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Today's Features

  • Richard K. James of Derby announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of his daughter, Michelle R. James of Tell City to Bradley Harding, son of Stanley and Nancy Harding of Tell City.

    Miss James is the daughter of Richard K. James and the late Doris “Kay” James.

    She is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University-Jasper Campus and is employed as a nurse at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

    Mr. Harding is a graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Automated Routing.

  • You probably have heard his name before. His name emerges annually during Cannelton’s Christmas parade and again in the spring for the town’s Easter egg hunt. 

    In fact, his name can be found each time Cannelton American Legion Post 142 sponsors or participates in any event.

    The post has honorably carried his name since his death in World War 1.

    His name is Harry G. Myers and he is one of Perry County’s Gold Star Veterans.

  • Levi and Andrea Clark of Birdseye announce the birth of their son, Dean Everett.

    He was delivered at 6:55 a.m. March 2, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

    Dean weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Mrs. Clark is the former Andrea Mitchell. Dean has a brother, Hank, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Chris and Paula Mitchell of Tell City and paternal grandparents are Pat and Sheila Clark of Birdseye.

    Great-grandparents are Marion Mitchell, Ralph and Virginia Harvey and Leo and Dorothy Dwyer.

  • Annual homecoming services at Cannelton Freewill Baptist will be held Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3.

    Saturday night singing will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Pearly Gatemen Reunion. Sunday school will be dismissed and services will begin at 10 a.m. with the Epley Family, Pearly Gatemen Reunion and other musical guests.

    Following morning services, a carry-in basket lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.

    Sunday afternoon singing will  begin about 1:30 p.m. Sunday night worship service will take place at 7 p.m.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 27, 1945

    • News Publishing Co. has purchased the Cannelton Telephone newspaper. The paper was sold a couple of weeks ago to J. Frank McDermond of Attica, but traded hands again last week to the publishers of the Tell City News.

    The weekly Cannelton newspaper will continue to be published.

    • More than $200 in prizes will be given in the 1945 garden contest sponsored by several local businesses.

     

    50 Years Ago

    April 30, 1965

  • CANNELTON – On Wednesday, March 18, four members of the Woman’s Travel Club met at the Perry County Public Library Cannelton Branch for a program by Sally Walker that highlighted early female African American athletes.

    Marcenia Lyie “Toni” Stone began playing for various semi-professional and professional teams at age 15. After several years, in 1953, Stone was signed to play second base for the Indianapolis Clowns, replacing Hank Aaron, a position in which she maintained a .243 batting average.

  • St. Boniface fundraiser 5K set for Sunday, May 17

    FULDA – Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will host a fundraiser 5K run-walk Sunday, May 17. 

    The race will begin at 8 a.m. at the St. Boniface Parish Center. Pre-registration is $15 per person now through May 16 and $20 per person on race day. Registration forms are available online at www.sbfulda.org.

  • Gordon and Frances Taylor of Bristow will celebrate their golden anniversary with an open house beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Mr. Taylor and the former Frances Seibert were married May 8, 1965, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bristow.

    The couple has three children, Gregory Taylor of Birdseye and Darrell Taylor and Sheila Borden, both of Troy.

    They have eight grandchildren.

    Gordon retired from Perry Central Community School and Frances retired from General Electric.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 20, 1945

     

    • Perry Countians of all walks of life and political parties paused this week to mourn the loss of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died April 12 in Warm Springs, Ga. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman. At the request of Tell City Mayor Wendell Werner, businesses closed their doors for an hour Friday afternoon.

    Several local churches held special services.