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  • Birthdays

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    December 19

  • Mystery donor drops rings into Salvation Army kettle

    TELL CITY – A set of rings that “just lay around for the kids,” according to a note that accompanied them, was found among Dec. 9 donations in a Salvation Army red kettle.

    “It’s one of the most unique contributions I’ve ever received,” said Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army.

    A similar donation was found in a kettle in Boston, according to an Associated Press report in the Dec. 10 Evansville Courier & Press.

  • Paisley Marie Devillez

    Breyan Underhill and Gavin Devillez of Lamar announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Marie.

    She was delivered Nov. 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

    Paisley weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Roger and Stacey Lawalin of Lamar, Keith and Crystal Underhill of Doolittle Mills and Warren and Tammy Devillez of Leopold.

  • Daniel Hayden and Jane Efinger-Hayden

    Daniel Ryan Hayden and Jane Marie Efinger-Hayden of Troy are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a weeklong trip to Savannah, Ga., where they spent their honeymoon.

    Dan and the former Jane Efinger were married Dec. 23, 1989, by proxy via telephone by Tell City Mayor Bill Goffinet while Dan was stationed in Korea. A church ceremony and reception were held March 24, 1990, after Dan returned from his tour of duty.

  • A ho-ho-ho-hearted holiday endeavor

    Staff Writer

    During a recent holiday kick off event, the historic post office in the Santa Claus Village was bustling with activity – and will continue to be throughout the holiday season – as Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas.

  • As year nears its end, county parks board stays under budget

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the county parks board Wednesday that the department will have a little money left over in its budget at the end of this year.

    “There will be a little that goes back to the County Council,” said Tempel. He estimated the surplus at between $1,200 and $1,300 but said he won’t know the exact amount until the parks department’s final utility bills of the year are received and paid.

  • Two rejoin rec staff at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility Superintendent Kathy Alvey has announced the recent promotions of officers Gary Gogel and Paula Mitchell to the positions of recreation leader, effective Dec. 7.

    Gogel earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana State University in 1979.

  • Driver jailed after accident Saturday in Clark Township

    ADYEVILLE – A man involved in a one-vehicle accident Saturday has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    Leroy J. Paulin, 49, of 23549 Cardinal Road, Bristow, was jailed Sunday and later released on bond.

    According to police, a female motorist discovered the accident about 11:40 p.m. and said the vehicle was in a ditch and its driver was lying face-down in the road.

    St. Meinrad Fire Department First Responders were called to the scene but later told to disregard since there were no other patients.

  • Department responds to car fire on Buzzard Roost Road

    MAGNET – Central Perry firefighters responded to a care fire Dec. 8.

    Heather Cassidy reported her car was on fire at 10:08 a.m. and firefighters were back at their station by 11:30. No estimate of damage to the car was available.

  • Firefighters respond to call at home of one of their own

    ST. MARKS – Anderson Township and Central Perry fire departments were called to the Donald Kessens residence at 4218 Acorn Road Monday afternoon.

    Anderson Township Fire Chief John Taylor said the fire, reported shortly before 5 p.m., was triggered by an electric shortage in a deep freezer located in the basement.

    Flames spread to a wall and ceiling and Taylor said there was heat and smoke damage throughout the house. Kessens is a member of the Anderson Township Fire Department.