Today's News

  • Kozar named Distinguished Alumnus

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. John Kozar, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pa., was honored Aug. 1 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, at the annual Saint Meinrad Alumni Reunion. He graduated from Saint Meinrad College in 1967.

    The award, given by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association, was begun in 1990 to honor alumni who exemplify the Gospel values and have provided exemplary service in their lives or professions. The association’s board of directors reviews nominations for the award annually and makes the recommendations.

  • Samuel Mason Ubelhor

    Jared and Tiffani Ubelhor of Birdseye announce the birth of their son, Samuel Mason Ubelhor, on May 1, 2017, at 10:42 p.m.

    He was born at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Toni Vaal of St. Meinrad. Paternal grandparents are Don and Jane Ubelhor of Birdseye.

    Great-grandparents include Kenny and Mary Ann Faulkenberg of St. Meinrad, Ray and Janet Vaal of St. Meinrad and Frances Schlachter of Ferdinand.

    The mother is the former Tiffani Vaal.

  • Bagworms on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • St. Vincent StatFlight Expands Coverage to Evansville

    EVANSVILLE – This week, St. Vincent officials announced that effective Nov. 1, St. Vincent StatFlight, operated by PHI Air Medical, will become the largest air medical provider in Indiana with the addition of the program’s sixth base in Evansville.

    The new St. Vincent StatFlight base will replace the existing St. Vincent LifeFlight program that has been in service for more than 35 years. St. Vincent is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

  • There is crying in baseball ... and spit-up too

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist


    Before my daughter was born, whenever I saw people with a baby in a non-baby setting like a movie theater (I’ve been at an R-rated movie and heard a baby crying, which is insane) or a professional baseball game, I would think, “Why would you do that? Find a sitter!”

    Now that I’m a parent, I understand why I saw babies at events like that: you cannot allow a baby to make you a shut-in, and you can’t pass your baby off to someone else every time you want to do something fun.

  • Oriole man killed in ATV rollover

    ORIOLE – A Perry County man died Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle overturned on him on private land near his home.

    Shortly after 11 a.m., Gill was found unresponsive, pinned underneath his overturned Polaris Ranger ATV in a cornfield off Oliver Road, where he had been training his dogs for squirrel hunting.  His dogs ran home approximately half a mile, whereupon Gill’s family members grew concerned and went searching for him.

  • Dorothy and Edward Hoffman

    Dorothy and Edward Hoffman will celebrate their 60-year reunion Aug. 24.

    They were married Aug. 24, 1957, in Bristow.

    The couple have five children, Ron Hoffman of West Lafayette, Vicky Hagan of Hawesville, Ky., Jane Schenk of Evansville, Jean Robinson of Orlando, Fla., and Jim Hoffman of Newburgh; and 11 grandchildren.

    Mr. Hoffman retired from Abbey Press in St. Meinrad. Mrs. Hoffman retired from Wal-Mart in Tell City. 

    Mrs. Hoffman is the former Dorothy Holman.

  • Noah Lee Dowell

    Cheyanne Meyers and Jonathan Dowell of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Noah Lee Dowell, on June 10, 2017, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 pounds and 3 ounces and was 22 ½ inches long. 

    Grandparents are Tracey Reisz of Tell City, Russ Meyers of Tucson, Ariz., Susan Skeen of Cannelton and Ron Dowell of Hardinsburg, Ky.

    Great-grandparents are Jean and Martin Hall of Tell City, Marion and Rocky Rockwood of Tucson, Ariz. and James Dowell of Hardinsburg.

    Noah was welcomed home by sisters, Holly, 6, and Mariah, 5.

  • Live entertainment at Schweizer Fest

    Wednesday, Aug. 9


    • Tell City Junior-Senior High School Band, 6 to 6:30 p.m., City Hall Park

    • Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Brau Garten


    Thursday, Aug. 10


    • Talent Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Musik Halle in City Hall Park

    • The House Band & Perry County All Stars, 9 p.m. to midnight, Brau Garten


    Friday, Aug. 11


  • Friends of the library book sale Saturday

    TELL CITY – Friends of the Perry County Public Library will hold their annual Schweizer Fest book sale at the Tell City branch, 2328 Tell St., on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A members-only pre-sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New members will be accepted up to the time of the sale; application forms are available at the library.