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Today's Features

  • Dane and Emily Wheatley of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Owen Edward.

    He was delivered at 12:01 p.m. March 11, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

    Owen weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21¼ inches long.

    Mrs. Wheatley is the former Emily Tempel.

    Owen’s maternal grandparents are Patrick and Shirley Tempel of St. Croix and paternal grandparents are James and Sarah Wheatley of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Glenda Etienne and Anna Wheatley.

  • By Jennifer Mitchell

    Guest Columnist

     

    Foster parenting has often been described as a work of heart. It is an undertaking filled with challenges and rewards. But what exactly is foster parenting, and what is it like to be a foster parent?

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1st could result in no blooms next year.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.  

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 9, 1945

     

    • Cpl. Wilfred Boehm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Boehm of New Boston, has been awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions in Normandy, France. He is currently fighting the fleeing Nazis in Germany.

    • Local farmers are battling an apparent invasion of foxes in Oil Township, the News reports. Several people have reported dead chickens and even dogs attacked by foxes. Areas near the Perry County-Crawford County line are among seem to be having the most problems.

     

    50 Years Ago

  • Gospel music spring fling Saturday

     

    The Revival Center Church of Jesus Christ will host a Gospel Music Spring Fling beginning at 6 p.m.  Saturday, April 11.

    This free event will feature The Childress Family, Holy Ghost Revival and LambSong and will take place at Cloverport United Methodist Church, located at 801 Elm Street in Cloverport, Ky.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information or directions, contact the Rev. Jesse Bolin at (270) 922-7331.

     

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Recently, Indiana conservation officer Brenda Louthain was called to a bridge to check out an odd example of roadkill in the northwestern Indiana community of Monticello.

    What Brenda found was a bit of a surprise as well as a rarity. It was an armadillo. If you haven’t seen one, it looks a bit like a live armored tank on legs. And while you might expect it to be slow, an armadillo actually is quick and can jump, sometimes jumping high enough to hit the underside of a vehicle.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Nick Litherland announce the birth of a son, Gannon Joseph, born Jan. 23, 2015, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

    He weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Gannon has a sister, Sophia, 5. Mrs. Litherland is the former Staci VanConey.

    Grandparents are Carol VanConey, Sara Aldridge and Dennis Butters, all of Cannelton; Bob and Jill Litherland of Lewisport, Ky. and Bob and Diane VanConey of Hawesville, Ky.

  • Brianna Landvik and Steven Smith were married Feb. 6, 2015, in Grand Forks, N.D.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tracy Coats of Lakenheath Air Force Base, England and Michael Landvik of Grand Forks, N.D.

    The groom is the son of Ronald and Mindy (Smith) Jacob of Tell City.

    The bride is a 2014 graduate of Lakenheath High School in Lakenheath, England.

    The groom is a 2013 graduate of Cannelton High School. He is serving in the United States Air Force.

    The couple is stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

  • John Scioldo

     

    Guest Columnist

     

    Moving to Tell City last July was a huge change for my family and me. We had a comfortable life in my hometown and I was not actively pursuing a superintendency. I was not interested in just any position, it had to be the right one.