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Today's News

  • Heartland Half Marathon, 5K Labor Day weekend

    JASPER – The half marathon and 5K run-walk event is slated for Sept. 1 – during the middle of Labor Day weekend – in Dubois County, just west of the Hoosier National Forest in southwestern Indiana.

  • Leopold church annual picnic set for July 28

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Catholic Church will have its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28.  Mass is 10:30 a.m.
    There will be parking for the handicapped. There will be quilts, a quilt raffle, silent auction, country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, baked goods and a grand raffle of 75 prizes totaling $3,500.
    Family-style chicken dinners will be served by the ticket number system in the air-conditioned dining room. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Carryouts will be available.   

  • Hendershot earns master’s degree from USI

    EVANSVILLE – Britney Hendershot, a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School and the daughter of Greg and Yvette Hendershot of Tell City, graduated from University of Southern Indiana May 3.
    She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy. While attending University of Southern Indiana she was nominated into the National Society of College Students.    
    Hendershot is the granddaughter of Tony and Donna Collignon of Tell City, Norman and Ruth Weber of Jasper, June Hendershot of Walton, Ky., and the late Doc Hendershot.

  • Local students earn degrees from Butler University

    INDIANAPOLIS – Area residents were among the 717 graduates to received diplomas from Butler University in Indianapolis during commencement May 11.
    Area graduates included Samantha Harpenau of Troy and Janae Schum of Santa Claus. Both received degrees in professional pharmacy.
    Best-selling author John Green addressed the graduates, telling them that their “hero’s journey would be one of moving “from strength to weakness.”

  • Rowe named to WKU’s president’s scholar

    TELL CITY – Andyn Rowe of Tell City was named to the spring 2013 Western Kentucky University’s president’s scholar list.

    She is a nursing major and a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School.
    Rowe is the daughter of Jason and Rachael Rowe of Tell City.

  • Goffinet earns degree from Purdue

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Neal Goffinet graduated with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental science and a minor in soil science from Purdue University May 11.

    He has accepted a position with Bernardin Lochmueller and Associates, Inc. out of Evansville as an environmental scientist. 
    Goffinet is the son of David and Jane Goffinet, and the grandson of Bill and Dolores Goffinet and Larry and Ann Manley, all of Tell City.

  • Sample appointed to Memorial staff

    JASPER – Emergency physician Stephen Sample M.D. was recently appointed to the Active Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

    Sample received his medical degree at University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Consortium in Texas. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

  • Openings in 3-year-old class at Stepping Stones

    LEOPOLD — Stepping Stones Pre-school, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2013-14 school year.
    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-olds, preparing them for elementary school.

  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire set and pre-registration is mandatory. Test sessions are not available in July due to summer break. But will be offered on a first-come, first serve basis Aug. 6 and Aug. 13.
    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency. The cost is $70 for the complete examination.

  • Brown participates in final navy exercise before deployment

    TROY – Navy Seaman Recruit Jessica L. Brown, daughter of Patricia A. Johnson of French Lick and Kent A. Brown of Troy, and other sailors assigned to the nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman recently participated in a final sustainment exercise before the ship’s upcoming deployment.
    Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk along with embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff, joined with guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto, USS Gettysburg and guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley and USS Mason for the exercise.