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Today's Features

  • TELL CITY - The sun came out and the temperature warmed April 1, making opening day for The Greenhouse one that inspired springtime activities like planting.

    In actuality, nine greenhouses have sprouted over recent months at the nursery's location at the north end of Tell City, but collectively they carry the singular name. Manager Lorna Garrett listed annuals, perennials, ferns, grasses, herbs, shrubs and roses, and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and cabbages among plant offerings, and said the business also offers birdbaths, fountains and statues.

  • ECKERTY - The dinner bell is ringing loudly at the Schwartz Family Restaurant, located five miles north of Interstate 64 on Indiana 37.

    The restaurant opened April 1 and as of Saturday was bustling with diners.

    "We use a lot of home-grown vegetables and fruits," said Joseph Schwartz, who operates the restaurant with wife, Edna, and an extended family of cooks and servers. Guests choose their meals cafeteria-style, with choices of meats, vegetables, breads and desserts.

  • Editor's Note: Perry County Storm won the Hoosier Men's State Basketball Tourney Sunday at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Head Coach Mike Gibson penned this column on the experience.

    Hoosier Hysteria is alive and well in Special Olympics Indiana. For the record, the Hoosier Men's State Basketball Tournament is the third-largest event of any state competition and the largest Special Olympics basketball event in the world.

  • TELL CITY - In 1975 the Tell City Post Office welcomed Tim Miller as a clerk-carrier and Tuesday his co-workers bid him farewell as he retired as its postmaster.

    During his 34-year career Miller worked at post offices in Tell City, Troy and Cannelton. In 1983 he was officer in charge in Troy then became supervisor in 1987 in Tell City. Three years later he took the postmaster position in Cannelton when Postmaster Maude Kendall retired. Miller returned to Tell City in 2003 as officer in charge and was appointed its postmaster in 2004.

  • Asked how she wanted to celebrate her 100th birthday, Catherine Waninger had two requests: she wanted a bowl of turtle soup and a spin in a convertible.

    The Oakwood Health Campus resident got both, enjoying turtle soup with family members and friends March 22. On Tuesday, her actual birthday, she took a ride in Oakwood employee Jerry Dixon's 1963 Corvair, cruising Main Street, taking a look at the Ohio River and driving past Wal-Mart. "I'm not sure who had more fun, her or us," said Oakwood staffer Jan Beard, who accompanied the two.

  • TELL CITY - Fourteen-year-old Levi Hilgenhold has looked to the stars for inspiration for years. He's now one of nine young people with a chance to make space history.

    NASA announced this week that Hilgenhold and eight other students are finalists in the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Mission. NASA asked students from kindergarten through 12th grade to submit essays proposing names for a Mars rover expected to launch in 2011 and land on the red planet the following year. More than 9,000 students submitted essays.

  • CANNELTON - Elementary-school students in Cannelton sent a flat representative to the Iditarod dog-sled race, and "he" made appearances at the annual race's start and rubbed shoulders with the jacket of a prolific author of books for youngsters.

  • WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Life can change in a matter of hours. A Tell City native has penned her story of just how true a statement that is.

    Deborah Ludwig, a 1984 graduate of Tell City High School living in the Northeast, was filming an infomercial the morning of Dec. 17, 2003, but later that afternoon found herself in an emergency room undergoing numerous tests.

    The following day she was diagnosed with leukemia. Fourteen months after moving to the New York area to pursue her acting dreams, Ludwig found those aspirations shattered by cancer.

  • CANNELTON - They'll schedule a grand opening some time in April, but "we're ready to go" for anyone who cares to visit their new showroom at the corner of Indiana 66 and Old Indiana 237 in Cannelton, said Ryan Knieriem, vice president for Canary Outdoor Power Equipment.