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Today's News

  • Hagedorn joins Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana staff

    EVANSVILLE – The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana has announced two new additions to its team,  Carol Hagedorn and Audrie Burkett. Hagedorn will assume the role of vice president, community development, and Burkett joins the coalition staff as executive assistant. Debbie Bennett-Stearsman will become the new director of special projects.

    Since January 2003, Hagedorn has served as vice president of economic and community development for the Perry County Economic Development Corp.

  • Lots of damage, but no serious injuries in crash
  • Derby Riverfest pageant winners
  • Young earns rank of professor at Radford University

    TELL CITY – Wesley Young, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City and Brenda Lee of Bowling Green, Ky., was recently promoted to the rank of professor at Radford University in Virginia.

    He has taught there for the past 15 years in the school’s Department of Theatre and Cinema. 

    A teacher, actor and director, Young is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds a masters in fine arts from the University of Alabama.

  • Schaefer – Mehling

    Jackie Schaefer and Steve Mehling will be married at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, 2015, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry.

    Parents of the couple are Pauline Schaefer of St. Meinrad and the late Harold Schaefer and Eugene and Imelda Mehling of Ferdinand.

    The future bride is employed by the Dubois Spencer Perry Exceptional Children’s Co-op as a preschool coordinator and teacher for orthopedic impairment students. 

    The future groom is employed by Jasper Engines and Transmissions as an over-the-road truck driver.

  • Perry County’s 10-Year 4-H’ers

    Perry County 4-H has recognized 20 outstanding youth who are completing their final year in 4-H. The following individuals are 10-year members.

     

    Daniel Alvey

    Daniel Alvey is a member of the Gatchel 4-H Club and the son of Doug and Bev Alvey.  This fall, Daniel will attend Vincennes University-Jasper Campus for the industrial maintenance technician program. In 4-H, Daniel’s favorite project was shooting sports.

    Outside of 4-H, Daniel was active in Boy Scouts, where he earned his Eagle Scout award.

  • A real dog and pony show

    Clarke Blackford

    Guest Columnist

     

    In the summer of 1970, after Kathy and I were married, we moved to Evansville. I was teaching there and we moved into an apartment near my school.

    Across the alley from our apartment lived Mr. and Mrs. Shephard, a couple with a 4- or 5-year-old little girl. In their backyard were two buildings.

  • Courts need more child advocates

    Children’s voices are innocuous, and  in a court system devised to deal with adult issues, they are sometimes overshadowed; their messages are not thoroughly recognized. That’s why earlier this month, judges from local communities rallied to ask for assistance in helping kids overcome the effects of abuse and neglect, through volunteerism in the court-appointed-special-advocates program.

  • Life’s a lot like a bingo game

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Life is a lot like a game of Sunday bingo. Sooner or later everyone’s number comes up.

    I’ve come across several bingo games in the past few weeks, at St. Paul’s church picnic in City Hall Park and at a few other community events. I didn’t have time to play but I would have liked to.

  • Reunions; June 29

    Mulzer family reunion Sunday

     

    EVANSTON – The descendants of Wolfgang Mulzer will gather for a reunion Sunday, July 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston.

    A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Meat and drinks will be provided. Each family is asked to take a covered dish. A free-will offering will help pay for expenses.

     

    Brown family reunion Aug. 9