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Today's News

  • Unlikely correspondence penned from friendly ‘Martian’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As scientists anxiously pore over data sent from the New Horizons probe as it journeys past Pluto, signs of intelligent ‘alien’ life hit closer to home for one Tell City family. As it happens, the key to getting our elusive cousins in the cosmos to respond was as easy as writing a message on a party balloon and sending it skyward.

  • Local author Adkins to host August book signings

    TELL CITY – Local author and history teacher, Jim Adkins has released a new book titled “Indiana Stories.”

    “It’s a history book for people who didn’t like history class in school,” he said. “It’s history taught a different way, by the people who were there. My book tells the reader what it was like to fight in a Civil War battle or be trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for the winter. Every story has a central character from Indiana.”

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; July

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Lynch’s Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills has been the scene of many activities for the past several years.

    My father, Harold Lynch of St. Croix, has shared his home place with many people.

    The site has also been a favorite for memorable pictures to be taken. Laura Schwartz of Bandon is one of the local photographers who have taken pictures at the Lynch Ole Homeplace.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; July 23

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Heeke due to her recent death. Anna passed away Monday, July 20, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

    Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand was in charge of funeral arrangements. Funeral services for Anna will be held Thursday morning at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Rural News; GERALD; July 23

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of Roger Arnold, Billie Rissler, Augusta Nugent and Earl Rearden. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

    Roger Arnold passed away Wednesday, July 1, at his residence in Texas. A celebration of life will be held for Roger at 12:30 p.m., Aug. 9, at his home place in Mariah Hill.

    Billie Rissler passed away July 11. She was laid to rest in the Walker Cemetery in Branchville. We will miss her smiling face at Golden Living, when we entertain the residents.

  • Rural News; BRISTOW; July 23

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — As we enter into the Month of July, a lot seems to be going on. Family vacations, trips to Holiday World or family reunions. Everyone is on the go.

    This coming Sunday, Leopold will be busy with the church picnic taking place. Try to get out and show your support.

  • Mariah Hill to hold annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 9

    MARIAH HILL – The annual Mariah Hill Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 on the Mary Help of Christian’s Church grounds located in Mariah Hill. Beginning at 10 a.m., fried chicken dinners will be served in the dining hall. Mariah Hill Famous Soup will be available by the bowl or in bulk. Attendees are asked to take containers. The grand raffle will be held at 4:30 p.m. with many prizes. More than 25 hand-made quilts, as well as other prizes, will be raffled. Many games, food and refreshments will be available. Free shuttle service will be provided.

  • Knits & Knots to meet Aug. 13

    TELL CITY – Would you like to knit or crochet hats and scarves for homeless shelters, veteran hospitals and Head Start children? Take your needles or crochet hooks and they’ll supply the yarn. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Tell City First United Methodist Church.

  • Sisters’ Aug. 15 program will reflect on Mary

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “Mary: A Gift to Many,”  Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The program will explore the world’s view of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and how she is prayed to, celebrated, and recognized through many different cultural customs.

  • Local business supports Perry County Marines