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Today's Features

  • BRANCHVILLE – A meeting with the trustees and others interested in the upkeep of the Walker Cemetery in Branchville was held Aug. 18 in the cemetery shelter house. Attending this meeting were Katherine Frakes, Polly Sprinkle, Mary Lois Ransom, Edna Taylor, Doug Galey, Anna Mae Riddle, Doreen Keilman, Bill Ransom, Roseanna Gibson and Wanda Mullins.
    Finances were the first topic discussed. The cemetery has a bank balance of $5,507.22. Donations and memorials since August, 2011 have been $1,417.14.

  • LAMAR – Jolene Gogel, 17, daughter of Richard Gogel and Devona Gogel of Lamar, has been selected to represent Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Teen Pageant.

    As the Indiana representative, Gogel will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • TELL CITY – The tenants’ council of Twilight Towers met Aug. 15 with President Joyce Richardt presiding the meeting.
    The August birthdays are Cliff Gunn, Ron Holsclaw, Verna Freeman, Mary Stephens, Nancy Brinksneader, William Appleton, Eunice Malcomson, Mary C. Ettensohn, Jim Pearson, Dolores McManaway, Alice Kowal, Minnie Brinksneader, Katie Wagner, Judy Brothers, Crystal Graybill and Judy Craig.
    The annual Christmas bazaar at Twilight Towers will be held starting at 6 a.m. Sept. 15. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast as well as a bake sale.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175th anniversary celebration committee is accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 13 art festival.
    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items only.
    The committee is also accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Randall and Kelsey Hanks of Virginia Beach, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Luci Elizabeth Hanks, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 211⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hanks is the former Kelsey Coyle.
    Grandparents are Julie Poole of Tell City, Jeff Coyle of Cannelton, Shawn Bland of Hazel, Ky., Kenny and Anissa Hanks of Tell City and Myrth and Wall Larsen of Cannelton.

  • Earl Leistner and Olivia (Hildenbrand) Leistner celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 29, 2012, at their home in New Boston with cake and ice cream with their family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Leistner were married Aug. 29, 1942, at Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mount Vernon. Their attendants were Leon (Hildenbrand) Leistner and Roland Lautner.
    Mr. Leistner is retired from the Spencer County Highway Department as a foreman since 1983. Mrs. Leistner enjoyed being a housewife and is still waiting to retire.

  • Vanessa Mosby and Dav-id Barger of Tell City an-nounce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Scott Mosby, Belinda Ball and Shelley Mosby, all of Tell City. She is a 2003 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2007 licensed practical nurse grad of Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville. She works as a licensed practical nurse at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rockport and at the Branchville Correctional Facility. She is also studying registered nursing through Excelsior College.

  • JASPER – The 38th annual Wilgus family reunion was held July 21 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper.
    The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, a record-setting 151 were in attendance, including two children, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • Superior Ag Resources Coop Inc. recently made a donation of more than $1,000 to the Perry County Food Coalition to support the food pantries of the coalition in feeding the hungry in Perry County.

  • Rodney Shellenberger of Rome grew this unusually shaped tomato. It appears the tomato began as five separate smaller ones but partially grew together into one.