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  • 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.”

  • CANNELTON – Irene Verlee Poehlein will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 6, 2011.
    Birthday wishes and cards are welcome and can be sent to Poehlein at 9199 Deer Creek Road, Cannelton, IN 47520.
    Her phone number is 836-2783.
    Her daughter, Wanda Poehlein, said her mother enjoys hearing from friends and receiving cards.

  • TELL CITY – The family of Robert Huebschman will host an open house at his home from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend and help Huebschman celebrate his birthday. He requests no gifts, but just the presence of friends and family.

  • The 4-H open talent show held July 16 drew 10 contestants to the stage at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The contest was sponsored by D&J’s DJ Service, Hometown Music and Los Amigos. In first place was Hayley Payne, left; in second place was Kira Maddle, center; and in third place was Brooke Lawalin.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

  • Wilgus
    JASPER – The 37th annual Wilgus family reunion was held Saturday, July 16 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County.
    In all, a record-setting 131 were in attendance, include two children, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • Chris and Mary Avis Seitz were honored during a reception following the Lincoln Hills Community Choir concert June 17. They have been involved with the choir for more than 40 years. For many years, Chris was the choir director and Mary Avis was the accompanist. Choir members presented them a plaque.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Perry County Memorial Hospital has been recognized for its financial performance by Alliant Management Services.

    The hospital earned high marks in nine measures of financial soundness to win the award. Alliant made the presentation at its annual awards ceremony July 29 at the Galt House in downtown Louis-ville.
    Accepting the award on behalf of Perry County Memorial Hospital were board Secretary-Treasurer Grant Taylor and board members Rita Mahoney and Don Etienne.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 installed officers for 2011-12 recently. In front from the left are Chaplain Wilhelmina Dye, Treasurer Pat Thomas, President Brenda Powers and Recording Secretary Shelly Howland. In the back are Second Vice President Dorothy Kessner, Historian Barbara Devillez, Parliamentarian Louise Foster and First Vice President Carlotte Lindauer.
     

  • The Perry Central High School Class of 1971 gathered for their 40th class reunion, held Saturday, June 25 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin Pit in Tell City.

  • Snider
    TELL CITY – The Snider family will hold a reunion at noon Sunday at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Tell City.

    TCHS 1961
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1961 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Tell City.
    Social hours starts at 6 p.m. with a class picture taken at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.
    Special entertainment will be provided. For more information, contact Kay Seibert at 547-4851.

  • The St. Paul Boy Scouts Troop 192 went to Camp Mack Morris in Tennessee during the week of June 5. The boys earned important badges to help them advance in the troop. Those attending were, in front from the left, Scott Pannett, Jeff Scott and Andy Pannett. Second row: Josh Scott, Caleb Oleson, Eric Schaad, Michael Poehlein, Tony Miller, Sebastian Sturgeon, Ben Scott and Paul Miller. Third row: Keith Holman, James Payne, Jacob Hammack, Kyle Fuchs, Evan Hall, Clint Waninger and Scott Pannett. Not present but attending for part of the week were Jacob Miller and his father, Mark Miller.

  • TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Community Choir will begin fall rehearsals Tuesday. The choir will meet at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th St., Tell City, every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
    All singers in the community are welcome, and they should enter the church through the Tots Lots door on 10th St.
    Call director Jon Hayes at 927-0541 with questions.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Lynda Schank Kincaid has returned home to Clearwater, Fla., after visiting with her son, Jeff Milburn and wife, Mary.
    While here she shared in the celebration of her brother, Larry Schank and wife, Margaret’s 50th wedding anniversary. Lynda was a bridesmaid in their wedding. There was a dinner, music, dancing and karaoke.

  • COLUMBUS – A surprise 95th birthday party was held July 31 at the Golden Corral in Columbus for Carrol “Kibby” Lamkin of Kokomo, formerly of Princeton. The party was hosted by his daughter, Nikki Rentz, her husband, Jim Rentz, Anthony Rentz and friend Molly Guyer, all of Kokomo, and Brie Rentz of Indianapolis.