• 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.

  • EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that two local students will perform at the Department of Music’s 32nd annual Holiday Pops Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Evansville’s Victory Theatre.
    Taking part in the concert are Mary Burst of Tell City, majoring in music education, and Kaitlin Emmert of Ferdinand, majoring in music therapy.

  • NEW BOSTON – A chicken-dinner fundraiser for Tyler Zoglman will be held Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, one half mile west of New Boston.
    Grilled chicken plates with mashed potatoes and green beans will be for sale starting at 10:30 a.m. Carry-out plates will be available. Soft drinks and desserts will also be for sale.
    The proceeds from the dinner will go toward Zoglman’s medical expenses. He is a 13-year-old Perry County resident battling cancer.

  • EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Under the direction of Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Director Dennis Malfatti, the baroque-size orchestra drawn from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with voices from the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus to present this 18th century masterpiece.

  • FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church’s parish family invites neighbors and friends to a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the church parish center in Fulda.
    The menu will include sausage, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon roll, fruit cup, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children (This is a correction from the story published in the Thursday edition of The News).
    Those attending will also be able to visit with Saint Nicholas during the morning.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Numerous Perry County 4-H members were given awards and a 55-year veteran volunteer of the 4-H program was honored during the Perry County 4-H Celebration held Nov. 13 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were also honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Warner.

  • The family of Paul Pfeiffer of Cannelton gathered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Father Meriate Hall Aug. 28 for a five-generation picture.

    Pictured are three-week-old RyLan Wayne Sandage held by his great-great-grandfather, Paul Pfeiffer, and next to them is RyLan’s great-grandmother, Mary Jo Schullenberg of Cannelton. Behind them are the baby’s grandfather, Tony Sandage of Cannelton and the baby’s father, Tyler Allen Sandage of Tell City.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Buffalo Run will hold a holiday open house from 10 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Buffalo Run Farm.
    The open house will include a feeding of the buffalo herd at 11 a.m. Visitors may also visit a Native American tepee with various animal hides on display.
    The legendary Lincoln Cabin will be open with a fire and candle-lit interior. Children are invited to play with pioneer toys and try their hands at tomahawk throwing.
    Menu items for the day will include low fat and low calorie buffalo burgers, elk burgers and grass-fed beef hamburgers.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Members of Southern Indiana Power make possible, by rounding up their bill each month, a program that assists organizations and individuals with funds for a wide range of needs and projects in the Southern Indiana Power service territory.

    Local recipients of awards that were recently distributed to the community organizations pictured below.
    Operation RoundUp is a voluntary program, allowing cooperative members to pool resources to better help those in need by rounding up their electric bills to the nearest dollar.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Housing Authority will host an open house Sunday celebrating a new addition to the dining room at Twilight Towers.
    The open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the new dining room.
    At 3 p.m., there will be musical entertainment by Crosswinds. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • TELL CITY – Shasta Faye Simpson of Tell City recently graduated from Regency Beauty Institute, a private school of cosmetology in Evansville, after passing a state test.

    She was offered a position as a cosmetologist at a Paul Mitchell Salon in Wisconsin and at Impulse Studio and Day Spa in Newburgh.
    However, Simpson has hopes of being offered a position in her hometown, Tell City.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School and is the daughter of Linda S. and Charles R. Simpson of Tell City.

  • CANNELTON – Pvt. Shy’Leah A. May entered the United States Army May 30 and recently completed her basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., where she was the only female promoted in her platoon.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Lions Club nut and candy sale now under way. The club is selling five different types of nuts: pecan halves are $9.75; cashews, $9.50; almonds, $8; walnuts, $9.75 and mix nuts, $9.
    Also, the club is selling chocolate cashews for $9.25, chocolate raisins for $7, chocolate almonds for $8.50, chocolate pecans for $9.50, chocolate bridge mix for $7.25, malted milk balls for $6.50, trail mix for $6.50 and praline pecans for $9.50. To place an order, call Barb Haller at 547-2509.

  • TELL CITY – The home of Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey is located at 72 Park Ave. in a condominium development known as The Springs.

    It is quite evident that the Ramseys put much thought and effort into planning a home that requires low maintenance while providing a space that allows for comfortable entertaining of family and friends.
    The Springs was built in 2009 after a more than two-year planning stage. Thirteen total units comprise The Springs.