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  • PERRY COUNTY – In May the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution earned several awards at the group’s state meeting. Lafayette Spring earned a level one Chapter Achievement Award for the 2012-13 year. They also accepted first in the public relations-social media division. Lena Joyal earned an award for outstanding chapter junior member and Deb Owens accepted an award for work in indexing for the state.

    The chapter’s first meeting for the 2013-14 year will be at 6 p.m. today at the Patio in Cannelton.

  • Archie Smallwood, Ray Windell and Rob Ellnor presented Lewis Jewels to fathers, sons and grandfathers with three generations in attendance Saturday at the Branchville Lodge 496.

  • The Hoesli family held a reunion Aug. 4 with more than 150 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of Clarence and Marie Hoesli attending.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1943 held its 70th class reunion Aug. 10. Classmates attending and pictured in the front from the left are Phyllis Fenn Grant, Lucille Wettmorshousen Hollander, Alice Arnold Wittmer, Verna Kieser Freeman, Franklin Simpson, Maytha Jarboe Walker and Robert Schaerer. In the second row are Lucille Walter Bosler, Margaret Vaughn Lunder, Mary Alice Kraus Thelander, Mildred Marchal Graves, James Hollander and Charles Connor.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Indiana is the final resting place for more than 2,240 patriots who fought in the American Revolution, according to members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perry County is home of 26 of these soldiers.

    The members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter will honor one of these soldiers April 5 at the Old Rome Courthouse.

  • ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Members of the Dale High School Class of 1947 gathered for a reunion Aug. 21 at the Chateau Restaurant in Mariah Hill. Pictured in the front from the left are Leoma Welsh, Helena Medcalf, Eugene Minor, Doris Hess and Winnie Emmons. Back row: Joan Trinkel, Byford Reed, Ralph Spayd, Wilda Snyder, Hilda Bertke, Mary Jane Brittingham, Roberta Jochim and Joe Wagner.

  • TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Perry County.
    Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.

  • TELL CITY – The August Twilight Towers tenant meeting was held Aug. 21 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    The August birthdays were Cliff Gunn, Ron Holsclaw, Verna Freeman, Mary Stephens, William Appleton, Eunice Malcomson, Mary C. Ettensohn, Jim Pearson, Dolores McManaway, Alice Kowal, Ora Nell Tharp, Minnie Brinksneader, Judy Brothers, Crystal Graybill and Judy Craig.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants to local organizations June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.
    Receiving funds were representatives of Tri-County YMCA, Perry Central School Corp., Cannelton City Schools, Southern Hills Counseling Center, Crisis Connection and Cannelton Police Department. The grant cycle runs July 2013 – June 2014.  

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

  • The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Firehouse Printing in celebration of their grand opening Aug. 8.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Cassidy Stiles, the 14-year-old daughter of John Stiles and Angela Oakley, participated in the Miss American Co-Ed pageant in Indianapolis Aug. 2 through Aug. 4. She was crowned 2013 Junior Teen Miss Victory.

    This crowning means that Stiles will participate in the Miss American Co-Ed Nationals pageant set for Nov. 24 through Dec. 1 at the Hilton Head Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    In addition to her crown title, Stiles was also recognized for Junior Teen Volunteer Services Award.

  • TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Perry County.
    Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Republicans drew winners of two gas cards at their Schweizer Fest booth during the city’s festival last week.
    Nancy Myers and Richard Northerner, both of Tell City, were the winners.

  • The Perry County Democrats drew the winner of a $50 gas card giveaway Aug. 10 during Tell City’s Schweizer Fest. Pictured drawing the name, from the left, Mandy Mogan, Will Mogan and Jody French. The winner was Clyde Howell of Tell City.