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Today's Features

  • Grant and Karen LaMar of Bristow announce the birth of their son, Rhett William LaMar, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
    The infant weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.
    Mrs. LaMar is the former Karen Wagner.
    Grandparents are David and Mary Wagner of St. Meinrad and Kevin and Kim LaMar of Leopold.
    Great-grandparents are Alice Betz, the late Leo Betz, the late Henry and Anna Marie Wagner, Wallace and Lanora LaMar and Bill and Eva Guillaume.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 Relay For Life of Perry County. Cancer survivors, caregiv-ers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference are invited to participate.
    The first volunteer committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the United Methodist Church, 702 10th St., Tell City.

  • PERRY COUNTY – It is time again for Perry County Public Library’s annual writing contest, Story Mania! The Teen Advisory Group announced this year’s contest would be short stories. Below are the guidelines for the contest. For more information, contact Lisa Hammack at the library at 547-2661.
    Guidelines for Story Mania! :
    Any teen in seventh to 12th grades who is a resident of Perry County
    Open subject, open genre, but no sexual content, profanity or extreme violence.
    Winning stories from previous years should not be resubmitted.

  • Brandon Cook and Taylor Lawalin were crowned king and queen at the Cannelton High School homecoming ceremonies Jan. 4 before the varsity basketball game against Crothersville.

  • JASPER – The original indie rock band, 10,000 Maniacs will perform at the Jasper Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.
    10,000 Maniacs is world-renown on the independent rock scene and is touring to promote their latest album, Music from the Motion Picture. This is the second performance in the New Directions series, which is designed to appeal to all audiences but most particularly to 25 to 45 year old patrons.

  • First Baptist to host adult Bible study
    CANNELTON – The First Baptist Church in Cannelton will host a free non-denominational adult Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is for anyone high-school age and older.  

  • TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the United Way of Perry County and Tell City and Perry Central schools to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ivy Tech.
    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.
    The evidence base of research for youth mentoring is growing, but with both promising and mixed findings emerging.

  • Markus and Felicia Robbins of Cannelton announce the birth of their daughter, Keeleigh May Robbins, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.

    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Robbins is the former Felicia Litherland.
    Grandparents are Carol and Jeff Pannett of Tell City, Bub and Gwyn Litherland of Cannelton, Renee and Terry Rogier of Grandview and Shawn Robbins of Tell City.

  • LINCOLN CITY – Glenna Schroeder-Lein, author of the book “Lincoln and Medicine,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Feb. 10.  
    The program will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City.
    The 2013 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.  

  • PERRY COUNTY – Nominations are being taken for the 2012 Business of the Year honors. Nominees must be a 2013 Perry County Chamber of Commerce member and can be nominated in three categories.
    The large business chosen for the award will have 25 or more full-time equivalent employees, the small business will have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees and an award will also be given for Entrepreneur of the Year.