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Today's News

  • William Tell Elementary fourth-quarter honor roll students named

    TELL CITY – The following students have been named to the William Tell Elementary honor roll for the last quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:

  • Perry Central Elementary releases honor roll for fourth nine-weeks

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Elementary has named the following students to the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Meet Honest Abe at library July 25

    TELL CITY – As part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program, Abraham Lincoln presenter David Wolfe will give a special appearance at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Tell City branch.

    Other weekly activities available for various ages include story times, children’s adventure club and tween’s club. Registration for weekly activities is required.

    Days and times are available by calling the library or visiting the website at www.tcpclibrary.org and clicking the ‘children’ tab.

  • Reunions; July 9

    VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday

     

    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.

     

    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25

     

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; July 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual vacation Bible school will be held at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills beginning 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.

    The 2015 VBS theme is “Blast to the Past.”  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Several people attended the annual Independence Day celebration at the Ole Lynch Homeplace near Doolittle Mills Saturday, July 4. Lots of food, music and fireworks were enjoyed by all.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; July 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The annual vacation Bible school at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be held next week. It is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13 and will continue throughout Friday, July 17, with the closing program held Friday night. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme for this year is “Blast to the Past.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; July 9

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Herman Epple who passed away June 30, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. We will remember Herman as a music lover playing his harmonica, even though he was a farmer of the Huffman area for many years.

    Also, our condolences to Patricia “Tweet” Wilkerson of the rural Tell City area, near Derby, who passed away of an apparent heart attack July 1, 2015. She loved her family gatherings.

  • A many-legged argument

    By JEROD CLAPP

    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune

     

    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • St. Rita’s School for the Deaf festival this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • Local war hero and author to be featured on Nat Geo segment

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    A local soldier’s story of his time fighting in Baghdad will be featured Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, in a series about the decade of the 2000s on the National Geographic Channel. “The 2000s: A New Reality,” will air at 9 p.m. Eastern and feature commentary and images from Spencer County native Anthony Farina and his book, “Angels in Sadr City: The Final Battle for Baghdad.”