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  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to New York City June 7 – 11.

    Seventeen Girl Scouts, five leaders, one Girl Scouts of Southern Indiana council member and 24 friends and family members enjoyed three full days of sightseeing with Taylor Tours of Tell City. Jim Ashby accompanied the group.

  • TELL CITY – Twelve candidates are in the running for this year’s 4-H queen contest and two king candidates will vie for the male’s crown. The competition has each candidate submit an application of their 4-H and community activities, and leadership positions, as well as their interests and future plans.

    The candidates will participate in a private interview and then in a public event at 6:30 p.m. July 6. A fashion revue and auction of baked goods and gift baskets will also be held. For more information, call 547-7084.

  • TELL CITY – A pageant for 2- to 8-year-old kids will be added to this year’s Schweizer Fest schedule. This pageant will be held Aug. 5 in the Evangelical United Church of Christ. This pageant is open to boys and girls from Perry and Spencer counties and from Hancock County, Ky.
    Applications can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City. Age groups will be decided once all applications are turned in. Deadline for applications for both pageants is today by 4 p.m., no exceptions.

  • DERBY – The Derby General Store has opened under new ownership as of June 30.
    The Derby General carries a full line of groceries, including fresh meats and produce; gas, diesel fuel and motor oil; bait shop including minnows, worms and fishing supplies and many general everyday-use items.
    The Derby General is also making fresh, made-to-order pizzas and strombolis. Orders can be called in at 836-2090.

  • TELL CITY – A pageant for 2- to 8-year-old kids will be added to this year’s Schweizer Fest schedule. This pageant will be held July 5 in the Evangelical United Church of Christ. This pageant is open tot boys and girls from Perry and Spencer counties and from Hancock County, Ky.
    Applications can be picked up at Cinderella’s , 922 Main St. Tell City. Age groups will be decided once all applications are turned in. Deadline for applications for both pageants is July 2 by 4 p.m., no exceptions.

  • The last graduating class of Bristow High School, the class of 1962, met June 9 at the Patio Steakhouse for their 50th year reunion.

    All remaining graduates were present. Pictured in the front from the left are Joyce (Gehlhausen) Stallman, Ina (Kessner) Van Hoosier, Ann (Schaefer) Hoffman, Ann (VanWinkle) Sabol and Bonnie (VanWinkle) Myers. In the second row are JoElla (Lasher) Evrard, Ruth Denning, Paul Holman, Martin Holman Jr., Linus Kluesner, Edwin Denu and John Bender. Three classmates are deceased, Albert Genet, Hilbert Denu and Mary Ann (Ubelhor) May.

  • Residents recently competed in the River City Senior Games sponsored by the Southwestern Indiana Council On Aging at Oakwood Health Campus.

    Games included ball toss, ring toss, washer toss, bean-bag toss and fishing game. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top scores in each category. Pictured is resident Clara White in the fishing competition with a SWIRCA volunteer cheering her on.

  • The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 recently donated funds from its annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser.

  • Accent Marketing welcomed a new training class June 12.

  • TELL CITY – Doretha Horlander recently celebrated her 99th birthday with family members.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.
    The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen:
    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.

  • Gage Jennings holds heads of cabbage weighing between 8 and 10 pounds he grew at his family’s home on Troy Ridge Road.

    The early spring has helped local gardens thrive. Gage said he’s also growing zucchini, squash, tomatoes, brussels sprouts and other vegetables. Much of what his family doesn’t use goes to local farmers markets.
     

  • TELL CITY – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. announced that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence.
    CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, according to a press release sent to The News.

  • Members of the Tell City Shamrocks 4-H Club collected nonperishable food items for a local food pantry recently. Pictured are members who attended the club’s May 24 meeting.

    In front from the left are Loren Braunecker, Breille Strobel, Kayla Seifert and Evan Spear. In the middle row are Garrett Jarboe, Audrey Bauer and Kennedy Bauer. Standing in the back are Cole Dickenson, Gavin Melton, Leann Goffinet, Bree Sodrel and Maggie Dawson.

  • 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.