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  • 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.

  • Visit by the Easter Bunny
  • 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.

  • Making a hypertufa pot Tuesday at VIP

    PERRY COUNTY – On Tuesday, April 14, VIP Foliage in Tell City will host a class on making Hypertufa pots. Hypertufa, commonly known as ‘tufa,’ is an artificial stone first created in the mid-19th century by mixing sand, peat and various volcanic aggregate and cement. Today, the updated recipe calls for cement, vermiculite (or perlite) and peat moss.

  • Lamb Cemetery earns historic designation

    It’s another first for Lamb Cemetery. The resting place of Revolutionary War soldiers, it is the first cemetery in Perry County to be recognized in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry.

  • Easter hug
  • 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.

  • Tell City husband and wife face drug charges

     

    TELL CITY – A drug investigation led to the arrest Saturday of a Tell City husband and wife.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, officers following up on information they received about possible drug trafficking, obtained a search warrant for the 136 N. 14th St. home of Eric L. Howard and his wife, Dana M. Howard.

    The late-evening search of the home allegedly turned up nearly an ounce and a half of methamphetamine, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Wanted: A nanny for two adorable children

    TELL CITY – “If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition, rosy cheeks, no warts; play games, all sorts.” So begins the “Nanny wanted” advertisement written by hopeful youngsters Jane and Michael Banks in the popular musical, “Mary Poppins.”

    This year, the 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will feature “Mary Poppins” during this summer’s celebration July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.