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  • New math = new challenge, goals for school

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.

  • Select Troy households asked to participate in income survey

    TROY – The Town of Troy is conducting an income survey to help establish their status of eligibility as leaders apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the Town of Troy to apply for grant funds to repair water issues.

  • Little league treasurer faces theft charges

    TELL CITY – Tell City Little League Baseball Club Treasurer Jeni R. Albin is facing charges of theft following a series of discrepancies in the club’s checking account.

    Walter Hagedorn provided Tell City Police Department a summary of bank statements and checks and deposit slips and a police investigation found a total of $9,336.64 missing.

    During a subsequent police interview with the accused, she admitted to stealing money from the account.

  • Workplace experience key in teachers’ new roles

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Several recent additions to the classroom ranks at Tell City Junior Senior High School include teachers who have had successful careers outside of the education field.

    • Larry Peter, 57, will serve as an instructor for the school’s new radio-television program. A 1976 graduate of Tell City High School, Peter has a variety of experience in the communications business.

  • Fundraising efforts continue to save City Hall lions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts to raise money to preserve Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions is making progress, a city councilman said Wednesday. However, more money is needed.

    As the News reported this summer, the pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in serious need of repair, and Councilman Chris Cail agreed to lead efforts to raise the approximately $5,000 needed to repair the sculptures.

  • Schedule set for Obrecht House repairs

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The long and mostly sad saga of the Adolph Obrecht House’s decline took a potentially positive turn Monday. An agreement detailing a schedule of needed work – and deadlines for when it will be done – was approved by a Kentucky priest who is the home’s owner and Tell City officials.

  • Troy refinery site almost ready for sale

    ROCKPORT – After years of cleanup and a few unexpected complications, the former United Energy refinery site in Troy is nearly ready for new ownership. However, the Spencer County Commissioners are waiting for a few more things to fall into place before sending this piece of land to the auctioneer’s block.

  • Library sales to benefit library and friends

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library held a silent auction and yard sale Aug. 12-13 in addition to their yearly Schweizer Fest book sale. Items sold include card catalogues from 1917 and 1957, framed art purchased in 1980 and more modern printers and a copy machine. The library made around $2,700 from the sales and auction, which will be used to benefit the library and Friends of the Library.