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  • TELL CITY – Family and friends of LaDonna (Feltner) Moseby, who passed away April 21, 2015, will gather for a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Fiesta Grande in Tell City. Those planning to attend are asked to call Marian Lindauer at (812) 357-2735 so tables can be reserved.

  • CANNELTON – On Wednesday, March 18, four members of the Woman’s Travel Club met at the Perry County Public Library Cannelton Branch for a program by Sally Walker that highlighted early female African American athletes.

    Marcenia Lyie “Toni” Stone began playing for various semi-professional and professional teams at age 15. After several years, in 1953, Stone was signed to play second base for the Indianapolis Clowns, replacing Hank Aaron, a position in which she maintained a .243 batting average.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 20, 1945

     

    • Perry Countians of all walks of life and political parties paused this week to mourn the loss of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died April 12 in Warm Springs, Ga. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman. At the request of Tell City Mayor Wendell Werner, businesses closed their doors for an hour Friday afternoon.

    Several local churches held special services. 

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    TELL CITY – Members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather Wednesday, April 29 to discuss progress and plans for their Perry County veterans project.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library’s main branch in Tell City in the genealogy room.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 15, 1945

     

    • Pfc. Louis Wheatley, 26, has been wounded in action in Germany, according to the War Department. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wheatley.

    • A horse is at the center of a lawsuit filed in court this week in Perry Circuit Court. Ida Delany made a deal with Roscoe Ray to purchase a horse. She made a $50 deposit and was to pay the balance of $15 if the horse proved satisfactory. Now she alleges the horse was a dud, diseased and lame with sore legs and hips.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.

    Paul, who is a great “shroomer,” hadn’t found any, but managed to buy a pound of wild yellow morels that had been shipped for sale at a market near Bainbridge.

    Upon his arrival, the valuable fungi cargo was placed in the refrigerator. My obligation was to obtain steak for the next night, and Paul would do the cooking.

  • By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    Ask most adults what they, as a child, wanted to be when they grew up, and they might say something like police officer, teacher or veterinarian.

    Some may have realized those early aspirations, while others may have matured into very different careers. A few will say they didn’t really have a certain direction in mind.

  • By Jennifer Mitchell

    Guest Columnist

     

    Foster parenting has often been described as a work of heart. It is an undertaking filled with challenges and rewards. But what exactly is foster parenting, and what is it like to be a foster parent?

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1st could result in no blooms next year.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.  

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 9, 1945

     

    • Cpl. Wilfred Boehm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Boehm of New Boston, has been awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions in Normandy, France. He is currently fighting the fleeing Nazis in Germany.

    • Local farmers are battling an apparent invasion of foxes in Oil Township, the News reports. Several people have reported dead chickens and even dogs attacked by foxes. Areas near the Perry County-Crawford County line are among seem to be having the most problems.

     

    50 Years Ago

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Recently, Indiana conservation officer Brenda Louthain was called to a bridge to check out an odd example of roadkill in the northwestern Indiana community of Monticello.

    What Brenda found was a bit of a surprise as well as a rarity. It was an armadillo. If you haven’t seen one, it looks a bit like a live armored tank on legs. And while you might expect it to be slow, an armadillo actually is quick and can jump, sometimes jumping high enough to hit the underside of a vehicle.

  • John Scioldo

     

    Guest Columnist

     

    Moving to Tell City last July was a huge change for my family and me. We had a comfortable life in my hometown and I was not actively pursuing a superintendency. I was not interested in just any position, it had to be the right one.

  • JASPER – As of March 13, 2 Sign Guys is under new ownership. Serice Stenftenagel of Jasper has purchased this longtime area business.
    As owner of Little Si’s Construction and Kreations by Serice, Stenftenagel understands business needs. She has sixteen years combined experience running day-to-day business operations.

  • LEOPOLD –The Leopold Gang 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central High School. Pizza was served along with drinks and cookies.

    The meeting began with an activity in which teams placed paper plates above their heads and drew pictures. The crowd voted on the best artwork.

    Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. For roll call members offered their favorite movies.

  • The Perry County Quality of Life Committee asked young people to reflect on their  home communities. In the last of a series of essays,  Perry County junior-high-school students talk about what they value most.

     

    Home is where my family is

  • BRISTOW – The La-Grange family reunion will be held at St. Isidore’s church hall near Bristow Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Family members are asked to arrive in time to begin serving at 12:30 p.m. Central with a carry-in dinner.

    Family members should take a dish, serving utensils and drinks for their family. Plates and cups will be provided.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 1, 1945

     

    • Pvt. First Class Art Kleeman of Tell City has been awarded the Silver Star for exhibiting gallantry in action while fighting with the Third Infantry Division in France. His wife, Effie Kleeman, resides on Star Route Highway 66 in Tell City.

    • Tech. Sgt. Porter Miller of Tell City was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action. Miller is a member of the 362nd Infantry Regiment of the 91st Powder River Division currently fighting in northern Italy.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Turkey season opens in a couple of weeks, so time is running short to prepare to bag a tom.

    Opening day is April 22 in Indiana, and the spring season runs through May 10. Youth-turkey-hunt weekend is April 18-19. Across the Ohio, opening day is April 18 in Kentucky, and the spring season also runs through May 10. A hunter can get lucky and take a bird almost by accident, but planning is a key to success.