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  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Democratic Party will host a “Meet the Candidates” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Perry County Democratic Headquarters at 12th and Rubens streets in Tell City.

    Candidates for Congress, State senate, state representative and county offices will be available.

    The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

  • TELL CITY – Girl Scout registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at William Tell Elementary.

    All girls who would like to join Girl Scouts may attend and sign up.

    Registration fee is $15. Scholarships are available if needed.

    For more information, call Sam Hess at (812) 547-6832 or send email to samhess@sbcglobal.net.

  • TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its first meeting for the 2014-15 year at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library.

    The program topic will be NSDAR and the Penny Pines in the Hoosier National Forest, which began in Perry County.

    Presenting the program will be guest speaker Rita Dunlap, past regent of the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter in Evansville.

    The public is invited.

  • TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Biker Buds will host benefits for Dakota Boeglin Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 20.

    Dakota, 2, was diagnosed with hairy congenital nevi, which must be surgically removed due to a risk of cancer. Dakota’s family anticipates a minimum of 16 additional surgeries.

  • BIRDSEYE – Descendants of James C. and Hannah (Newton-Enlow) Faulkenburg are invited to a family reunion beginning at noon Sunday, Sept. 21, at Patoka Lake Shelter House No. 1.

    The children of James and Hannah include Ida, James, Leora Enlow, Mack, Ella, Charles Edward, Minnie and Essie Faulkenburg.

    Everyone is asked to take a covered dish and drinks. Lunch will begin at noon.

  • TELL CITY – Former employees of Danner 3-D Discount Store are invited to a reunion from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit at 1527 11th Street in Tell City.

    Spouses and family members of former employees are welcome to attend. Food will be available.

    For more information or to RSVP, call Melba Ayer at (812) 547-4521.

  • TELL CITY – The 88th annual Capt. Andrew Peter Batson family reunion will take place Sunday, Aug. 31, at St. Mark Parish Hall.

    The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Everyone attending is asked to take a covered dish and drinks as well as genealogy information and photos to share.

    Paper goods will be supplied. The meal will be followed by a family meeting.

  • TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event. For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.

  • JASPER – The 40th annual Wilgus Family Reunion was held Saturday, July 19, at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, over 140 descendants were in attendance, including two children, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional eight states.

  • EVANSTON – Approximately 190 descendants of the Johann and Margaretha Wittman family met at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston Sunday, Aug. 10, for a reunion and a carry-in dinner.

    The oldest and youngest members attending were recognized and presented with homemade blankets. Junella Aldridge Fouch, age 88, was the oldest and traveled from Indianapolis to attend.

  • TELL CITY – Margaret Goffinet of Perry County is now recovering at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, following hospitalization at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville.

    Family and friends are welcome to visit Margaret or send well wishes, prayers and cards.

  • 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.

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  • • Perry Central’s Class of 1994 will hold a 20-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the French Lick Hotel. Members should reserve space for dinner and entertainment. Cost is $45 per person. Checks should be made payable to PC Class of 1994 and mailed to Crystal Frost, 2 Binnacle Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404. Contact Crystal (James) Frost at crystalfrost@hotmail.com or (650) 242-1992 with any questions.

  • THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER filled nine tables during euchre games Wednesday. Ralph Stiles came in first place last week with 87 points, followed by Dale Flamion in second place with 85 points. Vernie Harpenau took third place with 84 points and Phil Braunecker came in fourth place with 81 points. The center holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • By MOLLY HALL
    Guest Columnist

    In the beginning of the Civil War, our Perry County citizens were excited and full of enthusiasm for the war. Rallies, speeches and fiery discussions were held in almost every township and the call for patriotism was heard as our country and her people prepared for war.

  • Four generations of the Rhodes-Patrick family gathered for a photo recently.

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  • Members of the Dykes family gathered Memorial Day for a five-generation photo.

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  • BY TRINA SEVERSON
    Staff Writer

    I am not usually one to hike in a group, opting instead for the quiet, meditative state that comes with making my way through woods in solitude.

    But last weekend, my two daughters, my husband and I, piled into our van and drove to the Patoka Lake visitor center for a guided group hike to Totem Rock.

    It was our first visit to the area, and we joined about a dozen other hikers and two guides at the head of our 3.5-mile trail.