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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Chris and Mary Avis Seitz were honored during a reception following the Lincoln Hills Community Choir concert June 17. They have been involved with the choir for more than 40 years. For many years, Chris was the choir director and Mary Avis was the accompanist. Choir members presented them a plaque.

  • Treylen Michael Rogier
    Derek and Amber Rogier of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Trelyen Michael Rogier, Friday, July 1, 2011, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Rogier is the former Amber Young.
    Grandparents are Wes Young and Jenny Young of Tell City and Bernard and Veneta Rogier of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Linus and June Linne and the late Henry and Emma Young and Ralph and Augusta Rogier.

  • James and Sheila Hargis of Derby will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.

    Mr. Hargis married the former Sheila Wittmer Aug. 21, 1971 in Tell City.
    The couple has two children, a daughter, Erin Rogier and her husband, Jeff, of Leopold and a son, Kenton Hargis and his wife, Anna, of Evansville. They have two grandchildren, Josh and Alyssa Rogier.
    Mr. Hargis works at the INDOT Birdseye branch and Mrs. Hargis is a teacher assistant with Perry Central Elementary School.

  • TELL CITY – BV1 (SCW) James E. Holman retired from the Naval Reserve Aug. 1 after more than 21 years of service.

    Holman entered the Marine Corps Oct. 11, 1989. As a lance corporal, he served during Desert Shield-Desert Storm from December 1990 to April 1991. He left the Marine Corps as a corporal Oct. 10, 1995. He then joined the Army National Guard Jan. 19, 1996. He served for three years as a specialist and was discharged Jan. 18, 1999.