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Achievements

  • Keeper of the legacy: Collignon reappointed as county historian

    As Indiana’s Bicentennial year gets underway, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau are pleased to announce Tony Collignon has been reappointed as the official Perry County historian.

    Collignon is one of 92 men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, which was established in 1981 in an effort to improve the historical communication network across the state.

  • Marksmen team wins Trivia Night fundraiser

    TELL CITY – Sixteen teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to grant back to their favorite charities.

  • Local Knights of Columbus council receives top international award

    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2014-15 fraternal year. The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement.

  • Grand local winner
  • Former Tell City man wins $100,000 Powerball prize

    MASON CITY, Iowa – An Iowa man who grew up in Tell City was just one number away from winning a record-breaking Powerball jackpot Wednesday and ended up winning a $100,000 prize.

    Travis Harpenau matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize, but since he added the Power Play option to his purchase for an additional $1, his prize doubled to $100,000.

    Harpenau is the son of Dale and Pat Harpenau and the grandson of Raphael and Martha Harpenau of the St. Marks area.

  • Lawalin to attend the Applause Showcase

    TELL CITY – Brooke Lawalin has auditioned and been selected by an ARTS national talent scout. She will be attending the ARTS event July 25 through July 31 in Orlando, Fla.

    Since 1995, Applause International has been one of the most respected acting, talent and modeling organizations in the country.

    Twice each year, Applause International hosts the ARTS, which is designed to educate and safely showcase the best and brightest new models, actors, singers and dancers to the top agents, managers and casting directors.

  • Cannelton American Legion donates to veterans programs

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 wishes to thank all its sponsors for their generous donations and support for the poker run, “Cruizin For Our Heroes,” proceeds to benefit local veterans.

    They also wish to thank everyone who participated, attended and helped with this event.

    Approximately $4,000 was raised, of which the Legion presented $1,000 each to the Honor Flight program and to local Veterans Affairs.

  • Yaggi honored at Veterans Day dinner
  • LaGrange family gathers at St. Isidore for reunion

    The LaGrange family reunion was held Aug. 29, at St. Isidore Catholic Church parish hall. A pitch-in meal was enjoyed by those attending, who are descendants of Louis and Sally LaGrange.

    A memory table was set up. Children enjoyed the bounce house. A half-pot drawing was won by Jenny LaGrange. Awards were presented to the oldest attendee, Dorothy Mae LaGrange, the youngest, Anna Jean Schnell, the longest married, Ovalee and Dorothy LaGrange, the closest to 21 years of age, Ryan LaGrange and to the furthest traveled, Connie LaGrange Mukherjee of Oxnard, Calif.

  • Perry County 4-H award and trip winners