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  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fair is just around the corner with opening day July 10. It promises to be a fun-filled time with activities, shows, games and lots of fair food, organizers said.
    The Perry County Extension Homemakers will again sponsor the open show for the fair. This event is for anyone who would like to exhibit their talents in a variety of categories – gardening, baked goods, food preservation, photography, needlework, crafts, woodworking and more.

  • Each year, the Allen Krutz Memorial award is presented to a sixth-grader at Perry Central.

  • More pictures from the Colors of Hope 5K run-walk held May 25 in Tell City. The race was sponsored by New Directions Fitness, who provided these pictures to the News.

  • BIRDSEYE – Registration is open for the Patoka Lake Triathlon taking place at Patoka Lake beach Aug. 24. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s nonreleasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk and eastern screech owl. With your help, the staff may also be able to save the life of a bald eagle by acquiring a nonreleasable eagle for Patoka’s raptor education program.

  • Members of Troop 192 gathered May 11 at Tell City American Legion Post 213 to honor four Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle. Pictured from the left are Keith Holman, Trent Harding, Scoutmaster Mark Miller, Clint Waninger and Kyle Fuchs.

  • CANNELTON – The seventh-annual Camp with a Cop is set for July 17-19 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.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corporation 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 program encourages low-income senior citizens to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which helps support our community’s farmers.  

  • TELL CITY – Following is the summer schedule for the Perry County Bookmobile. Materials may be returned to any stop on the schedule or to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library or the Cannelton Public Library.
    School stops are scheduled with classes all day; for smaller crowds and easier selection, avoid those stops.  If school is cancelled or is released early, the bookmobile schedule may change. When in doubt, contact the library.
    Anyone wishing to check out materials on the bookmobile will have to have a library card to check out.

  • CORYDON – The Jonathan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 June meeting was held in Corydon. President Carol Scales opened the meeting in ritualistic form. Edith Key led the pledge to the Flag of the United States of America and Lynn Keasling led the group in the American’s Creed and acted as chaplain pro tern. Priscilla Fikes served as secretary pro tern.
    After officers and committee chairs reported, Marilyn Rhodes led a national flag discussion. She quoted George Washington’s explanation of how the flag was to be constructed.

  • TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest pageant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City.
    Age groups this year are as follows: Mini Princess, girls 2 to 3 years of age; Little Princess, 4 to 5 years of age Miss Princess, girls 6 to 8 years of age; Mini Prince, boys 2 to 3 years of age; Little Mister, boys 4 to 5 years of age; Mister Prince, 6 to 8 years of age; Junior Miss, girls 9 to 12 years of age; Teen Miss, girls 13 to 16 years of age; Miss Queen, girls 17 to 22 years of age.

  • Tell City’s Main Street filled with more than 260 people May 25 for New Directions Health & Fitness Club’s first Colors of Hope 5K color run and walk.

    Participants along the 3.1 mile route encountered volunteers with bottles filled with colored cornstarch, which was tossed onto the runners and walkers. The morning started a little chilly, but eventually cleared to sunshine as runners and walkers made it across the finish line. The race was put together to help raise funds for Perry County’s Relay for Life campaign.

  • Members of the Heeke family gathered recently for a five-generation picture. Seated in the front with baby Sophia Goffinet is great-great-grandmother Anna Heeke. To the left is grandmother Bridget Goffinet. Behind them on the left is Sophia’s father, Grant Goffinet. To the right is Sophia’s great-grandfather, Frank Heeke.

  • TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will host an annual summer picnic Sunday in City Hall Park, 700 Main St.
    The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with grilled-chick-en and roast-beef dinners served in the parish hall, 824 Jefferson St. Takeouts will be available. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for children 8 years and younger.

    Games and food will be offered in the park across from the church beginning at 11 a.m.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses Tuesday. The job fair will be held at the Schergens Center from 1 to 6 p.m.

    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their companies.

    Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; for non-members it is $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers.

    The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City First Baptist Church invites children to attend vacation Bible school from June 24 through June 28. The theme this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.”