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Today's Features

  • The Journal-Democrat welcomes its newest employee, Don Steen.
    Steen, who was raised in Ferdinand and Tell City, is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Southern Indiana.

    While there, he worked as an intern at the university’s archive, instilling within him, he said, a deep appreciation for the hidden stories of communities across the nation.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The sixth annual Charlie Tuggle ride will be held April 27 at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City.
    Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and all bikes should be back in at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.
    Donations from the event will go to Shriners Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities. For more information, call John at 547-7917 or Joe at 547-8803. Rain date for the event is April 28.

  • James and Kristina Longest of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Samuel Joseph Longest, Friday, March 1, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 191/4 inches long.
    Mrs. Longest is the former Kristina Taylor. Samuel has one older brother, Steven Longest, 10.
    Grandparents are Lester and Debbie Taylor of Tell City, Cecilia Longest of Louisville, Ky., and the late Leo Longest.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Lindauer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 20, 2013. An open house will be from 3 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the St. Meinrad Legion to honor the couple. They have requested no gifts.

    Mr. Lindauer married the former Marion Feltner April 20, 1963, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. They are the parents of four children, Janie Oeding of Ferdinand, Brenda Henke of Ferdinand, Robert Lindauer of Santa Rita, Guam and Mark Lindauer of Sasebo-Shi, Japan. The couple also have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Wayne and Donna Kleaving of Tell City will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary April 16, 2013. The couple will be honored with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. April 14 at the St. Mark Church Parish Center, Highway 145.

    Mr. Kleaving married the former Donna Leistner April 16, 1988, at St. Theresa Church in Evansville. The couple have one son, Travis, at home.
    Mr. Kleaving is a self-employed farmer and works part time at Best Home Furnishings in Cannelton. Mrs. Kleaving is an administrative assistant at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

  • An academic assembly March 15 at William Tell Elementary featured guest speaker Levi Leffert, a senior at Heritage Hills High School, who spoke to the students about overcoming obstacles and living a life of confidence despite hardships.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is still accepting grants applications and would like to invite those in Perry County working with youth or wellness programs to apply.
    Up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that involve Perry County youth or a focus on wellness that benefits Perry County.

  • ROCKPORT – The “Village People,” volunteers and supporters of Lincoln Pioneer Village in Rockport, met recently to map out the special events taking place at the village in coming months.

    The first thing on the agenda is the  Abe Lincoln Golf Scramble Saturday at The Rustic golf course in Rockport.  The golf scramble fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. A $45 entry fee includes lunch and a golf cart. Contact Charlie Fincey at the village at 649-9147 for more information.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Jillian Grace Post, the 4-year-old daughter of Holly Bond, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Indiana Pageant set for July 4 through July 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis.

    The National American Miss pageants are held for girls 4 to 18 years of age and have five different age divisions. Post will participate in the 4 to 6 year olds Princess age division, along with other finalists from across Indiana.

  • Shirley and Doyle Trenary are looking for the community’s help. Recently, the couple found several photos among the belongings of Slyvia Blum, Doyle’s aunt, who was formerly of Tell City. Blum was a previous owner of the bowling alley with her husband, Ed. The pictures, seen above, are from the 1930s or around that time and have very little to no information written on the back.