Today's Features

  • Editors’ Note: This feature appeared in the Dubois County Herald and was written by Leann Burke. It was posted to the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.


    “Buggy! Buggy! It’s a buggy!”

    The Nancy Hanks Elementary School second-graders heralded their arrival to Amish country near Montgomery in Daviess County while their teachers, Janessa Steckler and Amber Lubbers, chuckled.

    “It’s funny because they do that every year,” Steckler said.

  • TELL CITY – Elsie Arnold, who turns 90 on Saturday, claims her favorite game show is “The Price is Right.” She watches it every morning she can. A couple of weeks ago, she got a call from her son Randy Arnold, who said her grandson, Erik Arnold, would be on The Price is Right on Nov. 23.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Even though it is a beautiful fall day outside, it soon will be winter with Christmas right around the corner. Is your church youth or mission group, your organization, your business or your family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? 

    Well, you aren’t alone.  The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help too.

  • Jenna and Steven LeClere of Zionsville announce the birth of their son, Beau Augusten LeClere.

    He was born Oct. 15, 2015, at 8:06 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel. He weighed six pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. The mother is the former Jenna Jerden. Beau was welcomed home by his brother, Brooks, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Pam Jerden of Bloomington. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Leanne LeClere of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Earl and Gloria LeClere of Tell City and Lee and Nancy Ringeman of Santa Claus.

  • Skye Holmes and Dylan Parr announce the birth of their son, Brenden Jebidiah Holmes Parr.

    He was born on Nov. 6, 2015, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He weighed five pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin Holmes, Yvonna Holmes, Alicia James, Rachel James and JR James.

    Great-grandparents are Doris Coyle, Mary Harrison and John James.

  • Mr. and Mrs. William and Carolyn Coomer announce their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday Nov. 20.

    Bill and Carolyn were married in 1965 by Rev. Rose at the Rome Methodist Church, in Rome, where Bill was born and raised. He is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Coomer.

  • Eula and Clyde Smith of Tell City will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 19. The couple will have a dinner at Oakwood hosted by their family.

    The Smiths were married Nov. 19, 1950, at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Eula is the former Eula Malone.

    They have two children, Becky (Steve) Yadack of Owensboro, Ky. and Mary (Raymond) Lock of Tell City. They have three grandchildren, Ray Lock, Rachel Fortwendel and Melissa Evans. They also have three great-grandchildren, Ben Fortwendel, Ethan Evans and Erin Evans.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Central Time in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

  • FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict accepted postulants Lynn Falcony and Lisa Schutz into the novitiate, the second stage of incorporation into the religious community, during a simple ceremony Nov. 14. During the ceremony, the women received their titles of Sister Lynn Marie and Sister Lisa Marie.