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  • Goldsberry named SIP Manager of Member Services

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power has announced that Rachael Goldsberry has been named the Manager of Member Services at the cooperative.

    Goldsberry assumed her duties Jan. 17. Her responsibilities include all matters relating to marketing, advertising, sales, key accounts and member services.

  • Dzimianski named to leadership group

    EVANSVILLE – Eighteen individuals have been selected to participate in the University of Southern Indiana’s 2017 Connect with Southern Indiana program. Now in its 11th year, Connect with Southern Indiana is focused on promoting active citizenship for individuals across a nine-county region in southwest Indiana.

    The group will meet Jan. 27 in Spencer County and March 17 in Perry County.

  • Local author releases new book

    JASPER – As a Jasper optometrist and Perry County native, Dr. Gregory K. Gordon helps people “see” more clearly day after day.

    As a motivational speaker and author of four books, with several more surprise titles on the way soon, Gordon helps people “see” with an even greater vision.

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s first book, “Fool Circle,” which was published in 1997 by Cornerstone Publishing in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Hoosier National Forest welcomes special new employee

    Following the recent retirement of two dedicated and hard-working Hoosier National Forest employees, mules Ruth and Jack, the Forest stock program was in need of new recruits.

    After a thorough search for the right candidate to join our mule team, Lollie (pictured below) was selected to carry on the Hoosier National Forest’s long tradition of stock support for wilderness and other trail work.

  • Perry County Farm Bureau annual meeting March 2

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Farm Bureau Inc. annual pork chop dinner will be held Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Derby Community Center, located at 12800 State Road 66, Derby.

    There will be a short business meeting at 6:15 p.m. The cost $5 per person. RSVP at (812) 547-7044, email yvette.hendershot@infb.com or stop by the Farm Bureau office by Feb. 24.


  • Crop Day seminar to highlight new tech, herbicide resistance

    ST. MEINRAD – The annual Perry-Spencer Crop Day program will be held Tuesday, March 7, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Sponsor displays will open at 5:15 p.m., with the meal beginning at 6.

    Crop Day is a joint effort between Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties. 

  • USI, Trilogy embark on unique public-private partnership

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness announces its first public-private partnership to increase educational and career opportunities for students interested in working with older adults. Trilogy Health Services has committed $50,000 to fund six annual scholarships for USI undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World entertainment lineup for 2017

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2017 cast of entertainers will be held at the theme park later this month and in March.

    This season’s entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    Country: LIVE!: Contemporary and classic country hits performed by a live band

    WOW: World of Wonder: Singers, dancers and specialty acts “wow” audiences

    EPIC Praise: Inspirational Contemporary Christian music

    Legacy: Themed music performed a cappella throughout the park

  • Scott Peter family honored with conservation award