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  • EVANSTON – The descendants of Albert and Frances (Gramelspacher) Kuntz will host a family reunion Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Evanston Ballpark in the Evanston Civic Association main building and shelter house.

    Burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, tea, lemonade and table service will be provided. Family members are encouraged to take covered dishes and any other drinks they prefer. The meal will be served around 12:30 p.m., but the doors will open at 11. 

    Organizers also ask those who attend to take any pictures and  memories they wish to share.

  • TELL CITY – Do you have Type 2 diabetes or care for someone who does? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to reduce your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you.

  • By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

    Unbeknownst to many, St. Martin’s Cemetery in Chrisney is the final resting place of royalty, of a sort.

    Herman “Beefsteak Charlie” Campbell, better known as King of the Hobos, was a common guest to many Chrisney and Spencer County residents. He was also a  regular visitor to Troy and, perhaps, Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The annual Perry County March of Dimes March for Babies March for Babies walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, at City Hall in Tell City.  Check-in will be at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2.

     Former ambassador families are invited to attend and lead the walk. After the walk, food and beverages donated by local businesses will be served to the participants.

  • Perry Central’s STEAM Science Team took a field trip late this summer for a project they had worked on in class. A select group of Commodores got to leave school for the day and venture to the waters of Celina Lake to test the conditions of the jelly fish living there.

  • Eric Harris

    Movie Critic

     

    Gangster movies have tended to glorify (intentionally or not) their subjects since the creation of the genre, but it is rare when there is a film that actively tries to make you hate the gangster.

    In the rare film in which the gangster is truly the antagonist, it is the law enforcement agent(s) that then get glorified (Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” comes to mind). “Black Mass” goes the extra mile making both the gangster and the main FBI agent terrible people.

  • TELL CITY – Heartsaver Automate External Defibrillator, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider and Family and Friends CPR classes will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The Family & Friends CPR classes are designed for anyone that wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is for ages 12 years and older.

    Check with the instructor for younger participants. The class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Cost is $10.

  • Ray Reed of Cannelton is an architect by trade, but he has a passion for playing the pedal steel guitar.

    That passion led him to organize the annual Southern Indiana Steel Guitar Jamboree, which celebrated its fifth year at Cedar Valley Park Sunday. And it helped him attract some top musicians from as far away as Chicago, including ones who have played with big-name Grand Ole Opry stars.

  • TELL CITY – Heartsaver AED, BLS for Healthcare Provider and Family and Friends CPR classes will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The Family & Friends CPR classes are designed for anyone that wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is for ages 12 years and older.

    Check with the instructor for younger participants. The class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Cost is $10.

  • TROY – The annual John and Anna Strobel reunion was held Aug. 9, in the St. Pius Church Hall in Troy with a pitch-in dinner.

  • Kaisers from several states who trace their ancestry to Julius and Matilda Kaiser will gather the third weekend of October at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village to see their ancestors’ rebuilt cabin.

  • TELL CITY – Deer season opens in Indiana Oct. 1 and many hunters will take to the woods.  Forest officials want you to have a successful and safe hunt and be aware of the rules while visiting the Hoosier National Forest.

    District Ranger Chris Zimmer reminds the public, “The Hoosier belongs to everyone and hunters are welcome to hunt on Forest land, with limited exceptions.”

    He explains designated recreation areas such as Hardin Ridge or Tipsaw, and Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest south of Paoli are closed to hunting.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan, granddaughter of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman of Tell City, is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness Walk.

    The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at McConnell Plaza on the Owensboro riverfront.

    Hagan, 18, is a student at Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Ky. and the daughter of David and Vicky Hagan of Hawesville, Ky.

    Collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops.

  • ROCKY POINT – The Perry County Museum will host a fundraising event during Blue Heron Winery’s Wine Over Water Friday, Sept. 18, at the winery on the hill above Rocky Point. The event will start at 6 p.m. with admission and silent auction proceeds benefiting the museum.

    The music guests will be Danny Bolin, Leo Gronquist and Don Sherry. Food will be available for purchase from Rudy’s and wine from Blue Heron Winery.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital invites community members to join them as they celebrate the Race for the Cure Sunday, Sept. 27. The hospital has chartered a bus to transport participants at no charge.

    The bus will depart PCMH at 6:15 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 a.m.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    My neighboring vendor at the Belknap Farmers’ Market, Janet Haggerty, shared some little cherry tomatoes with me last week that came from a stray seedling: the little tomatoes where a dull yellow and about the size of a gooseberry.  They were fantastic!

    I remember meeting a woman at the state fair years ago that brought in a similar bag of tiny tomatoes.