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  • TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free quit-smoking classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 at the hospital.
    “Freshstart” is an American Cancer Society program that provides participants with effective tools to use while they work to stop smoking.
    For more information or to make a reservation, call Caryn Weiss, registered nurse, at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cweiss@pchospital.org.
    Reservations for the classes are due today.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1961 held its 50th class reunion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Tell City Aug. 13.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Ten years after the terrorist attacks on America, the citizens of St. Meinrad will come together in a commemoration ceremony to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will take place at noon Sunday in at St. Meinrad American Legion Post.
    The commemoration ceremony honors the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight.

  • TELL CITY – A live auction Friday and golf tournament the following day will raise funds for the Schreiber Family Charity.
    Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Florida vacations will be among items to be sold in the Charlie Tuggle Memorial Live Auction beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moose lodge in Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The following entrants were judged winners in the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 10.
    Among participants ages 4 and younger, first place went to Donnie and Abbie Kline; Angus Machen, second place; Isabella Martin, third place.
    Winners for ages 5 to 7 were Levi Smith and Raelyn Smith, first place; Sawyer Guillaume, second place; Braxton and Brody Biever, third place; Trent Moore and Dakota Howell, fourth place and Chase Martin, fifth place.
    The grand-prize winner went to Alyssa and Cameron Howell.

  • 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.