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  • Principal, committee to delve into student data

    TELL CITY - TCHS "has one of the highest standards, if not the highest standards in the state, in terms of graduation requirements," Principal Dale Stewart told school-board members at their regular meeting April 14.

    "That's a good thing, " he continued, "but the way the state and the federal government looks at your accountability system sometimes, a higher standard can be a hindrance in terms of accountability. But we got some information this morning, very positive information, in terms of our accountability."

  • 4-H groups perform during Share the Fun

    TELL CITY - Perry County 4-H members showed off their talent during 4-H's 2009 Share the Fun contest April 21 at the fairgrounds.

    "Share the Fun is a time for 4-H members to have a good time as they learn about performing arts," said Perry County 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Jobst. "They have a chance to write a skit or showcase a talent such as singing or playing an instrument. Our 4-H members are extremely talented."

  • Open house for retiring teacher

    CANNELTON - An open house for Cannelton City Schools teacher Edward Lawalin will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannelton American Legion Post 213.

    After teaching for 33 years, Lawalin will retire at the end of this school year. Friends, family and present and past students and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.

  • PCHS banquet set for May 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School will host its senior scholarship awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the elementary cafeteria. All scholarships will be awarded during this time.

    Community and business members are invited to attend and present scholarships to students. Anyone planning to present a scholarship to students who has not done so, contact Jody French at 843-5121.

  • Senior awards program

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have its senior awards program at 1 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium. In addition to awarding all scholarships, other honors such as departmental awards, TCHS Citizen of the Year plaque and the Jerome Stenftenagel and Bryan Taylor athletic awards, will be given.

    All graduates and their families, along with community members and TCHS students and staff, are invited to attend. Some of the awards are confidential until announced at the program; therefore, students who may not be expecting an award still might receive one.

  • Saddle Lake Road closed

    GATCHEL - Saddle Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest is scheduled to be closed this week as road repairs and improvements begin.

    Work hinges on weather conditions. The road could reopen as soon as Saturday. Contact the Forest Service Tell City office at 547-7051 for updates.

  • Correction

    Based on incorrect information it received, The News erroneously reported April 23 the United Way of Perry County helped sponsor a bicycle race which occurred the previous Saturday in Tell City.

    United Way funds are not used for such purposes, said Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Nerves rattled by global flu scare

    PERRY COUNTY - Responding to global fear and uncertainty over an emerging influenza outbreak, county and state health officials pleaded with residents this week to take precautions they said will limit chances of contracting North American Human Influenza A.

    The virus, which as of Wednesday had been detected in several nations after killing more than 100 people in Mexico, had been reported in 10 U.S. states, including Indiana. There has also been a death in Texas.

    The virus has not been detected in Perry County or southern Indiana.

  • Simple advice to prevent flu

    The best way to prevent contracting any flu, as well as other respiratory diseases, is frequent hand-washings, using soap and hot water. Anti-bacterial hand cleanser is also effective.

    •  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.  Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, rather than your hands, if a tissue is not available.

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Man charged with plotting murder enters guilty plea

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man accused in 2007 of plotting to kill his former wife's husband entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge Friday.

    Under a deal reached with prosecutors, Nicholas Brown has agreed to serve a 20-year sentence for attempted criminal confinement, a Class B felony. The plea agreement calls for him to serve 10 of the 20 years in prison with another 10 years of probation.