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Today's Features

  • ST. MEINRAD – Four organists will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, CDT, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad.

    Presenting the program will be organists Raymond Henderson, director of music at Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place, N.Y.; the Rev. Edward Wagner, pastor and cantor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Chesley, Ontario; Michael David of Evanston, Ill.; and George Hubbard, organist at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • LAMAR – St. John’s United Church of Christ of Lamar (Clay City) will hold its annual summer picnic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the church.

    The meal will include fried chicken and baked ham, St. John’s “famous dressing,” summer vegetables, salad bar and homemade desserts. Carry out will be available and everyone is welcome. Guests 4 years old and younger will eat for free.

    The church is located at the corner of county roads 1350 and 550, 3 miles west of 245 in Lamar. Follow the signs.

  • TELL CITY – Dark history and bright futures were the themes at recent Kiwanis meetings.

    In June, history-buff Andy Hollinden presented a real-life drama from Perry County history. Hollinden told of a double murder-suicide in Rome, Indiana in 1865.

    River bottom farmland near Poison Creek fueled a dangerous grudge between two men, leading to the brutal murder of a young wife, her child and the suicide of her husband.

  • VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday

     

    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.

     

    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25

     

  • By JEROD CLAPP

    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune

     

    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston will host its annual picnic beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19. New Boston “famous soup” will be available by the gallon or bowl.

    Fried chicken and roast beef dinners will be served in the air-conditioned Heck Hall starting at 10 a.m. CDT. Bingo will begin at 11.

    An outside food stand, a grand raffle, quilt raffle, cake wheel, silent and a small-prize-raffle auction will also take place. There will also be a country store and activities for the kids.