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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier Heights County Club Ladies Auxiliary will host a Holiday House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Dec. 11.
    Several local homeowners will open their homes for the tour, including Guy Neil and Laverne Ramsey, J.B. and Jayne Land, Ryan and Bridget Oberhausen, Randy and Karen Lyons and Frank Stiles. Also on the tour will be the Franklin School, which has been renovated into apartments by owner occupants Larry and Kathy Fleming and family.

  • Lester Perryman was showered with good wishes and fond stories Thursday as he prepared to retire from the Tell City Water Department after more than 14 years.

    Dale Poole, the utility’s superintendent, called Perryman a dependable worker “up to his ears in water and up to his neck in mud” on more than one occasion as he responded to main breaks. Former Mayor Bill Goffinet recalled a Christmas Eve break on Franklin Street that kept Perryman and others away from their families and church for several hours.

  • TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ at 10th and Jefferson streets is beginning a month long homecoming celebration Sunday.
    The theme for the Homecoming for the 148-year-old congregation is, “With God’s help, we are rooted in the past, shaping the present and building the future.” Fun, excitement, worship and reminiscing will occur each Sunday.
    A review of history and trivia of the church will be a part of the Oct. 30 service. Nov. 6 will include special music.

  • Tell Street Baptist to host concert Sunday
    TELL CITY – Tell Street Baptist Church, located at the corner of Tell and 33rd streets in Tell City, will hold a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday.
    The gospel group Truth Betold will sing during the morning service. Group members are Kenny Roberts, Oliver “Gene” Jones, Alan Berry, Barbara Berry and Jerome Harding.
    A carry-in fellowship meal will follow the event. At 1:30 p.m., the group will perform an extended concert. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Four generations of the family of James Rhodes of Leopold gathered recently to pose for a picture.

    Pictured sitting is Lacey Kilbanger of Indianapolis holding her daughter, Annabell. Standing is Annabell’s grandmother, Kimberly Hall of Tell City and Rhodes, who is Annabell’s great-grandfather.

  • BRISTOW – A benefit to raise funds for Lois Aders will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bristow Community Center.
    Aders has myeloma, a type of bone cancer that is not curable. She was in re-mission for six months before the cancer returned. Her condition has now progressed and doctors are putting her on a new form of chemotherapy.
    The cost of this treatment is $8,000 per month. After insurance, Aders will have to pay $2,000 per month.

  • TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers residents will hold their annual Christmas bazaar Dec. 10 in the dining room at 1648 10th St., Tell City.
    The event will begin at 7 a.m.
    There will be a bake sale, as well as handmade Christmas wreaths and decorations, handmade jewelry, and crafts, handmade floral arrangements and comforts, a Christmas quilt raffle and a white elephant sale.
    A biscuit and gravy breakfast will also be served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice.

  • David and Kathryn Hammond of Tell City will mark their 45th wedding anniversary Nov. 4, 2011.

    Mr. Hammond married the former Kathryn Kleeman Nov. 4, 1966, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
    The couple has three children, Todd Hammond and his wife, Jaime of Tell City, Kurt Hammond and his wife, Lori of Tell City and Amy Layman and her husband, Geoff of Granger.
    They are the grandparents of Will, Jack and Karson Hammond and Grace, Caroline and Kate Layman.

  • Lantze Frederick James
    Michael and Christina James of Evansville announce the birth of their son, Lantze Frederick James, Sept. 15, 2011.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Lantze has one older brother, Lucas Michael, 5.
    Grandparents are Linus and Pat James of Tell City and Ronnie and Cindy Witham of Evansville.
    Great-grandparents are Clarice James of Dubois and Frederick Schultze of Evansville.

  • Ann Ice, left, regional director with the Indiana District Employees Association, presents Darlene Fischer the South-Southwest Region Employee of the Year Star Award for 2011.

    She was recognized for 15 years of service as coordinator for the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The South-Southwest Region covers 11 counties.
    Fischer will be recognized at the IASWCD annual conference in January.