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Today's News

  • Meeting News, Feb. 25

    Twin Lakes 4-H Club

    ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its second meeting of the year Feb. 3 at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order with pledges being led by President Taylor Elmer and Vice President Amber Lindauer. The minutes were read by the secretary, Matthew Schlachter.
    The treasurer’s report was given by Johnathon Davis and he stated a cash award was received from the 4-H Council for the club winning third place in the window display contest.

  • Annual Rome VFD chili supper set for March 9

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper beginning at 5 p.m. March 9 at the Rome Community Center.
    A country store will be set up and sell pies, cakes, cookies, bread, candies, canned goods and more. The menu for the supper will be chili, plain or with grated cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. One refill of chili will be allowed with each meal.
    A cake walk is also planned. For more information, contact Dennis James at 836-2328.

  • Farm Bureau meeting March 7 at Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual meeting of Perry County Farm Bureau Inc. is set for March 7 at the Bristow Community Center. A pork-chop dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
    The evening’s guest speaker will be Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut, who will speak about the new jail under construction near the county courthouse.
    A short business meting will begin at 7:15 p.m., with an election of delegates and reporting of past activities.

  • Newlin completes Army basic training at Fort Benning

    FORT BENNING, Ga. – Pfc. Tyrel Newlin completed Army basic training Jan. 17 at Fort Benning. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne Feb. 14.

    He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and enrolled in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
    Newlin is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School and is the son of Mark and Penny Newlin of Tell City.

  • Metz named president of Boston International

    BRANCHVILLE – Pamela Metz has been appointed president of Boston International effective Jan. 29.

    For the past six years, Metz has been the national director of sales for Boston International, a distributor of paper products, giftware and decorative accessories. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the gift market. Her previous positions have include senior executive at Ganz LLC and vice president of sales at Russ Berrie and Co.

  • Education Notes, Feb. 25

    Dickerson named to Ball State University’s dean’s list
    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who were included on the dean’s list during the fall 2012 semester.
    Deidra Dickerson of Leopold earned a spot on the list for the semester.
    Ball State is a state-supported university with a current enrollment of about 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
    For more information about Ball State, go to www.bsu.edu/news.

  • Next TNR program set for March 18

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. March 18.
     For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered. Traps are available to borrow from the shelter for a $5 fee.

  • Formal and prom dress sale March 3

    TELL CITY – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee is once again sponsoring its annual formal and prom dress sale fundraiser March 3 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.
    The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To participate, take clean dresses to the Schergens Center March 3. There is a fee to enter the dresses and the seller will set the sale price and receive the total purchase prise of their dresses. Cost to submit one to four dresses is $10; five to nine dresses is $15 and 10 or more dresses is $20.

  • Cassidy – Culbertson

    Cassie Lynn Cassidy and Derek Keith Culbertson were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday Oct. 20, 2012, at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City.

    The bride is the daughter of Richard and Mary Cassidy of Tell City. Mr. Culbertson is the son of Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Al Madden.

  • COLUMN: A budget focused on education

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    As a freshman, it has been exciting for me to see the process a state budget goes through to be crafted. Last week, House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, passed out of the House with bipartisan support and will be heard in the upcoming weeks by the Indiana Senate.

    This is an important time for the legislature to decide the direction we will take as we distribute and designate funds for Indiana’s future.