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Local News

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — So sorry to say Kirstie Ann Bayer lost her battle with cancer and passed away April 6, 2015. Our prayers and sympathy are with her family during this difficult time. She was only 26 and this is an example of why insurance companies should pay for mammograms before the age of 40.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; April 16

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 —

    At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, John Hays of Bristow will perform an organ recital at St. Meinrad Archabby.

    Try to be there to enjoy the music and show your support.

    Birthdays this week are Misty Board, Brother Clarence Enmen,

    Dewey Rickenbaugh, Mark Van Winkle, Aaron Van Winkle,

    Holly Xanders and Eric Hayes. May this year be filled with love, happiness and great health. God bless.

    Those celebrating anniversaries are Todd and Pam Schaefer,

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; April 16

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — On Wednesday afternoon of last week, Harold and I traveled to Evansville and went to the home of Allen and Janie Lynch for a visit. Allen is a cousin to Harold. We enjoyed a nice visit in the evening and met with them to enjoy a meal before leaving town. On our way home, we stopped for a visit at the home of Ronnie and Betty Bayer in Dale.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —A mother-daughter-friend banquet will be held at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m. in the church basement, followed by a Mother’s Day program. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 9

     

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — The past week was a sorrowful one for more reasons than one.

    The passion of our Lord always is, but Easter came Sunday with a joyous celebration across the world, and we have a new beginning.

    It is always difficult to relive events that bring us pain and homesickness on the holidays and this is true for everyone who has lost a loved one, especially in the first few years, and every family has been through this at one time or another, haven’t they?

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; April 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Hopefully everyone had a nice and blessed Easter weekend.

    Visitors and noontime guests with Harold and me Easter Day were Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubrey, Natalie and Arianna; and Elisha Schwartz and Joe Hill and Peggy and Jeff Eckert and Darlene Mitchell and Brady Hill and Kaley House and Brandon Eckert and Tiffany Smith and Brandi Eckert and daughter Brooklyn and Darrin Wiseman. After the meal, everyone enjoyed an egg hunt. The weather was nice for the day.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; April 9

     

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 —  John Hays, an organist from Bristow, will perform in a recital of his music at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church. This is the first of his musical tour of organ music. Plan to attend at 3 p.m. April 26.

     If anyone wants to join, there are several area yard sales planned in April. For more information,  contact Lanette Meyer.

    The United Pentecostal Church of Bristow on Indiana 145 is having a large yard sale Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual membership supper at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye will be this coming Saturday evening, April 11, at 5 p.m. Membership cards may be picked up at the door. No carryouts will be available.

    JoAnn Underhill hosted a meal Saturday afternoon at her home near St. Croix over the Easter weekend. Those sharing in the holiday meal were Shirley Andry; Angie, Blake and Brady Hill; Leroy, Theresa and Lauren Schwartz; Kaley House and Jake and Sheila Borden.

  • Crash on Indiana 66 outside Troy claims life of area man

     

    TROY – Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Vince Brown investigated a fatal accident at 2:22 p.m. Thursday on Indiana 66 at an intersection with County Road 1250 E. near the Anderson River. 

    Police said Charles Kuntz of Troy was pulling out from Lincoln Ferry Park and was crossing Indiana 66 onto County Road 1250 E. Police said Kuntz failed to notice a westbound semi driven by Raymond Daugherty. Kuntz’s vehicle was struck in the passenger side. The impact of the collision forced Kuntz’s car off the highway and down an embankment.

  • Schweizer Fest auditions for ‘Mary Poppins’ set for April 24-25

    TELL CITY – Have a talent for the stage? This year, the 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will feature “Mary Poppins” during this summer’s celebration, July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.