• TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will help launch an Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect the nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

  • TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital celebrated the grand opening of the new facility May 21.

    The new facility includes state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including the most advanced mammography equipment in the region. The PCMH Auxiliary donated funding to support the new mammography equipment.

    The mammography equipment at the hospital includes stereotactic biopsy equipment and promises advanced imaging and convenience for the patient and medical staff.  

  • TELL CITY –The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its first meeting for the 2015-16 year at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton. Lena Joyal will host and present a program on the flag code.



    Dragging Main! What a great idea. I am K. Jeanene Haynes Champion. In 1949, I had a 1936 Chevy with a whooptie, whoo, whoo, whistle on it.

    I moved from South Bend to Grandview after graduating in 1949. I started working at General Electric and met Mary Lou (Poehlein) Parker, Mary (Tabelman) Wilgus, Jessie (Young) Schroeder, Nita Meyers and Dot (Lasher) Kessner. My new friends and I loved to drag Main Street.

  • TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella are again collecting baby items for St. Elizabeth-Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services in Indianapolis.

    This year they are asking for disposable diapers and clothing to be used for infants. Donors are asked to leave price tags on gifts and not to wrap them.

    Donation boxes will be located in all three church parishes (St. Paul, St. Michael and St. Pius) this week through Tuesday, Oct. 20.

  • DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH AND MARY ROGIER of Leopold will gather for a family reunion at noon Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Perry County Coon Club.

    The meal will be at noon, but arrive earlier if you would like. Table service will be provided. Take your own drinks and enough covered dishes for your family for a pitch-in dinner.


    THE FAULKENBERG FAMILY reunion is planned for Sunday, Sept. 20, at Patoka Lake Shelterhouse No. 1. A carry-in meal will be served at noon. All relatives are encouraged to attend.


  • Marcie and Louie Heitkemper of Tell City will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at their home Labor Day weekend with their children, Mark (Judith) Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky.; Marci Liz Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Michele (Chad) Gentry of Vestavia Hills, Ala., They were married Sept. 8, 1950, in Lake City, S.C.

    The Heitkempers have four grandchildren, Uric Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky., Marli Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Zachary and Haley Gentry of Nashville, Tenn., and both students at Vanderbilt University.

  • Story and Photos by LARRY GOFFINET


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was like traveling back in a Time Machine for thousands of fans who attended the Happy Together concert at the Kentucky State Fair last Thursday.

    Six groups or artists, each of whom first hit the Billboard charts at least 48 years ago and had several top 10 hits, returned to the stage at Cardinal Stadium to play several of those hits.

  • Editor’s Note: This column was provided by Eric Harris, a member of the Perry County Museum board.


    One person showed up at the Perry County Museum the last Sunday I opened up. Remember, we are open from 1 to 4 p.m. most Sundays, and we open on personal request by contact us at perrycountymuseum.org or e-mail me personally at elharris84@gmail.com.

  • CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter in Cannelton is in need of help from the community. The shelter is designed to safely house 24 dogs and 21 cats and is again at full capacity. There are several ways to help.

    • Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting one of the homeless dogs or cats waiting at the shelter. Adoption fees include spay or neuter, all vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs, leukemia tests for cats and flea, tick and heartworm preventative.

  • TELL CITY – Diana Knight always felt fortunate that she grew up in the Army, where her family was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and Germany. When her father, Bob Jones, retired from service in 1970, the summer prior to Knight’s first year of high school, the family moved back to their place of origin – Tell City.

  • Editor’s Note: A mission journey in June led members of First Baptist Church in Tell City and others to the Central American nation of Nicaragua. Making the mission odyssey were Pastor Dan and Brandy Hopkins, Dennis and Lisa Bolin, Lacey Leibering, Travis Scifres, Barbara Mills, Janie Barnett, Katelyn Gutwein, Mark Sorrels, Harris Long and Carlane Palmer.

    Janie Barnett kept a travelog. Excerpts of her journal share the group’s activities.


  • THE LAGRANGE FAMILY reunion will be held at St. Isidore’s church hall near Bristow Saturday, Aug. 29. Family members are asked to arrive in time to begin serving at 12:30 p.m. Central with a carry-in dinner.

    Family members should take a dish, serving utensils and drinks for their family. Plates and cups will be provided. Each family attending is asked to take an item of memorabilia to display.

    There will be a family music jam, so take an instrument and play along. This year, more activities and games will be provided for all ages.

  • CHESAPEAKE, Va.  – Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces again this year to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The supplies were purchased by customers nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store.

    The Back-to-School Brigade program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. This is the seventh year that Dollar Tree has partnered with Operation Homefront for the program. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated more than $5 million of supplies.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City Kiwanians are taking orders for their Labor Day Coca-Cola Fundraiser. Any of 43 Coke products may be ordered from any Kiwanian or by calling one of the following project chairpersons listed below.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting to celebrate the dedication of the Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. (SIRS) Building to be renamed “The Reed Building” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

    A dedication ceremony and open house will immediately follow until 4 p.m. The Reed Building is located at 1012 31st Street in Tell City.