Today's Features

  • Bethel Baptist to host VBS July 20-24


    TELL  CITY – SonQuest Rainforest will be the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church, according to an announcement last week by the Rev. Ron Ammon.

    Bethel’s VBS will be conducted July 20 to 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly for children ages 3 to 10 years old.

    Those needing transportation can call Sharon Noble at (812) 719-6234. Bethel is located at 911 Fulton St. in Tell City.


  • EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Aug. 9, in the fellowship hall of St John’s Lutheran Church. Blood donors will need to take identification cards.

    All blood types are needed, so organizers urge everyone who is able to donate to attend. St. John’s church is located a half-mile west of New Boston on County Road 1160 North.

    For more information, call the church at (812) 547-2007.

  • Derek Keith Culbertson and Cassie Lynn Culbertson of Bristow announce the birth of their son, Ryker Keith.

    He was delivered at 12:21 p.m. June 11, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

    Ryker weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Mary Cassidy of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Four organists will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, CDT, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad.

    Presenting the program will be organists Raymond Henderson, director of music at Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place, N.Y.; the Rev. Edward Wagner, pastor and cantor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Chesley, Ontario; Michael David of Evanston, Ill.; and George Hubbard, organist at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • LAMAR – St. John’s United Church of Christ of Lamar (Clay City) will hold its annual summer picnic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the church.

    The meal will include fried chicken and baked ham, St. John’s “famous dressing,” summer vegetables, salad bar and homemade desserts. Carry out will be available and everyone is welcome. Guests 4 years old and younger will eat for free.

    The church is located at the corner of county roads 1350 and 550, 3 miles west of 245 in Lamar. Follow the signs.

  • TELL CITY – Dark history and bright futures were the themes at recent Kiwanis meetings.

    In June, history-buff Andy Hollinden presented a real-life drama from Perry County history. Hollinden told of a double murder-suicide in Rome, Indiana in 1865.

    River bottom farmland near Poison Creek fueled a dangerous grudge between two men, leading to the brutal murder of a young wife, her child and the suicide of her husband.

  • VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday


    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.


    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25



    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune


    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.