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  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis Club is selling discounted Coke products and barbecue for a fundraiser, just in time for Memorial Day and graduation celebrations.
    Orders are being taken for Boston butts prepared by Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit at the cost of $30. It feeds between 20 and 25 people. Half orders are also available at $15; these orders feed 10 to 12 people.

  • SALEM – Friends and family are invited to help Opal Foertsch celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 11 at the Salem-Washington County Senior Center, 1705 North Shelby St., Salem.
    Opal’s daughters, Jackie and Suzanne, will host the open house birthday party and invite everyone to stop by and wish Opal a happy birthday. She has requested no gifts.

  • Katelyn Hoesli, daughter of Steven and Casey Hoesli of Tell City, won the title first runner up in the Indiana 2013 Supreme Queen baby division. Hoesli’s picture, seen in the first picture below and taken by Debra’s Studio in Tell City, was also the winner of Indiana’s 2013 Supreme Queen most photogenic.

  • Nancy Etienne, community sales representative with Medi Home Care, met with the residents at Oakwood Health Campus to share health tips and new products on the market to better assist them when they return home.

    Health News With Nancy is offered monthly as part of the Lifelong Learning Program held for the residents on the Transitional Care neighborhood at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Trilogy Health Services holds a quarterly theme dinner for residents in each of its campuses through the year. Recently, the mystery theme dinner unfolded clues throughout the week and ended with a dinner and the arrest of the jewel thief responsible for stealing the Oakwood Jewels. 

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Eighth District American Legion Junior Auxiliary meeting was held at St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 April 14. President Emma Hassfurther opened the meeting at 1:15 p.m. Flags were presented by Ethan Hassfurther and Christopher Lange. The opening prayer was read by Emily Lange, followed by members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

  • FAIRFIELD, Ill. – Kathy Clayton of Tell City has been named the new chief financial officer of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

    Clayton takes to Fairfield 28 years of experience earned from Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, which is similar in size to Fairfield Memorial.
    “After 28 years in the same facility, I was ready for a change with new challenges,” Clayton said. “I enjoy the hospitality of a small community and when I saw this opportunity present itself, I knew it would be the perfect place to transition to.”

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS — The 2012 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2012.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    Roger Ball & family, $100; Shirley Mitchell, $50; Charolette McKim, $50; Eugene & Lora McKim, $20; Gerald En-low, $200; Russell Johnson $40; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Belcher, $50; Frances Wells, $75; Eva Underhill (CD), $11.77; Nova Sturgeon, $100; Nolan Lynch Family, $25; and Herschel DuPont (CD), $32.36.
    Contributions for 2012... $954.13
    Expenses.................$580

  • TELL CITY – VNA Plus Home Care & Hospice’s Tell City location moved recently. The nonprofit medical-service provider is now located at 314 Indiana 66 E, Tell City.
    The move will not effect any services future or current patients receive. The Tell City office can still be reached by calling (800) 743-4862 or 547-7967.

  • Each year, members of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association are asked to keep a record of their volunteer hours and turn them in to the state office in Indianapolis. Throughout the state, more than one million hours were turned in. These are calculated by a figure of approximately $17 per hour to let legislators know that even though teachers are retired, they are still working without pay. 

  • MARENGO – Peacock Children’s Theatre Inc., a Southern Indiana Regional Theatre that provides entertainment, education and fun for children and families in southern Indiana, will present an old fashioned melodrama “Stop the Presses!” written by Tim Kelly for elementary students and adults to enjoy.

    A cast of 12 plus extras stars in this melodrama that takes place in the Colorado Clarion News Paper office in the town of Four Corners, Colo., where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Emma Kohnert and Amy Hackbarth recently served as Indiana House Pages during the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

    The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and experience a full day of legislative activity.
    Pages are able to see how the state legislature works firsthand in a behind-the-scenes tour. They get to work alongside legislators, legislative assistants and interns.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool collected $2,100 for the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital during its annual Trike-athon recently. The top two fundraisers in the school, Aiden Duncan and Frankie Faust, earned new bikes and helmets for their efforts. The bikes and helmets were donated by Waupaca.

  • The annual Cannelton Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt was held March 30 at Cannelton Legion Field.

    More than 1,200 eggs stuffed with candy and food coupons were hidden for kids up to 10 years of age to find. The following were winners of the special “bicycle egg” in their categories. Pictured from the left are Danielle Wroe, 8 to 10 years old; Levi Smith, 5 to 7 years old; Wyatt Luttrell, 3 to 4 years old and Philip Royer, 0 to 2 years old.

  • Hancock County Archives in Hawesville, Ky., has moved to the first floor of the old courthouse building, which was built in 1865 and finished in 1867.

    The archives date back to 1829, when the county was formed, and includes information about Perry County couples who traveled across the river to Hawesville. These records are priceless to those who love tracing and researching ancestry, staff of the archives said. They added moving the archives to the new location will make them more accessible to everyone.

  • BLOOMINGTON – Lindsay Kast of Tell City has enjoyed a year of excitement cheering for Indiana University’s basketball, football and volleyball teams.

    In addition to cheering for the top-ranked men’s basketball team with record-breaking crowds in Assembly Hall, Kast was a member of the Crimson cheer squad that won the national championship at the 2013 UCA College National Cheer and Dance Championships Jan. 19 in Orlando, Fla.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Daughters of the American Revolution member Molly Hall was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution Appreciation Medal and certificate during a ceremony held March 2.

    The SAR medal of appreciation was authorized in 1960 and may be presented by the National Society or chapter to a member of the DAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to the SAR.
    Hall is the vice regent of the Lafayette Spring Chapter and a member of the Ohio Valley Sons of the American Revolution Auxiliary.

  • PERRY COUNTY – A fun run-walk will be held at 8 a.m. Mother’s Day, May 12 to raise funds for the Perry County Leadership Class of 2013 project. The event will begin in front of the new Tell City event center.
    The first 100 participants to sign up will receive T-shirts and gift bags. In order to receive the shirt, registration must be made by May 1. Cost is $20.
    Also, those who run will be listed in a special ad that will be published in the Perry County News after the event.