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Today's Features

  • Allen and Charlotte Goffinet celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22, 2012. The couple’s family gathered at the home of their daughter in Bloomington to honor Mr. and Mrs. Goffinet.

    The couple were married Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1962. They have a daughter, Leah, and a son, Kevin. They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Attending the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Goffinet’s children and their families, along with Mrs. Goffinet’s mother, Oda May Terry.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added nine new prints to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County, which the group are selling to the public.

    Most of the prints were drawn by the residents in the Purposeful Living United Service program at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The Cotton Mill, Cannelton High School, the old Cannelton courthouse, the old Rome courthouse and the Celtic Cross are depicted in the new prints.

  • PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle R. Scherzer, son of Dale and Stacy Scherzer of Haubstadt and grandson of Robert and Margie Scherzer of New Boston, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 2 through Jan. 18.
    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new variety, Mango Cremes.
    The Mango Cremes are a crunchy vanilla and coconut cookie with a mango-flavored filling.

  • PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps PFC Spencer J. Herzog graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Deport, Parris Island Nov. 21.

    The 13-weeek course included close-order drill, marksmanship with M-16A4 riffles, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. Herzog was also honored with an award for the highest shooter in his platoon.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch will host a Christmas story time and caroling experience for all the young at heart from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    Tell City native and professional singer and performer Lisa Lawalin McTighe will lead caroling with traditional classic Christmas carols. There will also be a special Christmas story and craft session.
    The public is welcome to join the library staff for this Christmas sing-a-ling-a-ling story time and caroling. The program is free to all.

  • The Women’s Guild of the Evangelical United Church of Christ recently donated $250 to the Perry County Council on Aging. Council President Jean Etienne, right, accepts the donation check from guild member Melba Ayer.

    The Guild also donated $250 equally to the Perry County Food Coalition, Crisis Connections and the Perry County Council of Agencies. The church donates proceeds from its fall bazaar each year to local charities.

  • HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Hawesville Baptist Church welcomes the Rev. Barry E. Fields as the new church pastor.  
    Fields has spent the last five years in Buffalo, Ky., and began serving in Hawesville Nov. 18.  Everyone is invited to join the congregation each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for Sunday School and at 10 a.m. for morning worship. The church is located at 290 Main Street in Hawesville.

  • Gospel sing at Little Pigeon Saturday
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, located two-tenths of a mile east of U.S. 231 on County Road 1250 N., will host a gospel sing Saturday at the church.
    Special guest singers will be Rejoicing Souls. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and singing will begin at 7 p.m.
    All are welcome to attend.

    St. Boniface Christmas party Monday

  • MONTICELLO, Minn. – Cargill Kitchen Solutions, headquartered in Monticello, recognized eight employee stakeholders with its annual Eagle Award. Travis Harpenau of Mason City, Iowa, was one of the stakeholders recognized.