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  • Rikki Lynn Edwards of Lyons, pictured in the center, was named Miss Indiana Teen International Feb. 10 in Columbus.

    Edwards is a senior at Dugger High School in Dugger, where she was also named homecoming queen 2013. She also holds the titles of Coal Festival Queen 2012 and Coal Festival Princess 2011. She will attend Vincennes University in fall to study broadcast communications. Edwards is the daughter of the late Rick Edwards and Lori Ransom Edwards, formerly of Cannelton. She is the granddaughter of Zeke and Toddy Ransom of Cannelton.

  • Frankie Faust, 3, holds a heart-shaped potato she found Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She is the granddaughter of Chuck and Janet Faust of Leopold.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – When Lincoln is mentioned in Hollywood circles, it’s all about the film’s 12 Oscar nominations. At the Indiana State Museum, however, the Lincoln buzz is all about its newest exhibition: The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family, which premiered Feb. 9. The Indiana State Museum is the only venue for this exhibition, which will run through Aug. 4.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society urges local businesses to help support the fight against cancer in their communities by becoming sponsors of Relay For Life. Cancer touches everyone, and in-volvement in Relay For Life is a great way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, organizers said.

  • LEOPOLD – Brooke Lasher, a student at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, was chosen as the seventh-grade winner in the annual River Sweep Poster Contest.

    Her poster was chosen from more than 2,000 entries from a six-state area. Lasher’s poster promotes participation in the annual Ohio River Sweep clean-up event, which is scheduled for June 15.
    Lasher will receive a $50 check and her poster will be posted on the event’s official Web site.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Kara Lasher of St. Croix.

  • Mackenzie Hayes and Seth Gehlhausen were crowned Tell City High School’s homecoming queen and king during ceremonies held Saturday.

  • TELL CITY – Camping is no longer allowed at the trailhead and parking area at Hemlock Cliffs. It has long been a popular camping area but this has been the only trailhead on the Hoosier National Forest that allowed camping.  “Unfortunately, due to vandalism we have to prohibit camping in this parking area,” said Nancy Myers, recreation planner for the Tell City District.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H club

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Gang 4-H club had its first official meeting of the year Jan. 29 at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School.

  • Twin Lakes 4-H Club
    ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Jan. 6, at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. and pledges were recited.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Billed as “an evening of fun for a serious cause,” the Abbey Press and Saint Meinrad Archabbey Relay for Life team will once again hold the annual trivia night fundraiser March 2.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,100 seasonal positions in the coming months.
    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – we have quite a variety of jobs available.”

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Student Council will host the 2013 homecoming ceremony Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Gibson Southern.  The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Several different generations of Thelma Wagner’s family celebrated at Christmas and gathered for generation pictures.

  • Alex Newton and Taylor Elmer were crowned king and queen at homecoming ceremonies held at Perry Central Saturday.

  • JASPER – Blue Heron Winery of Cannelton will be the featured winery in the Krempp Gallery’s First Thursday Reception-Gallery Talk from 5 to 8 p.m. EST Feb. 7 at the Jasper Arts Center.
    Graphite artist Jessica Burke will be the featured artist with her work on display. Her drawings are a part of a new series that functions as a meditation on identity and gender politics as seen through the influence of iconic figures of popular culture.

  • TELL CITY – The St. Paul’s Scrapbooking Group will sponsor the second annual scrapbooking, card-making and general crafting crop, “Mission Possible” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the parish hall.
    Cost is $25 per person and will include snacks, lunch, drinks, goodie bags and prizes. Friends registering together may enter the crop for only $45. All proceeds will support the St. Paul Catholic Church’s 2013 youth mission trip to Kenosha, Wis.

  • UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, Perry Central Schools have moved its homecoming ceremonies to the game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 26. The junior-varity game Saturday will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Am-phitheatre’s 2013 season will kick off April 14. This year’s lineup includes the second season of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” along with other theatrical productions, concerts and a Halloween event.

  • The first baby of the year born at Perry County Memorial Hospital was Madilynn Marie Jane Parrott, daughter of Missy Parrott. She was born Friday, Jan. 4, delivered by Dr. Juan Cornejo. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces.

  • The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of The Greenhouse & Bouquets Nov. 8.