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  • In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the residents of Oakwood Health Campus enjoyed a week’s worth of festivities and an evening full of patriotism May 17. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is currently taking applications for the 2013-14 program year. We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. 

    The program includes a variety of activities, including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually conducted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Ladies Auxiliary Unit elected officers for the 2013-14 year recently. From the left are Nelda Gray, trustee; Darlene Schneider, treasurer; Betty Sweeney, chaplin; Sharon Shreve, secretary; Doris Turner, senior vice president, and Kimberly Patrick, president. Absent from the picture is Terry Winkler, guard.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 elected officers for the 2013-14 year recently. From the left are, George Stowe, service officer; Emory Yaggi, house committees; Wayne Simon, senior vice commander; Kerry James, commander; Ross Riley, trustee; Ron Carlson, chaplin; Dennis Shreve, adjutant, and Mike Schneider, quarter master.

  • Perry County Girl Scout troops gathered for a sleepover recently. The theme of the sleepover was “Brave.” Troops 503, 126, 23, 254 and 653 participated in the event.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.
    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

  • The families of Henrietta Lasher gathered for generations pictures over the holidays last year.

  • A TSW wrestling event fundraiser was held May 18 at Perry Central High School to raise funds for Erin Owen. Owen, a 31-year-old Tell City resident has been battling with breast cancer since February.

  • The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class held its 12th annual Academic Pep Rally May 3. The theme this year was “Las Vegas: Don’t Gamble with your grades.” Approximately 250 students were recognized for their academic achievements, good citizenship and attendance.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is presenting a Mackinac Island trip in Michigan through Toby Tours.
    During the four-day, three-night trip, guests will take a horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island, have a grand buffet lunch tat Grand Hotel and have free time to enjoy the Grand’s porch view or meander through town for some shopping and sight seeing.

  • Niccole Bailey, daughter of Joe and Kim Bailey of Tell City, was crowned with “The Pageantry Spirit” Award April 27, with Indiana Beauties Pageant Productions.

  • Representatives of GlennWood Hills Campground pose with a plaque awarded the organization during the Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Awards Dinner April 30.

  • Tell City Police Department Officer Derrick Lawalin and his dog Jago demonstrated their K9 skills recently for the sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary.

  • LINCOLN CITY – Auditions for the third annual partnership between two southern Indiana theaters will take place later on this month.
    Lincoln Amphitheatre and Evansville Civic Theatre will host two auditions for its partnership in the Broadway classic, “Godspell.”
    The first audition will be held at Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park, 15032 N CR 300 E, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    The second audition will be held at Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N Fulton Ave., at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • The Perry County Marines installed officers for the year at their April 27 meeting.  Pictured from the left are Pat Moriarty II, District 9 vice president; Dave Englert, state commander; Harvey Bays, sergeant at arms; Cindy Meunier, adjutant; Jeff Devillez, commandant; Jim “Bob” Lawson, paymaster, and Donnie Goffinet, senior vice commandant. Absent were Gary Fisher, judge advocate; Tony Goffinet, junior vice commandant, and Glenn Newton, chaplain.

  • HAWESVILLE, Ky.  – Harvey Clayton, machine superintendent of #2PM at Domtar’s Hawesville, Ky., mill, was presented with the 2013 Brookshire Moore Superintendent of the Year award during the Couch Pit University dinner in April.

  • A birthday open house was held May 8 at Oakwood Health Campus for Sue Fiex to celebrate her 80th birthday. Sue celebrated with family and friends attending. Her sister, Mary Thomas, provided an assortment of hors’ devours for all to enjoy.

  • The first Run for Your Mother 5K run-walk was held Mother’s Day in Tell City. The three-mile route started at 8 a.m. in front of the new Tell City visitor’s center and ended on Sunset Park’s Greenway path. Race organizers said 256 runners participated in the event, which they hope to make an annual run. Money raised from the race went to the Perry County Leadership Class of 2013.

    Photos by Trista Lutgring

  • UNIONTOWN — The 2012 Foster Ridge Cemetery  fund report has been released.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    Genola Snyder, $200; Francis Belcher, $20, Ada Pancake, $20 in memory of Joyce Pancake; Allen Family Reunion, $50.
    Contributions for 2012...$295
    Expenses......................$450