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Today's Features

  • Four generations of Doris Hess’ family gathered for a picture recently.

    Seated in front is Hess, of Tell City, holding her first great-grandson, Bentley David Yelland. Standing in the back are Bentley’s father Jerad Yelland and his grandmother Sheila Hess Yelland of Tell City. Bentley was born May 23, 2013, and his family resides in Frankfort, Ky. Bentley is also the grandchild of the late David Yelland and the great-grandchild of the late Renus Hess and Thelma and Bill Yelland.

  • CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 will sponsor a family-friendly zombie parade from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
    Those participating in the parade should gather at Herzelle Street at 4:30 p.m. and picked up at Hargis Hafele Park after the parade.
    Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. There will also be a pumpkin patch, a bake sale, games, food, prizes and more.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 68th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Cannelton Community Center.  
    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Chloe Hale, first-grader Taylor DuPont, second-grader Makayla Reed, third-grader Claire Sabelhaus, fourth-grader Maggie Dawson and fifth-grader Bre’ Noland.

  • TELL CITY – Perry County’s own Makala Kellems, Miss Teen Schweizer Fest, will compete for the state Miss Teen title in November. Donations are being accepted to cover costs of travel, food and the hotel stay for the competition in Indianapolis.
    Donations can be dropped off at Cinderella’s in Tell City or mailed to the business at 922 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586.  Donations are needed by Oct. 15.

  • Vicky (Hoffman) Hagan of Hawesville, Ky., was honored with a surprise 50th birthday party Sept. 14, at William Tell Center in Tell City.
    Attending were Vicky’s husband, David; her daughter, Ashley; her parents, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman and all of Vicky’s brothers and sisters, Ron Hoffman and his daughter, Hayley, of West Lafayette, Jane and Scott Schank, Kelsey and Jered all of Evansville, Jean Robinson of Orlando, Fla., Jim and Angela Hoffman and McKenzie and Tommy of Newburgh.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 12 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths for handmade or handcrafted items.
    The committee is also accepting food booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  Sunshine Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS
    offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Pvt. Sean P. Mitchell graduated U.S. Army basic training Aug. 22 at Fort Leonard Wood.

    He is a 2013 graduate of Tell City High School and is currently training to become a combat medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He expects to complete his advanced individual training in December.

    He is the son of Ralph Mitchell and Melissa Carter of Troy.

  • TELL CITY – The March of Dimes Perry-Spencer March for Babies walk is scheduled for Sept. Sunday in Tell City.

    Registration at Old  National Bank will open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony, followed by the walk at 3 p.m.

    This year’s ambassador family is the Badgers. Parents Ty and Leann (Edwards) Badger were blessed with twins, Mila and Emmitt, prematurely born.

    The babies underwent skilled therapies, many developed through March of Dimes research.

  • Wade and Audrey Russell of Fountain, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Marie Russell, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colo.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.
    Mrs. Russell is the former Audrey Cox. Brooke has one older sister, Melanie, 2.
    Grandparents are Jerry Cox of Siberia, Patty and Russell Mehling of Bristow and Bill and Sue Russell of Derby.