Today's Features

  • BRISTOW - United Pentecostal Church in Bristow will host its 61st homecoming and 21st pastoral anniversary Sunday, June 8.

    Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a potluck dinner served at 11:45 a.m. A service and special singing will follow. Jerry Hutchinson of Kinder, La., will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 843-5240 or 843-4747.

    United Pentecostal Church is located at 20843 Indiana 145. Clarence Enmen Jr. is the congregation's pastor.

  • TELL CITY - Children, their parents and everyone looking for a class to attend the hour after worship are invited to gather at First United Methodist Church in the basement for Active Christians in Training.

    ACT will provide a new format where families can learn together.
    It will be a relaxed atmosphere involving Bible study and simple activities for children to do on their own.

    Wiggling children and adults are welcome. Jonah will be the topic through Sunday, June 8.

  • TELL CITY - St. Paul Catholic Church will host its annual summer picnic Sunday, June 8, in City Hall Park.

    Festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with grilled- chicken and roast-beef dinners in the parish hall, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

  • Alisha Kloeck and Trent Martin, both of Rockport, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Sue Kloeck of St. Meinrad and the groom-to-be is the son of Tim and Donna Martin of Rockport.

    The wedding is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church.

  • Ryan and Edie Powers of Cannelton announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Mae Powers. She was delivered at 5:02 p.m. March 27, 2014, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Ella Mae weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Mrs. Powers is the former Edie Stowe. Ella Mae has one brother, Gavin Neil, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Pam Rogier of Cannelton and the late Barry Stowe and paternal grandparents are Jeff Lawson and Renee Powers of Cannelton.

  • Isaac and Kyla Schroeder of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Clyde Edward Schroeder.

    He was delivered Monday, May 26, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Evansville.

    Clyde weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mrs. Schroeder is the former Kyla Edwards.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Gail Edwards of Leopold and paternal grandparents are Duane and Tracy Schroeder of Tell City.

  • Cannelton elementary school recently held its annual math bowl.

    Pictured are the winners from grades two through five. In the front row from left to right are first place winners Jhett Garrett, fourth grade and Carter Vogt, second grade; and Alexis Blake, second grade, third place.

    In the back row are Daniel Applegate fifth grade, second place; Gavin Melton, third grade, second place; and Devyn Powers, fourth grade, third place.

  • PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts in Perry County recently presented service-unit-level awards to two Perry County volunteers.

    The Shining Star Award recognizes adult volunteers who inspire, motivate and support other volunteers.

    It went to Sam Hess, who has been active with Girl Scouts for more than 10 years.

    Staff Writer

    I am not usually one to hike in a group, opting instead for the quiet, meditative state that comes with making my way through woods in solitude.

    But last weekend, my two daughters, my husband and I, piled into our van and drove to the Patoka Lake visitor center for a guided group hike to Totem Rock.

    It was our first visit to the area, and we joined about a dozen other hikers and two guides at the head of our 3.5-mile trail.

  • Students from Powers Martial Arts located at New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City competed in two big tournaments the same day May 17.

    Eddie Duke, 57, who trains in Tai Chi, competed at The Elite Open in Richmond, Ky. He won first place in weapon forms and second place in forms to qualify to compete at the International Martial Arts festival on Aug. 15-17 in Florida on ESPN3.