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  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces the nominations for the 2012 Chamber Award Dinner. Awards are given in four categories:  large business – ATTC Manufacturing and the City of Tell City; small business – American Colloid, Engineer Associates, New Directions Health & Fitness Club, Orscheln Farm & Home Store, Team Central Sports and Troy Clinic; entrepreneur – Domestic Goddess and Simon & Harris Construction and Applause Award – Leadership Perry County and VNA Plus.

  • Shari Everly was the March St. Paul quilt social winner. She is pictured with the quilt she won, “Shades of Pink.”  It was pieced by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • CANNELTON – Five members of the Woman’s Travel Club gathered April 4 for a meeting at the Cannelton Public Library with President Opal McCarthy presiding. Margaret Schank presented a history of coal mining in the Cannelton area.

  • TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter held its annual Awards Tea March 11, honoring Perry County’s “good citizens” and the American History winners.

  • Pictured above are the Lincolnland League Champs from 1962-63. Sitting from the left are Gordon Hafele, Maurice Franzman and Gregg Glenn. Kneeling are K. Bennett, Norman “Rock” Nugent, Joe Hafele, Jim Braun, Gary Glenn and John Poehlain. Standing: Walter Franzman, Pooner Glenn, Hargis Hafele, Billy Wagner, Dave Braun, Bob Ogle, Teddy Seibert, Melvin McBrayer and Maurice Huber.
     

  • Tomlision relocates to Illinois
    PONTIAC, Ill. – Dorothy Tomlison, who has lived for several years with her daughter near Evanston, is now residing near family members in Illinois.
    Her address is Asta Care Center of Pontiac, 300 Lowell Ave. Room 151, Pontiac, IL 61764.

  • Twenty-three members of the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) met at the Tell City Windy Creek Trailhead on Highway 37 March 31.

    Under the direction of Branch President Larry Hardman and his counselor, Daniel Hinkle, the group dug weeds and grass, trimmed shrubs, sprayed weeds and spread mulch to clean up and improve the appearance of the area. The church is known throughout the world for participating in many service projects. This project was coordinated with Mayor Barbara Ewing and Recreation Director Maurice Harpenau.

  • The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Tell City Fast Lube, 1447 10th St., March 31. 

    Pictured in front from the left are Cheri Taylor, chamber director; Chris Little; Mayor Barbara Ewing; Amanda Smitson and Bill Thomas. In the back are Gerald Yackle; Ryan Simpson in Winnie the Pooh costume; Sadie Kellems; Sierra Kellems; Angel Gaynor; Mikayla Thomas and Jason Gaynor.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Western Kentucky-based specialized hauler First Class Services was awarded first place in multiple categories at the Mid-America Trucking Show held March 22-24 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

    The 2005 Peterbilt named “First Gear” is owned by a 17-year-old Tanner Stroup, son of First Class Services Inc. owner Randy Stroup and will be on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this year competing for a national title. First Class won a world title in 2008 and a national title in 2011.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women have begun their annual geranium sales. Four-inch pots are $3.25 and come in dark red, salmon, white-pink splash, pink and purple. Hanging baskets are $15 and come in double red, white with a pink center and dark purple.

  • 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.

  • The Perry Central Class of 1964 met for a lunch reunion March 1 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Carolyn (Harbaville) Hanloh, Keith Gelhausen and Marilyn Taylor. In the second row are Linda (Jarboe) Goffinet, Linda (King) Hubert, Janice (Dupont) Etienne and Ada (Galey) Burns. Back row: Duane Goffinet, Douglas Galey, Larry Riddle, Justin B. Etienne and Rita (Judge) Krampe.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School seventh- and eighth-grade students planted pinwheels in front of the school for Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

    The pinwheel serves as the new national symbol for child-abuse prevention, school staff said. It is a reflection of hope, health and safety.
    When you see the pinwheels, staff and students ask you to remember all children deserve an opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and cognitively in healthy, nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.

  • TELL CITY – The monthly meeting of the Twilight Towers tenant council came to order March 21 with President Joyce Richardt leading the meeting.
    March birthdays were Hazel Jennings, Sue Bullock, Vivian DuPont, Mary Dickman, Bryant Bolin, Katey Cummins, Harold Hess, William Hawhee and Denny Stephens.