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Today's News

  • Backpack program begins a new year

    LOUANN OBERHAUSEN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As the new school year begins again, the Perry County Weekend Backpack Program will soon be sending bags of food home each Friday in the backpacks of students who come from homes where food is insufficient or sometimes unavailable.

    For the last five years, St. Paul Ministry of Charity has overseen this program to ensure that our children in Perry County don’t go hungry.

  • Drive sober or get pulled over; TC police on patrol

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will participate in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The step up in enforcement against impaired driving begins Friday and runs through Sept. 5.

    Local officers will join more than 250 agencies in the state and thousands more across the country in conducting high-visibility patrols, discouraging motorists from drinking and driving.

  • Louisville priest presented Distinguished Alumnus honor at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Fr. G. Nicholas Rice, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., was honored on Aug. 2 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, at the annual Saint Meinrad Alumni Reunion. He is a member of the ordination class of 1967.

    The award, given by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association, was begun in 1990 to honor alumni who exemplify the Gospel values and who have provided exemplary service in their lives or professions. The association’s board of directors reviews nominations for the award annually and makes the recommendations.

  • Five Benedictine monks mark 60-year jubilees

    ST. MEINRAD – The Benedictine monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey celebrated the 60-year jubilee of monastic profession for five of their confreres July 31.

    Honored were the Rev. Lambert Reilly, the Rev. Denis Quinkert, Bro. Andrew Zimmermann, the Rev. Timothy Sweeney and the Rev. Meinrad Brune.

    Father Lambert is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn. He made his profession of vows on Aug. 15, 1956, and was ordained a priest on Sept. 20, 1959.

  • Moose Lodge cocktails and paint party Aug. 17

    TELL CITY – There will be a “Cocktails and Paint Party” Aug. 17, at the Tell City Moose lodge beginning at 5:30.

    Early Bird Crafting will be leading the paint party. The fee is $25 per person and $10 of that amount will go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. Cocktails may be purchased at the bar.

    The Golden Living Center - Lincoln Hills team will attend the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 24, in Jasper. Call Mary Steed at (812) 547-3427 for more details.

  • Classes to begin soon at Ivy Tech in TC

    TELL CITY – The Ivy Tech Tell City Instructional Center will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 22. The site offers courses in many different areas of study such as business, healthcare and welding.

    Ivy Tech offers a college education at an affordable cost close to home. Students can pursue an Ivy Tech degree to prepare for an in-demand, high-paying job in two years or less, or as a smart start to a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech offers certificates, technical certificates, associate of applied science and associate degrees.

  • 17 days of Hoosier food and fun at the state fair

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    It’s that time of year again here in Indiana. Fried foods, 4-H shows, concerts and so much more come together for the Indiana State Fair, which runs Aug. 5-21.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to experience one of the best state fairs yet, as Indiana celebrates its 200th birthday. Our state’s history, art, folklore and traditions will be highlighted through new exhibits that display what it means to be a Hoosier, both past and present.

  • Hutchins-Williams

    Molly and Shane Williams and Denise and Rick Flamion announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Caley Williams of Tell City and Aaron Hutchins of St. Croix.

    The ceremony will take place Sept. 17, 2016 at Flamion Brothers’ Farms at 2 p.m. The reception will follow the ceremony at Fulda Sportsman Club.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Molly and Shane Williams of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Denise and Rick Flamion of St. Croix.

  • Fall story time series kick off Sept. 19

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library announces Fall Storytime.  Fall Storytime will run Sept. 19 through Oct. 27, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Registration will begin Aug. 15. Register for storytime by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Storytime programs are as follows:

    • Mondays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Tell City branch for children from birth to 2 years old

    • Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tell City branch for children 3 years old to 6 years old

  • Triumph and tragedy inspire new foundation fund to help first responders, families in crisis

    After raising three girls she adopted out of foster care, Mary Jane Malone wanted a way to honor them while helping Perry County. She also wanted to memorialize one daughter, whose life was taken by a tragic event. Mary Jane created the Mary Jane Malone Endowment Fund through the Perry County Community Foundation that will give back forever while remembering her and her family. Read Mary Jane’s story, written herself, about her life, her family’s life, and why she recently created this fund.