Today's Features

  • Ray Reed of Cannelton is an architect by trade, but he has a passion for playing the pedal steel guitar.

    That passion led him to organize the annual Southern Indiana Steel Guitar Jamboree, which celebrated its fifth year at Cedar Valley Park Sunday. And it helped him attract some top musicians from as far away as Chicago, including ones who have played with big-name Grand Ole Opry stars.

  • TELL CITY – Heartsaver AED, BLS for Healthcare Provider and Family and Friends CPR classes will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The Family & Friends CPR classes are designed for anyone that wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is for ages 12 years and older.

    Check with the instructor for younger participants. The class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Cost is $10.

  • Alyssa Hoffman of Santa Claus and Brandon Gengelbach of New Boston announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Keith and Melissa Hoffman of Santa Claus. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and serves as the director of social services at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

    The future groom is the son of Dean and Debbie Gengelbach of New Boston.

    He is a graduate of Oakland City University and is employed at D-Patrick Ford in Boonville in the sales department.

  • TROY – The annual John and Anna Strobel reunion was held Aug. 9, in the St. Pius Church Hall in Troy with a pitch-in dinner.

  • Kaisers from several states who trace their ancestry to Julius and Matilda Kaiser will gather the third weekend of October at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village to see their ancestors’ rebuilt cabin.

  • TELL CITY – Deer season opens in Indiana Oct. 1 and many hunters will take to the woods.  Forest officials want you to have a successful and safe hunt and be aware of the rules while visiting the Hoosier National Forest.

    District Ranger Chris Zimmer reminds the public, “The Hoosier belongs to everyone and hunters are welcome to hunt on Forest land, with limited exceptions.”

    He explains designated recreation areas such as Hardin Ridge or Tipsaw, and Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest south of Paoli are closed to hunting.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan, granddaughter of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman of Tell City, is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness Walk.

    The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at McConnell Plaza on the Owensboro riverfront.

    Hagan, 18, is a student at Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Ky. and the daughter of David and Vicky Hagan of Hawesville, Ky.

    Collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops.