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  • District 74 hopefuls share views on economic development, school funding

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Candidates for the Indiana District 74 House seat came together at the Perry Central campus to answer questions garnered from the local community at a forum Tuesday night. Though those in attendance could not air questions during the event itself, the candidates made themselves available for one-on-one talks after the formal discussions had concluded. The following represents a summary of the topics aired during the debate and how the candidates stand on these issues.

  • Etienne is pope’s choice for Anchorage archbishop

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Bishop Paul Etienne, a Tell City native who has served as the spiritual leader of Roman Catholics in Wyoming for the past seven years, was named on Monday the new archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska. The 57-year-old will be installed in that position early next month. He will succeed retiring Archbishop Roger Schwietz.

  • Manufacturing Industry Leaders

    What are local schools doing to prepare students for future careers? Students from Perry Central and Tell City high schools will demonstrate just how well-prepared they are to compete in the increasingly competitive job market of tomorrow. Students from both schools’ Hire Technology programs and businesses from across the county will join together Wednesday, Oct. 12, to host the annual event, Manufacturing in the 21st Century.

  • Tell City teacher contracts in place

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  Teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year have been ratified by both the Tell City Classroom Teachers Association and the school board. The deal was announced Wednesday during a brief special session of the board.

    Much of the updated contract involved clarifying and overhauling  language in order to remain compliant with changes in state law. “We believe, at this point, we have done that,” Superintendent John Scioldo said.

  • City council set to adopt budget for 2017

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will meet this evening to adopt a 2017 budget that calls for modest pay raises for city employees, assuming city finances are where officials want them to be next year.

  • Home chiseled into Tell City’s history

     

     

     

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    More than three decades ago, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman saved Tell City’s oldest residence from an uncertain future. Now, they hope another family will shower the 162-year-old stone house with the same tender loving care.

  • Candidates to speak at two upcoming forums

    PERRY COUNTY – Two public forums next week will give candidates a chance to share their views on topics important to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., CDT, Republican incumbent State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Larry Kleeman, will speak at Perry Central High School.

    The forum will be sponsored by Perry County Farm Bureau and the Perry County News. It will be held in the high-school library. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Rickenbaugh House hosting first weekend leg of county’s fall tour

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s trees are holding fast to their green foliage, fall is here and that will undoubtedly bring the slow but welcome transition to beautiful fall colors. October’s arrival also means the return of the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. This weekend’s tour includes stops at the historic Rickenbaugh House and the Rome Courthouse.

  • Cannelton parade to honor state’s bicentennial

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – During Indiana’s 200 years of statehood, the city of Cannelton has been privy to most of it, with pioneers settling the banks of the Ohio River well before 1816. Though not officially chartered until 1837, the river-front community has a proud history tightly ingrained with the roots of statehood; from the people who called Cannelton home, to the businesses that spurred the economy.

    The city was also the county seat for more than a century.

  • Marching Marksmen tops in field

    FLOYDS KNOBS – It may be early in the marching season, but the Marching Marksmen are becoming a top-team to watch in their division. The band displayed another top-notch performance Saturday at Floyd Central, earning first place in division AA, while also taking honors for best music, visual, effect and percussion. 

    The Marksmen had similarly resounding judges scoring the previous week at Paoli.