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Today's News

  • Musician takes humble approach into competition

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    DERBY – Perry County born and raised, musician Carl Sommer reflects the humble nature often associated with small towns. His down home demeanor is showcased in the philosophy he approaches when making his music. Sommer will take that attitude with him when he competes in the 35th Annual WBDC Country Showdown Thursday, June 9.

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  • War of 1812 relic found in county

    A 200-year-old button found in Perry County has a lot of people wondering.

    It is simply a button but not just any button. It is a button off of a soldier’s uniform from the War of 1812. 

    The button was found by Brad and Jana Faith who live near Penitentiary Rocks in Perry County. 

    “At first it was thought to be a button from the Civil War. We were totally stunned to find that the button dates even further, back to the War of 1812,” said Molly Hall, a genealogist who spoke to the Faiths.

  • Youth choirs to perform at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Two youth choirs will perform concerts in June in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad.

    The Crossroads Youth Choir from Bartlett (Tenn.) United Methodist Church will present a free concert on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.

    The Crossroads Youth Choir is comprised of teens in seventh through 12th grades who sing together each Sunday. They offer their music in worship and ministry in their home church as well as other churches, chapels and hospitals throughout the United States, with an annual musical and tour.

  • DAR celebrates 90th anniversary

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its 90th anniversary celebration Sunday, June 5, at Tell City Depot. The event was also meant to coincide with Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.

  • Sacred Space

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Amid the prayers and support of parishioners, the long process of renovating one of Perry County’s most historic and beautiful churches has wrapped up

    The Rev. Brian Esarey said work on St. Augustine Church in Leopold concluded in May. The project cost about $220,000 and began in 2009 with work on the church’s stone exterior and roof. Renovation then moved inside and ended in May with installation of a new sound system.

  • Cannelton Seniors earn scholarships

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School students who received scholarships were recognized during their commencement ceremony May 21. Awards are listed by name, amount (when given) and recipient.

    Arnold Mulzer Memorial Scholarship, Logan Northener, $500.

    21st Century Scholar, Logan Nugent, Paige Reynolds, Adam Terry and Jordyn Vogt, tuition renewable.

    Vincennes University Scholarship, Logan Nugent, $1,250.

    American Legion Post 142 Scholarship, Logan Nugent, $500.

  • Junior Ranger Days coming to Lincoln Boyhood

    LINCOLN CITY – On Saturday, June 11, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will offer the first of five Junior Ranger Day programs oriented towards children ages 6-12. The other dates will be June 18 and July 2, 16 and 23.

    The scheduled activities for June 11 and June 18 are as follows.

    June 11: At 10 a.m., participants can make their own top hat while getting style tips from Abraham Lincoln.

  • Veteran injured in Iraq to speak at Will Read and Sing for Food

    FERDINAND – Sally Saalman-Mosby, who was involved in what the New York Times described as “one of the worst days in the history of women in American military” following a deadly ambush in Fallujah, will talk about her experience during a special Will Read and Sing for Food Show at 7:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 16, at Ferdinand American Legion.

    The June 23, 2005, wartime tragedy left three women soldiers dead. Three male Marines, including two who provided security for the cargo truck, were also killed.

  • Jeanne and Philip Wittmer

    Jeanne and Philip Wittmer will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary June 10, 2016.

    They were married June 10, 1966, in Fort Wayne, where Phil was a college student at Purdue University and Indiana Institute of Technology and Jeanne was beginning her teaching career at East Noble High School in Kendallville.

    After having later lived in Howard County, in and near Kokomo, they retired to Perry County in 2007, where Phil was a graduate of the Tell City Class of 1963.