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  • After raising three girls she adopted out of foster care, Mary Jane Malone wanted a way to honor them while helping Perry County. She also wanted to memorialize one daughter, whose life was taken by a tragic event. Mary Jane created the Mary Jane Malone Endowment Fund through the Perry County Community Foundation that will give back forever while remembering her and her family. Read Mary Jane’s story, written herself, about her life, her family’s life, and why she recently created this fund.

  • For the past few years, the Perry County News has published letters from county residents who have moved here or returned after years living elsewhere. These articles are submitted through the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the Perry County Development Corp. We are presenting two letters today, from Adrien Dannemiller and Steve Berkhouse.

     

    A warm welcome from Perry Countians

     

  • Perry County native Jennifer Niswonger has seen a considerable amount of local success as an artist at only 24 years old, and it’s not just the quality of her paintings, but the content, that has garnered attention.

    When Niswonger begins the process of a new painting, she does so in a way that is not common among her colleagues.

    She will begin with a vague idea and take photos of her intended subject. That subject often changes once she begins seeing the images outside of her mind, though.

  • Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread that leaves guests cheering long after the game has ended.

    These tips will help you get started with a lineup that gets your guests’ taste buds running into overtime:

  • By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Children, early on in their youths, often have dreams of making it big in a chosen career path. For some it’s sports, police work or firefighting and for others maybe academia, music or art. But over time, those ideas may change, and by the time the teenage years hit, those initial long-ago visions fade and eventually become the what-could-have been’s alive only in faint memory .

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Most anglers think it takes a heavy-duty rod to land a big bass, especially if you are a tournament fisherperson.

    Todd Faircloth has a different take.

    Faircloth, a Yamaha sponsored pro angler and six-time Bassmaster Elite tournament winner, isn’t always looking for a sturdy rod to quickly host his catch into the boat.           

  • ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 will host a benefit dance for Michelle Taylor and sons Saturday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Music will be provided by Silly Rules.

    Michelle has had some hard times, losing one son and her other son has autism and the family has lots of medical bills. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion by calling (812) 357-5583 or donations can be sent to P.O. Box 104, St. Meinrad, IN, 47577.

  • TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power announced its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 16, with disbursement in March. 

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on our website at www.sinpwr.com.  Simply click on the “Forms” tab and then the “Operation Round Up” application link.  Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed. 

  • OWENSBORO, Ky. – On chilly days and freezing nights, nothing satisfies appetites like a steamy bowl of homemade chili, soup or stew.

    You probably have your favorite winter warm-up dishes, but there’s an option that comes from pioneer days in western Kentucky.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 4. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking.

    This year, the United Way of Perry County will distribute more than $74,000 in funds to area health and human service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health, financial stability and emergency assistance. 

  • DALE – Purdue Master Gardeners (Dubois-Perry-Spencer Counties) are pleased to announce the January educational program for the public and all Master Gardeners. This is a program of the Purdue Extension Service.  The programs will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The program will be approximately one hour long. The location will vary depending on the program. The programs are free unless otherwise noted.

  • TELL CITY – Ivy Tech will hold an American Welding Society certification preparation course on Saturdays from Feb. 6 to April 9.

    The class will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which includes 30 minutes for lunch, at the Tell City campus.

    The course includes over 80 hours of hands-on welding preparation training in shielded metal arc welding.

  • BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 68th annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Bristow Community Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner. A presentation will be given by Dave King, Indiana Department of Agriculture Local Foods Program Manager.

  • ROCKY POINT – Sun, calm breezes and 56 degree weather made for a perfect December blessing of the sandstone Celtic Cross below Blue Heron Winery at Rocky Point.

    This cross, carved by local Indiana artisan Greg Harris, was sculpted within a single stone native to the hillside, in 23 months and completed in 2007.

    It is believed to be the largest “insitu” Celtic cross in the world. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, it was blessed and made holy.

  • 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. Groups or organizations that would like to conduct a coat drive can contact Catholic Charities.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Don’t miss out on any of the fun opportunities that 4-H offers! 4-H members learn life skills such as responsibility, time management, problem-solving and communication while completing fun, hands-on projects and activities.

    4-H is the largest non-formal educational program in the country. Over 60 projects are available with something to suit everyone’s interests. Many projects can be completed for under $10.

    If you haven’t already enrolled in 4-H for 2016, act quickly. Online enrollment closes statewide on January 15.