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  • 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.

  • CANNELTON – The Yearbook Club of Cannelton High School is selling extra copies of old Notlennacs yearbooks. Books cost $10 and the sale will continue as long as supplies last.
    The years and numbers of copies available are: 2010, 31; 2009, 72; 2008, 61; 2007, 43; 2006, 85; 2005, 53; 2004, 64; 2003, 37; 2002, 42; 2001, 17; 2000, 37; 1999, 19; 1998, 19; 1997, 2; 1992, 10; 1991, 1; 1985, 1; 1981, 1; 1978, 2; 1972 1 and 1956, 1.
    All sales are final and will support the Cannelton Yearbook Club. Checks can be made out to Cannelton High School.

  • The Oil Township High School Class of 1947 had their 65th reunion July 28 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City.

  • The Moutschka Orchestra was one of the first orchestras in the history of Tell City. It provided music for the many dances held in the city and in Perry County played dinner music for many social affairs.

  • Ali Donovan competed in the 25th Schweizer Fest Diaper Derby Aug. 11. Her father, Nathan Donovan, took part in the first event.

  • PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring

  • Katlyn Hughes, left, and Matty Briem pull the winning name of the Perry County Democrats drawing for a $50 gas card at the Perry County 4-H Fair July 14.

    Posing at right are Dianne Rudolph and Zach Despain. The winner of the drawing was Mary K. Thomason of Tobinsport.

  • TELL CITY – The annual Schweizer Fest Pageant for girls ages 9 to 22 will be at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.

  • TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest pageant for boys and girls ages 2 to 8 years old will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and admission is $2 per person.
    Boy candidates in the 2 to 4 year old age group are Connor Sommer, son of Ashley Hill; Kasyn Ingle, son of Kourtney Ingle and Bob Ingle and Kelton Aubrey, son of Ryan and Brandy Aubrey.

    Candidates in the 5 to 8 year old group are August Sommer, son of Ashley Hill, and Curry Parker, son of Beth James and Joe Parker.

  • TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 18 with President Joyce Richardt in charge.
    The July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Wilma Langdon, Patty Spurlock, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Joy Howell, Mona Howell, Bill Kelsay, Gilbert Foertch, Sherrill Hoosier and Rick Hess.
    There will be a fundraiser breakfast and bake sale starting at 6 a.m. Aug. 11 in the dining room. Biscuits and gravy will be served. A full order will be $2 and a half order will be $1.

  • Five generations of Bob and Ruby Brimm’s family met over the Fourth of July holiday.

    Posing in the front from the left are Ruby Brimm, great-great-grandmother; mother Jacquelyn holding baby Lalya, and great-great-grandfather Bob Brimm. In the back are grandfather Bryan Davis and great grandmother Bev Minto.

  • TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus state deputy Lawrence Fluhr has appointed and approval has been received from the supreme knight Carl Anderson, naming Clarence V. Franchville district deputy for district 36.

    Franchville will direct and report to the state council all activities of the councils in his district, Tell City Council 1172, Newburgh Council 8746, Boonville Council 10257 and Evansville Council 14192.
    He is responsible for the direct link between those councils to the state and supreme council.