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Today's News

  • Cicadas … music to your ears

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra. The orchestra of insects, that is. Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas. I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.

  • Sisters plan to raze Madonna Hall

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will deconstruct Madonna Hall, which has been vacant since 2000, when the sisters closed Marian Heights Academy, a girls’ boarding school.

    The five-story building opened in 1970 as a residence hall for Academy students on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception.

  • SF Quilt Show opens Friday
  • Schweizer Fest Christian Music Show Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Schweizer Fest Christian Music Show will be held Saturday in City Hall Park. Times will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The event is sponosred by Edward Jones Investments.

     

    3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. – Deer Creek Baptist Church Youth Group – Music and dramatizations

     

    4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Steve Bridgeman

  • Gelarden-Schank

    Cathy and Phil Gelarden and Becky and Brian Schank, all of rural Cannelton, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Paige Gelarden and Clinton Schank of Tell City.

    The ceremony will take place at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2013 graduate of Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington.

    She is employed as a certified public accountant and senior auditor with Deloitte and Touche, LLP.

  • Four generations of Etienne
  • Church News; Aug. 11

    St. Pius fall picnic Sept. 11

     

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival on Sunday, Sept. 11.

    On the menu will be the parish’s famous soup, available by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and homemade pie.

    Entertainment includes the Crosswinds band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to take their own containers for carry-out soup.

  • Community Events; Aug. 11

    Swim season winding down at JFK Pool

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s JFK Pool will be open Aug. 12-13, from noon to 5 p.m. The last day for the season will be Aug. 13.

     

    Blood drive Aug. 17 at GAB

     

    TELL CITY – There will be a blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at German American Bank in Tell City.

    For more information, contact Gretchen Lain at (812) 547-7025 ext 3117 or Tina Ziegelgruber at (812) 547-7025 ext 3112.

  • Hackbarth awarded grant to conduct research in Poland

    TELL CITY – Ryan Hackbarth has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Research Grant to conduct research in West Pomerania, Poland. During his 10 month visit, Hackbarth will study sedimentation and land use along the Odra River under the guidance of Dr. Ryszard Ewertowski of the West Pomerania University of Technology. Hackbarth hopes that his research will lead to a better understanding of how human use impacts erosion and river health. In addition to working as a scholar in the scientific community, Hackbarth will also serve as a cultural ambassador while abroad.

  • Acting out bullying at William Tell Elementary