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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Editor’s note: This article was provided by Richard Winstead, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

     

    TELL CITY – On April 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Federal Register designating the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • CANNELTON – Kendall Hale, 10, daughter of Jessica Hale of Cannelton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Indiana pageant, to be held June 18-21 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

    The pageant is for girls ages 10 through 12. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to competition the national pageant at Disneyland in California, which is held for girls ages four to 18 in five age groups.

  • TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will have a weekly treasure-hunt drawing beginning Friday, May 29.

    The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. and will continue every Friday thereafter.

    Tickets are now on sale at the post home. The public is welcome to attend the drawing and purchase tickets.

  • TELL CITY – Girl Scout officials say the best time to sign up or renew membership for Girl Scouts is now.

    Membership forms are available through Girl Scout leaders. All returning Girl Scouts who sign up by Monday, May 25, will only need to pay half of the $7.50 registration fee. The service unit will pay the other half.

    This discount is in place to allow troops to get their activities started earlier in the fall. 

  •  Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church will welcome Brother Jonathan and Tiffany Epley, pictured at left, 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.

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 14, 1945

     

    • Chief Petty Officer Hubert Bruce and Mrs. Bruce announce the birth of a daughters, Brenda, at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Shoemaker, Calif. Mrs. Bruce is the former Louise Simon. They have been making their home in Oakland, Calif., while Mr. Bruce is stationed at nearby Camp Parks.

    • Albert Schaefer of Cannelton Road has several milk goats for sale and is offering to throw in baby goats at no charge with a purchase.

    • Nancy Quinlin of St. Croix has a 180-acre farm for sale.