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Today's Features

  • A team reclaimed their first place win this year during the Perry County Community Foundation’s Trivia Night held Jan. 28. The annual fundraiser allows participants to compete for a chance for the winning team to provide a $500 grant to their favorite charity.


  • An afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at St. Mark Catholic Church united Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams in marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp and Dennis Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. The groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber Meserve and Curt Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams, took place Oct. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    The bride took the groom’s last name.

  • TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the members of Evangelical United Church of Christ Sundays through Feb. 26 as Pastor JT Hills explores how the lessons of Dr. Seuss relate to the Sermon on the Mount.

    Members of the congregation will read seven Dr. Seuss books to the children during the Time with our Youth program. Pastor JT will follow with insights into the works of Dr. Seuss as they study the Sermon on the Mount in the book of Matthew. 

  • ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Joseph Wagner was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, on Jan. 19, 2017.

    He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Joseph, 29, of Quincy, Ill., attended high school at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago.

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  • ST. MEINRAD – Novice Joshua W. Leeuw professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Friday, Jan. 20, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has completed his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was assigned a religious name. Novice Joshua is now Br. Elias.

  • Paige and Jarrett Ransom of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Bexley Emmi-Lynn Ransom on Dec. 21, 2016, at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Ky.

    She weighed 8 pounds and six ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Cindy Yaggi of Cannelton. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix.

    Great-grandparents include Don and Barbara Coogle of Cannelton, Emory and the late Beatrice Yaggi of Cannelton and Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

    Bexley was welcomed home by her brother, Bensen Ransom, 4.

  • FERDINAND – The Oblates of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will hold their first meeting of the year on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. EST in St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The meeting topic will be “Silence” from the Holy Rule of St. Benedict,” to be presented by Sister Mary Ann Verkamp OSB. Oblates are Christian women and men from all walks of life who associate themselves with a specific Benedictine monastery, such as the monastery in Ferdinand.

  • The parents of Chelsie Dobberstein and Zachary Rogier of Huntertown, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karina and Dave Dobberstein of Grabill. The future husband is the son of Sue and Kevin Rogier of Branchville.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Leo Junior-Senior High School in 2010. She also graduated from Ball State University in 2014 with a degree in education. She is employed as a special education teacher at Dekalb Central School district in Waterloo.