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  • Rural News

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 – Our sympathy to the family of Hilda Rahman, who passed away April 6, 2014. May she rest in peace. Her visitation was Wednesday, April 9, at the Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand.

  • Five generations

    Five generations of the Blume-Scherzer family came together for a photo.

    Pictured are, from left to right, grandmother Joyce Scherzer of northern Perry County, great-grandmother Jeanette Becher of Ferdinand, Zoey Elizabeth Scherzer, great-great-grandmother Loraine Blume, of Huntingburg, Savannah Joyce Scherzer and father Heath Scherzer of St. Meinrad.

    This photo was taken shortly before Loraine Blume passed away.

  • War of 1812 items to be displayed during Dogwood Tour

    TELL CITY – During the Dogwood Tour Saturday, April 26, The Tell City Historical Society will display early uniforms from the War of 1812 and period dresses worn by women of the early 1800s.

    The historical pieces will be presented by Dave and Frances McBeth and Ron and Earlene Bower from Harrison County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Also displayed will be equipment soldiers and militia would have used during the War of 1812.

  • Library to observe Children’s Book Week with daily story times

    TELL CITY – Children birth through sixth grade and their parents or guardians are invited to participate in special story times in observance of Children’s Book Week. Starting Monday, May 12, the Perry County Public Library will offer a story time and a few surprise community readers during its celebration.

    Refreshments will be served and free new or gently used books, pencils and other items will be given away. Register at the Perry County Public Library in Tell City or call 547-2661.

  • Officials designate May 4-10 to honor jail officers

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County commissioners have joined other officials nationwide in proclaiming May 4-10 National Correctional Officers Week.

    County Sheriff Lee Chestnut offered the proclamation for their approval at a regular meeting Tuesday at Cannelton High School. The meeting was convened there because the county courthouse where they normally meet is undergoing renovations.

    The sheriff noted most people are unaware of the work the officers do.

  • TC annexation opponents meet (Edited)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Fifty people attended a meeting Thursday to learn what can be done to fight an annexation the Tell City Common Council approved April 7.

    “We had real good success last night with financial contributions,” Keith Huck said Friday morning. “We will move forward with collecting money to hire an attorney.”

  • Class of 2014 valedictorians say Perry Central prepared them well


    LEOPOLD – While they and their classmates have another month of classes and final exams ahead of them, valedictorians for Perry Central High School’s Class of 2014 offered over-views of their high-school career last monday and complimented their soon- to-be alma mater for doing a good job preparing them for college and the adult world.

  • Kleeman joins Sagamores of the Wabash (Updated with more pictures April 22)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry Kleeman’s face reflected suspicion as he entered a meeting room in The Depot in Tell City Wednesday evening. The roomful of people awaiting his arrival were all applauding, and he didn’t know why.

    “Who conspired to do this?” he asked, eliciting laughter from the crowd.

  • Archabbey Gallery to exhibit Laura Foster Nicholson tapestries

    ST. MEINRAD – Tapestries by Laura Foster Nicholson will be exhibited in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad from April 21 through May 31.

    Foster Nicholson is an award-winning textile artist nationally known for hand-woven, brocaded tapestries.

    Educated at Kansas City Art Institute and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently resides in New Harmony. She has a studio there and owns LFN Textiles, which designs jacquard ribbon, custom upholstery and drapery fabrics.

  • Historic Nestor House hosts museum board

    The Perry County Museum board of trustees held their April meeting at the historic Nester House in Troy. Built in 1841, the sandstone building is on the National Register of Historic Places.