TELL CITY – Two natives of Tell City, Sam Snyder and Wes Cantner, make up local music duo Charms Voormann.

    The two have been playing together for about seven years, having met when they weren’t old enough to legally drive. Now that they are both in their 20s, they have the experience and skill earned to pursue their love of music together. 

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Among his peers in professional tournament competition, Bobby Lane is best known for his skill using spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs, but when water begins cooling in the autumn, the Yamaha Pro often changes to a topwater popping plug.

    Usually considered a summertime lure, Lane actually keeps a popper tied on throughout the fall months, according to information provided by Yamaha.

    Lane is part of a bass fishing family as his brothers, Chris and Arnie also fish the tournament trail

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I heard the weather forecaster recently mention the chance of an Indian summer and it got me thinking about this old print my father had hanging in his office.

  • Editor’s Note: This article was penned by Judi Perez, forest planning and public affairs officer for the Hoosier National Forest.


    When the Hoosier National Forest implements resource management projects, the staff establishes objectives and constraints. But once we complete the project, how do we know if what we intended to happen really worked or if you got some unintended or perhaps undesirable outcomes? Monitoring.

  • Editor’s Note: The late Omer Bryant penned this memoir of his role in the Allied invasion of Sicily. As a member of the U.S. Navy, he also fought in the Philippines. Before the war he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and helped plant many of Perry County’s forests. He passed away in 2012.



  • Terry Severson, Forest Fire Management Officer with the Hoosier National Forest, is generally pretty calm and quiet. But a few topics will get him talking: family – his wife, Trina and daughters, Emma and Amani – managing resources with fire and Africa. 

  • TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host its annual recognition event on Friday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City. The event is held to honor the RSVP volunteers who contribute many hours of their time and talent for the betterment of our community.

    The event will feature food, fun and prizes. All RSVP volunteers and volunteer station representatives are invited to attend. RSVP volunteers are encouraged to bring a guest.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Even though it is a beautiful fall day outside, it soon will be winter with Christmas right around the corner. Is your church youth or mission group, your organization, your business or your family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? 

    Well, you aren’t alone.  The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help too.

  • 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.


    Staff Writer



    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.