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Today's Features

  • Second- through sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Feb. 9 at the school’s gym.

    The students raised more than $9,100, which is up from the $7,600 the school raised last year. “They did awesome,” said physical education teacher Sally Stevenson. “It’s amazing that they were able to get that much money considering this economy. The students were phenomenal.” Courtney Baumeister, pictured above, smiles for the camera as Aryanna Russell and Elena Hagedorn hold her jumping rope.

  • LEOPOLD – What is all the talk about FFA? What exactly is FFA? Future Farmers of America is composed of students learning and expanding their knowledge in the agricultural economy and are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career change. During FFA week – Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 – members are given a chance to educate the public about their organization.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the donations of hundreds of Perry County residents, local businesses and their employees, the United Way of Perry County has successfully raised $87,850 in pledges to benefit programs focused on education, health and financial stability in Perry County, organizers said.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Feinstein Foundation is asking the community to help claim part of its million dollars to help feed the hungry in the county.

    In a letter from Alan Shawn Feinstein about the challenge, he said, “Whatever you donate to this agency, I will add money to it. The more you give, the more of my money they’ll get – thanks to you! Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need.”

  • TELL CITY – The First Baptist Church of Tell City announces Dr. Bob I. Johnson will serve as the congregation’s interim pastor following the retirement of long-time pastor Lee Brown. He will lead in the Sunday worship services and be available for pastoral care. Johnson began his ministry Feb. 5.

  • ‘A Taste of Italy’ set for Feb. 25 in Santa Claus
    SANTA CLAUS – St. Nicholas Catholic Church will host “A Taste of Italy” dinner at the Santa Claus Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25. The public is invited.
    The dinner includes a choice of spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs or penne pasta with alfredo sauce and chicken, plus salad, breadsticks, dessert and beverage.
    The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for those age 3 and under.

  • TELL CITY – Nativity Circle 710 Daughters of Isabella will hold an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall in Tell City. The group invites any area Catholic women who may be interested in joining.
    The Daughters of Isabella was organized May 14, 1897. Nativity Circle 710 was chartered in 1944. The group will celebrate their 68th year in December.

  • Logan Daniel Hoffman
    Adam and Kathy Hoffman of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Logan Daniel Hoffman, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 211⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hoffman is the former Kathy Williams. Logan has two older siblings, Cole, 6 and Alexis, 4.

  • Melissa Ann Wilkinson and Michael Adam Brockman, together with their parents, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Keith and Betsy Wilkinson of Richland. She is a graduate of Heritage Hills and Indiana University, and works as the executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau.
    Mr. Brockman is the son of Jeff and Lisa Brockman of Santa Claus. He is a graduate of Heritage Hills and the University of Southern Indiana, and works as an instructional assistant at Ferdinand Elementary.

  • Albert J. Gogel Jr. of Mariah Hill was honored Jan. 30 with a 50-year Membership Certificate of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local 4 of Indiana and Kentucky.

    He received a certificate of outstanding achievement and a gold watch at the ceremony held in Evansville. Gogel began laying brick at the age of 25 and joined the union at the age of 29. He worked for Bartley and Perigo Masonry of Evansville until his retirement. He also served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.