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Today's Features

  • The 4-H open talent show held July 16 drew 10 contestants to the stage at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The contest was sponsored by D&J’s DJ Service, Hometown Music and Los Amigos. In first place was Hayley Payne, left; in second place was Kira Maddle, center; and in third place was Brooke Lawalin.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vinson and Mrs. Jacqueline Bennett announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Abby Stutsman and Timothy Bennett of Hawesville, Ky.

    The bride-elect is studying criminal investigations at Everest University of Florida. She works as a logistics clerk at Schwab Corp. in Cannelton.
    Mr. Bennett is also the son of the late Ray Bennett. He is a 1993 graduate of Owensboro High School. He works as a production coordinator at Schwab Corp. in Cannelton.

  • Michael Kleeman and Chelsea Horton of Derby announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Riley and SueDee Horton of Tell City. She is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and is attending Ivy Tech Community College studying culinary arts.
    She works at the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille.
    Mr. Kleeman is the son of Larry and Sharon Kleeman of Tell City. He is a 2005 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2010 graduate of Ball State University.
    He works for Simon and Harris Construction.

  • Wilgus
    JASPER – The 37th annual Wilgus family reunion was held Saturday, July 16 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County.
    In all, a record-setting 131 were in attendance, include two children, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • ST. MEINRAD – In a brief Aug. 5 ceremony at the monastery entrance, Anushka Fonseka was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Fonseka, 28, was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Battaramulla and attended St. Joseph’s College in Colombo, both in Sri Lanka.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Benedictine monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey celebrated the 60-year monastic jubilee of the Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB July 31, along with the 50-year jubilees of Brother Dominic Warnecke, OSB, the Rev. Warren Heitz, OSB and Brother Mario Ibison, OSB and the 25-year jubilees of the Revs. David Rabenecker, OSB and Edward Linton, OSB.

  • Co-ed softball league starting in Perry County
    PERRY COUNTY – A co-ed softball church league will start the first Sunday in Sept. Anyone wishing to play on a team must be 16 years or older and each team must have at least three girl players.
    Umpires are also needed for the league. All organizations and churches are welcome to have a team participate. Cost is $200 per team.
    For more information, call Steven R. Hagedorn at 719-0291 or Brad Schraner at (812) 608-2025.

  • EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana Varsity Club recently named its board of directors for the 2011-12 academic year.
    Of the 21-person board, three of the officers are Tell City natives. Donita (Cassidy) Wolf was named first vice chairwoman; Bob Werner took position as treasurer and Janet (Mills) Werner was named secretary.