• NASHVILLE – Esther Burris Minto will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday.
    She taught three generations of piano students over the years. She would enjoy getting cards from her friends and students.
    Send birthday wishes and notes to Esther Minto, 3889 W. Plum Creek, Nashville, IN 47448.

  • Four generations of the Pollard family gathered for a picture recently. From the left are Athleen Pollard, great-grandmother; Alison Palmer, mother; Ronald Pollard, great-grandfather holding Ethan David Beckner, and grandfather Al Palmer.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has begun its summer free lunches program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.
    All children 18 years of age or younger can eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . Monday through Friday until July 27 at the high school.
    The cafeteria will be closed July 4. Two adults may accompany a child and eat for $2 each.
    Free transportation will also be provided and pickup times and locations are listed below for Route A:
    11:25 a.m. Cannelton, Indiana 66 and President Avenue across from Tastee Freeze.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The German Ridge Heritage Project seeks descendant family members for genealogy, sharing family documents and oral history. Volunteers are also encouraged to donate time as assistance is needed in field excavations, laboratory analysis and historical-genealogical research. Some of the families of interest include Bryant, Connor, Debus, Hall, Maier, Popp (Bopp) and Speidel.

  • TELL CITY – A follow-up meeting for this year’s Schweizer Fest pageant will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. Applications for contestants can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street in Tell City. Those wishing to compete must live or work in Perry County. Age groups are as follows: Princess, 9 to 11 years; Junior Miss, 12 to 15 years; Teen, 16 to 19 years and Miss, 20 to 22 years. For more information, contact Teresa Dauby at 547-1051 or 719-0577. All applications are due by Wednesday.

  • TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City is now open for the 2012 summer season and has openings for public swimming lessons.
    Lessons start Tuesday and will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The program will run for four weeks – lessons will be skipped the week of the Fourth of July – and conclude July 11.
    Cost is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second child, etc.

  • A ribbon cutting was held April 26 to celebrate the Southern Indiana Resource Solutions remodeling of their facility at 31st and Tell Streets in Tell City. 

  • TELL CITY – The monthly meeting of the Twilight Towers Tenant Council convened May 16 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    May birthdays were Marie Collins, Nancy Lyons, Justin Baysinger, Mary Holpp, Omia Linne, Mag Karney, Raymond Greathouse, Loretta Schroeder, McKinley Roberts, Kathleen Ludwig, Joyce Richardt, Betty Kessans, Cheryl Tanzy, Ambrose Richardt and Lester Solbrig.

  • TELL CITY – A class of William Tell Elementary School sixth-graders recently received a high marking from the “We the People” program.

  • TELL CITY – Ponderosa Steakhouse invites the community to support Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program during a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponderosa.

    The restaurant will donate 10 percent of each purchase that evening to the RSVP program. Those dining Tuesday must present a fundraiser flyer or mention RSVP to the cashier to donate.

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  • ANTA CLAUS – The Southern Indiana Republicans of Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties will host a golf scramble June 19 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course.

    Shotgun start is set for 12:30 p.m.

    Cost is $100 for a single person registration and hole sponsorships are available for $100. Players will receive tee gifts, proximity prizes, team plaques, door prizes, on-course refreshments and an award dinner.

    For more information, contact Tom McCart at 547-6156 or (812) 457-7709.

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  • PERRY COUNTY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 Honor Guard provides military services for departed soldiers and veterans as well as color guards for patriotic events. On Memorial Day, they will visit local cemeteries to honor those who have served in the armed forces.
    Anyone interested in joining the Post 213 honor guard should call the post home at 547-8201.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central FFA livestock and dairy judging teams competed in a district contest April 26. In the dairy judging competition, the team of Melissa Hagedorn, Cathryn Peter and Luke Hilgenhold placed ninth.
    Individually, Luke Hilgenhold placed first in the competition, winning district. Hilgenhold will also compete at state competition Saturday at Purdue.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.
    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliar-ies and Sons of the American Legion.
    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a sounding of taps.

  • TELL CITY – Learning to make delicious jams and jellies is a simple process and Purdue Extension can help.
    Jammin with Purdue Extension is a hands-on workshop that will help you learn all the basics of how to safely preserve those juicy fruits. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 30, the workshop will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The cost is only $5 per person.
    Everyone who participates will take home a jar of sweet spread along with all the knowledge needed to make more.

  • About 35 St. Paul Catholic Church members volunteered Saturday to spread a tractor-trailer of mulch at Joe Schaeffer Park and the Kids Kreation Playground. The event was to celebrate Earth Day. Two semi-truck loads of mulch was available to the group, who spread the mulch and cleaned up the park.