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Education

  • Backpack program begins a new year

    LOUANN OBERHAUSEN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As the new school year begins again, the Perry County Weekend Backpack Program will soon be sending bags of food home each Friday in the backpacks of students who come from homes where food is insufficient or sometimes unavailable.

    For the last five years, St. Paul Ministry of Charity has overseen this program to ensure that our children in Perry County don’t go hungry.

  • Classes to begin soon at Ivy Tech in TC

    TELL CITY – The Ivy Tech Tell City Instructional Center will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 22. The site offers courses in many different areas of study such as business, healthcare and welding.

    Ivy Tech offers a college education at an affordable cost close to home. Students can pursue an Ivy Tech degree to prepare for an in-demand, high-paying job in two years or less, or as a smart start to a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech offers certificates, technical certificates, associate of applied science and associate degrees.

  • Tell City Schools working to keep connected to alumni

    TELL CITY – Are you a Marksmen alumni? If so, Tell City High School Principal Brad Ramsey is asking for your contact information so he can communicate about how Tell City High School is doing. “Our Dear Old School has gone through some major changes recently while still adhering to the core values of excellent academic standards and extra-curricular pride,” he said. “We have been incredibly excited and proud to have received state and federal level academic recognition as an A-Rated and Four-Star School!”

  • Cannelton grad earns degree from Hanover

    CANNELTON – On the afternoon of May 28, 2016, Gary Biever was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College. A 2012 graduate of Cannelton High School, Gary majored in philosophy served as an at-large representative of the class of 2016 in the student senate, president of the Hanover College pep band, vice president of the Hanover ballroom dance association, participated in interviews for vice president and dean of students position and worked with a committee overseeing a distribution of fees to student organizations.

  • Meunier graduates with cum laude honors

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lauren Lynn Meunier, daughter of Matthew and Tracy (Peter) Meunier, formerly of Tell City, graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in justice administration with a minor in psychology. She graduated with cum laude honors May 14, 2016.

    Lauren has been accepted to study law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law beginning in the upcoming fall semester. She is the granddaughter of Paula and Albert Peter and Judith and Arthur Meunier of Tell City.

  • Perry Central back-to-school cookout set for Aug. 1

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central back-to-school cookout will be held Monday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

    Families are invited to meet student’s new teachers and visit the many school readiness booths in the school cafetorium sponsored by school and community groups. 

    There will also be lots of fun activities, like a Commodore picture stand and dress up selfie booth, free hot dogs, drinks and sno-cones.

  • STEM-ulating experiments
  • United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive July 22-23
  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship cycle opens Aug. 1

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship on Aug. 1.

    This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

  • Hagedorn makes dean’s list at Belmont University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kalin Hagedorn of Sparta, N.J., qualified for the spring 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.