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Local News

  • Rural News; April 30; GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Gary Palmer, who passed away Thursday, April 16. He will be missed by many who knew him. He retired in 2011 as office manager of Southern Indiana Power and was active in his community.

    Also our sympathy to the family of Mary Belle Kempf, who passed from this life April 23. She was a loving mother and a very nice lady, formerly of the Derby area. May she rest in peace with the Lord and all the departed.

  • Rural News; April 30; DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Congratulations to Jacob and Martha (Schwartz) Mitchell of nearby Eckerty on the birth of a son named Tatum Asher. Tatum was born at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper Wednesday evening, April 15. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. 

  • Rural News; April 30; ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Henrietta Lasher would like to thank everyone who remembered her with gifts, beautiful cards and phone calls on her 99th birthday Saturday, April 18.

    Henrietta celebrated her birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Tom LeClere, with more than 50 family members present for a carry-in meal, birthday cake and ice cream.

  • Rural News; April 23: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Jo Ella Evrard, who passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Al Bruggeman, who passed from this life Saturday, April 1; Stella Scales, who passed away Sunday, April 12; James “Jim” Basham, who passed away April 15, and Charlie Kuntz, who passed from this life April 16 after an automobile accident.

  • Rural News; April 23: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a mother-daughter-friend banquet at the church Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program afterward.

    Sunday school is held at the church each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church services at 9:30. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News; April 23: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A wedding reception was held this past Saturday at the Lynch Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills for Harold “Joe” and Norma Jean (Smith) Reimann, who exchanged wedding vows Friday, March 20. 

    Several friends and family members joined in the celebration with lots of food, music and visiting.

    Wedding blessings are wished for Norma Jean and Joe.

  • Tell City man jailed on child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY – A weekend investigation by Tell City police officers led to the arrest Sunday of a man on two counts of child molesting.

    Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone said Harold Boatright, 47, faces two Level 4 felonies for allegedly touching two children under the age of 14. Police said he knew the victims.

    Officers were summoned to a residence in Tell City early Sunday morning to investigate a possible sexual assault. Malone said the inquiry led officers to conclude there was probable cause to arrest Boatright.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Money earmarked for work on Middlefork watershed

    INDIANAPOLIS – Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana, announced last week that $200,000 will be available to assess 10 high-hazard dams across the state in an effort to protect public health and safety.

    Projects for Indiana include those along the Middle Fork of the Anderson River in Perry County.

  • Polls open Tuesday in two Tell City precincts

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City voters in two precincts will go to the polls Tuesday, May 5, to decide the county’s single contested primary race.

    Voters in the Tell City 3 Precinct may cast ballots from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.

    There are no other contested races in Tell City, Cannelton or Troy. That means no other polls in the county will be open Tuesday.