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Today's News

  • Holiday World plans ‘Thunderbird’

    SANTA CLAUS – The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015.

    Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 feet in the air.

  • Young to attend Kennedy Center theater program

    TELL CITY – Wesley Young was chosen to attend the annual Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C.

    He is the son of Brenda G. Lee of Bowling Green and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City.

    Young was chosen from among applicants nationwide for one of 16 available slots for participants.

  • Lilly Dale Church of Christ to host revival

    GATCHEL – Lilly Dale Church of Christ will host a revival meeting beginning Sunday, Aug. 3 through Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Sunday morning service will start at 10 a.m. and each evening service will begin at 7 pm.

  • William Tell Elementary’s back-to-school cookout planned for Aug. 4

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will host a back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

    There will be free food, games, school supplies, drawings for prizes and information about new programs.

    Many teachers will be available to meet families at 6 p.m. This year, parents and guardians may pay book fees online beginning Monday, Aug. 4.

    For more information, contact Wendi Rich at 547-0506 or by email at wendi.rich@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Tractor club annual ride set for Aug. 2

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will have its fourth annual Tractor Ride Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Sign up for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club and then travel to Oriole, then south on Indiana 66 to the Alton-Buzzard Roost Road and then travel to Magnet.

    After a break, the tractor ride will return to the Branchville Clubhouse. The round trip will be approximately 30 miles. The cost is $5 per tractor for members and $15 for nonmembers, which includes membership to the club.

  • Cheers to 50 years

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  • Reunions

    • Perry Central’s Class of 1994 will hold a 20-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the French Lick Hotel. Members should reserve space for dinner and entertainment. Cost is $45 per person. Checks should be made payable to PC Class of 1994 and mailed to Crystal Frost, 2 Binnacle Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404. Contact Crystal (James) Frost at crystalfrost@hotmail.com or (650) 242-1992 with any questions.

  • Social News

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER filled nine tables during euchre games Wednesday. Ralph Stiles came in first place last week with 87 points, followed by Dale Flamion in second place with 85 points. Vernie Harpenau took third place with 84 points and Phil Braunecker came in fourth place with 81 points. The center holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • COLUMN: Working for you during summer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Every year, after the legislative session is wrapped up, my colleagues and I continue working during the summer months by serving on summer study committees.

  • COLUMN - Crayon counting and other memories

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.