For nearly 150 years, Tell City’s Hauenstein family has outfitted Tell Citians, first with finely crafted saddles, bridles and harnesses and later with clothing. Hauenstein’s doors remain open today at Main and Franklin streets, providing a hometown-owned source for mens and boys clothing, shoes and outerwear.

  • TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball.

    Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing teams’ goal.

    Just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.

    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • TELL CITY – Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St., in the lobby at German American Bank in downtown Tell City, at Conner Floor Covering at 12th   and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at (812) 719-3017.

  • TELL CITY – On June 5, 275 of Perry County residents came together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County to help finish the fight against cancer.

    The event took place from 6 p.m. to midnight at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up campsites at a City Hall Park in Tell City and take turns walking or running around City Hall.

  • Editor’s Note: This story on the Perry County Courthouse Museum was penned by board member Eric Harris.


    You’ve probably heard things like, “History is important” and “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it,” since you were in your first history class. Those phrases, like most clichés, are true but not seriously considered. History truly is important, but it’s also interesting.

  • Esarey – Saalman reunion Aug. 9


    LEOPOLD – The Esarey-Saalman family will gather for a reunion following church service Sunday, Aug. 9, at Leopold Hall. The event will begin about 11:30 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

    Attendees are asked to take pictures along and also a covered dish for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Jane Flamion at (812) 843-5167 or Clark Esarey at (217) 652-0521.


    TCHS Class of 1960 reunion Aug. 7


  • EVANSTON – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Aug. 9, in the fellowship hall of St John’s Lutheran Church. Blood donors will need to take identification cards.

    All blood types are needed, so organizers urge everyone who is able to donate to attend. St. John’s church is located a half-mile west of New Boston on County Road 1160 North.

    For more information, call the church at (812) 547-2007.

  • TELL CITY – Dark history and bright futures were the themes at recent Kiwanis meetings.

    In June, history-buff Andy Hollinden presented a real-life drama from Perry County history. Hollinden told of a double murder-suicide in Rome, Indiana in 1865.

    River bottom farmland near Poison Creek fueled a dangerous grudge between two men, leading to the brutal murder of a young wife, her child and the suicide of her husband.

  • VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday


    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.


    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25



    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune


    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School football players will conduct a lift-a-thon to raise money for equipment Monday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 8. 

    Players are asking for donations of 1 cent per pound lifted.

    Anybody wishing to contribute should contact a football player in grades 9-12 or one of the coaches. 

    All players grades 9-12 should report to weight room at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Waninger of St. Meinrad, Brynnan Underhill of English and Luke Hilgenhold and Olivia Gogel both of Tell City represented Southern Indiana Power in the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    The high school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as a citizen and insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.

  • BRISTOW – Descendants of Clarence and Elizabeth Wheeler held a family reunion Saturday, June 27, at St. Isidore Hall in Bristow.

  • Perry County 4-H has recognized 20 outstanding youth who are completing their final year in 4-H. The following individuals are 10-year members.


    Daniel Alvey

    Daniel Alvey is a member of the Gatchel 4-H Club and the son of Doug and Bev Alvey.  This fall, Daniel will attend Vincennes University-Jasper Campus for the industrial maintenance technician program. In 4-H, Daniel’s favorite project was shooting sports.

    Outside of 4-H, Daniel was active in Boy Scouts, where he earned his Eagle Scout award.

  • Mulzer family reunion Sunday


    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. A free-will offering will help pay for expenses.


    Brown family reunion Aug. 9