Features http://www.perrycountynews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Five generations of Hirsch http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/five-generations-hirsch <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hirsche_5_gen.jpg" alt="Pictured are five generations of the Hirsch family. In the front row, from the left, great-grandmother Shirley Van Winkle and great-greatgrandmother Betty Hudson holding infant Joseph Mitchell Hirsch. In the back row are father Dylan Mitchell Hirsch and grandmother Mary Beth Hirsch." title="Pictured are five generations of the Hirsch family. In the front row, from the left, great-grandmother Shirley Van Winkle and great-greatgrandmother Betty Hudson holding infant Joseph Mitchell Hirsch. In the back row are father Dylan Mitchell Hirsch and grandmother Mary Beth Hirsch." align="left" hspace="6" /> Pages of homespun mystique: http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/pages-homespun-mystique <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thomas_robert_b.jpg" alt="Founder Robert B. Thomas, who created the Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1792, used sunspot activity as one factor for predicting weather for the coming year. Photo courtesy Old Farmer’s Almanac." title="Founder Robert B. Thomas, who created the Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1792, used sunspot activity as one factor for predicting weather for the coming year. Photo courtesy Old Farmer’s Almanac." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>&lsquo;Old Farmer&rsquo;s Almanac&rsquo; still offering quirky tales, insights after 225 years</em></p> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: this story by Mark Bennett first appeared in the</em> Terre Haute Tribune-Star</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s hard to define the mystique of The Old Farmer&rsquo;s Almanac.</p> <p> That charm comes partly from its age, 225 years now and counting. Sea turtles and lobsters don&rsquo;t live that long. The paperback&rsquo;s contents conjure a homespun mystical feel, from astronomical tables to charts on ocean tides and humorous proverbs.</p> Kim and Scott Franchville http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/kim-and-scott-franchville <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/annivfranchville.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Scott and Kim Franchville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, 2016, spending a week in Destin, Fla., and then were honored with another celebration Sept. 17, by their children at Rome campground.</p> <p> They have three sons, Ryan (Ariel) and Evan Franchville of Derby and Tyler Franchville of Sulphur.</p> <p> Scott is employed at Waupaca Foundry as a foreman in the melt department and Kim is a childcare provider.</p> <p> Scott is the son of Peggy Franchville and the late Randy Franchville of Bristow.</p> Monte Cassino pilgrimages to be held in October http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/monte-cassino-pilgrimages-be-held-october-0 <p> ST. MEINRAD &ndash; Saint Meinrad Archabbey&rsquo;s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.</p> <p> The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:</p> <p> &bull; Oct. 2 &ndash; Brother Andr&eacute; DeDecker OSB, &ldquo;Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary&rdquo;</p> Goffinet-Roark http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/goffinet-roark <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/engage_goffinet-roark.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lauren Goffinet and Brittany Roark, both of Owensboro, Ky., along with their parents, Chris and Darla Goffinet of Tell City, and Jake and Kim Russell of Russellville, Ky., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.&nbsp;</p> <p> Lauren is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2013 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is a social studies teacher at Apollo High School in Owensboro.</p> Etienne-Williams http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/etienne-williams <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/engage-etienne-williams.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams, both of Magnet, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.</p> <p> The bride-to-be is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. She is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently employed as a veterinary assistant at Perry County Animal Hospital.</p> <p> The future groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber-Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams. He is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Lincoln Tech. He is employed at Mulzer Crushed Stone.</p> Daugherty-Cannon http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/daugherty-cannon <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/engagedaughertycannon.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Marietta Melberg of Tell City announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her granddaughter, Megan Daugherty, to Christian Cannon of Princeton, Ky. Megan is the daughter of the late Sheila Melberg-Daugherty of Princeton. Christian is the son of Michael and Charity Cannon of Princeton.</p> <p> Megan is the granddaughter of Marietta Melberg and the late Herbert C. Melberg of Tell City and Ethel Daugherty of Owensboro, Ky.</p> Osborne-Thomas http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/osborne-thomas <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/engage_osborne-thomas.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Taylor L. Osborne and Dane S. Thomas, both of Grandview, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.</p> <p> The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mandy and Dwayne Osborne and the late Annastacia Osborne of Santa Claus. She graduated from North High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. She is employed at Best Home Furnishings.</p> <p> The future groom is the son of Renee C. and Richard S. Thomas of Grandview. He graduated from Heritage Hills High School and attended Vincennes University. He is employed at Best Home Furnishings.</p>