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Today's Features

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 1, 1945

     

    • Pvt. First Class Art Kleeman of Tell City has been awarded the Silver Star for exhibiting gallantry in action while fighting with the Third Infantry Division in France. His wife, Effie Kleeman, resides on Star Route Highway 66 in Tell City.

    • Tech. Sgt. Porter Miller of Tell City was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action. Miller is a member of the 362nd Infantry Regiment of the 91st Powder River Division currently fighting in northern Italy.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Turkey season opens in a couple of weeks, so time is running short to prepare to bag a tom.

    Opening day is April 22 in Indiana, and the spring season runs through May 10. Youth-turkey-hunt weekend is April 18-19. Across the Ohio, opening day is April 18 in Kentucky, and the spring season also runs through May 10. A hunter can get lucky and take a bird almost by accident, but planning is a key to success. 

  • Community Holy Week services planned

     

    TELL CITY – Local churches in Tell City will sponsor public Holy Week services in Tell City, March 30 (today) through Friday. Each service will begin at noon and last half an hour. On Monday of Holy Week, the service will be sponsored by Tell City Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday’s service will be at Community Christian Church; Wednesday, First Baptist Church; Maundy Thursday, Tell City First United Methodist Church and Good Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Will Read and Sing For Food players will perform a public show to benefit a Hand In Hand Ministries mission trip to Belize coordinated through St. Meinrad Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

    The show will be held in Bede Theater at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. CDT.

    Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since 2011, has raised $39,300 for local charities and causes.

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945

     

    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • Youth night at First Baptist

     

    CANNELTON – First Baptist Church in Cannelton will host a Youth Refuge Game Night beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the church at 325 N Fourth Street in Cannelton. Youth in grades three through twelve are invited to attend for pizza, air hockey, ping pong, basketball, other games and a craft. All denominations are welcome.

     

    Quilting group at Church of Nazarene

     

  • The crocus and daffodils are blooming, maple trees are producing pollen and nectar and other plants are making an appearance.

    All these activities encourage the honey bees to forage for something to eat after spending a long cold winter in the hollow trees, old building, houses and bee hives, said Bill and Glenda Gibson, two local beekeepers who are extending an invitation to county residents who may soon come across swarming bees.

  • By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.