Today's News

  • Church News; Nov. 19

    Gospel band to perform at Deer Creek


    PERRY COUNTY – Divine Mercy, a southern-gospel band, will perform at Deer Creek Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. A Thanksgiving dinner will follow the service.


    Thanksgiving service Nov. 22


    TELL CITY – A unity Thanksgiving service is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Community Christian Church, 821 10th St. in Tell City.

  • Californian with local ties attends ‘The Price is Right’ taping

    TELL CITY – Elsie Arnold, who turns 90 on Saturday, claims her favorite game show is “The Price is Right.” She watches it every morning she can. A couple of weeks ago, she got a call from her son Randy Arnold, who said her grandson, Erik Arnold, would be on The Price is Right on Nov. 23.

  • Perry Central honors veterans at Nov. 11 program

    Editor’s note: This article about Perry Central’s Veterans Day program was written by Perry Central senior Zosha Roberson.


  • Sisters of St. Benedict to welcome Christkindlmarkt guests

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have announced their Monastery Event Hall is an official Christkindlmarkt site for 2015. Nearly 40 vendors will have their hand-made creations and foods on display and St. Ferdinand Knights of Columbus will serve food. Christkindlmarkt is Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All times are Eastern.

  • Live Glockenspiel coming to weekend Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt

    FERDINAND – A live Glockenspiel, or cuckoo clock, will be showcased at this year’s Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt, this weekend, Nov. 21-22.

    Performances will be held at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. EST both days at the site for the Christkindlmarkt’s free all day live entertainment,  the Forest Park High School Practice Gym Markt location at 1440 Michigan St. in Ferdinand.

    Singing and dancing in a reenactments of a German cuckoo clock are performers decked out in dirndls and lederhosen.

  • William Tell Elementary School’s Braunecker awarded grant

    TELL CITY – Kelli Braunecker, a first-grade teacher at William Tell Elementary School, was awarded a grant in the amount of $508.95 from the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

    One grant was awarded in each of the 10 regional areas of Indiana. Braunecker’s grant proposal was selected from among 127 applications in the first year awards of active teacher grants.

  • So close, so far

    Editors’ Note: This feature appeared in the Dubois County Herald and was written by Leann Burke. It was posted to the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.


    “Buggy! Buggy! It’s a buggy!”

    The Nancy Hanks Elementary School second-graders heralded their arrival to Amish country near Montgomery in Daviess County while their teachers, Janessa Steckler and Amber Lubbers, chuckled.

    “It’s funny because they do that every year,” Steckler said.

  • Wild turkey increasingly popular Thanksgiving treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    There is considerable difference between the wild turkey probably eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal and the tame bird found on most holiday tables these days.

    The bird most of us have with stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie was once closely related to the wild bird, but now hardly represents a distant cousin.

  • Dividing issues quantified in local election results

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    The voters’ decisions marked in the outcomes of recent elections is evidence of our citizens’ true views on local hot-topic issues.

    The term “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” seems to be an acceptable summary of a few recent letters submitted to the News. Amid the public outcries against new taxes, something contrary took place.

  • Sisters’ musical students to perform Dec. 7

    FERDINAND – Budding musical talents will be showcased as the students of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand perform their Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. EST in St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    Sisters Helen Maurer, Mary Karen Hill and Rose Wildeman teach students piano, guitar, violin, various band instruments and give voice lessons.

    Lessons on other instruments may also be available upon request.