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    Late last month, Renate Warner of Tell City and her 2-year-old son, Isaac, were picking strawberries in their patch, when they spotted these two unusually shaped berries.

    Isaac’s 9-month-old brother, Isaiah, sat nearby in his stroller and watched.

    “As long as we give him a few bites, he is happy,” said Warner. “Isaac loves picking and eating berries as well. When I saw the fruit, I decided to take a picture of them.”

  • BRISTOW – Descendants of Clarence and Elizabeth Wheeler will have a family reunion June 27, at St. Isadore Hall in Bristow. Doors will open at 11 a.m. CST.

    A carry-in meal will be at noon. Tea, lemonade, plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided. Games, activities and prizes. For more information, call Martha Heeke at (812) 547-6191.

  • TELL CITY – During a special presentation last month by Bob Harpenau and guests Jim Fiedler and Kara Scott, Kiwanis members were treated to an informative program and slideshow about eagle nesting in Perry County.

    Photos were provided by Jo Ann Etienne and Mark Owens and featured eagle nests in the Derby and Rome areas.

    Fiedler offered details about the natural history of eagles and described how the adults lock talons and tumble through the air when defending their territory. He described their wingspans of up to 7 feet and the clicking noises they make.

  • TELL CITY – The Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant will be held Monday, Aug. 3, at Community Christian Church in Tell City.

    Younger divisions will begin at 6 p.m. and competitions for older divisions will begin at 7 p.m.

  • TELL CITY – This Saturday, the Perry County Public Library “Heroes” reading program will begin. Named “Every Hero Has a Story,” the summer program will include hero-themed activities, movies and special events offered throughout the summer.

  • Mulzer family reunion planned for July 5


    EVANSTON – The descendants of Wolfgang Mulzer will gather for a reunion Sunday, July 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Evanston. A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Meat and drinks will be provided. Each family is asked to take a covered dish and a free-will offering will be accepted to help pay for expenses.


    LaGrange family reunion planned for Aug. 29


  • Taken from The News’ archives.

    70 Years Ago

    May 27, 1945


    • Edmund Cissna and Son of Chrisney is looking for a good reliable farm-hand. “Married man with family preferred who is familiar with modern farm equipment.

    A real opportunity for the man who is interested in learning to fit show cattle. A good salary and good house furnished.

  • TELL CITY - The Perry County Public Library will keep kids reading with its summer “Heroes” reading program, set to begin in just a few days.

    Named “Every Hero Has a Story,” the summer program will include hero-themed activities, movies and special events offered throughout the summer.

  • PERRY COUNTY – This year’s dates have been set for the ninth annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop summer youth retreat. The camp will again be held at Glenn Wood Hills in Derby.

    The format has been changed based upon comments from previous campers and have added an additional night. Kids will be dropped off Tuesday, July 14, stay Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and will be picked up Friday, July 17. Staff members have again planned a variety of activities including scuba experience, zip lining, confidence course, fishing and swimming, just to name a few.


    TELL CITY – Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City. These would include people native to or who have lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years. This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • DERBY – The Derby Community Association is taking applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest planned for June 20, at Mulzer Park in Derby.

    Festival activities will include a flea market and community yard sales, an antique tractor and gas-engine show, a tractor pull for kids, kids games, a boat parade, car show, food and beverages, live entertainment and wine tasting. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Derby Community Association.

  • HUNTINGBURG – Purdue Extension-Dubois County will offer a solar applications for agriculture workshop focusing on uses of solar energy for farms and rural businesses will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Thursday, June 11, at the Huntingburg Event Center, 200 East 14th St. in Huntingburg.

    The day’s agenda will include sessions on how solar panel-photovoltaic and solar thermal energy can fit into agricultural and livestock operations.

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 22, 1945


    • More than 20 teenagers sauced up on beer and wine packed the county jail like sardines Saturday night. They were raising hell in a local tavern and annoyed patrons notified police.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lautner of near Troy received a telegram from the War Department last week, advising them that their son, Sgt. Roland Lautner, was wounded in action in Italy April 25. He received a leg wound after being in combat only four days.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Red crepe paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at two Tell City locations, Nobles IGA and Cash Savers.

    The poppies are a reminder of the sacrifices of the thousands of service members in all wars.

    Their sale is an annual event sponsored by members of Tell City’s American Legion Post 213.

    Serving locally as the 2015 chairwoman for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland of Tell City.

  • TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is accepting sellable items for its annual fundraiser yard sale.

    The event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, at the Tell City VFW.  Donations may be dropped off at Orscheln’s Farm and Home during business hours. For more information, call (812) 836-4842 and leave a message.

    To make arrangements to have a society volunteer pick up larger item donations, call (314) 459-0003.

  • Editor’s note: This article was provided by Richard Winstead, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.


    TELL CITY – On April 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Federal Register designating the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will have a weekly treasure-hunt drawing beginning Friday, May 29.

    The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. and will continue every Friday thereafter.

    Tickets are now on sale at the post home. The public is welcome to attend the drawing and purchase tickets.

  • TELL CITY – Girl Scout officials say the best time to sign up or renew membership for Girl Scouts is now.

    Membership forms are available through Girl Scout leaders. All returning Girl Scouts who sign up by Monday, May 25, will only need to pay half of the $7.50 registration fee. The service unit will pay the other half.

    This discount is in place to allow troops to get their activities started earlier in the fall. 

  • 70 Years Ago

    May 14, 1945


    • Chief Petty Officer Hubert Bruce and Mrs. Bruce announce the birth of a daughters, Brenda, at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Shoemaker, Calif. Mrs. Bruce is the former Louise Simon. They have been making their home in Oakland, Calif., while Mr. Bruce is stationed at nearby Camp Parks.

    • Albert Schaefer of Cannelton Road has several milk goats for sale and is offering to throw in baby goats at no charge with a purchase.

    • Nancy Quinlin of St. Croix has a 180-acre farm for sale.