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Today's News

  • Donald and Ruth Buckthal

    The Rev. Donald and Ruth Buckthal celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
    The couple were married Sept. 7, 1947 at Immanuel E & R Church in East St. Louis, Ill.
    They are the parents of Diana Winston (Allan), Paul Buckthal (Nancy) and Dr. David Buckthal. Their grandchildren are Dr. Jill McCuin (Brandon), Joshua Winston (Cindy), Craig Buckthal (Ana), Eric Buckthal (Tiffany) and Dr. Julia Honold (Justin). They have eight great-grandchildren.

  • Flamion – Seger

    The parents of Jessica Flamion and Nicholas Seger of Leopold announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Ricky Flamion of St. Croix and Susie Mullis of Tell City and the stepdaughter of Phillip Mullis of Tell City and Denise McCan of St. Croix. She is a graduate of Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and Rogers Hair Academy. She works as a cosmetologist at Smart Style.

  • Meuser – Thompson

    Molly Ann Meuser and Dirk James Thompson were united in marriage Saturday, June 16, 2012, during a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Jeffrey Goeckner at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, Ill.

    The bride is the daughter of John and Christine Meuser and the granddaughter of the late Carl and Dorothy Meuser and Jim and Faye Coley.
    The groom is the son of James and Tammy Thompson and grandson of the late Bernadette and John Evrard, and Robert and Freida Thompson.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony.

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  • Bartolotta – LaGrange

    Katie Bartolotta and Tyler LaGrange were united in marriage during a ceremony Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Church of St. Edward, Bloomington-Minneapolis, Minn.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bartolotta of Bloomington-Minneapolis. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bartolotta of Buffalo, N.Y.
    Mr. LaGrange is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff LaGrange of Leopold. He is the grandson of Elsie Arnold of Tell City and Phyllis LaGrange of Dale.

  • McGhee – Sutton

    Jenny McGhee and Shawn Sutton were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the First Christian Church in Owensboro, Ky.

  • COLUMN: The truth about elected officials

    By BETH HAUSER
    Guest Columnist

    To the constituents of Perry County, I am writing in regard to the lengthy article that was written in Thursday, Aug. 30, issue of The News regarding Ron Crawford’s bid to forgo the insurance for the elected officials.

  • COLUMN: An old-timer’s critique of books and tobacco

    By DICK HEDRICK
    Guest Columnist

    In this electronic day and age, we are inundated with highly technical critiques and comparisons of various electronic gadgets, such as smart phones, iPods, iPads and other works of wizardry. My beef is that they use language with which I am largely unfamiliar. Personally, I fear some of these technology writers may be suffering from a short circuit in their brain wiring.

  • EDITORIAL: New manned trips to the moon, Mars would be best tribute to Armstrong

    The recent death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, brings up the question of what would be the best way to honor his memory.

    One way we have immortalized some great men is declaring their birthday a national holiday. We have also declared the Monday closest to Oct. 12, the day Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World, a national holiday even though we now know some Viking explorers arrived in the Americas before he did.

  • Five added to reserve fire force in Tell City

    TELL CITY – At the recommendation of Fire Chief Greg Linne, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has added five reserve firefighters to the department’s ranks.

    John Kleeman, Mark Lehmkuhler, Isaac Turner, Major Aishe and Brandon Berger recently completed their mandatory training held in the county this summer and obtained state certifications.