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  • ST. MEINRAD – The Will Read and Sing For Food players will perform a public show to benefit a Hand In Hand Ministries mission trip to Belize coordinated through St. Meinrad Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

    The show will be held in Bede Theater at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. CDT.

    Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since 2011, has raised $39,300 for local charities and causes.

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945

     

    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • The crocus and daffodils are blooming, maple trees are producing pollen and nectar and other plants are making an appearance.

    All these activities encourage the honey bees to forage for something to eat after spending a long cold winter in the hollow trees, old building, houses and bee hives, said Bill and Glenda Gibson, two local beekeepers who are extending an invitation to county residents who may soon come across swarming bees.

  • By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • MU GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 (today), at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. Hostesses will be Joanie Little, Shirley Quick, Kim Zellers and Judy Roberts.

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 2, 1945

    • Several Perry County men will leave soon for military service, having been notified by the local induction board. Serving their nation in war are Charles A. White, Loyd D. Stiles, Casper L. Aders, John V. Ress, Dunward R. Howe, Joseph E. Marshall, Paul Frederick Reed and Paul W. Volgemann.

    • Tell City National Bank will be 71 years old Sunday, March 4.

  • SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Hoosier Wine Trail announces a March Madness promotion, “Slam Dunk!” which coincides with the NCAA basketball tourney.

    Customers who purchase four or more bottles of wine at individual wineries between March 17 and April 6 will receive a free wine glass. Potentially, if you purchase four bottles of wine at each winery on the trail, you will have a complete setting of eight new wine glasses; thus, the “Slam Dunk!”

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    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Do we still teach children about Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar and to Beware the Ides of March? Well, I hope that this year the Ides of March – March 15 – will mark a not-so-foreboding future. After this last blast of winter weather, we are due for spring.

    My onion slips and seed potatoes should be arriving in the mail, in addition to a March 20 arrival date of 200 Freedom Ranger chicks and the first of our lambs to be born, literally on the first day of spring.

  • LITTLE REX was brought to the Perry Central Animal Shelter last October and has been overlooked.

    He was surrendered along with two other rat terriers, however they have been adopted leaving him still awaiting his forever home. 

    Little Rex is a male rat terrier about 4 years old. He does well with other animals and children.

    Shelter staff says he enjoys cuddling with humans.

  • At a Valentine’s Day party held at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Friday, Feb. 13, residents, staff, family and friends were in attendance to watch as Lucille Peter was crowned the 2015 Valentine queen and Harold Hess was crowded the 2015 Valentine king. The king and queen were each presented with a box of candy and flowers. Refreshments of pink and chocolate heart cakes and pink punch were served and enjoyed by residents, staff and family members.

  • 70 Years Ago

    Jan. 15, 1945

     

    • Three Hoosier Marine Corps friends from Perry County staged a reunion in the Pacific recently, their first since being shipped off to war. Pvt. First Class Ernest Schwartz of Cannelton, Pvt. First Class James W. Miller of Tell City and Pvt. First Class William A. Jarboe, also of Tell City, saw their first action on Guam.

    • George W. Alvey and Fanny B. Sims, both of Troy, were married by Squire Joseph Schwartz Jan. 6.

  • Chris Zimmer

    Hoosier National Forest District Ranger

    The Hoosier National Forest conducted two timber sales in 2014, totaling 215 acres, with a volume of approximately 6,825 hundred cubic feet.  To put this into perspective, it takes approximately 1.3 CCF to build a typical single family home that is 2,400 square feet. This equates to approximately 5,332 cords of firewood. Our timber is used for a variety of end products.  

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Team Red, White and Blue, a national veterans advocacy group, is organizing the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay to raise awareness for their mission, which is to enrich the lives of returning veterans by connecting them to their communities through social and physical activity, according to Team RWB board member and relay crewmember Joanna Graham. Perry County native Emily Krueger, former captain in the Army, is involved in the Salem, Ore., chapter of RWB.

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    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department announced winners in a raffle held in conjunction with its annual hog roast Sept. 21. Prizes, donors and winners were:

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    TELL CITY – Deaconess VNA Plus blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Screenings will be conducted by a registered nurse and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call the Deanconess VNA Plus Tell City office at (812) 547-7967 or visit the website at www.deaconessvnaplus.org.