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Today's Features

  • The William Tell Senior Center held its Valentine dance Feb. 11. Sage Critcheloe was crowned queen and Robert Edwards was crowned king. Each received a box of chocolates and flowers.

  • NEW BOSTON – The Indiana Motor Truck Association has named Kent Wan-inger of New Boston a master truck driver. Waninger has been driving trucks for more than 26 years and has spent the last 14 years driving for Mulzer Crushed Stone in Tell City. During his driving career, he has successfully navigated more than a million miles without an accident.
    The IMTA awards the professional certification of master truck driver to drivers of commercial motor vehicles who meet high standards for educational achievement, professional conduct and accident-free driving.

  • Five generations of Thelma Gibson’s family recently gathered for a picture. In front are grandmother Angela Jester and great-great-grandmother Thelma Gibson holding her great-great-grandson, Brennon Thacker. In back, great-grandfather Steve Gibson holds Thelma’s great-great-grandson, Cooper Thacker, as they stand next to mother Jessica Gibson.

  • LEOPOLD – Euriah Bryant, a freshman at Perry Central High School, earn-ed a gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Vocals contest Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. She was only a half-point away from a perfect score. Her song selection was “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”

  • Second- through sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Feb. 9 at the school’s gym.

    The students raised more than $9,100, which is up from the $7,600 the school raised last year. “They did awesome,” said physical education teacher Sally Stevenson. “It’s amazing that they were able to get that much money considering this economy. The students were phenomenal.” Courtney Baumeister, pictured above, smiles for the camera as Aryanna Russell and Elena Hagedorn hold her jumping rope.

  • LEOPOLD – What is all the talk about FFA? What exactly is FFA? Future Farmers of America is composed of students learning and expanding their knowledge in the agricultural economy and are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career change. During FFA week – Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 – members are given a chance to educate the public about their organization.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the donations of hundreds of Perry County residents, local businesses and their employees, the United Way of Perry County has successfully raised $87,850 in pledges to benefit programs focused on education, health and financial stability in Perry County, organizers said.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Feinstein Foundation is asking the community to help claim part of its million dollars to help feed the hungry in the county.

    In a letter from Alan Shawn Feinstein about the challenge, he said, “Whatever you donate to this agency, I will add money to it. The more you give, the more of my money they’ll get – thanks to you! Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need.”

  • TELL CITY – The First Baptist Church of Tell City announces Dr. Bob I. Johnson will serve as the congregation’s interim pastor following the retirement of long-time pastor Lee Brown. He will lead in the Sunday worship services and be available for pastoral care. Johnson began his ministry Feb. 5.

  • ‘A Taste of Italy’ set for Feb. 25 in Santa Claus
    SANTA CLAUS – St. Nicholas Catholic Church will host “A Taste of Italy” dinner at the Santa Claus Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25. The public is invited.
    The dinner includes a choice of spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs or penne pasta with alfredo sauce and chicken, plus salad, breadsticks, dessert and beverage.
    The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for those age 3 and under.