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Today's Features

  • FERDINAND – Six sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their profession of monastic vows Aug. 24, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The jubilee Mass will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the monastery church. A reception for family and friends will follow in St. Gertrude Hall in the monastery.
    The jubilarians, Sisters Dorothy Graf, Mary Judith Fleig, Elnora Shidler, Mary Ann Verkamp, Anna Marie Brosmer and Mary Philip Berger, professed their monastic vows in 1963. They entered the Ferdinand monastery in 1961.

  • Whitney Heck and Justin Deom were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael Heck and Susan Heck, both of Tell City. Mr. Deom is the son of William and Diana Deom of Evanston.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to Savannah, Ga., June 5 through June 10. Thirty-four juniors, cadettes, seniors and ambassador Girl Scouts, along with 21 adults toured with Taylor Tours and the company’s escort, Steve Scoggans.

    Upon arriving in Savannah, the girls enjoyed breakfast at the Whistlestop Café. The girls then toured and participated in activities at the Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.

  • New officers for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 for 2013-14 were sworn in recently.

    They are, from the left in front, Becky Hagedorn, first vice president; Charlotte Lindauer, president; Margie Devillez, second vice president and Shelly Howland, chaplain. In the back are Pat Thomas, treasurer; Brenda Powers, historian; Dot Kessner, parliamentarian and Shirley Lagrange, sergeant-at-arms.

  • NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Seaman Recruit Jessica L. Brown, daughter of Patricia A. Johnson of French Lick and Kent A. Brown of Troy, along with other sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, departed Naval Station Norfolk, marking the start of the ship’s eight- to nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

  • TELL CITY – Greg Christmas was a member of the Perry County community for 30 years and had a dream of running in the Schweizer Fest road race. 

    Due to double amputations and his untimely death in 2010, he was not able to fulfill that dream.  
    This year Greg’s family and friends are forming “Team Greg” to participate in his memory.  If you would like to become a member of “Team Greg,” contact Pam Young by sending email to pamela-christmas73@yahoo.com or calling (608) 469-3687.

  • Jimmy Dean and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary July 29, 2013.

    A celebration was held July 27 at the Branchville Conservation Club and hosted by April Ransom and Mary Lois Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom married the former Ruth Hancock July 29, 1988, at the Branchville Methodist Church.
    The couple has two children, Jarrett Ransom of Tell City and April Ransom of St. Croix. They also have one grandchild, Bensen Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom works at the Jasper Group and Mrs. Ransom works at Leibering Dimension.

  • Steve and Kathy Troesch of St. Meinrad announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall, to Levi Brown, son of Doug and Judi Brown of Ferdinand. 

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2012 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Mr. Brown is a 2004 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 2010 graduate of Purdue University with a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
    The couple work as project engineers in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Tory Coyle and Joe Woznicki were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Ron and Tracey Coyle of Cannelton. Mr. Woznicki is the son of Rich and Kim Woznicki of Tell City.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • William E. and Nancy (Kluesner) Rohl will celebrate their golden 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2013, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville.

    The couple was married Aug. 17, 1963, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bristow. Their attendants were Robert and Margie (Kluesner) Harpenau, Carolyn Kluesner, Betty Jo Lautner, Linus Kluesner, Kenneth LaGrange, Jeff Rohl and Alice (LeClere) Sommer.