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Local News

  • Rural News; April 23: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Jo Ella Evrard, who passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Al Bruggeman, who passed from this life Saturday, April 1; Stella Scales, who passed away Sunday, April 12; James “Jim” Basham, who passed away April 15, and Charlie Kuntz, who passed from this life April 16 after an automobile accident.

  • Rural News; April 23: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a mother-daughter-friend banquet at the church Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program afterward.

    Sunday school is held at the church each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church services at 9:30. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News; April 23: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A wedding reception was held this past Saturday at the Lynch Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills for Harold “Joe” and Norma Jean (Smith) Reimann, who exchanged wedding vows Friday, March 20. 

    Several friends and family members joined in the celebration with lots of food, music and visiting.

    Wedding blessings are wished for Norma Jean and Joe.

  • 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.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday, April 27.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Spring installment of property tax bills due May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 have been arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment will be due May 11 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. Also included in billings is the Form TS-1A. All tax bills will have the spring and fall coupons.

  • Local man hurt in weekend ATV crash

    BRISTOW – Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ATV accident that occurred in rural Perry County just before 4 a.m. April 19.

    Chester Mullins Jr., 21, of Tell City, sustained serious head trauma and multiple broken bones when he flipped an ATV on Cardinal Road near Bristow.

    Mullins was operating with a female passenger, Morgan Downs, 23, of Tell City, riding on the rear, when he lost control of the ATV and flipped, ejecting both occupants. The pair went to a nearby residence where they summoned help and called 911.