• PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office.

    Call (812) 547-0903 for more information.

    Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City, Bower Construction in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church, located on 702 10th St., will be collecting items for the Perry County Animal Shelter through Dec. 6.

    Items needed are partial or full bags of scoopable cat litter, washcloths, towels, throws, baby blankets, laundry detergent, dawn dish soap, Pine sol, dog collars, cat collars, disinfect wipes and trash bags, which can be either heavy duty 30 gallon or heavy duty kitchen.

  • TELL CITY – Ken Roland of Roland’s Jewelry in downtown Tell City has found a creative way to help families in need this Christmas.

    Roland’s Jewelry is selling cultured pearl earrings for $5 and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to area food pantries in Perry County and in Kentucky.

  • TELL CITY – Elsie Arnold, who turns 90 on Saturday, claims her favorite game show is “The Price is Right.” She watches it every morning she can. A couple of weeks ago, she got a call from her son Randy Arnold, who said her grandson, Erik Arnold, would be on The Price is Right on Nov. 23.

  • Editors’ Note: This feature appeared in the Dubois County Herald and was written by Leann Burke. It was posted to the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.


    “Buggy! Buggy! It’s a buggy!”

    The Nancy Hanks Elementary School second-graders heralded their arrival to Amish country near Montgomery in Daviess County while their teachers, Janessa Steckler and Amber Lubbers, chuckled.

    “It’s funny because they do that every year,” Steckler said.

  • A Benedictine monk who has bettered God’s creation as a monk, scientist, professor and pastor, was recognized last week with one of the state’s highest honors.

    The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and retired pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, was named a Sagamore of the Wabash at a ceremony held Nov. 5. 

    The award is the highest honor bestowed by the governor of Indiana and is considered a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – An iconic local automotive shop will remain in the hands of a family with its own long history dealing in automobiles. The building, which was formerly home to Blackie’s Tire Shop at 702 Seventh St., has been purchased by Dauby’s Body Shop owner Mike Dauby and his wife, Cindy.



    TELL CITY – Two natives of Tell City, Sam Snyder and Wes Cantner, make up local music duo Charms Voormann.

    The two have been playing together for about seven years, having met when they weren’t old enough to legally drive. Now that they are both in their 20s, they have the experience and skill earned to pursue their love of music together. 

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Among his peers in professional tournament competition, Bobby Lane is best known for his skill using spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs, but when water begins cooling in the autumn, the Yamaha Pro often changes to a topwater popping plug.

    Usually considered a summertime lure, Lane actually keeps a popper tied on throughout the fall months, according to information provided by Yamaha.

    Lane is part of a bass fishing family as his brothers, Chris and Arnie also fish the tournament trail

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I heard the weather forecaster recently mention the chance of an Indian summer and it got me thinking about this old print my father had hanging in his office.

  • Editor’s Note: This article was penned by Judi Perez, forest planning and public affairs officer for the Hoosier National Forest.


    When the Hoosier National Forest implements resource management projects, the staff establishes objectives and constraints. But once we complete the project, how do we know if what we intended to happen really worked or if you got some unintended or perhaps undesirable outcomes? Monitoring.

  • Editor’s Note: The late Omer Bryant penned this memoir of his role in the Allied invasion of Sicily. As a member of the U.S. Navy, he also fought in the Philippines. Before the war he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and helped plant many of Perry County’s forests. He passed away in 2012.



  • Terry Severson, Forest Fire Management Officer with the Hoosier National Forest, is generally pretty calm and quiet. But a few topics will get him talking: family – his wife, Trina and daughters, Emma and Amani – managing resources with fire and Africa.