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  • PC earns Gold Star counseling Award

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education has named Perry Central Junior-Senior High School as one of 18 Indiana schools to receive the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award in 2009.

    Gold Star schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory groups that review student data, set specific student goals and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor. The official award presentation will be at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference in Indianapolis Nov. 12.

  • Tell City business destroyed by fire

    TELL CITY - A pre-dawn fire destroyed a business on Tell City's north side Wednesday, closing Indiana 66 for more than five hours and sending up a plume of smoke that lingered after sunrise.

    Tell City firefighters were called to Tri-State Diesel and Automotive Center at 1:17 a.m. after a police-department dispatcher received calls that flames were visible from the metal-clad building in the 1800 block of Main Street. Indiana 66 shares its name with Main Street inside city limits north of Payne Street.

  • Aquatic life getting bigger swimming holes

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners passed two bids for culvert work to the county's highway superintendent and U.S. Forest Service representatives for review during a regular meeting Sept. 23, then approved the lower offer later in the meeting.

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  • TC band wins contest, Battle of Bands

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen were warming up for the Evansville North Invitational Saturday when clouds in the area became "pretty funny-looking," their assistant director said.

    "We were told at the end of warm-up to go back to the buses," Natasha Edmondson said. The students sat nearly two hours and watched as three bands left due to rain. The directors who remained - Tell City's and four others - decided to go ahead and perform.

  • Perry Central band takes fourth, third

    LEOPOLD - Weather affected both of their contests Saturday, but the Marching Commodores performed "pretty well," according to Band Director Rob Cason, who said the weekend provided this year's first opportunities to perform their entire show.

    Field conditions at the Castle (High School) Invitational limited the Perry Central Community School band to a standstill performance on the school's track, he said. They earned fourth place and best percussion and pit-crew awards there.

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  • Trail Fees 101: Where does the money go?

    Editor's Note: Information for this article on trail fees in the Hoosier National Forest was provided by Les Wadzinski, the forest's recreation-program manager.

    Why is there a fee for the use of trails in the Hoosier National Forest?

  • Lincoln Hills offers help with energy bills

    TELL CITY - Hoosiers may apply for assistance with their heating bills through a program called the Energy Assistance Program, announced Larry K. Kleeman, executive director of Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

    Appointments must be made and are now being accepted. The Low Income Home Energy Assitance Program is federal block grant funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Crisis Connection gives Girl Scouts safety tips

    PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. hosted a "Staying Safe" workshop Sept. 24 for more than 100 Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and their leaders from Raintree Council.

    The '"Staying Safe" curriculum used was designed to help girls and the people who care for them learn ways to better ensure their personal security. Created with input from girls ages 4 to 17 years, the series is a component of Project Anti-Violence Education, the Way, a national Girl Scout violence intervention initiative funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.