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Today's News

  • Oakwood art contest entries due by June 5

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will hold an art competition for local artists in the community as part of a wellness event.

    Trilogy Health Services holds its annual T200 Bike Run to raise health and wellness awareness. This year, Oakwood Health Campus was chosen as the location for the finish line to the event.

    As part of the finish line festivities, an art competition is being held. It is open to all local artists and to any art media category.

  • Lincolnland Drone Fest coming to Santa Claus Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Feature Writer

     

    Want to learn more about drones and watch some of the best drone pilots around race their aircraft? Mark this Saturday, May 13, on your calendar and plan to be in Yellig Park in Santa Claus. History will be made that day with the first Santa Claus Cup  Drone Competition and Lincoln Land Drone Fest.

     According to Aaron Begle, a drone enthusiast who has helped to train people in the use of the aircraft in places as far away as Hawaii, the event will be both recreational and educational.

  • Sisters to hold summer social June 2-3

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, will hold their 150th anniversary summer social on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana.

    Social hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

  • JFK Pool opening May 31

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City will open Wednesday, May 31, at noon, for the 2017 summer season. Hours for opening day will be from noon to 5 p.m.

    Regular pool hours for the remainder of the season will be Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

    Admission will be $5 per person for anyone over 4 years of age, and 4 and under are free. Anyone under 8 years old must be accompanied by someone 13 years or older, no exceptions.

    Pool passes are available at City Hall or at the pool. The cost is $80 for a book of 20 passes.

  • Award-winning artist eyes future in creative field

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County native Callie Poehlein has seen success as an art student, evolving in her creativity like one of her award-winning pieces.

    She wasn’t always set on art for a career path. In high school, she was set on going into a science field, but upon taking a class as a senior, art became her pursuit. “I realized I was pretty good at it,” she said.

    She is now majoring in studio art with a 2-dimensional emphasis.

  • Poppy program Friday-Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be available Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers. The program is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion 213 Auxiliary.

    Volunteers will take part in the nation-wide program in memory of the citizen soldiers who gave their lives in the cause of freedom. Funds collected on Poppy Days are used to assist veterans and their families.

  • First Monte Cassino pilgrimage of 2017 set for Sunday

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • May 14, Father Joseph Cox OSB, Mary, Our Mother

    • May 21, Father Barnabas Gillespie OSB, Holy Lady, Chosen by the Father

  • Sisters 150-year color run June 3

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict will host a color run on Saturday, June 3, as part of the their 150th anniversary. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m.  with registration tables located at Kordes Hall. The entry fee for those who preregister by May 31 is $35, which includes a T-shirt. Participants not wanting a T-shirt can enter for $25. Race-day registration is $40.

    This is a color run so participants should come prepared to be dusted with safe, non-toxic colored powder.

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  • A president struggling to get on track

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Colunist

     

    I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neither the country nor the world when a U.S. president struggles or fails.

    Yet, I also believe that constructive criticism can help a president grow more capable. It’s in this spirit that I want to take a hard look at the Trump presidency so far.