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  • Senior athlete Shane Roark is one of the nearly 30 senior athletes who visits the students at William Tell Elementary each Friday.

  • Four generations of Doris Hess’ family gathered for a picture recently.

    Seated in front is Hess, of Tell City, holding her first great-grandson, Bentley David Yelland. Standing in the back are Bentley’s father Jerad Yelland and his grandmother Sheila Hess Yelland of Tell City. Bentley was born May 23, 2013, and his family resides in Frankfort, Ky. Bentley is also the grandchild of the late David Yelland and the great-grandchild of the late Renus Hess and Thelma and Bill Yelland.

  • CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 will sponsor a family-friendly zombie parade from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
    Those participating in the parade should gather at Herzelle Street at 4:30 p.m. and picked up at Hargis Hafele Park after the parade.
    Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. There will also be a pumpkin patch, a bake sale, games, food, prizes and more.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 68th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Cannelton Community Center.  
    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Chloe Hale, first-grader Taylor DuPont, second-grader Makayla Reed, third-grader Claire Sabelhaus, fourth-grader Maggie Dawson and fifth-grader Bre’ Noland.

  • TELL CITY – Perry County’s own Makala Kellems, Miss Teen Schweizer Fest, will compete for the state Miss Teen title in November. Donations are being accepted to cover costs of travel, food and the hotel stay for the competition in Indianapolis.
    Donations can be dropped off at Cinderella’s in Tell City or mailed to the business at 922 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586.  Donations are needed by Oct. 15.

  • Vicky (Hoffman) Hagan of Hawesville, Ky., was honored with a surprise 50th birthday party Sept. 14, at William Tell Center in Tell City.
    Attending were Vicky’s husband, David; her daughter, Ashley; her parents, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman and all of Vicky’s brothers and sisters, Ron Hoffman and his daughter, Hayley, of West Lafayette, Jane and Scott Schank, Kelsey and Jered all of Evansville, Jean Robinson of Orlando, Fla., Jim and Angela Hoffman and McKenzie and Tommy of Newburgh.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 12 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths for handmade or handcrafted items.
    The committee is also accepting food booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  Sunshine Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS
    offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • TELL CITY – The March of Dimes Perry-Spencer March for Babies walk is scheduled for Sept. Sunday in Tell City.

    Registration at Old  National Bank will open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony, followed by the walk at 3 p.m.

    This year’s ambassador family is the Badgers. Parents Ty and Leann (Edwards) Badger were blessed with twins, Mila and Emmitt, prematurely born.

    The babies underwent skilled therapies, many developed through March of Dimes research.

  • PERRY COUNTY – A benefit band jam and silent auction will be held for Lydia Haycraft Sept. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City.

    The band jam will feature Elsie Shack. Cost of admission to the benefit is $15 per person or $25 per couple.

  • HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Sept. 28.
    The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with pilots competing in a bag drop contest, followed by a spot landing contest at 10.  A kids balloon walk is scheduled for 11:30.

  • Tell City High School Class of 1958 held its 55-year reunion Aug. 10 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted the S.W.I.H.A.A. Fall Meeting Sept. 6. Registration began at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m.  
    Joseph Stuber, PCMH president and chief executive officer, welcomed all in attendance and provided information about the new hospital currently being built. He stated the new hospital should be completed in the fall of 2014.  Moving into the new hospital should take place in the first quarter of 2015.

  • David Goffinet of Clarksville, Tenn., and John Goffinet of Evansville visited Joyce and Larnie Greenwood of Tell City and Paul and Margaret Goffinet of Tell City, Sept. 10. David, Joyce, John and Paul are all siblings.

  • CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and by appointment.
    The museum is located in the old Perry County Courthouse building located at Seventh and Taylor streets in Cannelton. To schedule an appointment, call 548-6781.

  • ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  3 For All Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Southern Indiana Power’s Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Funds from the annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive were recently distributed to local programs helping those with special needs.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library officials announced registration is now open for the autumn story-time session.
    Autumn story times will run through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661. Story times are as follows: