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Features

  • The Journal-Democrat welcomes its newest employee, Don Steen.
    Steen, who was raised in Ferdinand and Tell City, is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Southern Indiana.

    While there, he worked as an intern at the university’s archive, instilling within him, he said, a deep appreciation for the hidden stories of communities across the nation.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The sixth annual Charlie Tuggle ride will be held April 27 at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City.
    Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and all bikes should be back in at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.
    Donations from the event will go to Shriners Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities. For more information, call John at 547-7917 or Joe at 547-8803. Rain date for the event is April 28.

  • An academic assembly March 15 at William Tell Elementary featured guest speaker Levi Leffert, a senior at Heritage Hills High School, who spoke to the students about overcoming obstacles and living a life of confidence despite hardships.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is still accepting grants applications and would like to invite those in Perry County working with youth or wellness programs to apply.
    Up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that involve Perry County youth or a focus on wellness that benefits Perry County.

  • ROCKPORT – The “Village People,” volunteers and supporters of Lincoln Pioneer Village in Rockport, met recently to map out the special events taking place at the village in coming months.

    The first thing on the agenda is the  Abe Lincoln Golf Scramble Saturday at The Rustic golf course in Rockport.  The golf scramble fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. A $45 entry fee includes lunch and a golf cart. Contact Charlie Fincey at the village at 649-9147 for more information.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Jillian Grace Post, the 4-year-old daughter of Holly Bond, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Indiana Pageant set for July 4 through July 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis.

    The National American Miss pageants are held for girls 4 to 18 years of age and have five different age divisions. Post will participate in the 4 to 6 year olds Princess age division, along with other finalists from across Indiana.

  • Shirley and Doyle Trenary are looking for the community’s help. Recently, the couple found several photos among the belongings of Slyvia Blum, Doyle’s aunt, who was formerly of Tell City. Blum was a previous owner of the bowling alley with her husband, Ed. The pictures, seen above, are from the 1930s or around that time and have very little to no information written on the back.

  • TELL CITY – Friends, family and the public are invited to celebrate Mary Rutherford’s 80th birthday Wednesday.
    The event will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the Tell City Community Center at 16th and Franklin streets. There will be a light lunch and dessert served. The celebration will be in an open-house style and all are welcome to attend.

  • Charlotte Harpenau was the winner of the February quilt drawing, receiving this quilt, “Grandmother’s Flower Garden.” The top was donated by Marie Weisman and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • TELL CITY – The Lafayette Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual awards tea March 10 at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Each year, thousands of children across the United States participate in the American history, Christopher Columbus and good citizens essays sponsored by the DAR.

    With the encouragement from local teachers, parents and school systems, Perry County had more than 100 children participate in these essays this year.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its second meeting of the year Feb. 3 at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order with pledges led by President Taylor Elmer and Vice-President Amber Lindauer. The minutes were read by the Secretary Matthew Schlachter. The treasurer’s report was given by Johnathon Davis and he stated that a cash award was received from the 4-H Council for the club winning third place in the window display contest. A health and safety report on winter weather was given by  

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host a private screenings of the documentary, “They Wore the Red Suit,” at 7 p.m. April 6 at the Tell City Event Center located downtown.
    Tickets are $15 in advance. Seating is limited to 100 so be sure to purchase tickets early. Tickets can be purchase at the Perry County Chamber office, online at http://santamovietellcity.bpt.me or by calling 547-2833. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.

  • JASPER – The Russian National Ballet will perform Swan Lake at the Jasper Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s.  Many of the top dancers from across Russia, dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, joined the company. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with more than 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience.

  • Residents and staff visited Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop in Evansville on a recent outing to observe the production of making their doughnut.

    They each received a free warm doughnut to sample. The group also had lunch out before returning to the campus. Pictured enjoying the day are residents Ralph Malone and Sis Ingle.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Be-ginning this year, the La-fayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announce the group will honor a woman of the community. The criteria for the away is a woman in the community who ex-emplifies either all or merely one of the many areas the DAR supports.

  • CHRISNEY – Stir-n-Up Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides free therapeutic riding sessions by PATH Intl. certified instructors to handicapped individuals. The group is currently seeking approximately 50 volunteers to help with its services. Previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteer sign up and training will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23 at 5891 N. County Road 200 W. in Chrisney.

  • Residents from Oakwood Health Campus recently visited the Tell City Pretzel Shop as part of their Lifelong Learning program. A member of the group, Grace Brown, was a former employee of the Kessler’s when they owned the business.

    Pictured here are Brown with current owner Brad Smith, comparing their techniques used to twist pretzels. The group was able to experience twisting pretzels on the line as viewing the whole production process. Upon exiting they were able to sample a variety of the flavored pretzels.
     

  • Rich Werner was the winner of the quilt, “My Scrappy Quilt” during the January drawing of the St. Paul Quilters. The top was done by Joyce Alvey and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • Evalynn Voyles, a first-grade student at William Tell Elementary, was the winner of a Kindle Fire given away in a recent drawing. William Tell Elementary students have together read more than 500,000 minutes in an effort to become “Reading Millionaires.” The drawing was held during weekday celebrations leading up to the March 1 “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss.

  • This picture, drawn by William Tell Elementary third-grader Nicholas Deckers, will be one of many pieces of artwork on display at an art fair planned for 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. The community is invited and encouraged to attend and see the students’ work.