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Today's Features

  • MONTICELLO, Minn. – Cargill Kitchen Solutions, headquartered in Monticello, recognized eight employee stakeholders with its annual Eagle Award. Travis Harpenau of Mason City, Iowa, was one of the stakeholders recognized.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Daisy Girl Scout Troop 503 is collecting donations of personal-care items to aid families of the area.
    Items being accepted include shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, soap and baby items.  Trial sized or full sized donations are welcome.  Items may be dropped off now through Dec. 7 at The Perry County News office located at 537 Main Street or at Gladish Chiropractic Clinic located at 1430 Main Street.  

  • TELL CITY – The Hoosier Heights Ladies will host an auction at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The auction will feature a live auction as well as a silent auction.

    Traci Coyle will conduct the live auction. As part of the evening’s activities there will be a half-pot drawing and a cash raffle. A bake sale is part of the event.
    A buffet dinner of fried chicken and roast beef will start at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Michelle and Kurt Miller of Medina, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Conner Daniel Miller, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Miller is the former Michelle Tapley. Conner has one older brother, Caleb Miller, 4.
    Grandparents are Dan and Joanie Tapley of Tell City and Brian and Jane Miller of Brazil, Ind.
    Great-grandparents are Freeman Miller of Terre Haute and the late Curtis and Lois Meunier and Ernest and Ann Tapley.
     

  • Adam and Lacy Jones of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Greyson Kyle Jones, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 191⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Jones is the former Lacy Litherland.
    Grandparents are Joe and Gayle Litherland of Tell City, Larry Jones of Indianapolis and Sherry Jarboe of Owensboro, Ky.

  • TELL CITY – Laurie Dinkel, an associate of the Tell City Regional Arts Association, conducted a poetry reading Nov. 9 at the Tell City Star Café on Main Street in Tell City. A few of the poems read at the meeting were written by Doris Yvonne Burst in honor of veterans and were well received, according to those attending. The next meeting will be in March; look for details in the Perry County News. Below are a few of Burst’s poems read Nov. 9.

    Tried and True

    They came from all walks of life

  • Anna Lou Howe of Evanston stopped by the News office recently to share some strange-shaped sweet potatoes that had grown in her garden. Some had different sized knobs on them, some were very large in size and others, like the duck-shaped one in the first picture, made interesting shapes.

    Howe said the potatoes grew in her personal garden which she tended along with tomatoes and zuccinis. She said this was the first year she had grown sweet potatoes and got the start for this batch from her newphew.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Effective Nov. 19, Indiana Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.

  • The sixth grade students at Perry Central Elementary School got the privilege to see a K9 demonstration by Officer Michael Jackson and his dog, Eric, officer Derek Lawalin and his dog, Jago, and Officer Jason Shadwick. 

  • JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s medical staff will award a $500 scholarship to an area high-school senior entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field.  
    To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores, financial need and community involvement. A brief essay is required along with letters of reference.