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  • One-to-one with youth technology

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When students in Tell City schools arrive back to classrooms in August, it will be with a wealth of technology at their fingertips. In a move months in the making

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board authorized financing that will allow them purchase new laptops.

    In a competitive round of bidding from local lending institutions, the board selected a 1.74-percent interest rate offered by Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

  • Leadership team expands at Perry Central

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central students will see several familiar faces in new and expanded roles this fall after the school district’s board voted last Monday to fill the last of several openings in leadership roles created by retirements or promotions.

    Teacher Jennifer Mitchell was appointed by the board to the position of elementary assistant principal, a position whose duties have been filled in recent years by several people.

  • Perseverance beyond the track: Teacher recounts her cancer story

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School teacher, Katie Weyer’s life has been shaped by cancer. A successful athlete and coach, she now champions for victory over the disease that threatened her livelihood.

    To many, this disease may seem an omen or an inherently negative thing. For a few years of Katie’s life, it was.

    She was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a disease originating in a certain type of white blood cells, when she was 21 years old.

  • Noted priest, conservationist dies at the age of 84

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died June 12 in the monastery infirmary. He was 84.

    Born in Georgetown, on May 7, 1932, to Aloysius William and Grace (Miller) Schmelz, Fr. Damian was given the name Vincent Eugene at his baptism. After completing his elementary education at St. Mary School in Lanesville, he entered the Minor Seminary at Saint Meinrad in 1950, and entered the novitiate two years later. He professed his simple vows on July 31, 1953, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1958.

  • Eliminating combined-sewer overflows a costly venture for Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

    CANNELTON – The City of Cannelton is one step closer to complying with an Indiana Department of Environmental Management order to eliminate sewer overflows. But officials are still bounds away from an actual project.

  • Volunteers: Come clean your river Saturday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The 2016 Ohio River Sweep returns Saturday at sites along the Ohio River in Perry County, joining cleanup efforts of other communities that line the river. From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will dispatch from Hafele Park in Cannelton and Sunset Park in Tell City to clean up the banks of the river by picking up trash and other debris.

  • Cannelton Police Department introduces new patrolman, promotes another

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON -– The Cannelton Police Department is fully staffed. Its newest patrolman, Ryen Foertsch, took up duties earlier this month and is making an impact in the community.

    Graduating a 17-week law-enforcement academy, Foertsch was credited with apprehending a suspect who was believed to have committed several vehicle break-ins.

  • Paying tribute to one of Indiana’s founding fathers
  • Police eye clues to unsolved murders

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – More than a month after the bodies of a man and woman were pulled from the Ohio River, troopers with the Indiana State Police continue to seek information to solve what they say are two murders.

  • Teams, cancer survivors ready for weekend Relay for Life

    LEOPOLD – On June 18, hundreds of Perry County residents, caregivers, survivors and business leaders will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County to help Paint Your World Purple against cancer. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 18, 2016 at Perry Central High School track in Leopold.