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  • 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.”

  • Second- through sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Feb. 9 at the school’s gym.

    The students raised more than $9,100, which is up from the $7,600 the school raised last year. “They did awesome,” said physical education teacher Sally Stevenson. “It’s amazing that they were able to get that much money considering this economy. The students were phenomenal.” Courtney Baumeister, pictured above, smiles for the camera as Aryanna Russell and Elena Hagedorn hold her jumping rope.

  • LEOPOLD – What is all the talk about FFA? What exactly is FFA? Future Farmers of America is composed of students learning and expanding their knowledge in the agricultural economy and are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career change. During FFA week – Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 – members are given a chance to educate the public about their organization.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the donations of hundreds of Perry County residents, local businesses and their employees, the United Way of Perry County has successfully raised $87,850 in pledges to benefit programs focused on education, health and financial stability in Perry County, organizers said.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Feinstein Foundation is asking the community to help claim part of its million dollars to help feed the hungry in the county.

    In a letter from Alan Shawn Feinstein about the challenge, he said, “Whatever you donate to this agency, I will add money to it. The more you give, the more of my money they’ll get – thanks to you! Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need.”

  • TELL CITY – Nativity Circle 710 Daughters of Isabella will hold an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall in Tell City. The group invites any area Catholic women who may be interested in joining.
    The Daughters of Isabella was organized May 14, 1897. Nativity Circle 710 was chartered in 1944. The group will celebrate their 68th year in December.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School students voted seniors Rachel Woznicki and Chris Kohnert their homecoming queen and king. They were crowned during ceremonies held before Tell City’s game Friday against Pike Central.

  • Cannelton elementary schools held their second-nine-week Pride Card Party recently.

    More than 50 percent of the student body in kindergarten through fifth grade earned their pride cards by having good grades, citizenship and attendance. Shown are students making Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly. Michelle Coleman and the CES student council sponsor these events.

  • The family of Linnie Albin gathered recently for a four-generation picture. Seated from the left are father Clint Albin, great-grandfather Linnie Albin holding Clint Albin Jr., and grandfather Dwayne Albin, all of Tell City.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Community Foundation’s second annual trivia night event more than doubled its participation from last year, according to foundation Director Sally Houzanme.

    The annual fund raiser was held Jan. 28 at Tell City’s Schergens Center with 16 trivia teams competing for first- , second- and third-place prizes, a Best Team Spirit Award and for the grand prize of $500 donated to their favorite nonprofit charity.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School student council will sponsor the 2012 homecoming activities Friday.
    The ceremony will take place between the junior-varsity and varsity basketball games; the J.V. game starts at 5:30 p.m. 

  • PERRY COUNTY – If you have been thinking about volunteering for Junior Achievement, now’s your chance.
    Each year, Junior Achievement recruits business professionals, parents, retirees and college students to serve as volunteers to go into schools and teach JA programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences and JA’s curricula to teach students different aspects of economics, including how a community works, how to manage personal finances or even how to run a business.

  • Four generations of the Patterson family gathered recently for a family picture. Seated is great-grandmother Mary Rita Patterson, holding her great-grandson, Caden Charles Stafford. Standing are Caden’s mother, Beth Coyle Stafford and grandmother Vicci Patterson Mueller of Memphis, Tenn.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Unforgettable Summer, a new alternative rock band from Indianapolis, is competing for a chance to participate in Rockin River City Ride battle at Casino Aztar. Two band members, Bryce Schneider and Ian Schneider, have local ties with Tell City and Cannelton.

    They are the sons of Burke and Judy Hagerdon Schneider, who are 1972 graduates of Tell City High School and the grandsons of Ray and Louise Hagerdon, Lois Schneider May and the late Charles Schneider.

  • This photo from the January 1962 issue of The Cannelton News shows a class of twirlers from Cannelton ahead of their performance at the Owensboro Sportscenter during a Kentucky Wesleyan basketball game. Twirlers pictured who were then in first through eighth grades, from the left, are Denny Lyons, Teddy Guillaum, David Hattenbach, Bobby Powers, Bobby Lawalin, Bill Donovan, Tom Hattenbach, Dick Powers, Eddie Lawalin and Rick Miller.

  • During the month of December, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities with a Christmas theme.

    An activity from their Christmas party included making beaded candy canes with family. This activity allowed the children to use fine motor skills and patterning. Christian Holmes, pictured here, shows off his beaded candy cane with his parents, Kevin and Yvonna Holmes.

  • LEOPOLD – Hannah Hubert, a seventh-grader at Perry Central, was one of several winners in the annual River Sweep poster contest for her artwork.

    Every year, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission sponsors River Sweep, a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. A poster contest invites students in primary and secondary schools – public and private, K-12 – to submit poster designs for a chance to win prizes.

  • Rick Pund was the winner of the St. Paul January quilt drawing. The quilt, “Twisted Flowers,” was set together by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • TELL CITY – Blake Alvey, 18, of Tell City has earned the highest advancement award Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    Alvey was recognized in ceremonies led by Scoutmaster Jon Scheer Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church.
    A member of St. Paul Church Troop 192, Buffalo Trace Council, Alvey is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.
    Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to earn his Eagle.

  • Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of features on the Tell City Historical Society Museum.