Today's News

  • Smokey celebrates his 70th birthday in Tell City

    Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday July 26 with cake and activities in Sunset Park. About 40 children and their families attended the celebration, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Tyler Kleaving, winner of the birthday-card contest, poses for a photo with Smokey Bear.

  • Pet of the Week

    ROCKY was found in early April on Highway 237 in Dale by an Indiana State Trooper.

    He’d been hit by a vehicle when the officer, thinking him dead, stopped to remove him from the roadway.

    When he realized Rocky was still alive, the officer delivered him to a nearby animal hospital, where the veterinary staff treated Rocky for a skull fracture, concussion, broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.

    Rocky has endured several surgeries and now has the green light to find a new forever home.

  • School menus - Week of Aug. 11-15

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.
    Wednesday: BREAKFAST - French toast sticks LUNCH - Sausage and egg biscuit, hash brown and cooked apples.

  • Hands-on science breathes new life into teaching, learning

    Feature Writer

    Behind door No. 1, large, industrious beetles claw their way across desktops, pulling varying amounts of paper clips behind them. Some are bigger and stronger than others, but all are moving forward, each with a length of white string tied around its thorax. Scientists gather around excitedly, predicting the load each beetle can bear and scrawling down observations.

  • Sisters of St. Benedict offer workshop on centering prayer

    Centering prayer is based on the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:  “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

    Cost is $75 and includes lunch.  

    For more information or to register, call (812) 367-1411, Ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org/programs.

  • Make-A-Wish charity golf event Monday

    EVANSVILLE – St. Mary’s Children’s Services and Old National Bank present the fifth annual Make-A-Wish charity golf event, Monday, Aug. 11, at the Evansville Country Club.

    Special guest Eddie Payton will be there for a meet and greet and photo opportunity with all participants in the afternoon. Payton is a retired running back of the Minnesota Vikings, and now head golf coach at Jackson State University.

    The event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to participate. Foursome slots are still available.

  • Little Pigeon Baptist Church gospel sing Aug. 16

    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church near Lamar will hold a meal and gospel sing Saturday, Aug. 16, at the church.

    A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and singing by “The Montgomery Family” will begin at 7 p.m. All are invited and welcome.

  • Mary Help of Christians Church to host Mariah Hill picnic Sunday

    MARIAH HILL – The annual Mariah Hill picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 10 at the church grounds of Mary Help of Christians three miles east of Dale on Highway 62.

    Mariah Hill “famous soup” will be available by the bowl or in bulk. Take your own containers.

    Beginning at 10 a.m., fried-chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining hall.

    A grand raffle will be held at 4:30 p.m. with more than 100 prizes.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Congratulations to James Mark Rhodes II and Jaime Lee Hess, who were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.  

    The reception followed at the Tell City American Legion. May God bless them with many years of happiness.

  • Community Events

    Zumba weekly at Schergens Center
    TELL CITY – Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness sponsor Zumba classes at the Schergens Center at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Cost is $3 per class or $12 for five sessions.

    Perry County students are admitted to classes for free. Those attending are asked to wear athletic shoes, take water and a towel and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in.