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  • PERRY COUNTY – The Teen Advisory Group is a 20-member advisory panel which was formed 8 years ago to ensure the ongoing development of teen services, materials and programming at the library, to attract teens to the library, and to get their input regarding ways to meet the needs of teens in the community.

  • CANNELTON – To kick off Cannelton’s celebration of its 175th anniversary and annual Heritage Fest, the city will host a parade at 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Line up will begin at 1 p.m. on Old Highway 237. Categories for the parade include commercial, band, civic and community. Certificates will be given to all participants and awards will be presented for first, second and third place in each category. For safety reasons, the community asks that candy be handed out to children, not thrown from floats.

  • CANNELTON – For Cannelton’s 175th anniversary and annual Heritage Fest, an old-time fashion show will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Covered Wagon following the Miss Heritage Fest pageant.
    Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in the event by dressing in period clothing from the 1800s to the 1960s.
    Categories are best lady, best girl, best man, best boy, oldest participant and who traveled the most distance.

  • Hunter Sandage and Kendall Bennett were crowned Tell City’s king and queen at homecoming ceremonies held Friday night before Tell City’s game against Southridge.

  • The Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library celebrated the 10th anniversary of the building Saturday with games, prizes, food and a walking-history tour through the library for patrons and community residents. Past directors and Mayor Barbara Ewing were among the special guests who attended the event.

  • After seeing a broadcast about Lane Goodwin and his struggle with brain cancer, two Perry Central students, Kearstin Parker and Mackenzee Mattingly, kneeling in front, thought it would be a great idea to have everyone gather for a group photo to let his family know they are in their thoughts and prayers.

    The students of Perry Central wanted to show their support for him by doing “Thumbs Up for Lane.” The good-luck sign is appearing in photos from around the nation going to the Prays for Lane Goodwin Facebook page.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or old-er and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay-writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

  • TELL CITY – Wednesday is International Walk to School in the USA Day. William Tell Elementary students, as well as Tell City Junior-Senior High students, will participate in this day.
    The group will meet at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City Branch at approximately 7 a.m. with the walk to designated school beginning around 7:15 a.m.  The community is welcome to walk with the students.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for the Tractor Supply at 11 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the store’s grand opening.  Tractor Supply is located at 375 Old Highway Road (next to Sonic) in Tell City.
    Andy Pettit is the store manager. The store offers a full range of farm, ranch and home-improvement items. 

  • Samantha Binkley and Logan Dauby were crowned queen and king Sept. 14 at homecoming festivities held before the Perry Central football game against Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Senior High School student council will sponsor the 2012 football homecoming exercises, at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Legion Field before the Tell City v. Southridge football game.

    Queen candidates:
    Kendall Bennett is the daughter of Steve and Danielle Kirtley. She had participated in softball for four years, chorus for four years, pep club for four years, Advocates Club for three years and cheerleading for two years. She is undecided on her college choice, but she would like to major in special education.

  • Gayer–Mosby
    TROY – The Dan and Ollie (Mosby) Gayer family reunion will be held Sunday at Mulzer Camp in Troy.
    The day will begin with a basket dinner at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Mary Phillips at 547-5024.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1957 held its 55-year reunion Aug. 10 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

  • PERRY COUNTY – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and CVS Pharmacy and Perry County Memorial Hospital encourage local residents to attend a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at City Hall Park, Main Street in Tell City. The park will be decorated with pink ribbons.

  • TELL CITY – Miss Teen Schweizer Fest Jaylen Avallone will compete for the Indiana state pageant title in November.
    Donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated to help cover travel, food and hotel for the competition in Indianapolis.
    Checks or cash can be made out to Avallone and mailed or taken to Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street, Tell City, IN 47586. Donations must be received Oct. 1.

  • CANNELTON – In honor of the upcoming 175th anniversary of Cannelton and the city’s annual Heritage Fest, a “Life in Cannelton” photography contest for amateur photographers will be held and photos displayed at the 175th Anniversary Headquarters, 512 Washington Street in Cannelton.
    Entries will be limited to three per person with no age limits. The contest is open to any amateur photographer who has not had monetary gain from taking photos on a part- or full-time basis.
    Photos must be matted with a standard matte board and ready to hang.

  • EVANSTON – Marie Speer, 14, daughter of Darryl Adams and Tracy Speer-Horn of Evanston, has been selected to represent southern Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant. She and four other girls from Indiana qualified to compete for the title of Miss American Junior Teen by earning places in the queen’s court at the annual state pageant.

  • DERBY – The line up of events for the Oct. 6 Derby Fall Fest has been released.
    At 7:15 a.m. registration will begin for a 5K run-walk sponsored by Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. The run-walk will start at 8 a.m. and there will be T-shirts and prizes for all ages.
    A fishing derby at Rainbow Pay Lake will start at 8:30 a.m. It will be for ages 15 and under. Beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., visitors will be able to partake in food and drink booths.

  • The Cannelton High School Class of 1967 met for its 45th reunion Aug. 11.