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Today's Features

  • MASON CITY, Iowa – An Iowa man who grew up in Tell City was just one number away from winning a record-breaking Powerball jackpot Wednesday and ended up winning a $100,000 prize.

    Travis Harpenau matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize, but since he added the Power Play option to his purchase for an additional $1, his prize doubled to $100,000.

    Harpenau is the son of Dale and Pat Harpenau and the grandson of Raphael and Martha Harpenau of the St. Marks area.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Louisville, Ky., artist Joanne Weis will give a gallery talk on Saturday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Central Time in conjunction with her artwork currently on exhibit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery.

    An exhibit of Weis’ wall hangings, titled “Healing the Earth,” is on display through February 28.

    In her gallery talk, Weis will discuss her work and share stories about the nine locations that inspired it. These are places that have suffered environmental damage, but have been restored in various ways.

  • Vicky and Brent Heeke of Evansville, announce the birth of their daughter Anna Victoria Heeke on Jan. 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Becky and David Wood of Sugarland, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Martha and Frank Heeke of Evanston.

    The mother is the former Vicky Wood.

    Anna was welcomed home by her siblings John, 14, Daniel, 13, Benjamin, 11, Joseph, 9, David, 7, Michael, 5, Stephen, 4, and Luke, 2.

  • TELL CITY – Brooke Lawalin has auditioned and been selected by an ARTS national talent scout. She will be attending the ARTS event July 25 through July 31 in Orlando, Fla.

    Since 1995, Applause International has been one of the most respected acting, talent and modeling organizations in the country.

    Twice each year, Applause International hosts the ARTS, which is designed to educate and safely showcase the best and brightest new models, actors, singers and dancers to the top agents, managers and casting directors.

  • Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread that leaves guests cheering long after the game has ended.

    These tips will help you get started with a lineup that gets your guests’ taste buds running into overtime:

  • FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program titled, “Forgiving What You Cannot Forget,” that will help attendees discover when to forgive, and when to put the problem in God’s hands.

    The program will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4 p.m.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season. Serving will run from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Children, early on in their youths, often have dreams of making it big in a chosen career path. For some it’s sports, police work or firefighting and for others maybe academia, music or art. But over time, those ideas may change, and by the time the teenage years hit, those initial long-ago visions fade and eventually become the what-could-have been’s alive only in faint memory .

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Most anglers think it takes a heavy-duty rod to land a big bass, especially if you are a tournament fisherperson.

    Todd Faircloth has a different take.

    Faircloth, a Yamaha sponsored pro angler and six-time Bassmaster Elite tournament winner, isn’t always looking for a sturdy rod to quickly host his catch into the boat.           

  • ST. MEINRAD – A string sextet will present a free concert Monday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Bede Theater on the Saint Meinrad Archabbey campus.

    Members of the sextet are Alicia Choi and Robert Anemone, violins; Kristin Zimmerman Jones and Rose Wollman, violas; and Brady Anderson and Kirsten Jermé, cellos. The program will consist of String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms.