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  • PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – both public and private, K-12 – are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded to students. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award.
    A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Schweizer Fest Republican gas card winner Mary Snyder, right, presents Jamie Waugh of Cannelton a $25 gas card awarded to her from the Perry County Republican Fest booth drawing.

  • TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has announced that it has limited funds remaining to make loans to eligible existing and start-up microenterprise businesses in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.
    The Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program, funded through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, was created to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
    • Stimulation of business start-up and business expansion by providing loans to qualified entities at favorable terms.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • TELL CITY – Werner Drug Store, the only independent drug store in Perry County, is continuing the tradition of family business with the addition of its newest pharmacist, Brielle Harth. Harth, daughter of current owner Brad Harth, has joined her father in the business, which has been locally owned since its opening in 1934.

    The younger Harth graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in May and passed her Indiana Board of Pharmacy certification in July. She began working at the pharmacy immediately.

  • FERDINAND – The Breastfeeding and Parenting Support Group La Leche League is meeting at a new time, date and place.
    The group will gather at 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month from September until December at 1035 Virginia St., Ferdinand.
    The group usually gathers in Ireland at the St. Mary’s Community Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
    The La Leche League is a support group for all pregnant and breast-feeding mothers and for all mothers who previously breast-fed any children for any length of time.

  • TELL CITY – An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Malone twins, Beula (Malone) James and Eula (Malone) Smith, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Union Hall (Democratic Headquarters) in Tell City.
    The two women were born Sept. 17, 1931, and invited friends and family to help them celebrate the occasion.

  • The Perry County Girl Scouts had the opportunity Aug. 14 to take a three-mile hike along the railroad from Tell City to Troy, offering a change from the usual hike in the woods and a different view of the city.

    The railroad hike was just one of several events held over the summer for the Girl Scouts and was made possible by the Hoosier Southern Railroad.
     

  • Tinley Michelle Jones of Rome is pictured here with her donation of her hair to Locks of Love.

    The 7-year-old is the daughter of Tim and Tabitha Jones and is a second-grader at Perry Central Elementary. She said the reason she donated was because she wanted to do something nice for others who are sick.
     

  • While sifting through some older pictures in the News archive, this picture, which was sub-mitted by Pat Clark of Vincennes, was found.

  • The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Indiana Realty Group to celebrate their move to 337 Main Street in Tell City Aug. 9. 

  • TELL CITY – The 2011 Marksmen cheerleading camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the William Tell Elementary, 1235 31st St., Tell City.
    Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Children ages 6-13 are invited to participate. Registration packets can be picked up in the office at William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School or by contacting Terria Mowery or any senior high cheerleader. For more information call Mowery at 719-4864.

  • The Tell City High School class of 1941 recently held their 70-year reunion. Seated left to right: Mary Ahlf Thrasher, Beatrice Miller Smith, Dorothy Scott Reed and C. M. (Mac) Kramer. Standing left to right: Frederick (Bud) Carter, Mary Ruth Heck, Alvada Marchal Laflin, Helen Karney Howe, Cyrina Holman Goffinet, Leona Bruggenschmidt, Walter Graves and Ada LaMar Hoover.

  • Faulkenberg-Newton
    TELL CITY – The descendants of James C. and Hannah (Newton-Enlow) Faulkenberg will be having a family reunion at Patoka Lake Shelterhouse No. 1, Sept. 18, 2011.
    Their children were Ida, James, Leora Enlow, Mack, Ella, Charles Edward, Minnie and Essie Faulkenberg.
    Bring a covered dish and drinks. Lunch is at noon.

    Birchler
    FULDA – The annual Birchler reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at the St. Boniface Parish Center, Fulda. A pitch-in meal will be served at noon.

  • The Oil Township Class of 1948 held its 63rd reunion at the Patio, Aug. 12. Those attending were left to right: Gloria Faulkenberg Goffinet, Charlie Weatherholt, Norma Murphy Foertsch, Goldie Cunningham Edwards, Clyde Smith, Christine Flannagan Hawkins, Donald King, Faye Goffinet King and Jim Underhill.

  • The 1947 class of Oil Township High School also gathered for their annual reunion July 30 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. Those attending were Theresa (Quinlin) Miles, Evelyn (Lemaire) Weiss, Albert Faulkner, Bob Gibson, Kenneth Lynch and Casper Etienne.

  • The Oil Township High School Class of 1946 had its annual class reunion July 30 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin Pit restaurant. Attending from the class were Kathleen (King) Ransom, Mary Agnes (Faulkner) Goffinet, Ada (Hawkins) Richardson, Thelma (Frakes ) Gibson and Bill Ransom.

  • TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted one of two Indiana DAR’s Southern District meetings at St. Paul Catholic Church and Ministry Center.

    The Lafayette Spring Chapter was chartered in Cannelton in 1926 and its members hail from Perry and its surrounding counties in Indiana and Kentucky.

  • TELL CITY – Patrons of the Perry County Public Library will soon have access to more than 2,000 popular new eBooks and audiobooks through the eIndiana Digital Consortium.
    The library and members of the consortium are the recent recipients of a Library Services and Technology Act grant to grow and enhance an eBook and audiobook collection due to the growing demand for the service.
    The goal of the project is to offer patrons a wider range of choices and increase the availability of titles.

  • TELL CITY – Winners of the Schweizer Fest Window Display contest have been announced.
    Trophies were presented to Chris Cail and William Tell Antiques for most unique; John Hauenstein and Hauenstein’s for most nostalgic and Jessi Sprinkle and Eco Friendly Consignment for most elaborate.
    “Thank you to all who participated,” said Dot Kessner of Kessner Interiors, who sponsors the contest every year. “I know it takes a lot of time, effort and research to make the window display. They bring back many memories and are enjoyed by all.”