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  • Beekeeping a sweet deal for junior monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey


    (Dubois County) Herald


    ST. MEINRAD – Some monks brew beer or cobble shoes. Brother Simon Herrmann keeps bees.

  • Sweet potatoes need 150 frost-free days to mature

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May. By early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive.

    We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes, just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables. 

  • Ashlyn Marie Cronin

    Cassandra and Troy Cronin of Leopold announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Marie Cronin on April 13, 2016. She was delivered at 7:22 a.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Ashlyn was welcomed home by her sister, Madelyn, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Greg Krygielka and Darin and Sharon James, all of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Valerie Cronin and Rob and Deb Cronin, all of Tell City.

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  • Local businesses offering rewards for good grades

    PERRY COUNTY – Three local businesses are reviving the practice of rewarding children who earn good grades. The surprise reward will be administered to the first 500 Perry County elementary students, which includes kindergarten through sixth grade, who pick up their prize at Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center. The event will take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. These three days are reserved for the first 500 Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton students.

  • St. Boniface to hold Feast Day event June 11

    FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will hold the annual Celebration of the Feast Day event Saturday, June 11. Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Rib-eye dinners will be served at 5 p.m. at a cost of $15. Live music provided by Eighty Six will begin at 6 p.m.

    There will be a beer garden and a food court, with breaded tenderloins, brauts, cheeseburgers and potato haystacks.

    Proceeds will benefit the ongoing care of Historic St. Boniface.

    This event is sponsored by the St. Boniface Men’s Society.

  • Crankbaits catch big crappie ... yes crankbaits

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    When most anglers think of attracting crappie to a hook, they think minnows or jigs, or maybe a combination of both. They don’t think crankbaits.

    This old writer is in that group. Crankbaits never crossed my mind. I never heard of using a sizable bait like a crankbait to troll for crappie until a couple years ago while fishing with several outdoor writer friends prior to a crappie tournament at Kentucky Lake.

  • Three Tell Citians claim state titles

    AVON—Three Tell City Wrestling Club members won state titles in the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s freestyle and Greco-Roman tourneys May 7-8.

  • Softball sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—All three Perry County softball teams will open sectional play next Monday, May 23.
    Perry Central and Tell City are in the six-team, Class 2A Forest Park sectional at Cedar Crest School and both will have rematches with teams that defeated them in the regular season.
    Perry Central will face defending champion North Posey in the first game at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Forest Park taking on Tell City at approximately 7 p.m.

  • Schuetter one-hits Crawford County

    MARENGO—Morgan Schuetter threw a one-hitter as Tell City beat Crawford County 6-0 in a rain-shortened softball game Wednesday.
    Schuetter struck out nine and walked three in the five-inning game.
    The only hit against her was a one-out single by Addy Simpson in the fifth inning.
    A strikeout and a pop-up to the pitcher then ended the inning. The game was then called due to inclement weather.