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Today's Features

  • TELL CITY – The Deer Creek Baptist Church cemetery committee will be removing old floral arrangements from the cemetery Saturday, March 24.

    Any floral arrangements or other items family members wish to keep should be removed before that date.

    To aid with the mowing, trimming, and as a safety measure, new flowers or figurines should be securely fastened to monuments above ground level.

    Items may also be attached to a shepherd’s hook placed next to the monuments.  

  • Frank and Mary Whalen of Tell City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 9. They were married March 9, 1968, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. 

    Frank and Mary Whalen are the parents of Charles Whalen, Mark Whalen, Teresa Barr and Cheryl Baugert. The couple also has nine grandchildren.

    Frank and Mary are both retired. Mrs. Whalen is the former Mary Jones.

  • Tim and Laura Bolin of Evanston welcomed home a daughter, Amelia Ann, born on Dec. 14, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville. Amelia weighed 6 pounds 2.9 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.

    Amelia is welcomed by sisters, Audra Bolin, age 6; and Lyla Bolin, age 4.

    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Cathy Crossley from Troy. Paternal grandparents are Dennis Jr. and Lisa Bolin of Vance, Ala.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Caitlin Smith Gilson will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Central time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “Prayer, Suffering and Self-Presence.”

  • FERDINAND - Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a silent Triduum Retreat from March 29 – April 1 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The silent retreat runs from 3 p.m. Eastern time on Holy Thursday, March 29, to 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, April 1. This retreat will include participation in the liturgical celebrations of these Holy Days with the sisters in the monastery church.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a service of Lenten prayer and music, called “Harvest of Sorrows.”

    It will be held on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Central time in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

    In the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, the Tenebrae service was celebrated in all churches with a sufficient number of clergy until the liturgical reforms of Pope Pius XII in the 1950s.

  • Isaac and Morgan Schaefer of Magnet welcomed home a son, Carter Ray, born 10:49 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2017, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Carter weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. 

    Maternal grandparents are Brad and Sandra Hammack of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Cathy and the late Raymond Schaefer of Tell City.  

    Great-grandparents are the late Luke and Vivian Kellems; the late Ferd and Francis Hammack; the late Janette and Carroll Hearst; and the late Genevieve and Raymond Schaefer. 

  • Daniel and Claudia DuPont of Tell City are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Hannah Mae, to Cory Matthew Ratcliffe, son of Karen Clodfelter and Jeff Ratcliffe both of Olney, Ill. 

    Hannah is the granddaughter of Raymond and Lucille Howell of  Tell City and Raphael and Vivian DuPont of Tell City. Cory is the grandson of Jim and Jan Liles and Ted and the late Judy Ratcliffe, all of Olney. 

  • Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16, 2017. They were wed on Dec. 16, 1967, in Siberia. 

    The celebration was held at the Arnold F. Habig Community Center in Jasper, and was hosted by their children and family. 

    Frank and Martha Heeke are the parents of Bridget and Kevin Goffinet from Bristow; Deanna and Lee Moseby of Evansville; and Brent and Vicky Heeke of Evansville. Frank and Martha also have 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

  • By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Local Catholics filled the Schergens Center last Monday to offer suggestions on how the Archdiocese of Indianapolis should organize parishes in Perry County as part of a Connected in the Spirit plan that could affirm long-standing connections between some congregations and forge new ones.