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  • 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.

  • The Cannelton American Legion Post 142 Commander Morris “Smokey” Graves is shown accepting a donation check from Cannelton Auxiliary representative Kim Myers. The $450 check was given to help the Legion continue with its charitable projects in the county.

  • Phillip Ayers and Hazel Bryant were crowned the 2013 Valentine king and queen at Oakwood Health Campus at the annual Valentine’s Day party.

  • TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host its second annual St. Joseph’s Table March 17, at the Knights of Columbus home at 11th and Tell streets in Tell City. The St. Joseph’s Table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph, which is March 19. It is a celebration of family.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The United Way of Perry County announced the addition of three new board members, Linda Reed, Lagina Gogel and Julie Strassell-Hauser. Each year the United Way invites individuals to serve on the board of trustees who represent the diversity of Perry County. The board members govern the work of the United Way in Perry and Crawford counties.

  • Patricia Riley was crowned 2013 Valentine queen and Ralph Fay was crowned 2013 Valentine king at a party held Feb. 14 at Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills in Tell City. The king and queen were chosen by votes from residents, staff, family and visitors. They were presented gifts from the facility. Refreshments of heart-shaped cookies and red punch were served by the staff during the party.

  • Twin Lakes 4-H Club

    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 being 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 a cash award was received from the 4-H Council for the club winning third place in the window display contest.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has again awarded Lincoln Hills Development Corp. a contract to operate the Individual Development Account Program.  Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually.

  • Jonathan Jennings, Daughters of 1812
    CORYDON – The Jon-athan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, held its February meeting in Corydon with Carol Seales, president, presiding, using the national society ritual.

  • The students of Tell City Junior-Senior High School recently held a fundraising contest to raise money for the Zach Taylor Family fund. Through the week of Feb. 4, students raised $1,550 to donate. The grade who raised the most won a chance to put a pie in the face of Principal Brad Ramsey, pictured in the first photo below. In the second photo, Ramsey presents a check for the funds raised to Glenn Goffinet.

  • JASPER – Coleman Pressley, the 24-year-old son of former Jasper Engines NASCAR Cup driver Robert Pressley, will display the company’s logos on the car he is running in the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach race today at Daytona International Speedway.

  • 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.