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Today's Features

  • Editor’s Note: This story on the Perry County Courthouse Museum was penned by board member Eric Harris.

     

    You’ve probably heard things like, “History is important” and “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it,” since you were in your first history class. Those phrases, like most clichés, are true but not seriously considered. History truly is important, but it’s also interesting.

  • Sydney Goffinet is the recipient of the Branchville Correctional Facility Memorial Scholarship, a $990 scholarship administered through the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The scholarship was created by the Branchville Correctional Facility and is awarded each year to a Branchville employee or their dependents.

    Sydney was one of 33 students who were awarded a scholarship through a fund of the foundation. Each scholarship fund has its own unique student eligibility and selection criteria, which was created by the fund founder.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Trevor A. Turner recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

    Turner completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • 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

     

  • Hubert and Darlene Etienne of Washington will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary July 24, 2015, with their family.

    Hubert and the former Darlene Thomas were married July 24, 1965, at Sacred Heart Church in Magnet.

    They are the parents of Teri (Mike) Dunlavy of Wilkinson, Brett Etienne of Washington and Leigh (Derek) Latshaw of New Harmony, and the grandparents of Brittany and Tony Backer, Justin Dunlavy and Cade and Danner Latshaw.

    Mr. and Mrs. Etienne own Etiennes Farm Market.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City First Church of the Nazarene will host a weekend vacation Bible school, “Outback Rock – God is always with us,” from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, at the church, located at 17 Lausanne Ct. in Tell City.

  • Bethel Baptist to host VBS July 20-24

     

    TELL  CITY – SonQuest Rainforest will be the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church, according to an announcement last week by the Rev. Ron Ammon.

    Bethel’s VBS will be conducted July 20 to 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly for children ages 3 to 10 years old.

    Those needing transportation can call Sharon Noble at (812) 719-6234. Bethel is located at 911 Fulton St. in Tell City.

     

  • 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.

  • Derek Keith Culbertson and Cassie Lynn Culbertson of Bristow announce the birth of their son, Ryker Keith.

    He was delivered at 12:21 p.m. June 11, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

    Ryker weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Mary Cassidy of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow.