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  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrats will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner Sept. 29 at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City.
    Cocktails will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7. Cost is $20 per person.

  • TROY – The annual John and Anna Strobel reunion was held Aug. 12 at St. Pius Catholic Church Hall with a pitch-in dinner.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1962 gathered its 50th reunion Aug. 11 at Tell City American Legion Post.

  • Seventeen classmates and some spouses of Tell City High School Class of 1947 gathered for their 65th reunion Aug. 11 at the Patio Steak House.

  • Harpenau Insurance was honored during this year’s Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner.

    Pictured with the honoring plaque are, in front from the left, Shauna Stout, Darla Small, Janice Harpenau, Bob Harpenau and Tessa Roeling. Standing in back are Rick Harpenau, Pam harpenau and John Hoch. Missing from the picture are LaDonna Bell and Allison Marsh.

  • TELL CITY – A birthday party for Eulalia Flamion will be held Saturday to celebrate her 90th birthday.
    The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Twilight Towers dining room.
    Friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate with Eulalia.

  • Oakwood Health Campus, a Trilogy Health Services community, and The Trilogy Foundation recently recognized Jessica Marie Foster, a resident care associate at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Roy and Chris Pickler are two contestants from the most recent season of the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser.” They are coming to Perry County on a nationwide tour to tell their story and help others make the difficult first steps to a life of health and fitness. The weekend events are in conjunction with the beginning of Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center’s second session of the Biggest Loser contest.

  • The Oil Township High School Class of 1948 held their 64th year class reunion at the Patio Steak house Aug. 10.

    Those pictured above are, in front from the left, Gloria (Falkenberg) Goffinet) Goldie (Cunningham) Edwards and Christine (Flanagan) Hawkins. In the back are Clyde Smith, Donald King, Charlie Weatherholt, Norma (Murphy) Foertsh, Jim Underhill and Faye (Goffinet) King. Those not able to attend were Mary Ellen (Falkenberg) Cassiday, Verna (Stephenson) Bell, Joe Lavin and Jerome Kelly.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1987 gathered for a reunion recently.

  • TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Improvement and Maintenance Association held a special meeting to discuss interment fees and availability of burial plots. They established the following new guidelines.
    The burial plot fee will now be $425. This fee will be increased by $5 each year. This cost does not include the cost of opening and closing the grave.
    No one can reserve more than two plots at one time. Spots must be marked with a permanent marker. Plots that are reserved cannot be sold to another person.

  • BRANCHVILLE – A meeting with the trustees and others interested in the upkeep of the Walker Cemetery in Branchville was held Aug. 18 in the cemetery shelter house. Attending this meeting were Katherine Frakes, Polly Sprinkle, Mary Lois Ransom, Edna Taylor, Doug Galey, Anna Mae Riddle, Doreen Keilman, Bill Ransom, Roseanna Gibson and Wanda Mullins.
    Finances were the first topic discussed. The cemetery has a bank balance of $5,507.22. Donations and memorials since August, 2011 have been $1,417.14.

  • LAMAR – Jolene Gogel, 17, daughter of Richard Gogel and Devona Gogel of Lamar, has been selected to represent Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Teen Pageant.

    As the Indiana representative, Gogel will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • TELL CITY – The tenants’ council of Twilight Towers met Aug. 15 with President Joyce Richardt presiding the meeting.
    The August birthdays are Cliff Gunn, Ron Holsclaw, Verna Freeman, Mary Stephens, Nancy Brinksneader, William Appleton, Eunice Malcomson, Mary C. Ettensohn, Jim Pearson, Dolores McManaway, Alice Kowal, Minnie Brinksneader, Katie Wagner, Judy Brothers, Crystal Graybill and Judy Craig.
    The annual Christmas bazaar at Twilight Towers will be held starting at 6 a.m. Sept. 15. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast as well as a bake sale.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175th anniversary celebration committee is accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 13 art festival.
    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items only.
    The committee is also accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • JASPER – The 38th annual Wilgus family reunion was held July 21 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper.
    The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, a record-setting 151 were in attendance, including two children, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • Superior Ag Resources Coop Inc. recently made a donation of more than $1,000 to the Perry County Food Coalition to support the food pantries of the coalition in feeding the hungry in Perry County.

  • Rodney Shellenberger of Rome grew this unusually shaped tomato. It appears the tomato began as five separate smaller ones but partially grew together into one.

  • Accent Marketing in Tell City congratulates the winner of the drawing for the boys’ bicycle held at the company’s booth during Schweizer Fest.

    In photo above is people services recruiter Crystal Strobel, left, with winner Kassandra Bennett. Accent thanks everyone who stopped by and showed interest in working with the company.

  • Residents of Oakwood Health Campus and families were given a electrical safety demonstration from Nick Schutzius of Southern Indiana Rural Electric Co-op as part of their Lifelong Learning program.