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  • Teaching assistants face reduced hours at Tell City schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Information recently conveyed to the Tell City School Corp. from the federal level could mean changes in the number of hours teacher’s aides are allowed to log. According to Schools Superintendent John Scioldo, non-certified staff could lose up to 2.5 hours toward their weekly pay.

  • Library board approves long-term plan, with some revisions

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – At its regular meeting, the Library Board of Trustees revised its strategic long-term plan for 2016-18 and approved two tabled items.

    The strategic long-term plan includes four main points of focus. They are improving library publicity, improving staff skills and knowledge, improving outreach to schools and sustaining and expanding current service while incorporating industry trends.

  • IDEM sets hearing for Waupaca landfill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A proposed landfill for Waupaca Foundry will soon undergo a public comment period. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will convene a hearing at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • Here comes Santa Claus
  • $250,000 secured for regional training program

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Adults seeking to bolster their employability may be able to do so through a regional training initiative spearheaded by Tell City officials and the Perry County Development Corp. The mayor’s office announced Wednesday they had secured a $250,000 grant through the Work Force Development Program administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

  • Marksmen got talent
  • Boy Scouts honor veterans, meet congressman
  • Ivy Tech anatomy lab opens at Tell City campus

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A ceremonial ribbon was lacerated Tuesday evening at Ivy Tech Community College’s newly built anatomy and physiology lab at the Tell City campus. Those in attendance included mayor-elect Jim Adams, Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel, Ivy Tech site manager Linda Reed, Perry County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer Joe Stuber and Ivy Tech director of marketing Rachel Nadeau.

  • Troy Council approves pair of tax abatements

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Town Council approved tax abatements, at a special meeting Monday, Nov. 30, for two businesses looking to scale up operations and hire new employees.

    The first business to speak to the council Monday was the manufacturing and logistics based WGS Global Services. The facility in Troy would be the third in Indiana for the company, which has been in Perry County since it opened a facility in Tell City in 2010.

  • Three parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus will be the guest of honor in Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold this weekend, as the communities celebrate the holiday season with not one, not two but three parades.

    Cannelton’s parade, postponed by rain from last week, will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Parade entries in Cannelton will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.