• TELL CITY – Dark history and bright futures were the themes at recent Kiwanis meetings.

    In June, history-buff Andy Hollinden presented a real-life drama from Perry County history. Hollinden told of a double murder-suicide in Rome, Indiana in 1865.

    River bottom farmland near Poison Creek fueled a dangerous grudge between two men, leading to the brutal murder of a young wife, her child and the suicide of her husband.

  • VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday


    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.


    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25



    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune


    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School football players will conduct a lift-a-thon to raise money for equipment Monday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 8. 

    Players are asking for donations of 1 cent per pound lifted.

    Anybody wishing to contribute should contact a football player in grades 9-12 or one of the coaches. 

    All players grades 9-12 should report to weight room at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Waninger of St. Meinrad, Brynnan Underhill of English and Luke Hilgenhold and Olivia Gogel both of Tell City represented Southern Indiana Power in the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    The high school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as a citizen and insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.

  • BRISTOW – Descendants of Clarence and Elizabeth Wheeler held a family reunion Saturday, June 27, at St. Isidore Hall in Bristow.

  • Perry County 4-H has recognized 20 outstanding youth who are completing their final year in 4-H. The following individuals are 10-year members.


    Daniel Alvey

    Daniel Alvey is a member of the Gatchel 4-H Club and the son of Doug and Bev Alvey.  This fall, Daniel will attend Vincennes University-Jasper Campus for the industrial maintenance technician program. In 4-H, Daniel’s favorite project was shooting sports.

    Outside of 4-H, Daniel was active in Boy Scouts, where he earned his Eagle Scout award.

  • Mulzer family reunion Sunday


    EVANSTON – The descendants of Wolfgang Mulzer will gather for a reunion Sunday, July 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston.

    A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Meat and drinks will be provided. Each family is asked to take a covered dish. A free-will offering will help pay for expenses.


    Brown family reunion Aug. 9


  • TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart. This free community service will also be offered by PCMH’s Home Health Department from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Twilight Towers.

  • TELL CITY – Kiwanis members were treated to two special guest speakers during May. Sue Denoncour from Perry County Habitat for Humanity and Betty Cash, Perry County Convention & Visitors Bureau director, each gave unique presentations about their organizations and the services they provide.

  • BRISTOW – The Bristow High School alumni reunion will be held Sunday, July 5, at the Bristow Community Center. All former high school students are encouraged to attend. A catered meal will be served at noon. Those wishing to attend for the meal are asked to call for reservations. For more information, contact Sandy Cassidy at (812) 843-5836 or ascassidy@psci.net, Mike Franchville at (812) 836-2125 or portderby@psci.net or Tom LeClere at (812) 843-4813.

  • Editor’s Note: A group of youth and adults from two Spencer County congregations, St. Boniface and St. Meinrad churches, recently returned from a week in Belize. They volunteered for Hand in Hand Ministries. One of those making the trip, Emily Troesch, wrote this reflection of the group’s experience.


    “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)


  • ST. MARKS – The descendants of Rosa and William DuPont will gather for a reunion on Sunday, June 21 at the St. Mark’s Parish Hall at 5377 Acorn Road Hwy 145, Tell City. A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Meat will be provided and a free will offering will be accepted to help pay for expenses. Contact Janice Etienne at 812-543-5631 or jbetienne@psci.net or Mike DuPont at 812-836-2891 or dupont@psci.net with any questions.

  • EVANSTON – The descendants of Wolfgang Mulzer will gather for a reunion Sunday, July 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston. A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Meat and drinks will be provided.

    Each family is asked to take a covered dish. A free-will offering will be accepted to help pay for expenses.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Interested in becoming Miss Perry County 2015 or Junior Miss Perry County 2015?

    Any young woman age 15-21 can apply. This is the first year that it is open to the public. Contestants must reside in or have an immediate relative that resides in Perry County.

    Any young woman, who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair but did not receive the queen title and is within the age range, is also eligible to apply.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Rickenbaugh family reunion will be held Sunday, June 28, at Celina Lake off Indiana 37 in Perry County. Campsites are available and basket dinner will begin at noon. Everyone should take food, drinks and lawn chairs. RSVP to Golda Aders at (812) 843-5247.