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  • The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 recently donated funds from its annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser.

  • Accent Marketing welcomed a new training class June 12.

  • TELL CITY – Doretha Horlander recently celebrated her 99th birthday with family members.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.
    The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen:
    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.

  • Gage Jennings holds heads of cabbage weighing between 8 and 10 pounds he grew at his family’s home on Troy Ridge Road.

    The early spring has helped local gardens thrive. Gage said he’s also growing zucchini, squash, tomatoes, brussels sprouts and other vegetables. Much of what his family doesn’t use goes to local farmers markets.
     

  • TELL CITY – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. announced that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence.
    CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, according to a press release sent to The News.

  • Members of the Tell City Shamrocks 4-H Club collected nonperishable food items for a local food pantry recently. Pictured are members who attended the club’s May 24 meeting.

    In front from the left are Loren Braunecker, Breille Strobel, Kayla Seifert and Evan Spear. In the middle row are Garrett Jarboe, Audrey Bauer and Kennedy Bauer. Standing in the back are Cole Dickenson, Gavin Melton, Leann Goffinet, Bree Sodrel and Maggie Dawson.

  • NASHVILLE – Esther Burris Minto will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday.
    She taught three generations of piano students over the years. She would enjoy getting cards from her friends and students.
    Send birthday wishes and notes to Esther Minto, 3889 W. Plum Creek, Nashville, IN 47448.
     

  • Four generations of the Pollard family gathered for a picture recently. From the left are Athleen Pollard, great-grandmother; Alison Palmer, mother; Ronald Pollard, great-grandfather holding Ethan David Beckner, and grandfather Al Palmer.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has begun its summer free lunches program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.
    All children 18 years of age or younger can eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . Monday through Friday until July 27 at the high school.
    The cafeteria will be closed July 4. Two adults may accompany a child and eat for $2 each.
    Free transportation will also be provided and pickup times and locations are listed below for Route A:
    11:25 a.m. Cannelton, Indiana 66 and President Avenue across from Tastee Freeze.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The German Ridge Heritage Project seeks descendant family members for genealogy, sharing family documents and oral history. Volunteers are also encouraged to donate time as assistance is needed in field excavations, laboratory analysis and historical-genealogical research. Some of the families of interest include Bryant, Connor, Debus, Hall, Maier, Popp (Bopp) and Speidel.

  • TELL CITY – A follow-up meeting for this year’s Schweizer Fest pageant will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. Applications for contestants can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street in Tell City. Those wishing to compete must live or work in Perry County. Age groups are as follows: Princess, 9 to 11 years; Junior Miss, 12 to 15 years; Teen, 16 to 19 years and Miss, 20 to 22 years. For more information, contact Teresa Dauby at 547-1051 or 719-0577. All applications are due by Wednesday.

  • TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City is now open for the 2012 summer season and has openings for public swimming lessons.
    Lessons start Tuesday and will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The program will run for four weeks – lessons will be skipped the week of the Fourth of July – and conclude July 11.
    Cost is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second child, etc.

  • A ribbon cutting was held April 26 to celebrate the Southern Indiana Resource Solutions remodeling of their facility at 31st and Tell Streets in Tell City. 

  • TELL CITY – The monthly meeting of the Twilight Towers Tenant Council convened May 16 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    May birthdays were Marie Collins, Nancy Lyons, Justin Baysinger, Mary Holpp, Omia Linne, Mag Karney, Raymond Greathouse, Loretta Schroeder, McKinley Roberts, Kathleen Ludwig, Joyce Richardt, Betty Kessans, Cheryl Tanzy, Ambrose Richardt and Lester Solbrig.

  • TELL CITY – A class of William Tell Elementary School sixth-graders recently received a high marking from the “We the People” program.

  • TELL CITY – Ponderosa Steakhouse invites the community to support Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program during a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponderosa.

    The restaurant will donate 10 percent of each purchase that evening to the RSVP program. Those dining Tuesday must present a fundraiser flyer or mention RSVP to the cashier to donate.

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