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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recently announced a list of achievements and contributions of its members, including a number of girls in Perry County.

    Girl Scout bronze awards were earned by Emilie Cronin, Charlotte Entwistle, Claire Franzman, Anna Fuchs, Elena Hagedorn, Valerie Kehl, Bethany McCoy, Breanna Olberding, Natolie Reid, Hayley Wroe and Maddie Rogers.

  • DERBY – The Derby Community Association is taking applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest planned for June 20, at Mulzer Park in Derby.

    Festival activities will include a flea market and community yard sales, an antique tractor and gas-engine show, a tractor pull for kids, kids games, a boat parade, car show, food and beverages, live entertainment and wine tasting. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Derby Community Association.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB, a long-time monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84 and a jubilarian of both profession and ordination. Surviving are a cousin and a niece.

    Davis was born in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 1930, to Clarence W. and Evelyn (Jackson) Davis, who named him Clarence John.

    He studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary from 1949 to 1956. Invested as a novice monk July 31, 1950, he professed his simple vows Aug. 1, 1951, and was ordained to the priesthood May 3, 1956.

  • Cannelton Freewill Baptist to host guest singers May 27

     

    Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church will welcome Brother Jonathan and Tiffany Epley of Johnson City, Tenn., later this month for a special address and singing engagement. The Epleys will join Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Everyone is invited to attend.

     

    St. Paul’s TGIF set for May 29

     

  • HUNTINGBURG – Purdue Extension-Dubois County will offer a solar applications for agriculture workshop focusing on uses of solar energy for farms and rural businesses will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Thursday, June 11, at the Huntingburg Event Center, 200 East 14th St. in Huntingburg.

    The day’s agenda will include sessions on how solar panel-photovoltaic and solar thermal energy can fit into agricultural and livestock operations.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology were awarded master’s degrees on May 9.

    Graduates accepted their diplomas from the Rev. Justin DuVall OSB, archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and chairman of the school’s board of trustees.

    The graduation address was given by the Most Rev. Timothy Doherty, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.

    Receiving Master of Divinity degrees were:

    Adam Ahern, Michael Keucher and Andrew Syberg, Archdiocese of Indianapolis

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945

     

    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.