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Education

  • Wagner earns Daughters of Isabella $500 scholarship

    TELL CITY – A Daughters of Isabella $500 scholarship was awarded to Amanda Wagner, daughter of Chris and Janet Wagner. She is a 2012 graduate of Tell City High School and valedictorian of her class.

    This award is based on financial need, academics, grade-point average and extra curricular activities in areas such as community, civic and religion. The length of college or program is also taken into consideration. The student must be a child or grandchild of a member of the local D. of I. circle.

  • Winchell graduates from Purdue

    WEST LAYFATTE – Zachary G. Winchell participated in the Purdue University College of Technology commencement May 10.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics technology and obtained a minor in organizational leadership and supervision.
    Winchell is the son of Grant and Carol (Basham) Winchell of Santa Claus. He is the grandson of Jim and Gale Basham of Evanston, Mary Ann Winchell of Velpen and the late Hubert “Hooks” Winchell.
    Winchell is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Hills High School.

  • Sprinkle graduates from Indiana University with bachelor’s

    BLOOMINGTON – Jason Sprinkle of Tell City graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University – Bloomington May 5 with bachelor’s degrees in English and political science, minors in economics and public and environmental affairs, and the honors notation from the Hutton Honors College.

    He has accepted a full tuition offer from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he will also pursue a masters of public affairs degree.

  • Fun in the mud!

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School seventh and eighth graders held a mud run May 18, as part of the Student Wellness Awareness Group, sponsored by a grant from Welborn Baptist Foundation.

  • Stepping Stones speckled frogs

    Stepping Stones Preschool held its graduation May 7. Eight speckled frogs were a part of the festivities. They are, from left, AJ Daum, Molly Goffinet, Gracie Brown, Teyah Mullis, Addison Sommer, Phoebe Angerer, Naomie Schultz and Hunter Kellems. Kellems was also rewarded during the event for reading the most books during the school year.
     

  • Head Start students learn about Lincoln

    The students of South Perry County Head Start visited Lincoln State Park in April. They learned about Abraham Lincoln when he was a young boy and how life was for him and others. Above, students listen to a park employee as he talks about Lincoln’s family and cabin.

  • Early Head Start home visits

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out together. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. Pictured are April Applegate, Fannie, Olivia and Kaitlyn Goffinet and Laura and Isaac Schwartz. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

  • Roos graduates from Ivy Tech

    EVANSVILLE – Courtney Roos graduated summa cum laude and received her associate degree in office administration with a software- applications concentration through Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Business in a commencement ceremony held May 4 at the Ford Center in Evansville.

  • Hendershot earns USI degree

    EVANSVILLE – Britney Hendershot graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana April 18 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

    She is currently working on her master’s degree at USI.
    Hendershot is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Yvette Hendershot and the granddaughter of Norman and Ruth Weber of Jasper, Tony and Donna Collignon of Tell City, June Hendershot of Walton, Ky., and the late Doc Hendershot.
    She is the great-granddaughter of Cyrilla Fromme of Jasper.

  • Gannaway graduates from OCC

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Heather Gannaway graduated from Owensboro Community College in December 2011 with an associate’s degree in nursing.

    As a registered nurse, she is caring for patients in the neurology department at Owensboro Medical Health System.
    She resides in Owensboro with her husband and four children. She is the daughter of Rhonda Carter of Millstone and Joseph Clayton of rural Tell City. She is the granddaughter of Betty Clayton and Oris Savage, both of Tell City.
    Gannaway is a 2002 graduate of Tell City High School.