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Today's News

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • Parish closings would hurt people, communities

    News that some of Perry County’s Catholic parishes may eventually close under a consolidation plan under consideration by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis came as a shock to many over the past week.

  • Predictability an asset

    MARK BENNETT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    They’re calling us boring. I’m not sure if we Hoosiers can take such an assault sitting down, unless it involves eating a bag of chips while reclining in a lounge chair at the mall.

  • Wyandotte Caves a hidden gem

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    For the first time since 2009, both the little and big Wyandotte Caves in O’Bannon Woods State Park are open to the public.

    This past weekend, I joined several folks from the Department of Natural Resources and the lieutenant governor for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen the caves.

    These caves, located in Leavenworth, have been a part of our history for thousands of years. The very first guided tours were conducted in 1851.

  • Lilly Dale VBS celebrates the super human
  • Church picnic season arrives

    St. Boniface

    FULDA – St. Boniface will host its annual summer picnic Sunday, Aug. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. with the famous soup and food court, country store, family fun center and games of chance for adults, including bingo, poker table and paddle wheel. Fried chicken and roast beef dinners will be available in the Parish Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by Sweetwater Band will begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Foster parent information session Aug. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – The Villages will host a foster parent information session at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church 19630 N. Fourth St., St.

    Interested foster parents and individuals who have a heart for children are invited to attend to learn about the foster care process and have their questions answered about becoming a champion for children in their community.

  • Community Events; July 14

    Leopold Park breakfast Sunday

     

    LEOPOLD – Leopold Park Association will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, July 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Augustine.

    Meals for adults will cost $8, children 6-12 can eat for $5 and children under 5 eat for $2.50. Proceeds will go to Leopold Park.

     

    Steel guitar concert Sunday

     

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship cycle opens Aug. 1

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship on Aug. 1.

    This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

  • Hagedorn makes dean’s list at Belmont University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kalin Hagedorn of Sparta, N.J., qualified for the spring 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.