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  • 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.

  • 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.