• PERRY COUNTY – Organizers of Perry County’s three Christmas parades have released lists of winners.


    Cannelton Christmas


    Civic Division

    First place, Cannelton Elementary School

    Second place, Horse Rescue South

    Third place, Perry Childcare


    Community Division

    First place, Freewill Baptist Church

    Second place, First Baptist Church

    Third place, Community Christian Church


    Commercial Division

  • CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 wishes to thank all its sponsors for their generous donations and support for the poker run, “Cruizin For Our Heroes,” proceeds to benefit local veterans.

    They also wish to thank everyone who participated, attended and helped with this event.

    Approximately $4,000 was raised, of which the Legion presented $1,000 each to the Honor Flight program and to local Veterans Affairs.

  • TELL CITY – The Hometown Holidays drawings were held Friday, Dec. 4. Each winner won a $25 gift certificate redeemable at any of the participating merchants. A total of $650 was given away.

  • JASPER – The FertilityCare program refers to a natural method to avoid or achieve pregnancy. The Creighton Model coordinates with a couple’s fertility cycle without the use of drugs or contraceptives.

    The program teaches the couple to identify the woman’s fertile and infertile days in order to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. This program is available through Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

  • HOME

    Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.

    Extend the lives of holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactus by placing them in a cool, brightly lit area that is free from warm or cold drafts.

  • SANTA CLAUS – The Story Trek with Todd Hansen will feature the famous Christmassy town of Santa Claus, on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. central time. The Story Trek will air on Dish Network channel 9403 and DirecTV channel 374.

    A film crew from BYU-tv visited the town of Santa Claus last year to capture Christmas activities and interview local business owners and residents.

    Locations filmed include Santa’s Cottages, Santa Claus United Methodist Church, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa Claus Post Office, and more.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Buying a new home can be a “roller-coaster experience” and during Thursday’s episode of House Hunters, the buyers take that phrase literally, with a ride on Holiday World’s Thunderbird.

    “When the producers of House Hunters asked us for a tour of the park, we couldn’t wait to offer them a ride on Thunderbird,” said Holiday World’s president, Matt Eckert. “The home buyers - Tom and Terri - didn’t hesitate; they rode over and over. In fact, they spent two days with us.”

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement. Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.

    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terra-cotta pot.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Thanksgiving brought together a number of friends and neighbors, and a part of the get-together is turkey. The same happens for Christmas and turkey is a part.

    These are the plump domestic variety, not the lean dark meat wild variety taken during spring or fall hunting seasons.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Indiana’s 200th birthday will be celebrated throughout 2016. To commemorate the bicentennial, a book of two plays about President Abraham Lincoln, written by the Rev. Gavin Barnes OSB has been published.

    The book, “The Indiana Years & Between Friends: Plays about Abraham Lincoln,” has been endorsed as a Bicentennial Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.


    Staff Writer


    A long a serene hillside where German Ridge empties into Deer Creek, Dee Marchand makes her home – and her locally famous holiday wreathes and center pieces. But more than simply a traditional Christmas wreathe, it’s a presentation piece for the whole season as every day decor.

    “If you take care of it like you do your annuals, and give it a little water every now and then, it’ll last all through winter,” Marchand said.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office.

    Call (812) 547-0903 for more information.

    Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City, Bower Construction in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church, located on 702 10th St., will be collecting items for the Perry County Animal Shelter through Dec. 6.

    Items needed are partial or full bags of scoopable cat litter, washcloths, towels, throws, baby blankets, laundry detergent, dawn dish soap, Pine sol, dog collars, cat collars, disinfect wipes and trash bags, which can be either heavy duty 30 gallon or heavy duty kitchen.

  • TELL CITY – Ken Roland of Roland’s Jewelry in downtown Tell City has found a creative way to help families in need this Christmas.

    Roland’s Jewelry is selling cultured pearl earrings for $5 and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to area food pantries in Perry County and in Kentucky.

  • TELL CITY – Elsie Arnold, who turns 90 on Saturday, claims her favorite game show is “The Price is Right.” She watches it every morning she can. A couple of weeks ago, she got a call from her son Randy Arnold, who said her grandson, Erik Arnold, would be on The Price is Right on Nov. 23.

  • Editors’ Note: This feature appeared in the Dubois County Herald and was written by Leann Burke. It was posted to the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.


    “Buggy! Buggy! It’s a buggy!”

    The Nancy Hanks Elementary School second-graders heralded their arrival to Amish country near Montgomery in Daviess County while their teachers, Janessa Steckler and Amber Lubbers, chuckled.

    “It’s funny because they do that every year,” Steckler said.