Today's Features

  • Baylie Cathleen Gelarden and Bradley Phillip Richter, both of Lexington, Ky., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Phil and Cathleen Gelarden of Cannelton.

    The groom-to-be is the son of David and Jennifer Richter of Tell City.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. May 3, 2014, at Tell City United Methodist Church.

    A reception will follow at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • EVANSVILLE – The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Mariah Alvey for membership in the local chapter at the University of Southern Indiana.

    Delta Epsilon Iota was established in order to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of study. The organization rewards outstanding students through financial scholarships, provides leadership opportunities to its members and promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm and initiative among students participating in higher education throughout the United States.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Organist Philip Brisson, accompanied by William P. Bradford II, actor and teacher, will present the Dupré-Claudel “Stations of the Cross” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

    This interpretation of a traditional Lenten service sets the 14 stations to organ music intermixed with liturgical poetry. The program should last about 90 minutes.

  • TELL CITY –  Friends of Ed Whitcomb, a committee formed to honor the former governor of Indiana, has announced its future plans.

    Donations are being solicited in order to commemorate Ed and his wife, Evelyn’s, lives and time spent in Perry County. The money will be used to purchase a bust of Whitcomb identical to one that resides in the Statehouse in Indianapolis and was sculpted by Greg Harris of Cannelton.

    The bust will reside at the Tell City Depot, home of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Text and photos by Larry Goffinet

    It was a book that brought Ed Whitcomb to Perry County.

    But it wasn’t one extolling the virtues of the county – it was one he was trying to write about his sailing solo around the world.

    “I was writing a book, living in Hayden (in Jennings County, where he grew up), and I had so many interruptions trying to do it,” the former Indiana governor said last Thursday.

  • More than 80 people attended a seder meal that was part of Tell City First United Methodist’s Messy Church service.

    The program retold biblical stories of plagues and Passover with a seder meal.

    The evening ending with a dessert everyone made for themselves, Resurrection Rolls.

  • Cemetery sexton requests flower removal by April 7
    TELL CITY – Greenwood Cemetery Sexton Alvie Stiff reminds the community that mowing season is approaching. He requests anyone with grave-site flowers not in vases or saddles to remove them from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments, including items not permanently attached, such as figurines.

    Glass items are not allowed. Items should be removed by Monday, April 7. After this date, items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

  • To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    March 28

  • Lauren Kaminski and Tyler Schaefer, both of Indianapolis, were united in marriage during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony June 7, 2014, in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

    The bride is the daughter of Ron and Trina Kaminski of Bloomington.

    The groom is the son of Al and Vickie Schaefer of Tell City.

    A reception after the ceremony was held at The Fish House.

    The bride is a graduate of Ball State University and is a radiologic technologist in the cardiac cath lab at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis.

  • A 3 p.m. ceremony Oct. 12, 2013, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cannelton joined in marriage Courtney Briggeman and Brandon Sabelhaus.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet, cousin of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Briggeman of Tell City. Mr. Sabelhaus is the son of Dave and Diane Sabelhaus of Bristow.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father and the bride and groom’s son, Levi Sabelhaus.