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Today's Features

  • By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    For nearly 150 years, Tell City’s Hauenstein family has outfitted Tell Citians, first with finely crafted saddles, bridles and harnesses and later with clothing. Hauenstein’s doors remain open today at Main and Franklin streets, providing a hometown-owned source for mens and boys clothing, shoes and outerwear.

  • TELL CITY – Local author and history teacher, Jim Adkins has released a new book titled “Indiana Stories.”

    “It’s a history book for people who didn’t like history class in school,” he said. “It’s history taught a different way, by the people who were there. My book tells the reader what it was like to fight in a Civil War battle or be trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for the winter. Every story has a central character from Indiana.”

  • TELL CITY – Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St., in the lobby at German American Bank in downtown Tell City, at Conner Floor Covering at 12th   and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at (812) 719-3017.

  • TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball.

    Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing teams’ goal.

    Just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.

    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • Esarey – Saalman reunion Aug. 9

     

    LEOPOLD – The Esarey-Saalman family will gather for a reunion following church service Sunday, Aug. 9, at Leopold Hall. The event will begin about 11:30 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

    Attendees are asked to take pictures along and also a covered dish for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Jane Flamion at (812) 843-5167 or Clark Esarey at (217) 652-0521.

     

    TCHS Class of 1960 reunion Aug. 7

     

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart. This free community service will also be offered by PCMH’s Home Health Department from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Twilight Towers.

  • 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.

  • EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Aug. 9, in the fellowship hall of St John’s Lutheran Church. Blood donors will need to take identification cards.

    All blood types are needed, so organizers urge everyone who is able to donate to attend. St. John’s church is located a half-mile west of New Boston on County Road 1160 North.

    For more information, call the church at (812) 547-2007.

  • EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston invites all area children to attend vacation Bible school from July 26 through July 30.

    The theme this year is Everest, where kids will discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life.

    Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing cool songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies and make fun crafts.