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  • 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.

  • Five generations of women gathered for a family picture recently. Great-great-grandmother Mary Holpp is at left, following by Great-grandmother Jane Morris, mother Samantha Duke holding her daughter Kianna WIlliams, and grandmother Dawn Williams.

  • Pat Temple of St. Croix was the name drawn at the Perry County Democrat booth for the annual $50 gas card drawing at the 4-H Fair July 16 in Tell City. Sara Wenzel, right, was picked to draw the winner’s name. Tony Hollinden, left, and Chris Cail were present from the Democrat booth.

  • TELL CITY – Due to Schweizer Fest’s usage of City Hall Park and Ninth Street, the Perry County Farmers Market will change location Wednesday and Aug. 13. The market usually takes place in the 700 block of Ninth Street, but will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church at 10th and Mozart streets next week. The market’s start times remain the same, noon Wednesdays and 7 a.m. Saturdays. The market will return to Ninth Street Aug. 17.

  • Five generations of the Heeke and Goffinet family gathered for a picture recently. In front, baby Maggie Goffinet is held by her great-great-grandmother, Anna Heeke. Sitting at Anna’s right is grandmother Bridget (Heeke) Goffinet. In the back is Maggie’s father, Grant Goffinet, and great-grandfather, Frank Heeke.

  • TCHS 1965
    CANNELTON – The Tell City High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Blue Heron Winery Bed and Breakfast, five miles east of Cannelton on Indiana 66.
    For more information, contact Mary K. (Etienne) Cardinal at marykcardinal@sbcglobal.net or call 547-8945.

  • DERBY – A benefit will be at noon Saturday at the Derby Tavern for Jennifer Reed.
    Reed is currently battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue.
    Activities during the event will include a cornhole tourney at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person and all those participating are asked to register by 12:30 p.m. Half-pot drawings will be held every hour and a silent auction will be held with bids closing at 8 p.m.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Ava Nicole Hilgenhold recently competed in the National American Miss Pageant in Indianapolis, where she earned the following awards: a portfolio award for being photogenic; a Spirit of America award for participating in special categories; third runner up in the acting category, where she performed a commercial; a trophy for being a state finalist and ribbons for community service and resumé writing.

  • James “Jim” A. VanHoosier of Alexandria, Va., visited the area recently. He camped at the home of his late aunt and uncle, Lois and Glenn Norman of rural Eckerty.
    A group of cousins met at Schwartz Family Restaurant June 24 to visit with Jim. They were L. Allen Snyder, James and Mary Snyder and Kenneth and Betty Wright, all of Perry County, and Andy and Glenda Laswell of near Doolittle Mills.

  • Members of the Barker family gathered recently for a four-generations picture. From the left are Darla Sixx, Marcella Ward, Addison Barker (seated on Marcella’s lap) and Laura Barker.