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  • Two men, the archbishop of Indianapolis and the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., joined former pastors and native sons serving as priests in a church packed with parishioners Sunday in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Archbishop Daniel Buechlein OSB presided  at the 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Paul Etienne, the church's pastor, giving the homily.

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  • DEXTER — Crossroads Church has drawn worshippers for more than a century. Now its exterior is getting a little tender loving care. The public can help support the effort through donations. Church member Linda Schraner said she and the congregation are working to raise the $8,000 needed to replace clapboard on the front and rear of the church.

    "It's thin and worn after 117 years," Schraner said this week.

  • BRANCHVILLE — Mike Hubert, a Branchville Correctional Facility maintenance employee critically injured by three offenders who escaped in March, was presented a certificate of heroism Tuesday by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    Hubert continues to recover from head injuries he suffered during the attack. The three men, who were later captured, struck him in the head with a blunt object before cutting through prison fences and fleeing.

  • October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed nationally in 1987. Domestic violence is a serious crime. It is no longer ignored or thought of as a "family matter" to be worked out at home. Domestic violence affects numerous families right here in Perry County.

  • TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will be asked Nov. 3 to decide whether Tell City High School will undergo further renovations costing up to $10 million. In preparation for that election, a school referendum committee has been sending out information about proposed construction.

    In addition, an open house will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school, where student guides will show off recently completed work.

  • A recent Octoberfest gathering gave me the chance to dust off German-style dishes I don't prepare that often. Several visitors asked for a few of them. Here are a few, including a Reuben dip that  can easily be made in a slow cooker and is wonderful on crackers or with small cocktail bread.

    Editor Vince Luecke

    Reuben Dip

    1 can sauerkraut, drained

    1 package dried corned beef, chopped

    1⁄2 cup thousand-island salad dressing

    8 oz. Swiss cheese, cubed

  • Apples are abundant this fall and there are countless ways to use the fruit. Tasty year-round, nothing else quite says fall the same way as a tasty apple pie or apple strudel topped by ice cream.

    These recipes were taken from an October 1939 issue of The Tell City News. We trust they're just as tasty now.

    Apple Tapioca Cream Pudding

    3 apples, pared and thinly sliced

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 tablespoon melted butter

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    3 tablespoons boiling water

    21⁄2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca

  • CANNELTON - The Ohio River became a real-life classroom last week for Indiana's next generation of conservation officers. This year's Department of Natural Resources Recruit Class learned about the Cannelton Locks and Dam and its role in Ohio River navigation.

    For some of the 24,  Wednesday and Thursday's training marked their first visit to southern Indiana. Despite the sunny skies overhead, recruits had little time for sightseeing.

  • TELL CITY - The summer of 2009 will always hold special memories for David McKinney. His soul-filled sounds filled City Hall Park monthly since May and won him the top prize Sunday as a Shoot for the Stars singing contest wrapped up.

    McKinney sang Travis Tritt's "Anymore" and "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn to earn a prize package valued at $1,000.

  • Local officers gathered last Monday at the Tell City Police Department's shooting range off of Indiana 66 for their annual firearms recertification. Above, Perry County Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who is a certified firearms instructor, tallies fellow Deputy Daymion Marsh's score. Officers fire their service weapons at varying distances and have to achieve scores of at least 80 percent of a maximum 240 points to obtain their recertification. Tell City and Cannelton officers, as well as sheriff's deputies, passed.

  • Traffic stops. If any part of a police officer's job can be called routine, it's pulling over motorists for a faulty taillight, unsafe start or excess lead in their foot. The reasons an officer has for initiating a traffic stop are many and while nearly every encounter between patrolman and driver ends with nothing more serious than a citation, the truth is that every traffic stop poses risks. Local officers learned skills this summer that lessen those dangers.

  • LEOPOLD - Zaeden Hillenbrand is a happy, active 8-year-old boy who loves to laugh. "He's a big goofy kid," said his father, Fred Hillenbrand.

    This is a big difference from when doctors told Fred and his wife, Danielle, that Zaeden only had a 5 percent chance to survive, and if he did, his quality of life would be poor.

    Thanks to research and funding by the March of Dimes, however, he survives.

    "We owe them so much," said Danielle.

  • TELL CITY — After several months of singing their way to the top, four men will perform a final time Sunday to see who will be the Shoot for the Stars winner.

    Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney will sing two songs this weekend in City Hall Park. The event gets under way at 3 p.m. with additional performances by Leo Gronquist and Elliot Sublett.

    Ronald Riley