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  • Carter Fleck, 8, and his sister, Rheyse, 6, show off a cucumber that likely began as two fruits but fused and grew as one. They called it a Siamese cucumber. It was found growing in the garden of their neighbor, Albert and Mary Denning of St. Meinrad.                                   

  • PERRY COUNTY – Hillary Hubert, daughter of Chris and Lora Hubert of Tell City, was chosen by Tell City American Legion Unit 213 to attend the 72nd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, June 23 through June 28 on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Hubert, a junior at Perry Central High School, joined approximately 612 other young women for this government program designed to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  • TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest will be held Sept. 27 and 28 and will be an outdoor event this year.

  • TELL CITY – A benefit for cancer patient Erin Owen will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Tell City Moose Lodge.
    Live music will be provided by Jeremy Luecke and Matt Schultz. T-shirts and bracelets will be sold. The event will include a live auction of items including two rounds of golf with a cart at Ben Hawes Golf Course; four rounds of golf at the Summit; two $25 gift cards to Golf Plus; several gift baskets and much more. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    Owen was diagnosed with a fast-growing breast cancer called ductal carcinoma.

  • Brad Belcher waters hanging baskets along Main Street last week. He has volunteered his efforts this summer to keep the flowers green, using a pressurized tank on wheels, and his efforts have been aided by regular rainfall. “They still get dry so they need water during the summer,” he said. Bev Minto, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau and a member of the city beautification committee, said Belcher has done a top-notch job. A local company, VIP Foliage, worked with the committee to prepare the baskets.

  • The Youth Refuge group held a summer bash July 13 in Cannelton. Area businesses donated items for the event and Cannelton Fire Department fireman Ryan Powers and Cannelton Police Department Sgt. David Biever and Patrolman Micah Jackson, along with police canine Erik, were present to meet and hold demonstrations for children.

  • More than 100 Red Hat Society members descended upon Tell City July 13 for a meeting at the Schergens Center. Ladies from chapters around the southern Indiana and as far north as Indianapolis gathered for shopping, music, a meal and more.

    Photos by Trista Lutgring
     

  • TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Wellness will host a Perry County fitness games event Aug. 9 through Aug. 11.
    Participants will compete in six different events over three days to test their overall fitness. Anyone can enter and the top three men and women will be selected after the games. Those entering are asked to be familiar with main lifts, such as bench, squat, deadlift and clean lifts.

  • TELL CITY – Clarice James will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday.

    She would enjoy receiving birthday cards to help in celebrating this momentous event.
    Birthday wishes and notes can be sent in her name to Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • TELL CITY –  Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, 601 Main St.; Conner Floor Covering, corner of 12th and Tell streets and online at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.
    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them and for more information. Contestants must be registered by Aug. 1.
    All details and rules of the contest are included with the registration form.

  • BIRDSEYE – The Patoka Lake 22nd annual star party is scheduled 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Patoka Lake Beach.   
    Those attending will view a special presentation by members of the Louisville and Evansville astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, as they share their knowledge of the sky above. There will be kid’s activities and giveaways until dark. A special astronomy program will be held at 6:30 p.m. under the tent on the beach. Telescopes will be set up for observations of Venus and Saturn as darkness falls.

  • CANNELTON – The seventh annual Camp with a Cop is set for Wednesday through July 19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities.
    Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited.
    The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law-enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.
    Camp will be held again this year at the Glennwood Hills Campgrounds.

  • TELL CITY –  Can you sing, dance or play a musical instrument?
    Have you ever wanted to be a comedian or magician or ventriloquist?
    Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, 601 Main St.; Conner Floor Covering, corner of 12th and Tell streets and online at www.tellcity schweizerfest.org.
    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them and for more information.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Citizen Award.
    The following requirements are considered in determining the distinguished citizen:
    An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community
    Has accomplished noteworthy activities either by employment, civic organizations, volunteer service or government representation
    Unselfishly worked for the betterment of others and having an enthusiastic attitude

  • Perry County’s 2013 4-H Fair kicked off Friday with a King and Queen contest, clothing review and foods auction.

    Garett Jarboe and Hillary Hubert were crowned king and queen. Ashley Aders, far right, was named first runner-up and Brielle Strobel, far left, was crowned Junior Miss.

  • Five generations of Oda May Terry’s family recently gathered for a picture. In the front is Oda May Terry, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Sophia Mae Goffinet, born March 4, 2013. In the back from the left are the baby’s father, Grant Goffinet; great-grandmother, Charlotte Goffinet and grandfather Kevin Goffinet.

  • ST. MARKS – St. Mark Homemakers met June 18 at St. Mark Parish House. Pledge to the Flag, homemakers Creed and devotions were recited.
    Six members answered roll call by naming their father’s favorite hobby.
    Treasurer, Norma, has sent the membership dues. Coins for Friendship, and Nickels for Leadership to county treasurer.
    Marlene collected the IGA receipts.
    Four club members at-tended Achievement Day in May.

  • A truckload of gravel picked up, delivered and spread by Charles Stillwell, pictured above, was donated by Mulzer Crushed Stone of Tell City during the spring. A previous load was also donated by Zeke Ransom. These individuals and companies donated the gravel to help out the Cannelton American Legion and auxiliary maintain the parking lot of the post home.

  • Around 50 people gathered in the back parking lot of William Tell Elementary School in Tell City June 27 to help raise money for Austim Speaks.
    EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center hosted the event and owner Breanne Walsh said proceeds of $1,114 will benefit the charity. Local runners Blair Walsh and Tyler Rainey will run in the Chicago Marathon in October and have a goal to raise $3,000 before the race.