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Today's News

  • Monk professes first Benedictine vows

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Dane DeDecker OSB, professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Aug. 6 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has com-pleted his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was assigned a religious name. Novice Dane will now be known as Brother André.  

  • Novices join Benedictine community at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony at the monastery entrance, Charles Peñalosa and John Avery II were clothed in the Benedictine habit Aug. 5 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. They now begin a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Charles, 22, is a native of the Philippines. Most recently, he has been studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

  • Community Events

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jim Carter at 836-4842.

    Relay For Life golf scramble set for Saturday

    ROCKPORT – Spencer County Relay For Life teams Happy and Winkler Walkers for Debbie will host a golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 16 at Rustic Country Club in Rockport.

    A shotgun start will take place at 8 a.m.

  • Benefits planned for Ashley Hall

    TELL CITY – On Sunday, Aug. 3, Ashley Hall stopped breathing and her heart stopped. She was lifeflighted to Owensboro Medical Health System, where she was kept in intensive care on a ventilator. Although she is now off the ventilator and is expected to fully recover, the doctors are not sure what caused her condition and are still running tests. Her family is now facing an enormous burden of medical bills.

    Ashley Hall is 23 years old. She and her husband, David, reside in Tell City with their daughters, Kylee, 3, and Madison, 1.

  • Back to school picnics pack ‘em in

    Several hundred students and family members turned out for the annual Back to School Cookout at William Tell Elementary.

    Students and their families were offered free hot dogs provided by German American Bank, drinks and snow cones provided by the PTO, information and free school supplies from local agencies, inflatable jump houses, sample products provided by Paragon Fundraising, and prize giveaways.

    Students were able to get acquainted with their new classroom teachers during a meet-the-teacher time.

  • Health screenings planned

    TELL CITY – The Home Health Department of Perry County Memorial Hospital will provide free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings this month from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Oakwood Villas in Tell City and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Screenings are also offered at the Tell City Wal-Mart Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

    For more information, contact PCMH Home Health at 547-0230.

  • Epple honored at Mary Kay seminar

    DALLAS – Pam Epple of Branchville joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay independent beauty consultants at the company’s annual seminar recently at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

    Mary Kay Inc.’s annual seminar assembles independent beauty consultants from across the country and around the world to celebrate their business achievements and provide education, recognition and motivation for the year ahead.

  • Distinguished Citizen honored at Schweizer Fest

    Joan Hess was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Citizen during opening ceremonies for this year’s Schweizer Fest Wednesday in City Hall Park. Chris Cail, president of the Tell City Historical Society, made the presentation.

    Agency Director for Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery, she was chosen for the annual honor by the Tell City Historical Society.

  • It’s a Girl Thing set for Aug. 18

    TELL CITY – All Perry County girls, grades K-12, are invited to attend a pizza party and participate in “It’s A Girl Thing!” an event that will feature dancing, cheering, crafts, on-land water games, an informational tour of Camp Koch and cookie decorating. Girls should dress in jeans or knee-length shorts, T-shirts and shoes and socks for hiking. They should wear swimsuits under jeans or shorts for water games and take a towel to dry off with.

  • Social News

    PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS are invited to attend the monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the post home in Tell City. The organization always welcomes women who want to learn more about the auxiliary and its work. Charlotte Lindauer will preside at the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Patio restaurant.