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Today's Features

  • Brooke Schipp and Jason Blair of Santa Claus an-nounce their engagement and approaching marrige.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Jane Schipp of Santa Claus and Mike Schipp of Dale. She is a 2003 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and a 2008 graduate of Purdue University with a bacholor’s degree in building construction management. She is self-employed.
    Mr. Blair is the son of Kelley and Jeff Fentress of Newburgh, Ed and Sandy Blair of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Kenny and Linda Crowley of Rockport.

  • Felicia Ann Litherland and Markus Elliot Robbins were united in marriage during a morning ceremony Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

    The bride is the daughter of Carol and Jeff Pannett of Tell City. Mr. Robbins is the son of Shakin Robbins of Tell City and Renee Rogier of Grandview.
    The double-ring ceremony was held at the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City. Krystal Leigh Braun, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. The best man was Samuel Joseph Litherland, brother of the bride.

  • Kelsie Gogel of Fulda and Cody Gerber of Elnora were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda.

    The bride is the daughter of Dan and Janet Gogel of Fulda and Santa Claus. Mr. Gerber is the son of Joe and Cindy Gerber of Clay City.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by Deacon James King.

  • TELL CITY – The following entrants were judged winners in the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 10.
    Among participants ages 4 and younger, first place went to Donnie and Abbie Kline; Angus Machen, second place; Isabella Martin, third place.
    Winners for ages 5 to 7 were Levi Smith and Raelyn Smith, first place; Sawyer Guillaume, second place; Braxton and Brody Biever, third place; Trent Moore and Dakota Howell, fourth place and Chase Martin, fifth place.
    The grand-prize winner went to Alyssa and Cameron Howell.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – both public and private, K-12 – are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded to students. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award.
    A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Schweizer Fest Republican gas card winner Mary Snyder, right, presents Jamie Waugh of Cannelton a $25 gas card awarded to her from the Perry County Republican Fest booth drawing.

  • TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has announced that it has limited funds remaining to make loans to eligible existing and start-up microenterprise businesses in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.
    The Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program, funded through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, was created to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
    • Stimulation of business start-up and business expansion by providing loans to qualified entities at favorable terms.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • BRISTOW – St. Joseph’s Holy Family Inc., an apostolate for the renewal of Catholic family life within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has announced First Saturday Devotions for Saturday at God’s Country LLC, 25992 Cottonwood Road in Perry County.
    The Rev. Dominic Petan, a fourth-year theology seminarian of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, will continue the series of presentations by seminarians on Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter Mother of the Redeemer.

  • FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have accepted Beth Fritsch of Cincinnati, Ohio, into the postulancy, the first stage of incorporation into the religious community. She entered the community in a simple ceremony Aug. 21.

    Postulant Beth is the daughter of the late Joseph Fritsch and Mary Arlene Fritsch. She has two older brothers and one younger sister. She earned three degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati, a bachelor of arts in theology, a master of education and a master of business administration.