Today's Features

  •  “Country Roads,” written by John Denver, is a song frequently heard at Anderson Woods. Whether hiking through the woods, sitting around the campfire or washing the mealtime dishes, campers and staff alike can be heard filling the woods with the song’s reminiscent lyrics.


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    TELL CITY – Having found a love for music as a child, the spotlight came naturally as Perry County native Gage Otto now plays in one of the few Evansville bands that frequently makes trips out of town to perform. 

    Otto was not a founding member of Torn Confidence, but found a spot in their lineup playing bass last November, within a year of their founding.

  • ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Noel Zamora was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on Aug. 5. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history. 

    Novice Noel, 40, most recently served as a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky.




  • ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. John Kozar, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pa., was honored Aug. 1 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, at the annual Saint Meinrad Alumni Reunion. He graduated from Saint Meinrad College in 1967.

    The award, given by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association, was begun in 1990 to honor alumni who exemplify the Gospel values and have provided exemplary service in their lives or professions. The association’s board of directors reviews nominations for the award annually and makes the recommendations.

  • Jared and Tiffani Ubelhor of Birdseye announce the birth of their son, Samuel Mason Ubelhor, on May 1, 2017, at 10:42 p.m.

    He was born at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Toni Vaal of St. Meinrad. Paternal grandparents are Don and Jane Ubelhor of Birdseye.

    Great-grandparents include Kenny and Mary Ann Faulkenberg of St. Meinrad, Ray and Janet Vaal of St. Meinrad and Frances Schlachter of Ferdinand.

    The mother is the former Tiffani Vaal.

  • Dorothy and Edward Hoffman will celebrate their 60-year reunion Aug. 24.

    They were married Aug. 24, 1957, in Bristow.

    The couple have five children, Ron Hoffman of West Lafayette, Vicky Hagan of Hawesville, Ky., Jane Schenk of Evansville, Jean Robinson of Orlando, Fla., and Jim Hoffman of Newburgh; and 11 grandchildren.

    Mr. Hoffman retired from Abbey Press in St. Meinrad. Mrs. Hoffman retired from Wal-Mart in Tell City. 

    Mrs. Hoffman is the former Dorothy Holman.

  • Cheyanne Meyers and Jonathan Dowell of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Noah Lee Dowell, on June 10, 2017, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 pounds and 3 ounces and was 22 ½ inches long. 

    Grandparents are Tracey Reisz of Tell City, Russ Meyers of Tucson, Ariz., Susan Skeen of Cannelton and Ron Dowell of Hardinsburg, Ky.

    Great-grandparents are Jean and Martin Hall of Tell City, Marion and Rocky Rockwood of Tucson, Ariz. and James Dowell of Hardinsburg.

    Noah was welcomed home by sisters, Holly, 6, and Mariah, 5.

  • The parents of Karen Damin and Jeff Simpson, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Janet Damin of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Bill and Connie Simpson of Tell City.

    Karen is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School and 2014 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed as an expanded functions dental assistant at Santa Claus Family Dentistry.

    Jeff is a 1997 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1999 graduate of Vincennes University.

  • BE Ministry trip meeting Aug. 21


    PERRY COUNTY – BE Ministry and Educational Opportunities Tours will be taking a trip to the Holy Land through Jordan in October 2018.

    They will have an informational meeting Aug. 21, at Tell City First United Methodist church at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

    For a brochure, call (812) 547-8511 and leave a name and mailing address. There are discounts available for early registration.