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  • Beekeeping a sweet deal for junior monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    By LEANN BURKE

    (Dubois County) Herald

     

    ST. MEINRAD – Some monks brew beer or cobble shoes. Brother Simon Herrmann keeps bees.

  • Perry County’s own ‘Bison-tennial’ bison arrives
  • Former Perry Central teacher translates Whitman tribute

    TELL CITY – Fans of the 19th-century poet Walt Whitman may be interested in a newly published bilingual edition of Hispanic-American poet Luis Alberto Ambroggio’s recent tribute to Whitman.

    “Todos somos Whitman,” or We Are All Whitman, is Ambroggio’s literary response, primarily, to Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”

  • Saying farewell to Fr. Tom

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY—The Rev. Thomas Richstatter, known to most in this area as Father Tom, was born in Topeka, Kan., in 1939 and received his higher education in Ohio, Detroit and Paris.
    But he has lived in Tell City the last 31 years and has taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for 32 years.
    He will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a Catholic priest this Sunday at St. Paul. Then he will leave this area at the end of June, as he has decided it is time to retire.

  • The Wright way of education

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

    United in life and joined by their love for teaching, if there is a model that embodies what it means to be a Perry Central Commodore, it would likely come in the form of the husband-and-wife teaching duo of Jackie and Nancy Wright.

    But soon, that torch of unwaivering classroom dedication will be passed on to the next generation of educators. Teachers with a combined 61 years at the school, both Mr. and Mrs. Wright plan to retire at the end of the school year.

  • Diplomas ready for 81 PC seniors

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will echo inside the Perry Central High School gymnasium Sunday as members of the Class of 2016 receive their diplomas.

  • TC grads await Friday ceremony

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A night of joyful tears, laughs and reminiscing will mingle as students look to the future during Tell City High School’s graduation. Diplomas will be awarded at ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Graduates, family and friends attending this years’ Tell City High School commencement will listen to words of encouragement and advice from their top-two academic grads: Valedictorian Kevin Yeung and Salutatorian Gant Miller. 

  • For God and Country

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Ora et Labora

    Prayer and Work

     

    The Latin motto typifies the two major components of everyday life for a Benedictine monk, who devotes his time on earth to prayer and contemplation while working on behalf of his fellow monks and the larger world outside his monastery.

  • Man charged with March home invasion

    TELL CITY – A drop of blood has helped to solve a March burglary in Tell City.  That’s the word this morning from the Tell City Police Department, whose officers say the suspect, Kevin D. Linn, 35, faces charges of burglary, theft and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.

    On March 4, police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a resident said someone had gained entry to her property overnight. Police said the suspect had entered the home through a broken window and took items.

  • Hydrant flushings set

    Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants this week

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 24. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

     

    Hydrant flushing to begin Monday in Cannelton