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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – Unforgettable Summer, a new alternative rock band from Indianapolis, is competing for a chance to participate in Rockin River City Ride battle at Casino Aztar. Two band members, Bryce Schneider and Ian Schneider, have local ties with Tell City and Cannelton.

    They are the sons of Burke and Judy Hagerdon Schneider, who are 1972 graduates of Tell City High School and the grandsons of Ray and Louise Hagerdon, Lois Schneider May and the late Charles Schneider.

  • Carter Ellis Thompson
    Ben and Dana Thompson of Franklin announce the birth of their son, Carter Ellis Thompson, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Community South Hospital in Greenwood.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Thompson is the former Dana Scherzer.
    Grandparents are Robert and Marjorie Scherzer of New Boston, Pam Thompson of Lamar and the late Jerry Ellis Thompson.

  • This photo from the January 1962 issue of The Cannelton News shows a class of twirlers from Cannelton ahead of their performance at the Owensboro Sportscenter during a Kentucky Wesleyan basketball game. Twirlers pictured who were then in first through eighth grades, from the left, are Denny Lyons, Teddy Guillaum, David Hattenbach, Bobby Powers, Bobby Lawalin, Bill Donovan, Tom Hattenbach, Dick Powers, Eddie Lawalin and Rick Miller.

  • During the month of December, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities with a Christmas theme.

    An activity from their Christmas party included making beaded candy canes with family. This activity allowed the children to use fine motor skills and patterning. Christian Holmes, pictured here, shows off his beaded candy cane with his parents, Kevin and Yvonna Holmes.

  • LEOPOLD – Hannah Hubert, a seventh-grader at Perry Central, was one of several winners in the annual River Sweep poster contest for her artwork.

    Every year, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission sponsors River Sweep, a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. A poster contest invites students in primary and secondary schools – public and private, K-12 – to submit poster designs for a chance to win prizes.

  • Rick Pund was the winner of the St. Paul January quilt drawing. The quilt, “Twisted Flowers,” was set together by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Samuel J. Champion graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
    Champion 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.

  • Melissa “Misty” Dawn Anderson and David “Andy” Andrew Conrad II were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn.
    The bride is the daughter of Tom and LeighAnn Orsulak and Zana Anderson, all of Smyrna, Tenn. Mr. Conrad is the son of Bill and Ginger Conrad of Cannelton.

    The bride was given away in marriage by her brother, Cody Anderson, and her stepfather, Tom Orsulak in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Mike Thompson.

  • TELL CITY – Blake Alvey, 18, of Tell City has earned the highest advancement award Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    Alvey was recognized in ceremonies led by Scoutmaster Jon Scheer Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church.
    A member of St. Paul Church Troop 192, Buffalo Trace Council, Alvey is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.
    Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to earn his Eagle.

  • Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of features on the Tell City Historical Society Museum.