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  • A birthday open house was held May 8 at Oakwood Health Campus for Sue Fiex to celebrate her 80th birthday. Sue celebrated with family and friends attending. Her sister, Mary Thomas, provided an assortment of hors’ devours for all to enjoy.

  • The first Run for Your Mother 5K run-walk was held Mother’s Day in Tell City. The three-mile route started at 8 a.m. in front of the new Tell City visitor’s center and ended on Sunset Park’s Greenway path. Race organizers said 256 runners participated in the event, which they hope to make an annual run. Money raised from the race went to the Perry County Leadership Class of 2013.

    Photos by Trista Lutgring

  • UNIONTOWN — The 2012 Foster Ridge Cemetery  fund report has been released.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    Genola Snyder, $200; Francis Belcher, $20, Ada Pancake, $20 in memory of Joyce Pancake; Allen Family Reunion, $50.
    Contributions for 2012...$295
    Expenses......................$450

  • CHRISNEY – A celebration of life for David Hartloff and a benefit party for his family will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chrisney Baseball Park Shelter House.

    A live band, food, raffle and silent auction, bake sale, memorial, benefit photo shoot and more will be available.
    “Come help us celebrate the life of a man who was always the life of the party. A chance for loved ones and friends to pay their last respects and help his children pay for his last expenses,” a flier for the event urges.

  • Girl Scouts honor Perry County girls at awards event
     EVANSVILLE – Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recognized the achievements and contributions of its members in 2012-13 at its annual Girl Awards Event, held recently at the Scottish Rite in Evansville.
    Dakota Henderson, Brittany Brumfield and Amber Schulthise, all of Tell City, received 10-Year membership pins. Sarah Allen of Derby and Katie Fuchs of Tell City were recognized as graduating seniors.

    D of I state convention

  • The William Tell Developmental Preschool students took a field trip to Tell City Pretzel April 25. The children saw how the pretzels were made and got the chance to fashion their own treats.

  • The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 26 to commemorate the first anniversary of the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille. Pictured in the front from left are Bev Minto, Sarah and Marty Sanders, John Minto, Rene and Bryan Davis.

  • TELL CITY – Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech and language disorders that affect 14 million Americans.
    Speech and language disorders can take many forms and can limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement. An individual may be born with a speech or language disorder or it may be caused by accidental injury or illness.

  • GRANDVIEW – Grandview Aluminum Products Inc. has been asked to participate in filming a set of televised promotional clips that will be aired May 9 through May 12 on the Golf Channel during The Players Championship Sawgrass tournament.

    The casting foundry has been manufacturing aluminum and bronze dedication and memorial plaques since 1965. Over the last several years, the Grandview-based foundry has produced the tournament-winner plaques that adorn the Circle of Champions wall located at Sawgrass.

  • In July 2012, Cub Scout Pack 192 took a trip to Marengo Cave.

    Picture here in front of the Dripstone Trail entrance are, from the left, Matt Aders, Johnathon Sims, Taylor Sturgeon, Daniel Scott, Devante Harris, Ashton Mahaney, Jacob Roesch and future scout C.J. Morton.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosted a volunteer-recognition event to honor those who give their time and talents to others in the community. The theme for this year was the “Hollywood Walk Of Fame…Our Volunteers Are Stars.”

  • PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is currently taking applications for the 2013-14 program year. We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshman for the upcoming school year. 
    The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings. The meetings are usually conducted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Some of this year’s topics will include government, community involvement, Perry County history, a mock court and values and decisions.

  • TELL CITY – The tenants of Twilight Towers met April 17 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    April birthdays were Ruth Loney, Enid Kessner, Charlotte Ward, Donnie Steen, Grover Gray, Alice Alvey, Leoma Welsh, Helen Stiles, Annie Tate, Marty Oberhausen, Peg Hawhee, Elizabeth Simpson, Rose Zeigelgruber, Annie Applegate and Violet Lawhorne.
    Because an annual yard sale is scheduled for May 11, there will be no monthly dinner for the tenants or public entertainment in May. Information on the June public entertainment will be available at a later date.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Forms for the annual luminary service during the Perry County Relay for Life are now available.
    The service will be held at 9 p.m. June 8 at Perry Central schools during the Relay event. Forms will be available at all German American locations in Tell City and in future issues of the News. They can be returned to Pam Krygielka at 6971 Alamo Road, Tell City, IN 47586. For more information, call Krygielka at 836-2712.

  • Cub Scouts Pack 192 held its annual Pine-wood Derby Race April 14. Winners, from left, are Matt Aders, first place; Wyatt Krelein, second place, and Daniel Scott, third place.

  • People who graduated March 26 from the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class posed for a photo.

    Pictured from the left are Wesley Graves, Christina Graves, Travis Sommer, Joanna Sommer, Ray Sabelhaus, Brigitte Voyles, Alex Betz, Brittany Betz and Sandy Cross. Not present for the picture was Kim Hawkins. The class is presented every spring and fall. For information about the next class, contact Bill Reid at 608-2130. The class is sponsored by the Troy United Methodist Church.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Knights of Columbus held its state convention in Indianapolis April 26, 27 and 28. Attending from the Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were Gene Hurm, Clarence Franchville and Dan Goble.
    Hurm was re-elected to Indiana State Council Warden and Franchville was reappointed to Indiana State Council District Deputy 36.
    The featured speaker at the banquet was Carl Erskine, a baseball player who was a part of the Brooklyn Dodgers team in the 1950s.

  • Emma and Eli Bauer will compete in a national pageant later this year in Louisville, Ky., after placing in the Indiana Hoosier Queen of the CommonWealth pageant held in April.

    Emma was named the 2013 Humanitarian Indiana Hoosier Queen of the CommonWealth. She earned this title by donating more than 1,600 items to local animal shelters. Eli was crowned 2013 Master of the Indiana Hoosier Queen of the CommonWealth. The brother and sister are the children of Teresa and David Baur.

  • Mary Thrasher, center, celebrated her upcoming 90th birthday with a party at Evangelical United Church of Christ April 13. Her daughter, Karen Marcroft of Mountain View, Calif., behind Mary, and her niece Aleta Best of Sterling Va., right, traveled to Tell City to help Mary celebrate.

  • SPENCER COUNTY – Nearly 100 Lincoln Hills Development Corp. employees and volunteers participated in a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop last month. The workshop is based on a book by DeVol, Payne and Smith, which discusses challenges faced by low income Americans and the hidden rules of economic class.