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Today's Features

  • MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

    Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
    Prior to his appointment at USA, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

  • Twilight Towers in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 to celebrate the completion of a dining-room addition. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, front row, from left, are Bart Peter; Donna Herrmann; Tell City Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbi Polster; Walter Graves, chairman of the housing authority board; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Jon Coyle. Back row: Rick Hess; Chris Coyle; Jerry Weatherholt; Kim Huck (hidden); Cathy Robbins and Angie Braunecker. An open house followed the ribbon-cutting with dancing that evening. The band Crosswind provided the music.

  • Caden Charles Stafford
    Anthony and Beth Stafford of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Caden Charles Stafford, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Stafford is the former Beth Coyle. Caden has three older siblings, Jordyn Stafford, 21⁄2, Laci Thomas, 22, and Hannah Stafford, 11.

  • The Perry County Junior Women’s annual Sweet, Treats and Santa held Dec. 4 at the Schergens Center in Tell City drew many families to not only enjoy activities, but visit Santa as well. One-year-old Raelynn Smith, pictured here with Santa, attended with her parents, Rick and Dolly Smith of Cannelton. Larry Taylor played the part of Mr. Claus.

  • BIRDSEYE – Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center Jan. 7.
    The morning session presented from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be followed by an encore afternoon session from noon to 3 p.m. EST. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and great horned owl. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors.

  • Jennifer Stowe and Chris Coyle of Cannelton were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point.

  • Lee Ann Kleiser of Fulda and Daniel Tempel of Santa Claus announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • Despite gray skies and rain, a good crowd took part in a Holiday Season House Tour sponsored Sunday by the Hoosier Heights Country Club Ladies Auxiliary.

  • FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict invite the public to join them for Christmas celebrations.
    Christmas Eve services at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 10 p.m. Carol service precedes the Mass, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room immediately after Mass. Christmas morning mass on Dec. 25 will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the monastery church.

  • In the above picture, Judy Hagedorn, JoAnn Smith, Jamie Mandrell, Vicki Schneider and Jean Paulin all pose after attending the Hancock Bank and Trust Music City Christmas bus trip Nov. 19.

    The group toured the mansion at Fontanel, a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by country music hall of fame member Barbara Mandrell, Jamie’s mother. While they were there, the ladies also enjoyed a dinner and Music City Christmas holiday show at Music City on Stage.