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Today's Features

  • You probably have heard his name before. His name emerges annually during Cannelton’s Christmas parade and again in the spring for the town’s Easter egg hunt. 

    In fact, his name can be found each time Cannelton American Legion Post 142 sponsors or participates in any event.

    The post has honorably carried his name since his death in World War 1.

    His name is Harry G. Myers and he is one of Perry County’s Gold Star Veterans.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 27, 1945

    • News Publishing Co. has purchased the Cannelton Telephone newspaper. The paper was sold a couple of weeks ago to J. Frank McDermond of Attica, but traded hands again last week to the publishers of the Tell City News.

    The weekly Cannelton newspaper will continue to be published.

    • More than $200 in prizes will be given in the 1945 garden contest sponsored by several local businesses.

     

    50 Years Ago

    April 30, 1965

  • CANNELTON – On Wednesday, March 18, four members of the Woman’s Travel Club met at the Perry County Public Library Cannelton Branch for a program by Sally Walker that highlighted early female African American athletes.

    Marcenia Lyie “Toni” Stone began playing for various semi-professional and professional teams at age 15. After several years, in 1953, Stone was signed to play second base for the Indianapolis Clowns, replacing Hank Aaron, a position in which she maintained a .243 batting average.

  • TELL CITY – Family and friends of LaDonna (Feltner) Moseby, who passed away April 21, 2015, will gather for a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Fiesta Grande in Tell City. Those planning to attend are asked to call Marian Lindauer at (812) 357-2735 so tables can be reserved.

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    TELL CITY – Members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather Wednesday, April 29 to discuss progress and plans for their Perry County veterans project.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library’s main branch in Tell City in the genealogy room.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 20, 1945

     

    • Perry Countians of all walks of life and political parties paused this week to mourn the loss of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died April 12 in Warm Springs, Ga. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman. At the request of Tell City Mayor Wendell Werner, businesses closed their doors for an hour Friday afternoon.

    Several local churches held special services. 

  • BRISTOW – The La-Grange family reunion will be held at St. Isidore’s church hall near Bristow Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Family members are asked to arrive in time to begin serving at 12:30 p.m. Central with a carry-in dinner.

    Family members should take a dish, serving utensils and drinks for their family. Plates and cups will be provided.

  • Richard K. James of Derby announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of his daughter, Michelle R. James of Tell City to Bradley Harding, son of Stanley and Nancy Harding of Tell City.

    Miss James is the daughter of Richard K. James and the late Doris “Kay” James.

    She is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University-Jasper Campus and is employed as a nurse at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

    Mr. Harding is a graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Automated Routing.