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Today's Features

  • By MOLLY HALL
    Guest Columnist

    In the beginning of the Civil War, our Perry County citizens were excited and full of enthusiasm for the war. Rallies, speeches and fiery discussions were held in almost every township and the call for patriotism was heard as our country and her people prepared for war.

  • Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start presented Volunteer of the Year certificates to several parents. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program serving low-income families. Volunteers are an important part of the Head Start Program. Parents, guardians and other community members have many opportunities throughout the year to support the program through volunteerism.

  • Kelsey Poehlein, a sixth-grade student in Dawn Lynch's classroom at Perry Central, was selected as the overall winner of a Young Author contest open to students in grades four through six. Students were asked to write and illustrate a book with guidance of the classroom teacher. Books were then scored by a panel of judges. Kelsey's book is titled "The Incredible Journey." She is the daughter of Maurice and Nancy Poehlein.

  • JoAnn Sims was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start for the 2013 2014 school year. Above, Sims accepts her award and a gift basket during a closing ceremony Tuesday, May 20.

  • Donnie Epple presents Cheyanne Austin, a sixth-grade student at Perry Central, with a gift card for winning a monthly word contest. Epple visited Jane Goffinet's room every month and introduced challenging vocabulary words to the students.

    Epple and the class also discussed writing and speaking. In May, students were scored on a final vocabulary evaluation, with Austin earning the highest score. The staff and students extend a special thanks to Epple for sharing his time and essays with the sixth-grade class.

  • Katherine Skinner of Grandview and Logan Williams of Tobinsport announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    Miss Skinner is the daughter of Rick and Laura Fischer of Bristow and the late Robert Skinner.

    Mr. Williams is the son of Jim and Earla Williams of Tobinsport.
    The ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Tobinsport United Methodist Church, with a reception to be held at The Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and is employed at U.S. Bank Home Mortgage.

  • Tiffany Englert and Kyle Rasche, both of Siberia, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lynn Daverin and Keith Brown of St. Croix and Keith and Michelle Englert of Dale.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Steve and Jan Rasche of Ferdinand.
    Miss Englert is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed as a dining-room attendant at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    Mr. Rasche is a 2006 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and is employed as a concrete-mixer driver with Tell City Concrete.

  • Shawne Muenks and Eric Ginger of Tell City were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Old Ferry Landing Campsites in Tobinsport.

    The bride is the daughter of Bill and Bert Muenks of Tell City. The groom is the son of William Ginger and Barbra Loman of Evansville.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Bill Muenks, during the double-ring ceremony officiated by James Jackson.

  • Tricia and Bobby Roberts of Hawesville announce the birth of their daughter, Emma JuneRae Roberts. She was delivered May 30, 2014, at Owensboro Regional Health in Owensboro, Ky. Emma weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Pat and Carl Rearden of Hawesville, Ky.

    Paternal grandmother is Cindy Lou Roberts of Cloverport, Ky.

    Mr. Roberts is employed as a mailroom assistant at the Perry County News.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has recognized the selection of fellows in two programs designed to bring new skills and leadership to some of Indiana’s highest-need schools — and to make the state’s best schools more internationally competitive.

    The first-ever class of Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership and the 2014 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows have been named by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which administers both programs.