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    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.

  • 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.

  • Relay For Life teams fundraisers in full swing

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life. The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Dessert auction today: The Lincoln Hills Relay For Life team, Pirates of the Cureibbean, will hold a dessert auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Lincoln Conference Room at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Bidding will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

  • Deaconess and VNA Plus create joint venture company

    EVANSVILLE – Deaconess and VNA Plus have created a joint venture organization to provide home care and hospice services in the tri-state.

    The partnership between Deaconess and VNA Plus represents a business model that seeks to sustain vital home and hospice services.

    Services will include private duty, skilled home-care services, therapy services, at-home hospice care and inpatient hospice care at Deaconess Hospital Main Campus and the Charlier Hospice Center on the VNA Plus Campus.

  • PC Band Boosters accepting auction items

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters will hold a fundraiser auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Dixon and Dixon Auction-Realty in Tell City.

    Donated new or gently-used items and handmade crafts. No clothing. To donate items or for more information, contact Cathy Blair at (812) 843-4174.

  • William Tell Center seeks donations for garage sale

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center at 1301 11th St. will hold an inside garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday May 2. Biscuits and gravy and coffee will be available. All donated items must be clean and priced.

    No clothing. Items can be dropped off at the center Tuesday, April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 26 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Four generations

    Four generations of the Bartlett family gathered recently for a photo.

    Seated is great-grandmother Oda May Terry holding infants Jess Ryan and Jameson Michael Bartlett. Standing are grandfather Michael Terry and mother Denise Bartlett.

  • Glen Ress tournament seeks sponsors

    TELL CITY – The 26th annual Glen Ress Memorial Open Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    For the past 25 years, the Glen Ress Memorial Fund has provided more than $100,000 of financial assistance to the athletic departments of Perry County school systems.

  • Tell City home intrusion leads to arrest

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested a 42-year-old man April 12 after a couple at 1111 Lafayette Street reported they returned to find an intruder in their home.

    A dispatcher received a 911 call from the homeowner stating the couple had been away from their residence for several hours while attending a sporting event. They returned home to find that someone had forced the garage door open, which also led into the residence.

    The homeowner entered the home to find a male subject inside the living room area.