Today's News

  • A fair mix of hard work, food and fun
  • Old National launches ‘Tools For Schools’

    EVANSVILLE – In collaboration with area homeless-youth-education programs, Old National Bank has launched a corporate-wide annual “Tools for Schools” campaign as a community-wide collection drive of school supplies for disadvantaged youth in grades kindergarten through 12.

    This campaign will help ensure all children will have basic supplies during the upcoming school year.

    The campaign will run through Friday, July 24, and donations can be left at any of Old National’s banking centers during normal business hours.

  • Church News; July 16

    Bethel Baptist to host VBS July 20-24


    TELL  CITY – SonQuest Rainforest will be the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church, according to an announcement last week by the Rev. Ron Ammon.

    Bethel’s VBS will be conducted July 20 to 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly for children ages 3 to 10 years old.

    Those needing transportation can call Sharon Noble at (812) 719-6234. Bethel is located at 911 Fulton St. in Tell City.


  • Mary Poppins set to fly

    The curtain will soon rise on the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    This year’s performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m.  Sunday’s matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. All shows will be performed in the Tell City Junior -Senior High School Auditorium.

    The evening show time of 7 p.m. is a departure from previous years. 

  • Grape growing program offered July 21

    PERRY COUNTY – The Purdue Master Gardeners will offer a grape growing seminar for its July public program.

    Grape growing will be held at 6 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 21, at Winzerwald Winery, 26300 North Indian Lake Rd. in Bristow.

    The program will be presented by Dan Adams, vineyard manager and winemaker for Winzerwald Winery.

    Adams is a graduate of Indiana State University, with Bachelor of Science degrees in both life science and in environmental-health science.

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Charles A. James of Leopold, who died July 2, 2015, at the home of his son. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong farmer, he enjoyed attending Perry Central sports and raising chicken and selling eggs at the farmers market.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Jeannie Hall, who passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. She retired from General Electric in 1972.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school is in progress this week at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. The closing program will be held Friday evening, July 17, beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

    Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Katy Rochelle East of Shelbyville, Ky., due to her recent tragic death. Shannon Funeral Service in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements, where several area people paid their respects. 

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 16
  • Cannelton Elementary school supply lists pre-kindergarten through fifth grade

    No Trapper Keepers or wheels on backpacks will be allowed.


    • One backpack, one roll of paper towels, one two-pocket folder, 2 boxes Crayola brand markers, one box of Crayola crayons, one box of quart or gallon resealable bags, one supply box or bag, a change of clothes in a resealable bag, one hardback 3-ring binder, one pack assorted-color construction paper, a two-pack of glue sticks, one set of washable paints in a hard case and one pair of Fiskars brand children’s scissors.


  • Cannelton Elementary registration approaching, classes begin Aug. 11

    CANNELTON – Registration for Cannelton Elementary students for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Myers Grade School cafeteria.

    A back-to-school kids’ fest for students entering prekindergarten to fifth grade only will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton.

    A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register.