• Citizen graduates to soldier

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Pvt. Ireland E. Gaynor, 18, graduated basic combat training on Aug. 23, at Fort Sill, Okla.

    Gaynor completed an intensive 10 weeks program that included training in Army core values, history and traditions, as well as military discipline, combat life-saving first aid, weapons use, land navigation and armed combat field maneuvers and tactics.

    Following graduation, Gaynor reported to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where she will complete 16 weeks of advance individual training to become a combat medic.

  • Holiday World inaugural Hall of Fame 

    SANTA CLAUS – As the summer vacation season kicks off, the world’s largest travel site – TripAdvisor.com – welcomes Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari into its new Hall of Fame.

    “TripAdvisor just notified us that our long history of receiving positive reviews has earned us an inaugural spot in their Hall of Fame,” said park president Matt Eckert. “We read every review and appreciate the feedback!”

  • Seibert appointed state regent for D of I

    Mary Seibert of Tell City was appointed the State Regent of the Daughters of Isabella for the State of Indiana on Sept. 29 in Seymour. The Past State Regent, Valerie Nelson made the appointment in a special board meeting.

    Seibert became a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Nativity Circle #710, on the first Tuesday of November 1988. The following year she was elected as an auditor of the Circle. She has held office titles since then as Financial Secretary, Vice Regent, Regent and currently as Past Regent.

  • Union Daughters honor Civil War preservation efforts

    EVANSVILLE – On June 24, the Brig. General Eli Huston Murray Chapter, Daughters of the Union, 1861 to 1865, presented their first Civil War Remembrance Award to Mr. David Hoesli, a member of the John W. Foster Camp, #2 of Evansville. The award and medal goes to an individual who has dedicated him or herself in preserving American History from the years of 1861 to 1865.

  • Kessner presented Golden Hoosier Award

    Last Thursday, June 21, Dorothy “Dot” Kessner of Tell City received the Golden Hoosier Award during a Statehouse ceremony. Established in 2008, the award acknowledges and recognizes “an unsung hero” among the outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities. It is the highest state award bestowed on senior citizens.

  • Kessner earns Golden Hoosier award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorothy “Dot” Kessner of Tell City has been awarded the Golden Hoosier Award. Established in 2008, the Golden Hoosier Award acknowledges and recognizes “an unsung hero” among the outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Division of Aging, announced that 21 senior citizens will receive the 2018 Golden Hoosier Award.

  • William Tell Elementary awards and honor roll

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary has recognized students achieving academic excellence in the third grading period.

  • DAR honors Good Citizen, essay winners

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution honored the winners of their recent patriotic essay contests and Good Citizen recognition program at a tea on Sunday, April 8, held at St. Paul Church at 1 p.m. American History Chairman, Patsy Alvey, and Good Citizen Chairman, Charlena Williams, welcomed the attendees and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The winners’ family, friends, teachers and administrators were recognized and thanked for their support of all the students.

  • Perry Central Elementary third nine weeks honor rolls

    Grade 3 Distinguished: Mia Bishop, Gage Clark, Adriannah Cloer, Rory Craney, Eva Decker, Landon Gunter, Nolan Hall, Wyatt Harris, Teagan Howard, Aubrie Hubert, Benjamin Hubert, Klyne Kelly, Beau Kleeman, Ava Labhart, Mas en Labhart, Elise Lawalin, Brooklynn McManaway, Rylee Parr, Tate Richard, Aimee Sauer, Josephina Sickle, Char lee Stewart, Peyton Taylor, Jayci Zorn.

    Grade 4 Distinguished: Cooper Brown, Summer Guillaume, Colton Jamniczky, Aleah Kellems, Hope Kellems, Lance Kern, Tyler Kleaving, Mason Winter,

  • Wheatley graduates Marine training

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Pvt. First Class Steven E. Wheatley, 18, of Tell City graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp on Oct. 13 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Paris Island, S.C.

    While there, he successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training. Following 10 days at home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for two months of infantry battalion training, which will be followed by specialty school for military reconnaissance.