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  • Oakwood Health Campus residents and staff paid a visit to the Buffalo Run Farm in Lincoln City recently. The residents were able to experience feeding the buffalo watermelon and apples from a stick and tour a tepee and log home that Abraham Lincoln once slept in. The group ended their visit with a cool drink in the grill and gift shop.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has 38 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state now patrolling the roads. Members of the 71st Indiana State Police Recruit School that graduated March 16 received their patrol cars today at the Indiana State Police Museum, located at the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District.

  • BOSTON – Tell City native Greg Strassell, current senior vice president of programming for CBS Radio, was among the recipients of awards at the 2012 Worldwide Radio Summit held April 27-28 in Los Angeles. CBS Radio topped the “Radio Company” category at the event’s award luncheon, hosted by “All Access” and “A&R Worldwide” and Strassell was honored as the company’s senior programmer.

  • 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.