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Today's News

  • Eugene and Delores Welp

    Eugene and Delores Welp of Siberia will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a 7:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at St. Martin of Tours Church in Siberia.

    Eugene Welp and Delores Otto were married Oct. 5, 1974, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church in St. Meinrad.

    The Welps are the parents of three children, Amy (Zack) Smith of Franklin, Beth (David) Morris of Siberia and Christine Richardt of Branchville. They have six grandchildren, Emma and Caitlyn Smith, Alex and Cy Richardt and Ethan and Eli Moseby.

  • Coming events

    Heritage Handcrafts Association to meet Tuesday

    STENDAL – The Heritage Handcrafts Association will meet to plan for participation in The Winslow Lions Light Festival Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

    The meeting will be conducted at the Scrimshaw Shack, 3387 E. County Road 900 S. in Stendal. For more information, call (812) 536-2148.

    Tractor club to meet Thursday

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Branchville Conservation Club.

  • Class of ‘74 reunion Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Class of 1974 will hold a reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Iron Gate restaurant in Cannelton.

  • Big John Williams memorial ride set for Sept. 6

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 6.

    Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Braunie’s Bar. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and will return at 4:30 p.m. All vehicles are welcome.

    Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship of the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • Farmers market open

    TELL CITY – The Perry County farmers market is open 8 a.m. until sellout Saturdays and 4 p.m. until sellout Wednesdays.
    Markets will continue through fall. Anyone wanting to learn more can call 547-7933.

  • Benefits for Dakota Boeglin Sept. 13 and 20

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Biker Buds will host benefits for Dakota Boeglin Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 20.

    Dakota, 2, was diagnosed with hairy congenital nevi, which must be surgically removed due to a risk of cancer. Dakota’s family anticipates a minimum of 16 additional surgeries.

  • St. Pius Fall Fest planned for Sunday, Sept. 7

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 7.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” sold by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment will include the Crosswinds band, a large yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wanting carry-out soup should take their own containers.

  • K of C to host soccer challenge Sept. 7

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event.

    For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.

  • COLUMN: Why openness matters

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Guest Columnist

    One of the fundamental lessons of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

  • COLUMN: A northern beercation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It wasn’t that grand of a vacation in terms of time away from work, but a few days in southwest Michigan last week served to recharge my batteries and unlocked some of the often-overlooked attractions just to our north. It certainly whetted my appetite to return. My last week off was a self-planned “staycation.” I called it a brief but much-needed “beercation.”