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Local News

  • GERALD news; March 5

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Adolph J.Gogel who passed away Feb. 26, 2015. May he rest in peace with all the departed who have go to their eternal home. My brother, Bob Thomas Dr., drove my brother Bill and Wilma Thomas to Jasper for a test on Friday.

  • ST. CROIX news; March 5

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Not much news this week as most people have been snowed in and didn’t get out much, other than doing necessary things. Hopefully, spring will bring some much-wanted warm weather.

    Visitors and evening meal quests with Harold and me at my home Monday evening were Peggy and Jeff Eckert, Joel and Amy Schwartz and daughters Peyton and Jadyn, Brandon Eckert, Tiffany Smith, Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubey, Natalie and Arianna and Brandi and Brooklyn Eckert.

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS news; March 5

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual shooting match Sunday, March 8, at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye. A ham shoot will begin at 10 a.m. with a closed match at 3 p.m. There will be beef and pork choices. A variety of refreshments, including soup, sandwiches and chicken, will be available for purchase.

  • Social News; March 5

    HAZEL DAVIS HOSTED HER BUNCO CLUB Wednesday evening at The Patio Steakhouse. Winners were Joyce Dauby, Toodie Parker, Jeannie Walker and Sandy Davis. Jeannie Walker will host the next get-together on Monday, March 23.

     

  • Greenwood Cemetery sexton preparing for spring mowing

    TELL CITY – Greenwood Cemetery sexton Alvie Stiff would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that anyone with flowers that are not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or ground surrounding monuments.

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines. These items should be removed by April 10. After this date items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

    Greenwood Cemetery Rules

    and Regulations

  • Students want to recycle your old phone directories

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois regional phone directories for recycling. 

    Books can be given to any student in grades seven through 12 at the school or books can be dropped off directly to the high-school office.

    The collection of phone books serves as a fun, spirited competition between the different grades at school. Proceeds from the collection will be used to support the eighth-grade Washington, D.C. field trip.

  • Lincoln Day luncheon April 18

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Lunch will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 for adults. Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted free.

  • Great Day of Service project list expands

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are quickly taking shape for Perry County’s upcoming Great Day of Service but a Tell City pastor reminds the community there is still time for others to join the April 18 service effort.

    “We put the idea out there several weeks ago but we want congregations, businesses and people to know the first Perry County Great Day of Service is going to happen and they can still get involved,”  said Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.

  • Surviving Stalag IV-B

    Story by Vince Luecke

     

    The war had to end soon, at least in Europe. American servicemen were leading Allied charges across France and into the heart of Germany. Russian armies were doing the same on the Eastern fronts. Germany’s war machine was being crippled and once-believable Nazi claims to be building a thousand-year empire, were doomed. Soon, all of Europe would be free and the boys would be coming home.

  • Polishing the Golden Arches

    By STUART CASSIDY           

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Touting more than “20 billion served,” with droves of those customers stemming locally, what would summer-fun on-the-go in Tell City be like without a McDonald’s restaurant? Residents will likely find out.

    According to the local fast-food chain’s project engineer David Call, the iconic home of the Big Mac sandwich plans to upgrade its facilities and could be closed for up to three months.