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Today's Features

  • Zander Timothy Luecke
    Tim and Ashley Luecke of Evanston announce the birth of their son, Zander Timothy Luecke, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds and was 201⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Luecke is the former Ashley Dale Evrard. Zander has two older siblings, Brendon, 7, and Evan, 6.
    Grandparents are Paul and Mary Luecke of Evanston, Gary and Rita Smith of Tell City and Dale and Magie Evrard of Shawnee, Ohio.

  • Stephanie Lynch and Ben Harpenau were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany.

    The bride is the daughter of Delbert and Cynthia Lynch of New Albany and the granddaughter of John and Judy Jacobi of Floyds Knobs.
    Mr. Harpenau is the son of Susan Harpenau of Tell City and Rick Harpenau of Santa Claus and the grandson of Bob and Janice Harpenau of Troy.

  • American Legion Post 213 Tell City S.A.L. member Waylon Hagedorn and Junior Auxiliary members Kendra Gehlhausen, Jolene Hagedorn and Lacey Hellums made gingerbread homes at the Dec. 3 meeting at the post in Tell City.

  • Winners of the Tell City Christmas parade float contest and the annual chili cook-off gathered in City Hall park for pictures and to received commemorative plaques for their achievements. Also attending the award ceremony were Pam Franzman of Franzman Insurance, who sponsored the trophies; Brian Melton of the Christmas parade committee; Tell City council member Gary Morton and Tell City Beautification Committee chair Bev Minto. Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presented the awards.


    Photos: Trista Lutgring

  • TELL CITY – The First United Methodist Church of Tell City will celebrate Christmas with a variety of services beginning Sunday as the Chancel Choir presents their Christmas Cantata during the 9 a.m. worship service.
    The celebration will continue with a traditional Christmas Eve Service, at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 with a Christmas message by Pastor Andy Payton, Communion and Candlelight.
    Christmas morning, Dec. 25, the church will host a Christmas Carol Service at 10:00 a.m.

  • Cannelton UMC to host Blue Christmas Sunday
    CANNELTON – Cannelton United Methodist Church invites the public to its Blue Christmas service Sunday.
    The service will begin at 3 p.m. Cannelton UMC is located at Third and Taylor streets in Cannelton.

  • TELL CITY – Goody’s is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed “Bears that Care” to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody’s, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.

  • TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusanders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books will sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association. Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.
    “These will make Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.

  • MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

    Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
    Prior to his appointment at USA, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

  • Twilight Towers in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 to celebrate the completion of a dining-room addition. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, front row, from left, are Bart Peter; Donna Herrmann; Tell City Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbi Polster; Walter Graves, chairman of the housing authority board; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Jon Coyle. Back row: Rick Hess; Chris Coyle; Jerry Weatherholt; Kim Huck (hidden); Cathy Robbins and Angie Braunecker. An open house followed the ribbon-cutting with dancing that evening. The band Crosswind provided the music.