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  • The Tell City Ghost Hunters hosted a pancake breakfast March 17, with all proceeds to benefit the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Boy Scout Troop 192 held its Pinewood Derby Feb. 19. Winners were, from the left, Will Simpson, first place; Matt Aders, second place and Ethan Pruitt, third place.

  • TELL CITY – Scott and Heidi Dixon, owners of Dixon & Dixon Auction Services announce the opening of their new real estate office at 807 12th St., in Tell City.

    Dennis Graves has been hired as principal broker. Brenda Graves, Heidi Dixon and Cindy Brown will be employed as sales staff.
    Dennis Graves has 10 years experience in the real-estate business and said he is looking forward to continuing to serve his clients at the new office location.

  • TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 hosted its first chili cook-off contest March 10 at the VFW post.
    Prizes were given out for first, second and third places and also to the people’s choice.
    First place was awarded to Joe and Martha Minto, second place went to Jason Lindsey and third place was awarded to Calvin and Betty Hartz. The people’s choice award winner was Kay Northerner. The VFW would like to thank all the participants who entered the cook-off and invites everyone back again next year.

  • A March 3 three-on-three coed bbasketballtourney sponsored by Perry County Power of Youth drew 21 teams and 73 participants to Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Photos of winning teams will be in Thursday’s edition and more photos can be found on this site.

  • From daffodils to forsythia, spring has sprung in force in recent days. Weeks of warmer-than-usual temperatures have flowers and bushes blossoming ahead of schedule and greening grass has sent some homeowners powering up lawn mowers for the first time this season. Cloudy but warm conditions are expected early this week.

  • Photos and story by Trista Lutgring
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Department staged an “An Evening of Theater” March 9, 10 and 11 as students took to the stage for two one-act plays, “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”

    “This is a Test” followed a main character, Alicia, who is still in school, about to take a test which will determine “her future,” as one character explains.

  • TELL CITY – Stylist Kyra Guillaume has moved to Cutting Edge hair-salon in Tell City and is now taking clients. Cutting Edge is located at 134 E. Indiana 66 in Tell City.
    Guillaume will accept clients Tuesdays through Fridays. To contact her, call 547-8995 or (270) 922-6560.

  • ROME – The family of Ruth Thomas of Rome invites friends, family and the community to help celebrate her 90th birthday.
    The celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 24 at Rome Methodist Church. Ruth asks for no gifts, but cards are welcome.
    If you are unable to attend, but would like to send Ruth birthday wishes, mail them to Ruth Thomas, 9305 N. State Road 66, Rome, IN 47574.

  • Members of Virginia Ramsey’s family gathered recently for a picture of two sets of four generations.

    Virginia Ramsey of Tell City, great-grandmother, sits in the center of the photo. To her left, in front, are great-granddaughter Emma Dee Pierce, grandmother Lesa Pfeiffer of Derby and mother Shaylon P. Pierce of Oakland City. To Virginia’s right, in front, great-granddaughter Avery Sanders, grandmother Cheryl Sanders and mother Michelle Sanders, all of Henryville.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Kenneth Edward Barnes, a former writer for the Perry County News and published author, will be a part of a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Boonville Public Library and from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 31 at the Lincoln Heritage Public Library in Dale.

    One of his books, “Life on Pigeon Creek,” is about Barnes’ early life in Warrick County and mentions several towns in Spencer County, including Rockport, Eureka and Dale.

  • Congratulations to Fern Ubelhor, who was February’s quilt social winner. Ubelhor is pictured with the quilt, “Anastasia’s Star.” It was pieced by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the Tell City High School Drama Department for “An Evening of Theater” Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
    The group will present two one-act plays each day, with the large cast coming together to perform “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”
    The first play to be staged will be “This is a Test” and follows a main character who is still in school. The test she is taking will determine “her future” as one character explains.

  • Students at South Perry Head Start learned about community helpers during January.

  • TELL CITY – A Tri Kappa Province I convention was held last fall at Mount Vernon General Baptist Church. It was hosted by Province I Officer Kenda Hartmann and members of the active and associate Chapters from Mount Vernon.
    Officers and members attending from the Epsilon Omega Chapter were: president, Stephanie Walsh; vice president, Jody Robinson; recording secretary, Jean Schulthise; adviser Betty Cash and Kathy Kinnett, treasurer Lucy Alvey attended from the associate chapter.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Showcasing the creations of Indiana’s best artisans and foodists, the Indiana Artisan Marketplace returns to the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds March 31-April 1.
    The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1. Admission is $10 and children 7 years and under get in for free.

  • Horses owned by Verna Beard and Brain Badger earned several awards during the recent show season.

  • The William Tell Senior Center held its Valentine dance Feb. 11. Sage Critcheloe was crowned queen and Robert Edwards was crowned king. Each received a box of chocolates and flowers.

  • Five generations of Thelma Gibson’s family recently gathered for a picture. In front are grandmother Angela Jester and great-great-grandmother Thelma Gibson holding her great-great-grandson, Brennon Thacker. In back, great-grandfather Steve Gibson holds Thelma’s great-great-grandson, Cooper Thacker, as they stand next to mother Jessica Gibson.

  • LEOPOLD – Euriah Bryant, a freshman at Perry Central High School, earn-ed a gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Vocals contest Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. She was only a half-point away from a perfect score. Her song selection was “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”