Today's News

  • Generations. . .

    Five generations of Anna Labhart’s family gathered recently for a picture. Center is baby Luci Hanks, held by her great-great-grandmother, Anna Labhart. Positions around them from the left are Luci’s mother, Kelsey Hanks; grandmother Julie Poole and great-grandmother Lana Poole.

  • Community Events, Dec. 31

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycounty news.com. Please include a telephone number.

    William Tell New Year’s Eve dance

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center in Tell City will host a New Year’s Eve dance from 8 p.m. to midnight today. The dance is open to the public.

  • Southern Indiana Grazing Conference coming Feb. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District invites livestock producers in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.
     It will be held Feb. 6 at the Simon J. Graber Building in Odon. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the conference time is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Speakers and topics are:
    • Walt Davis, Okla., producer, “Tricks of the Trade and Grazing for Grain”
    • David Hall, Mo., producer, “Selecting Cattle for Fescue Tolerance”

  • Christmas at the William Tell Center

    The public was invited to a special Christmas dance held at the William Tell Center in Tell City.

    In the first picture, Santa and his helper, Ashley Hagan, made a special appearance at the dance. They passed out presents to those in attendance. In the second picture, Gladys Hattenbach got to share a special dance with Santa. The William Tell Center holds weekly dances at 7 p.m. Saturdays. The center will host a New Year’s Eve dance today from 8 p.m. to midnight. The public is invited to attend.

  • IU fan

    This snowman was put together near Gatchel by Eddie, Maria, Hayden, Holly and Valarie Olberding.

  • Sprinkle – Newton

    Vanessa Sprinkle and Chris Newton were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Blue Heron Winery Farm in Rocky Point.

    The bride is the daughter of Bob and Vicki Sprinkle of Tell City. Mr. Newton is the son of Terry and Darlene Newton of Tell City.
    The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Jason Sprinkle, brother of the bride and man of honor.

  • Apple to drop tonight

    The city of Tell City is kicking off its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.  

    In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter illuminated apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

  • A look back at 2012: School superintendent convicted of felonies

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – A man hired late in 2011 first as a fiscal consultant, then interim, then permanent superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was convicted last year of two felony and two misdemeanor charges. Relying on the writing of Roger Moon of the Bedford-based Times-Mail, the News reported Oct. 4 a Crawford County jury found Alva Sibbitt Jr. guilty of felony and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, a Class D felony; and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • A look back at 2012: Perry Central wins first cross country regional

    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s boys cross country team made history in 2012 by claiming its first regional title and winning the Jasper sectional for the seventh year in a row.

    The Commodores’ sectional-winning streak breaks the previous record of six in a row set by Tell City 1973-78. Their regional title was the school’s first ever in a sport other than football.

  • COLUMN: Why the U.S. is collapsing

    Who is to blame for America’s momentous and ongoing decline? Many will attribute this recognition to the Democrats and Barack Obama, but this is incorrect.