Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or old-er and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay-writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

  • TELL CITY – Wednesday is International Walk to School in the USA Day. William Tell Elementary students, as well as Tell City Junior-Senior High students, will participate in this day.
    The group will meet at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City Branch at approximately 7 a.m. with the walk to designated school beginning around 7:15 a.m.  The community is welcome to walk with the students.

  • Jennifer Simpson and Jonathan Gonzalez of Fort Wayne announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for the Tractor Supply at 11 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the store’s grand opening.  Tractor Supply is located at 375 Old Highway Road (next to Sonic) in Tell City.
    Andy Pettit is the store manager. The store offers a full range of farm, ranch and home-improvement items. 

  • T.J. and Steve Ball of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Gabreella Justine Ball, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at The Women’s Hospital at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 181⁄2 inches.
    Mrs. Ball is the former T.J. Marsili. Gabreella has one sister, Breeana Marguerite Noland, 9.
    Grandparents are Frank and Rita Marsili of Evanston, Kathy Ball of Cannelton and the late D. El. Marsili.
    Great-grandparents are Harold and Linda Ball.

  • Shaun and Emily Lieb of Chesapeake, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 191⁄2 inches long. Mrs. Lieb is the former Emily Huber. Caroline has two siblings, Audrey, 6, and Thomas, 3. 
    Grandparents are Tom and Jane Huber of Cannelton, Concetta Lieb of Lakewood, N.J., and Drew Lieb of Wall Township, N.J. Great-grandfather is Albert Geraci of Lakewood.

  • Megan Yaggi and Chris Evans were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Cannelton.

  • FORT SILL, Okla. – Ryan LaGrange, 19, of Tell City has completed 10 weeks of Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Sill. This follows completion of basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., last summer between his junior and senior years of high school.

    LaGrange graduated with the military occupational specialty of field artillery surveyor-meteorological crew members. They are responsible for monitoring weather conditions and patterns so artillery units can fire and launch missiles accurately.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Neil D. Huthsteiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.