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Today's News

  • COLUMN: U.S. losing moral leadership

    By MARLIN BETTS, Guest Columnist

    Recently our vice president and then our president publicly announced they personally are supportive of gay marriage in the United States.

    At first I was upset that our country’s leadership would go on record with this stance. But I knew in my heart that it was just a matter of time before one of our presidents did so. This issue has been building to this point, just like other moral issues have reached a similar point in the past.

  • COLUMN: Make every day of summer count

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Memorial Day serves as the official kickoff to summer, although it’s felt like summer since April. An early spring has been followed by a hot and dry early summer. We need rain but each summer, it seems, brings dry spells of some duration or another. With luck we’ll get regular rains so farmers’ early planted crops – and gardeners’ early-planted vegetables – will do well.

  • EDITORIAL: Opposing bipartisanship won’t get much accomplished

    Richard Lugar’s loss in the Republican primary this month means Indiana will have a new United States senator next January.

    One could argue that it was time for Lugar to go, as he has already served twice as long as any previous Hoosier senator and if re-elected he would have turned 86 before his next term ended.

  • Coming Events

    Bookmobile parked until June 6

    PERRY COUNTY – In preparation for a new bookmobile scheduled to arrive at the end of the month, the Perry County Library bookmobile will not make its usual stops from Tuesday to June 6.

  • Macaraig – Basinger

    Sherryll Macaraig and Mike Basinger were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Corona, N.Y.

    The bride is the daughter of Arsenio and Dorie Macaraig of Batangas City, Philippines. Mr. Basinger is the son of Evelyn Basinger of Tell City and the late Charles Basinger.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the ceremony officiated by Robert Llanillo.

    A reception was held after the ceremony at the Courtyard Marriott East in Elmhurt, N.Y.

  • Herrmann – Harper

    Kayla Herrmann and Aaron Harper of Cannelton announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve Herrmann and Belinda Ball, both of Tell City. She is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently attending Ivy Tech Community College for office administration. She works as a certified nursing assistant at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • RSVP fundraiser at Ponderosa Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Ponderosa Steakhouse invites the community to support Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program during a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponderosa.

    The restaurant will donate 10 percent of each purchase that evening to the RSVP program. Those dining Tuesday must present a fundraiser flyer or mention RSVP to the cashier to donate.

  • Preschool graduation

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  • Graduation time!

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  • Southern Indiana Republican golf scramble June 19

    ANTA CLAUS – The Southern Indiana Republicans of Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties will host a golf scramble June 19 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course.

    Shotgun start is set for 12:30 p.m.

    Cost is $100 for a single person registration and hole sponsorships are available for $100. Players will receive tee gifts, proximity prizes, team plaques, door prizes, on-course refreshments and an award dinner.

    For more information, contact Tom McCart at 547-6156 or (812) 457-7709.