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Today's News

  • Strassenfest accepting photos for baby contest through Wednesday

    JASPER – La Leche League is now accepting pictures for their annual baby photo contest during the Jasper Strassenfest. Photos will be accepted through Wednesday, July 30 or until all 96 entry spaces are filled.  

    Strassenfest baby-photo contestants should be individual or a sibling group between 0 and 36-months-old on July 1. All photographs will be returned.  

  • American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors rally Aug. 2

    PERRY COUNTY – American Legion posts in Spencer County will sponsor a benefit rally Saturday, Aug. 2, for the American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program, which provides aid to wounded veterans.

    Jeeps and motorcycles can participate. The cost to register will be $15 and includes one free meal per entry.

    Additional meals will cost $10.

    Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Meinrad Legion Home Post 366 or call Sylvan May at (812) 719-8056 or send email to jillvanhoosier@yahoo.com to preregister.

  • Perry Central back-to-school cookout set for Aug. 5

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central back-to-school cookout will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the school cafetorium.

    The event will include school-readiness booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses, including bus rides for incoming preschoolers and tech support for a Skyward, a new family-school connection computer program.

    There will also be inflatables and entertainment by the Perry Central band and cheerleaders. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be served.  

  • Church News

    Food Pantry Sunday at First United Methodist
    TELL CITY – Everyone is invited to make an offering to the church’s food pantry during communion Sunday to help support Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food Pantries need help all year long and our congregation will be making a huge difference by helping to support Jasper’s Food Pantry each and every month. Items may be dropped off at the church office during office hours until and including Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Rural News

    Gerald - BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Please keep all our family and friends who have been sick or have had surgery in your prayers in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

    One of our former neighbors is now at Oakwood Health Campus. Mac Roberts is recuperating from a stroke at this time, along with several other of our friends there, and also at the Golden Living Center.

  • Silly Safaris live animals at Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Tell City First Baptist Church is sponsoring the appearance of Silly Safaris at this year’s Schweizer Fest.

    The live-animal show is a blend of entertainment and information and provides over 3,000 conservation-themed animal shows each year throughout the U.S. The show will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, during Schweizer Fest on Main Street in Tell City. Silly Safaris is based in Indianapolis.

  • Community Events

    K of C chicken dinners Saturday
    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will have chicken dinners available beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in the parking lot behind the K of C building.

    VFW breakfast buffet Saturday
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will have a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the post home in Tell City. Price is $6.50 plus tax and everyone is welcome.

    Masons to hold fellow craft degree Saturday

  • Tell City’s Yuen earns honors distinction

    TELL CITY – Victoria Yuen of Tell City was recognized for her outstanding academic performance during spring semester at Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    Yuen’s high grade-point-average earned her a place on the executive dean’s list, which is reserved for students who complete at least 12 graded credit hours in a single semester while earning at least a 3.7.

    Students earning this distinction have their names posted on the university’s website.

  • Open house Saturday to celebrate Bobbi Whitehead’s 90th birthday

    ROME – An open house 90th birthday celebration for Bobbi Whitehead will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Rome United Methodist Church in Rome. All friends are welcome to attend and wish Bobbi a happy 90th birthday.

  • Sidebottom – Hagedorn

    Laura Raye Sidebottom of Cloverport, Ky., and Raymond Joseph Hagedorn of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Ona Sidebottom of Greensburg, Ky.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Randy and Doris Hagedorn of Tell City.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Summersville Baptist Church in Summersville, Ky.

    A reception will take place at Sidebottom Farm.