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Today's Features

  • You may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window.  A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions.

    Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are 10 pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season:

  • TELL CITY – Miss Schweizer Fest pre-teen 2017 winner Graci Senn has developed a love for and competitive drive to exhibit her skills in local and upcoming national pageants. The outgoing and energetic 12-year-old from Tell City has already generated an impressive run of crowning achievements at pageantry contests.

  • My name is Janna Hoehn, I am a 28-year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Eight years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington, D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Even though I never knew anyone killed in Vietnam, I wanted an rubbing of one of the names.

  • Kaitlyn Thomas of Tell City and Steven Wheatley of Twentynine Palms, Calif., were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church in Troy. The bride was given away by her father. Officiating was Jack Masterson, great uncle of the bride. A reception followed at the American Legion in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Amy Batie and Jason and Jenny Thomas.

    The groom is the son of Chad and Tammy Wheatley of Tell City. He is a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Marie and Nathan Mcfall announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Grace, born April 4 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long.

    Her grandparents are Ed and Terry Brewer of Charleston, S.C., and Mary Lou and James Mcfall of Tell City.

    Her great-grandparents are Janet Swanner of Fayetteville, N.C., and Martha Dawson of Leitchfield, Ky.

    Anna’s mother is the former Marie Arlene Brewer.

  • John and Rhonda Hauenstein of Tell City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Rae, of Asheville, N.C., to Nicholas Filmore McClain of Fayetteville, N.C., son of David and Stayce McClain of Avon. A May wedding has been planned.

    Erika is working as a postgraduate-year-two ambulatory care pharmacy resident with Mountain Area Health Education Center and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, N.C.

    Nick is employed as an information technology specialist.

  • Nick and Kristel Kratzer of Derby announce the birth of a daughter, Ella Faye, born July 26, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Ella weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and was 20 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Alexis, age 5.

    Grandparents are Don and Lynda Hess of Derby and Jim and Billie Faye Schwartz of Tell City.

  • Brent and Vicky Heeke of Evansville announce the birth of their son, Caleb Matthew, born Feb. 24, 2019, at 1:19 a.m. at St. Vincent Evansville. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Caleb was welcomed home by his siblings, John, Daniel, Benjamin, Joseph, David, Michael, Stephen, Luke, Anna and Joshua.

    His grandparents are David and Becky Wood of Sugar Land, Texas; and Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston.

    Great-grandparent is Martha Martin of Sugar Land, Texas.

    His mother is the former Vicky Wood.