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  • 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.
     

  • PERRY COUNTY – The 2013 class of final-year and 10-year 4-H members is made up of 19 individuals. Final-year 4-H members are Ashley Aders, Sarah Allen, Nathan Bashor, Loren Braunecker, Shelby Crane, Nathaniel Dauby, Lauren Davis, Taylor Elmer, Ashley Gengelbach, Lynsay Goffinet, Levi Hilgenhold, April Huebschman, Adam Kleaving, Haley Machen, Courtney McDaniel, Cathryn Peter, Kayla Seifert, Deni Taylor and Sara Wenzel.

  • Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall accepts a donation for the Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop from MuGamma Beta Sigma Phi representative Mayor Mary Snyder. MuGamma has donated to the camp since its beginning.

  • 4-H’s Finest ended the year with a potluck campout and fun June 8 at Chucky Shipley’s home.

    Many activities were participated in by all during the year, including a skating party, fishing, a bake sale and more. At the campout, members were shown how to show a pig, as seen above, and enjoyed food cooked over an open fire. Members said they are now excited for the Perry County 4-H Fair.

  • TELL CITY – The monthly Twilight Towers tenant meeting was held June 19 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    June birthdays are Phil Braunecker, Sue King, Curt Jarboe, Rosemary Hinton, Barry Hammack, Oda May Terry, Mary Payne, Lucille Peter, Bart Peter, Judy Richards, Leona Kleiser, Vivian Roberts, Raphael DuPont, Clarence Pannett, Helen Whittman, Chris Coyle, Georgia Neifert, Flossie Hohman and Pam Drake.
    The next carry-in dinner for tenants only will be at 5 p.m. July 19.
    There will not be a public dance after dinner.

  • JASPER – Tony Uebelhor of Uebelhor Toyota has announced Uebelhor Toyota has been awarded the 2012 President’s Award.
    “Thanks to our custom-ers, we’ve just received the 2012 Toyota President’s Award, for the seventh straight year,” Uebelhor said. “This is one of the highest honors for a Toyota dealership. It’s a symbol of our continuing dedication to satisfying our customers,  from the day that you buy a Toyota and for as long as you own your vehicle.”

  • 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 – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is operating a seniors’ farmers market and will sign individuals up for the program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at LHDC’s offices, 302 Main St., Tell City.
    Each eligible person will receive a check booklet worth $20 that may be used to purchase produce at Tell City’s farmers markets. Check booklets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.