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  • Community Events; Jan. 21


    VFW breakfast buffet Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the post home. Scrambled eggs or made to order. The cost is $7 (price includes tax). Carry-outs are available and the public is invited. 


    Cancer support meeting Tuesday


  • Indiana Hunter Education Class venue change and February session

    HUNTINGBURG – The Indiana Hunter Education course scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, will change venues. Due to the temporary closure of the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, the class will now be held at Cedar Crest Elementary School. Check-in will start at 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance of Cedar Crest with classes being held in the cafeteria starting at 8 a.m.

  • Lawalin to attend the Applause Showcase

    TELL CITY – Brooke Lawalin has auditioned and been selected by an ARTS national talent scout. She will be attending the ARTS event July 25 through July 31 in Orlando, Fla.

    Since 1995, Applause International has been one of the most respected acting, talent and modeling organizations in the country.

    Twice each year, Applause International hosts the ARTS, which is designed to educate and safely showcase the best and brightest new models, actors, singers and dancers to the top agents, managers and casting directors.

  • Bluegrass concert series brings nationally acclaimed acts to Owensboro

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – The summertime bluegrass festival season is months away, while the music is already playing at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

    The museum, recognized for preserving and celebrating bluegrass where it began nearby, is set to host a concert series with nationally acclaimed acts. The series begins this month and continues through May. Concerts benefit the museum’s educational outreach programs, artifact collection efforts and a video oral history project.

  • Young farmers gather for Farm Bureau’s annual kickoff meeting


    Staff Writer


    CHRISNEY – While there’s still a great many cold nights between now and planting season, new generations of Spencer County Farmers are already looking ahead to a busy 2016. Jonathan and Derika Spaetti, local representatives for Indiana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Program, held a kickoff meeting Jan. 13 at the community center in Chrisney to inform the latest crop of farming families of all the opportunities available to help them grow in the agricultural industry.

  • State superintendent of public instruction addresses ISTEP concerns

    Glenda Ritz

    Superintendent ofPublic Instruction


    As you know, 2015 ISTEP results were recently released. The Spring 2015 version of ISTEP measured student progress on the new college and career ready Indiana Academic Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards, which were first taught during the 2014-15 school year, represent higher-level thinking skills. The results of the new ISTEP test reflect an increase in expectations regarding students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Perry Central Homecoming candidates chosen

    LEOPOLD – The 2015-16 Perry Central Basketball Homecoming Ceremony will be held between games of the boys’ varsity/junior varsity basketball game against Orleans this Friday evening, Jan. 22. The junior varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    The senior class selected the queen and king candidates, and the entire high school student body chose the queen and king.

  • Duck tape - the wonder tool

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    First, being upfront, I wish I owned stock in the company or companies that manufacture and sell duck tape (or is it duct tape?). However, I don’t.

    Like many folks, I use duck tape for many things, and others use if for many purposes most people would never think of. There are even websites touting the varied uses. Some are very practical. Some are just plain crazy.

  • Game Day menus that score big

    Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread that leaves guests cheering long after the game has ended.

    These tips will help you get started with a lineup that gets your guests’ taste buds running into overtime:

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