• By Jennifer Mitchell

    Guest Columnist


    Foster parenting has often been described as a work of heart. It is an undertaking filled with challenges and rewards. But what exactly is foster parenting, and what is it like to be a foster parent?

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1st could result in no blooms next year.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.  

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 9, 1945


    • Cpl. Wilfred Boehm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Boehm of New Boston, has been awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions in Normandy, France. He is currently fighting the fleeing Nazis in Germany.

    • Local farmers are battling an apparent invasion of foxes in Oil Township, the News reports. Several people have reported dead chickens and even dogs attacked by foxes. Areas near the Perry County-Crawford County line are among seem to be having the most problems.


    50 Years Ago

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Recently, Indiana conservation officer Brenda Louthain was called to a bridge to check out an odd example of roadkill in the northwestern Indiana community of Monticello.

    What Brenda found was a bit of a surprise as well as a rarity. It was an armadillo. If you haven’t seen one, it looks a bit like a live armored tank on legs. And while you might expect it to be slow, an armadillo actually is quick and can jump, sometimes jumping high enough to hit the underside of a vehicle.

  • John Scioldo


    Guest Columnist


    Moving to Tell City last July was a huge change for my family and me. We had a comfortable life in my hometown and I was not actively pursuing a superintendency. I was not interested in just any position, it had to be the right one.

  • JASPER – As of March 13, 2 Sign Guys is under new ownership. Serice Stenftenagel of Jasper has purchased this longtime area business.
    As owner of Little Si’s Construction and Kreations by Serice, Stenftenagel understands business needs. She has sixteen years combined experience running day-to-day business operations.

  • LEOPOLD –The Leopold Gang 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central High School. Pizza was served along with drinks and cookies.

    The meeting began with an activity in which teams placed paper plates above their heads and drew pictures. The crowd voted on the best artwork.

    Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. For roll call members offered their favorite movies.

  • The Perry County Quality of Life Committee asked young people to reflect on their  home communities. In the last of a series of essays,  Perry County junior-high-school students talk about what they value most.


    Home is where my family is

  • BRISTOW – The La-Grange family reunion will be held at St. Isidore’s church hall near Bristow Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Family members are asked to arrive in time to begin serving at 12:30 p.m. Central with a carry-in dinner.

    Family members should take a dish, serving utensils and drinks for their family. Plates and cups will be provided.

  • 70 Years Ago

    April 1, 1945


    • Pvt. First Class Art Kleeman of Tell City has been awarded the Silver Star for exhibiting gallantry in action while fighting with the Third Infantry Division in France. His wife, Effie Kleeman, resides on Star Route Highway 66 in Tell City.

    • Tech. Sgt. Porter Miller of Tell City was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action. Miller is a member of the 362nd Infantry Regiment of the 91st Powder River Division currently fighting in northern Italy.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Turkey season opens in a couple of weeks, so time is running short to prepare to bag a tom.

    Opening day is April 22 in Indiana, and the spring season runs through May 10. Youth-turkey-hunt weekend is April 18-19. Across the Ohio, opening day is April 18 in Kentucky, and the spring season also runs through May 10. A hunter can get lucky and take a bird almost by accident, but planning is a key to success. 

  • ST. MEINRAD – The Will Read and Sing For Food players will perform a public show to benefit a Hand In Hand Ministries mission trip to Belize coordinated through St. Meinrad Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

    The show will be held in Bede Theater at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. CDT.

    Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since 2011, has raised $39,300 for local charities and causes.

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945


    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • The crocus and daffodils are blooming, maple trees are producing pollen and nectar and other plants are making an appearance.

    All these activities encourage the honey bees to forage for something to eat after spending a long cold winter in the hollow trees, old building, houses and bee hives, said Bill and Glenda Gibson, two local beekeepers who are extending an invitation to county residents who may soon come across swarming bees.




    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • MU GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 (today), at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. Hostesses will be Joanie Little, Shirley Quick, Kim Zellers and Judy Roberts.

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 2, 1945

    • Several Perry County men will leave soon for military service, having been notified by the local induction board. Serving their nation in war are Charles A. White, Loyd D. Stiles, Casper L. Aders, John V. Ress, Dunward R. Howe, Joseph E. Marshall, Paul Frederick Reed and Paul W. Volgemann.

    • Tell City National Bank will be 71 years old Sunday, March 4.