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Education

  • Free adult-ed classes begin Oct. 26

    TELL CITY – Free adult-education classes offered by WorkOne Southwest will begin Oct. 26 at the Ivy Tech Campus in Tell City.
    Those participating in the classes will be able to improve math and English skills, add a GED to their resumes, prepare for post-secondary training, pursue WorkIn certification in locally in-demand fields and increase wage earning potential.

  • Tell City parent-teacher conferences Oct. 25

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive grade cards and parent-teacher conference information today. Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 25, which will be a full day of school for students. School will not be in session Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 due to fall break.
    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis; however, it is important the teachers know which parents plan to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Voice of Democracy contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our Constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Cronin accepted into nursing program

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – James Derek Cronin has been accepted into the nursing program at Owensboro Community Technical College in Owensboro. He will begin the two-year program in January.

    After completing the program, Cronin plans to pursue his doctoral degree at Western Kentucky University. He earned a spot on the OCTC spring dean’s list.
    Cronin is a 1990 graduate of Tell City High School. He is the son of Rick and Joan Faucett and Ed Cronin. He and his wife, Ashley (Vonderheid) Cronin live in Tell City.

  • Cannelton elementary school staff hails student accomplishments

    Editor’s note: This column was sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools.
    CANNELTON – Many students attend school every day, work hard and accomplish much. These same students often go unheralded.
    This is what we hope will become a monthly column in which we recognize some of these students and their efforts.

  • Annual elementary fall Fest Oct. 24

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 67th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Cannelton Community Center.
    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Kylie Anastasiades; first grader Katrina Rainbolt; second grader Kameah Warren; third grader Swan Paris; fourth grader Belle Ball and fifth grader Katie Fleming.

  • GED testing at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need certificates for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory. Test sessions are available Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency. The cost is $70 for the complete examination.
    Susie Knox, GED chief examiner, may be reached at 547-3347 for more information.

  • Tell City school earns health award

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior High School was awarded The Healthy Hoosier School Bronze Award.  This award recognizes Indiana schools with policies and educational programs in place promoting and supporting environments that create healthy students and healthy learners. 

  • Gebhard earns master’s degree

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tara Lynn Gebhard, originally of Tell City, graduated from the University of Cincinnati June 9 with a master’s degree in nursing.

  • Early Head Start hat party

    Lincoln Hills Development Corporation 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 Isaac Schwartz, Alexzander Gieske, Samuel and April Applegate, Bryleigh Gieske and Melissa Tanner. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.