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Today's Features

  • Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.

    Editor’s Note: The News has published several articles in recent months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This feature first appeared in 2004.

     

  • Editor’s Note: This article about the late Genevieve (Switzer) Schaefer appeared in the 2004 Schweizer Zeitung.

     

    The stories of Tell Citians’ service in the second world war aren’t all about men. Women served crucial, albeit, less-publicized roles, too. Genevieve (Switzer) Schaefer was one of them. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in March 1942 and crossed the Atlantic on a British ship that carried 7,000 soldiers, doctors and nurses.

  • FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Parish in Fulda will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its historic church building with a two-day festival in June.

    The Fulda church was established in 1847 by the Rev. Joseph Kundek. The original church was a log building, but in 1860 construction began on the current church.

    The church features a 7-foot-thick stone foundation and a limestone slab above the door with the words “St. Boniface Kirche, 1865.”

  • Monastery to show free movie May 29

     

    FERDINAND – The next free movie Friday with the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will be May 29 with the 1:30 p.m. EDT showing of “Wild” in St. Gertrude Hall at the monastery.

    Reece Witherspoon stars in “Wild” as Cheryl Strayed. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed sets out to hike more than a 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.

    Popcorn and a beverage will be provided.

  • Brittany Paige Dykes and John Mark Owens of Hawesville, Ky., were united in marriage during an afternoon wedding ceremony Friday, May 8, 2015, at Vastwood Park Beach House in Hawesville.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Angie Dykes of Cannelton.

    The groom is the son of Johnny and Mary Jane Owens of Hawesville.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the groom’s father, Pastor Johnny Owens.

    Katlyn Dykes of Cannelton, sister of the bride, was chosen as maid of honor.

  • PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen in the upcoming school year.

    The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics included government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decision-making.

  • SANTA CLAUS – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host the Terry Lock Memorial Democrat Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Christmas Lake Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $65 per golfer and will include drinks and snacks on the course and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mulzer Camp.

    Dinner tickets are available for nongolfers for $15. Registration will begin at noon.

    Entry forms are available at Jody’s Barber Shop in Tell City or by calling Dale Groves at (812) 608-0166. This event is open to the public.

  • Chelsea Hay and Colton Thomas of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Pam Hay of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Tony and Julie Thomas of Tell City.

    Miss Hay is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2014 graduate of Henderson Community College.

    She is employed with Perry County Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.

    Mr. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School.

    He is employed at Thomas Glass and More.

  • CANNELTON – Interested in becoming Miss Perry County 2015 or Junior Miss Perry County 2015? Young women ages 15-21 who have completed a minimum of one year of 4-H at any age are eligible to apply.

    Contestants must reside in or have an immediate relative that resides in Perry County.

    Any young woman who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair and did not receive the queen title and is within the age range is eligible to apply.