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Achievements

  • Buntin accepted into Alpha Phi Theta Chapter

    TELL CITY – Diane K. Buntin was inducted into the Alpha Phi Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana March 22.
    Buntin, from Tell City, is majoring in accounting and the daughter of Morris and Wilma Cail.

  • Germano completes weather-spotter course

    TELL CITY – Frank Germano of Tell City recently completed a Skywarn Spotter Training course offered in Jasper through the National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky. Germano, who said he has been interested in weather for many years, received a certificate and joins the ranks of civilian and law-enforcement spotters who report weather events, including severe storms and tornadoes, to the Weather Service.

  • Roberts completes Army basic

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. – Army Pvt. Zachary W. Roberts has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Roberts studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Newlin completes Army basic training at Fort Benning

    FORT BENNING, Ga. – Pfc. Tyrel Newlin completed Army basic training Jan. 17 at Fort Benning. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne Feb. 14.

    He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and enrolled in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
    Newlin is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School and is the son of Mark and Penny Newlin of Tell City.

  • Metz named president of Boston International

    BRANCHVILLE – Pamela Metz has been appointed president of Boston International effective Jan. 29.

    For the past six years, Metz has been the national director of sales for Boston International, a distributor of paper products, giftware and decorative accessories. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the gift market. Her previous positions have include senior executive at Ganz LLC and vice president of sales at Russ Berrie and Co.

  • Peter graduates Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Justin T. Peter, son of Sarah Peter-Reid and John Reid of Tell City, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.
    For 13 weeks, Peter stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

  • Brooks places in Youth America Grand Prix

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Olivia Brooks, 14, competed and placed in the top 12 of the Classical Junior Division of the Youth America Grand Prix Jan. 18, in Chicago, Ill.

    Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition held annually around the world and is open to dance students of all nationalities 9 to 19 years old.
    The 2011 documentary “First Position,” highlighted the competition as it followed six competitors to the finals in New York.

  • Brown completes basic training

    PENSACOLA, Fla. – Jessica Brown completed Navy basic training Jan. 25 and is now stationed in Pensacola.

    She is a 2011 graduate of Springs Valley High School in French Lick. She is the daughter of Kent Brown of Troy and Patricia Johnson of French Lick.
    Her grandparents are Geraldine Brown of Troy and James Brown of St. Croix.

  • Scherzer completes Marine recruit training at Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle R. Scherzer, son of Dale and Stacy Scherzer of Haubstadt and grandson of Robert and Margie Scherzer of New Boston, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.

  • Herzog completes Marine recruit training

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps PFC Spencer J. Herzog graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Deport, Parris Island Nov. 21.

    The 13-weeek course included close-order drill, marksmanship with M-16A4 riffles, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. Herzog was also honored with an award for the highest shooter in his platoon.