Today's Features

  • HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold its annual picnic Sept. 15.
    There will be a cornhole tournament beginning at 3 p.m. behind the old Hancock County Courthouse in Hawesville.
    Cash prizes will be awarded to first- , second- and third-place winners. The cost to participate is $30 per team. Everyone is invited to play.
    Those interested in competing should call (270) 927-6021 to pre-register to be ensured a place in the tournament. Leave a message with a name and number if there is no answer.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Archbishop Joseph Doré, SS, retired archbishop of Strasbourg, France, will give the Dolle Lecture on Church Art and Architecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
    His topic is “The Beautiful, the Cathedrals and the Christian Faith.” He will talk about the relationship between Christian art and faith.
    The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the conference room on the fifth floor of St. Bede Hall, on the Saint Meinrad campus.

  • St. Pius fall festival Sept. 9
    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sept. 9.
    The menu for the day will include the church’s “famous soup” by the bowl and gallon. Those wishing to purchase soup by the gallon are asked to take their own containers.

  • HUNTINGBURG – Theologian Mark Ginter Ph. D will be a featured speaker at the Jasper Deanery’s annual Wisdom Day Oct. 1 at the Huntingburg Event Center.
    Ginter and his wife, Diane, reside in Ferdinand and are the parents of seven children. He is president of St. Joseph’s Holy Family, Inc., an apostolate headquartered in Bristow, with the mission of renewing family life.
    He has taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology; Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis., and John Paul the Great Catholic High School.

  • TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Improvement and Maintenance Association held a special meeting to discuss interment fees and availability of burial plots. They established the following new guidelines.
    The burial plot fee will now be $425. This fee will be increased by $5 each year. This cost does not include the cost of opening and closing the grave.
    No one can reserve more than two plots at one time. Spots must be marked with a permanent marker. Plots that are reserved cannot be sold to another person.

  • BRANCHVILLE – A meeting with the trustees and others interested in the upkeep of the Walker Cemetery in Branchville was held Aug. 18 in the cemetery shelter house. Attending this meeting were Katherine Frakes, Polly Sprinkle, Mary Lois Ransom, Edna Taylor, Doug Galey, Anna Mae Riddle, Doreen Keilman, Bill Ransom, Roseanna Gibson and Wanda Mullins.
    Finances were the first topic discussed. The cemetery has a bank balance of $5,507.22. Donations and memorials since August, 2011 have been $1,417.14.

  • LAMAR – Jolene Gogel, 17, daughter of Richard Gogel and Devona Gogel of Lamar, has been selected to represent Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Teen Pageant.

    As the Indiana representative, Gogel will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • TELL CITY – The tenants’ council of Twilight Towers met Aug. 15 with President Joyce Richardt presiding the meeting.
    The August birthdays are Cliff Gunn, Ron Holsclaw, Verna Freeman, Mary Stephens, Nancy Brinksneader, William Appleton, Eunice Malcomson, Mary C. Ettensohn, Jim Pearson, Dolores McManaway, Alice Kowal, Minnie Brinksneader, Katie Wagner, Judy Brothers, Crystal Graybill and Judy Craig.
    The annual Christmas bazaar at Twilight Towers will be held starting at 6 a.m. Sept. 15. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast as well as a bake sale.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175th anniversary celebration committee is accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 13 art festival.
    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items only.
    The committee is also accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Randall and Kelsey Hanks of Virginia Beach, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Luci Elizabeth Hanks, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 211⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hanks is the former Kelsey Coyle.
    Grandparents are Julie Poole of Tell City, Jeff Coyle of Cannelton, Shawn Bland of Hazel, Ky., Kenny and Anissa Hanks of Tell City and Myrth and Wall Larsen of Cannelton.