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Today's Features

  • By JEROD CLAPP

    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune

     

    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston will host its annual picnic beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19. New Boston “famous soup” will be available by the gallon or bowl.

    Fried chicken and roast beef dinners will be served in the air-conditioned Heck Hall starting at 10 a.m. CDT. Bingo will begin at 11.

    An outside food stand, a grand raffle, quilt raffle, cake wheel, silent and a small-prize-raffle auction will also take place. There will also be a country store and activities for the kids.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School football players will conduct a lift-a-thon to raise money for equipment Monday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 8. 

    Players are asking for donations of 1 cent per pound lifted.

    Anybody wishing to contribute should contact a football player in grades 9-12 or one of the coaches. 

    All players grades 9-12 should report to weight room at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6.

  • Editor’s note: Earlier this month, the Rev. Sam Padgett joined First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Below is a column written by Pastor Sam.

     

    I was born and raised in Daviess County, Indiana. I graduated from North Daviess High School in 1997. Before entering the ministry in 2003, I married Melissa Wayman of Washington and we have four wonderful children, Leah, Blake, Grant and Matteson.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Waninger of St. Meinrad, Brynnan Underhill of English and Luke Hilgenhold and Olivia Gogel both of Tell City represented Southern Indiana Power in the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    The high school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as a citizen and insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.