Coming Events

  • Southern Indiana invasive plant group invites public to annual meeting March 8

    BEDFORD – The annual meeting for the Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasive Management Group is planned for March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Spring Mill State Park.

    “We have a fabulous keynote speaker coming in from Michigan to share her experience with The Stewardship Network,” said Beth Mizell, the group’s secretary.  Lisa Brush is the executive director of The Stewardship Network, which is a national award-winning conservation group. 

  • Community Events; Feb. 11

    Red Cross blood drive at St. John’s Lutheran

    EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon.

    All donors are required to have identification with them. For information or to make an appointment, call St. John’s at (812) 547-2007. The church is located one-half west of New Boston on County Road 1160 N.


    Essential Oils class Feb. 17


  • Community Events; Feb. 8

    Benefit for Raymond Pfeifer Feb. 27


    LEOPOLD – A “beat cancer” benefit for Raymond Pfeifer will be held at the Leopold Conservation Clubhouse on Saturday, Feb. 27.

    Grilled pork chop or chicken dinners with creek fried potatoes with green beans at a cost of $8 per meal will be served, beginning 11 a.m.

    A silent auction will also start at 11 a.m. Live music, provided by Overdrive, Carl Sommers and Ryan Pfeifer, will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight.

  • Pond management workshop Feb. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Nearly every farm in Perry County has a pond. Pond management calls come frequently, often dealing with duckweed and planktonic algae.

    Managing fish populations can also be a challenge. Keeping a pond healthy is important for the appearance of the pond and its function.

  • Photo contest celebrates historic resources

    Help celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial this year by participating in the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology’s annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month in May.

  • Lt. Governor Launches 2016 Hoosier Women Artists Contest

    INDIANAPOLIS – Recently, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced details for the 2016 Hoosier Women Artists Contest. The annual competition was established to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting talented female artists throughout Indiana.

    The contest celebrates a wide variety of graphic arts including drawing, painting and photography. Past entries have included, but are not limited to portraits, landscapes, still lifes, animals, buildings, interdisciplinary arts and abstracts.

  • The Way Down Wanderers to Perform at annual ‘Halfway to the Folk Fest’ event

    FERDINAND – The Way Down Wanderers are the featured act for the annual “Halfway to the Folk Fest” lineup announcement and fundraiser on March 19.  Local and regional singer-songwriter Bethany Boeglin will perform a brief opening set.

    The show will be held at Ferdinand’s American Legion in the family-friendly back hall.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., Boeglin will perform at 7:30 p.m., and The Way Down Wanderers will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. All times are Eastern.

  • Benefit for Sherry Curtis Feb. 19 at the Tell City Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – A benefit event for Sherry Casper Curtis will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at the Tell City Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and a benefit auction will start at 5:30.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers will donate their services. The cover charge for the evening will be $4.

    Music by Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark will follow the auction. Drinks, food and desserts will be available.

    Sherry has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in her throat and lymph nodes.

  • Indiana Hunter Education Class venue change and February session

    HUNTINGBURG – The Indiana Hunter Education course scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, will change venues. Due to the temporary closure of the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, the class will now be held at Cedar Crest Elementary School. Check-in will start at 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance of Cedar Crest with classes being held in the cafeteria starting at 8 a.m.

  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffee events begin Feb. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten prayer coffees will begin Saturday, Feb. 13.  All coffees will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

    All women and children are welcome. There will be light refreshments served followed by a program.

    There will be an offering taken at each session. At the final session, those attending will determine which local charity will receive the offering. The full schedule is:

    Feb. 13, Tell City First United Methodist Church

    Feb. 20, Tell City First Baptist Church