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  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central FFA livestock and dairy judging teams competed in a district contest April 26. In the dairy judging competition, the team of Melissa Hagedorn, Cathryn Peter and Luke Hilgenhold placed ninth.
    Individually, Luke Hilgenhold placed first in the competition, winning district. Hilgenhold will also compete at state competition Saturday at Purdue.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.
    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliar-ies and Sons of the American Legion.
    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a sounding of taps.

  • TELL CITY – Learning to make delicious jams and jellies is a simple process and Purdue Extension can help.
    Jammin with Purdue Extension is a hands-on workshop that will help you learn all the basics of how to safely preserve those juicy fruits. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 30, the workshop will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The cost is only $5 per person.
    Everyone who participates will take home a jar of sweet spread along with all the knowledge needed to make more.

  • About 35 St. Paul Catholic Church members volunteered Saturday to spread a tractor-trailer of mulch at Joe Schaeffer Park and the Kids Kreation Playground. The event was to celebrate Earth Day. Two semi-truck loads of mulch was available to the group, who spread the mulch and cleaned up the park.

  • Five generations of the Bryant family gathered recently for a picture. From left, mother Brittany Howes hold son Zelan as grandmother Kelly Jones holds Zelan’s brother, Riley. Next to them are great-grandmother Barbara Durbin and great-great-grandmother Hazel Bryant.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Perry Central marching bands are teaming up to host the first Two Bands-One Goal 5k Fun Run-Walk June 2 at Legion Field in Tell City.
    Check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run-walk will start at 8. This is a “fun” run-walk with no official times given or age-group prizes scheduled. However, there will be several drawings and the top male and female runners will receive priz-es.

  • TELL CITY – Indiana started the Twenty-first Century Scholars program in 1990 to ensure that every student can afford a college education. Income-eligible seventh and eighth graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed the cost of four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host its spring musical, “Cinderella,” Friday and Saturday in the school’s cafetorium.
    The musical will be a combination of the Walt Disney and the Roger and Hammerstein versions of the classic fairy tale to make a one hour performance time.
    The show starts at 7 p.m. both nights and tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door. Children 5 years and under get in for free.
    The Perry Central band will also sell concessions during both nights.

  • CANNELTON – The Women’s Travel Club held its annual dinner meeting at the Patio April 18.

    Seven members plus four guests, Larry Schank, Jim Mason, Dan Goble and Tom Busam, gathered to hear Margaret Schank’s guest speaker, Joan Goble, tell the group about her March 2011 trip to Alaska to attend a teachers’ conference.
    The focus of her presentation was the Iditarod. Goble showed slides of scenery taken en route to the opening ceremonies and slides and videos of the ceremonies and the start of the race.

  • TELL CITY – The red crepe paper poppy will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 May 17, May 18 and May 19 at Noble’s IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Savers.

    This is a reminder of the sacrifice of thousands in all wars and is an annual event sponsored by members of Unit 213, Tell City. Serving locally as the 2012 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Day is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • Jane Goffinet was the latest St. Paul quilt winner. She is pictured here with the quilt, “Mosaic,” she won at the April quilt social. The quilt was pieced by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • TCHS 1962
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Aug. 11 at the American Legion.
    Organizers are still attempting to locate the following classmates: Michael Crook, Janette Davis, Royce Devillez, Ernest Goody, Terrel Laflin, Linda Ludwig, Joetta Reed, Kenny Vincent and Richard Wheatley.
    If anyone has any information in regard to these classmates, contact Kaye (Goble) Kleeman at 547-5875 or send e-mail to tc62classreunion@gmail.com.

  • Six ladies enjoyed a bus trip to Washington, D.C. March 22 through March 27 with a group from the Hancock Christian Church of Hancock County, Ky.

    Pictured from the left are Mary Kent of Brazil, JoAnn Smith of Tell City, Clara Mae Hagedorn of Fort Branch, Judy Hagedorn of Tell City, Rose Dauby of Dale and Alene Dauby of Tell City. The group took part in sight-seeing excursions and saw all the points of interest of the county’s capital city. While on the trip, a party was held in honor of Judy Hagedorn’s 70th birthday.

  • Mayor Mary Snyder, representing Mu Gamma Beta Sigma Phi, presents a donation of $200 to Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall for Cannelton Camp With A Cop. Mu Gamma has donated to this camp every year since its beginning.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County organization of Special Olympics Indiana will join St. Meinrad Archabbey-Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. to host their 47th annual track and field and bocce meet. The event will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”

  • TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received two grants totaling $35,570 to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.”
    Since the program began in 1999, the “Our Turn” program has educated more than 10,000 local women about breast health and the importance of early detection strategies, including breast self-examinations, clinical examinations and mammograms. Since 2003, the program has provided more than 800 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

  • EVANSVILLE – Cirque du Soleil will present “Quidam” for six performances from April 26 – 29 at the Ford Center in Evansville.
    Quidam, pronounced “key-dahm,” features several acrobatic acts such as aerial contortion in silk, skipping ropes, handbalancing, Duplex Trapeze, German Wheel, Spanish Web and more.
    Six musicians playing a wide variety of instruments such as the violin, cello, percussions, saxophone, electric and classical guitars and keyboard will perform original music.

  • BIRDSEYE – Have you ever wished you knew how to kayak or wanted to try it out before buying your own equipment? Join a Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalist at the beach for a beginners kayaking lesson at 2 p.m. ET April 28. During this short lesson, participants will get to try their hands at a few different kayaks and paddles. Participants will learn what gear is needed and the best places to paddle on Patoka. All equipment including life jackets will be provided.

  • Tell City’s 2012 Wellness President Breanna Walsh, center, shows off the new shirt design for the year. The first run-walk for 2012 will be hosted by the Girl Scouts at 7 a.m. Saturday starting at the City Hall gazebo in Tell City.

  • Five generations of the family of Bessie Taylor of Tell City gathered recently for a family photograph.

    Pictured from the left are Bessie’s great-granddaughter, Nina Whelan of Tennyson, mother of the triplets in the picture; Bessie’s granddaughter, Karen Spellmeyer of Lincoln City, holding Joel Nickolas Whelan; Bessie Taylor, great-great-grandmother of the triplets, holding great-great-granddaughter, Abbiegail Taylor Whelan and Bessie’s daughter, Jean Spurlock of Lincoln City, holding Alexis Rene Whelan.