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Today's News

  • Saint Meinrad monk, noted historian, author dies

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB, a long-time monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84 and a jubilarian of both profession and ordination. Surviving are a cousin and a niece.

    Davis was born in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 1930, to Clarence W. and Evelyn (Jackson) Davis, who named him Clarence John.

    He studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary from 1949 to 1956. Invested as a novice monk July 31, 1950, he professed his simple vows Aug. 1, 1951, and was ordained to the priesthood May 3, 1956.

  • Church News; May 21

    Cannelton Freewill Baptist to host guest singers May 27

     

    Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church will welcome Brother Jonathan and Tiffany Epley of Johnson City, Tenn., later this month for a special address and singing engagement. The Epleys will join Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Everyone is invited to attend.

     

    St. Paul’s TGIF set for May 29

     

  • Solar energy for farms workshop set for June 11

    HUNTINGBURG – Purdue Extension-Dubois County will offer a solar applications for agriculture workshop focusing on uses of solar energy for farms and rural businesses will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Thursday, June 11, at the Huntingburg Event Center, 200 East 14th St. in Huntingburg.

    The day’s agenda will include sessions on how solar panel-photovoltaic and solar thermal energy can fit into agricultural and livestock operations.

  • Sixty-one earn degrees from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

    ST. MEINRAD – Graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology were awarded master’s degrees on May 9.

    Graduates accepted their diplomas from the Rev. Justin DuVall OSB, archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and chairman of the school’s board of trustees.

    The graduation address was given by the Most Rev. Timothy Doherty, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.

    Receiving Master of Divinity degrees were:

    Adam Ahern, Michael Keucher and Andrew Syberg, Archdiocese of Indianapolis

  • Community Events; May 21

    Free health screenings at Twilight Towers

     

    TELL CITY – Spring has sprung, and it’s a perfect time to take charge of your health.

    The next Deaconess VNA Plus blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings are scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Screenings will be conducted by a registered nurse and no pre-registration is necessary.

  • Rural News; Gerald; May 21

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Bessie Kincaid, who passed away on May 8, 2015, at the Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also to Candy Boerste’s family, we extended our condolences. She passed away at the Perry County memorial hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 21

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —  The St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and Ladies Auxiliary will make its annual visit to local cemeteries this coming Sunday morning, May 24. 

    The group will begin the memorial services with its first stop at the Doolittle Mills Cemetery at approximately 7:20 a.m. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for this worthwhile event as we remember the departed.

    The Perry Central Senior Class of 2015 will graduate at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday afternoon, May 24.

  • Looking Back

    70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945

     

    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • Tell City’s Mayfield earns academic honors

    TELL CITY – Stephanie Robinson Mayfield, of Tell City, recently completed four semesters of coursework in obstetrics and surgical medicine, earning all A’s, as part of the Vincennes University-Jasper Campus’ nursing program.

    Mayfield is a graduate of Perry Central High School and the daughter of Tracey Dwiggins of Ohio and the late Toni Robinson.

    She is the granddaughter of Loretta and Robert Dwiggins, also of Ohio.

    Mayfield and her husband, David, have a four-year-old daughter, Arianna.

  • American Legion poppy sales to begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.