I first joined Relay, there was a moderate level of participation and I would be told, “Oh you should have seen how many teams we used to have.”

    Last year was the worst public showing at Relay I have ever witnessed. I am telling you this because, I do not want that to be the case this year.

  • 51 isn’t that bad after all

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 51 Wednesday, not exactly an old age I guess, but I’m starting to finally feel my age. That, perhaps, is what really hurts. I mean literally, it hurts.

    I ran across a collection of senior photos a few weeks ago taken by the late Art Gerber in 1984. Wow, that was 34 years ago. I had a full head of blond hair, only one chin and a whole lot more muscle than I do today. The column photo above is me in 1984.

  • Job skills, not just college, key to brighter future

    When it comes to a career, college graduation is not the only measure of success. Our local high schools work hard to prepare students for the next steps in life, through advanced placement coursework, dual credit offerings and vocational classes, and many students will enroll in college.

  • A farewell to a PCMH resource

    TELL CITY – Sheila Gaynor, above left, was the guest of honor during a retirement reception held Wednesday at the Moose. Gaynor recently called it a career after 44 years with Perry County Memorial Hospital. Starting as a business clerk in 1972, a position she recalled paying her a beginning wage of $1.85, she left the hospital for a brief period in 1978 before returning the following year as a payroll clerk. Gaynor rose to become a payroll supervisor in 1993, and in 1996 was appointed the director of human resources, a position she’s held ever since.

  • Dave and Virlee Huffman

    Dave and Virlee (Reggie) Huffman of New Boston are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Huffman and the former Virlee Riehle were married on May 18, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.

    The couple have four children, Angie Huffman of Jasper, Ashley (Kenneth) Moffitt of St. Meinrad, Keith (Libbi) Huffman of Evanston and Kevin (Crissy) Huffman of Dale. Dave and Virlee have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Both are retired from the North Spencer School Corp.

  • Abel Leo Paul Turner

    Courtney Lawson and Jason Turner are proud to announce the birth of their son, Abel Leo Paul, born on March 23, 2018, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He was seven pounds and five ounces, measuring 19 inches.

    Able is welcome home by siblings Alexis Turner, age 10; Brayden Lawson, 9, and Brynleigh Lawson, 5.

    Grandparents are Candy Cameron, Jeff Lawson, Carol  Turner and the late Paul Turner, all of Tell City.

  • Perry County Beekeepers to meet May 17

    LEOPOLD – Want to know which flowers the honeybees are using? Have questions about managing swarms?

    Join the Perry County Beekeepers  organization at their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17,  at the FFA Building at Perry Central. Bill Gibson and Steve Hahus will discuss which plants are good sources of pollen and nectar for bees during the spring honey flow, and Bill will discuss catching swarms and general swarm management.

  • Farmers market returns June 2

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers market will return to the Tell City Depot beginning June 2.

    Hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Vendors are welcome to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. This year’s market will be adding a local beef and pork producer. For more information, call (812) 547-7933.

  • Referendum to be on Cannelton ballot in fall

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Residents in the city of Cannelton will decide a referendum on the upcoming fall ballot. Alva Sibbitt, Cannelton City Schools superintendent, reported that on April 29, Perry County Clerk Amanda Morgan certified the signatures of 87 petitions delivered to her office on March 29.