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Today's Features

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    TELL CITY – Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City. These would include people native to or who have lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years. This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • PERRY COUNTY – This year’s dates have been set for the ninth annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop summer youth retreat. The camp will again be held at Glenn Wood Hills in Derby.

    The format has been changed based upon comments from previous campers and have added an additional night. Kids will be dropped off Tuesday, July 14, stay Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and will be picked up Friday, July 17. Staff members have again planned a variety of activities including scuba experience, zip lining, confidence course, fishing and swimming, just to name a few.

  • HUNTINGBURG – Purdue Extension-Dubois County will offer a solar applications for agriculture workshop focusing on uses of solar energy for farms and rural businesses will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Thursday, June 11, at the Huntingburg Event Center, 200 East 14th St. in Huntingburg.

    The day’s agenda will include sessions on how solar panel-photovoltaic and solar thermal energy can fit into agricultural and livestock operations.

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945

     

    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.

  • DERBY – The Derby Community Association is taking applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest planned for June 20, at Mulzer Park in Derby.

    Festival activities will include a flea market and community yard sales, an antique tractor and gas-engine show, a tractor pull for kids, kids games, a boat parade, car show, food and beverages, live entertainment and wine tasting. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Derby Community Association.

  • Editor’s note: This article was provided by Richard Winstead, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

     

    TELL CITY – On April 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Federal Register designating the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will have a weekly treasure-hunt drawing beginning Friday, May 29.

    The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. and will continue every Friday thereafter.

    Tickets are now on sale at the post home. The public is welcome to attend the drawing and purchase tickets.

  • Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.

    Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.