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  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with participating businesses, announces winners of this past year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway contest for the week of Dec. 16.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants during December to win chamber gift certificates. The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. There was a winner from each participating location each week.

  • Kathy Alvey, second from left, an assistant superintendent at Branchville Correctional Facility, joined Sandy Savage, far left, a case manager at BCF, and Laura Ayer, second from right, and Amy Tempel from the Perry County Office of Child Services to present items for a local family.

  • Clyde and Rosemary LaGrange ran a store and gas station in St. Croix from 1940 to 1970. The store was built and owned by Levi LaGrange, who sold it Clyde.

  • Students of Community Christian Church’s preschool program put on a Christmas program Dec. 19-Dec. 20 filled with Bible verses, Christmas songs and rhymes children had learned.

    On Monday night, the sanctuary of the church was filled to the brim with at least 300 people, preschool director Karen Lawalin said. Tuesday night wasn’t as packed, but students regaled family and friends.

    PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring

  • PERRY COUNTY – Foreign high-school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Dr. Frank Sandage researcher, compiler and author of “Civil War Veterans of Perry County” met with Larry Oathout, director of the Tell City-Perry County Library and Cindy Kaufman, library genealogist, Dec. 9 for the purpose of donating three copies of his 487-page history book to the library. One copy is for the genealogy department, another for general circulation and one for the Cannelton Public Library.

  • American Legion Post 213 Tell City S.A.L. member Waylon Hagedorn and Junior Auxiliary members Kendra Gehlhausen, Jolene Hagedorn and Lacey Hellums made gingerbread homes at the Dec. 3 meeting at the post in Tell City.

  • Winners of the Tell City Christmas parade float contest and the annual chili cook-off gathered in City Hall park for pictures and to received commemorative plaques for their achievements. Also attending the award ceremony were Pam Franzman of Franzman Insurance, who sponsored the trophies; Brian Melton of the Christmas parade committee; Tell City council member Gary Morton and Tell City Beautification Committee chair Bev Minto. Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presented the awards.


    Photos: Trista Lutgring

  • TELL CITY – Goody’s is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed “Bears that Care” to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody’s, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.

  • TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusanders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books will sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association. Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.
    “These will make Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.

  • MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

    Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
    Prior to his appointment at USA, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

  • Twilight Towers in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 to celebrate the completion of a dining-room addition. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, front row, from left, are Bart Peter; Donna Herrmann; Tell City Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbi Polster; Walter Graves, chairman of the housing authority board; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Jon Coyle. Back row: Rick Hess; Chris Coyle; Jerry Weatherholt; Kim Huck (hidden); Cathy Robbins and Angie Braunecker. An open house followed the ribbon-cutting with dancing that evening. The band Crosswind provided the music.

  • The Perry County Junior Women’s annual Sweet, Treats and Santa held Dec. 4 at the Schergens Center in Tell City drew many families to not only enjoy activities, but visit Santa as well. One-year-old Raelynn Smith, pictured here with Santa, attended with her parents, Rick and Dolly Smith of Cannelton. Larry Taylor played the part of Mr. Claus.

  • BIRDSEYE – Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center Jan. 7.
    The morning session presented from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be followed by an encore afternoon session from noon to 3 p.m. EST. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and great horned owl. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors.

  • Despite gray skies and rain, a good crowd took part in a Holiday Season House Tour sponsored Sunday by the Hoosier Heights Country Club Ladies Auxiliary.

  • In the above picture, Judy Hagedorn, JoAnn Smith, Jamie Mandrell, Vicki Schneider and Jean Paulin all pose after attending the Hancock Bank and Trust Music City Christmas bus trip Nov. 19.

    The group toured the mansion at Fontanel, a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by country music hall of fame member Barbara Mandrell, Jamie’s mother. While they were there, the ladies also enjoyed a dinner and Music City Christmas holiday show at Music City on Stage.

  • Darian Oliva, 2011 Schweizer Fest Queen, represented Tell City in the Indiana Festival Association Queen Pageant in November. Oliva carried a traditional William Tell bow and arrow when describing the annual Tell City festival and community. The pageant was in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Hotel.

  • TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church will once again sponsor Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes for the 10th year.
    Those participating will learn everything needed to know about personal and family finances. The 13-week course teaches the basics of budgeting, saving, purchasing, investing, retirement, charitable giving and much more. The goal is to become debt free, which leads to personal wealth.

  • TELL CITY – Some 4-H members earned awards for their study and exhibition of electricity projects at a celebration held Nov. 13.

    They received awards including notebooks, pens and multi-meters.
    The awards are sponsored by Indiana Electric Association and Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives – Indiana 4-H Electric Program Committee.
    Those receiving awards included Chase Beckort, Courtney Berger, Christian Holman, John Steen, Jennifer Dinkel, Levi Harbaville, Ryan Hubert, Garrett Thomas, Lacey Peter and Nathan Dotson.

  • DERBY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer a blood-pressure, glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol screening from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Ramsey’s Tavern in Derby. Fasting for two hours before taking the test is recommended; eight hours is preferred.
    For more information, contact Caryn Weiss at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cwei-ss@pchospital.org.