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  • Sibbitt marks 50 years in education

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A lot has changed in education over the last half century. Just ask Dr. Alva Sibbitt who, last week, began his 51st year in public education.

    Sibbitt arrived in Perry County almost five years ago, helping turn around the financial situation in Cannelton City Schools after a disastrous series of events put the school corporation in turmoil.

  • Slight enrollment increase at Perry Central

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – While the official student count by the state won’t take place for a few more weeks, Perry Central Community School officials are happy with a slight initial increase in enrollment that should lead to a small but important increase in state funding.

  • Accident on Aloe Road claims life of 19-year-old

    PERRY COUNTY – A single vehicle crash  early Wednesday morning near St. Marks claimed the life of a county teen.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Office, first responders, emergency-medical services and Perry County Rescue Squad responded to the scene of the fatal crash near the intersection of Aloe and Atlanta roads.

    The driver, 19-year-old Joshua Ward, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

  • Putting an end to school bullying can promote a lifetime of respect

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to methods in combating bullying, “students need to hear that message and they need to hear it in different ways,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said as she presented the Tell School Board with a review of the corporation’s Olweus anti-bullying program.

  • Dam work planned on Middle Fork lakes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will lower the level of several of the Middle Fork lakes this summer to work on the dams. Indian, Saddle and Tipsaw Lakes are all scheduled to have routine work on the dams and valves.

    Saddle Lake may begin to be draw downs this week. The other lakes should be done by the end of August.  Work on the dams may be through September, depending on rain events.

    Forest Engineer Brad Lidell explained that it takes two to three weeks to do the maintenance on each dam. 

  • Founding fathers would be proud of today’s Tell City

    Since the day its first families disembarked from the Ohio River, Tell City has been special. Some talk of America’s exceptionalism. Tell City has been and is exceptional. It has stood head and shoulders above other planned communities in the Midwest.

  • Parade honors Indiana’s 200 years

     

     

     

    Float Winners (By Division)

    Business, Mulzer Crushed Stone

    Civic, Knights of Columbus

    Nonprofit, City of Cannelton

    Religious, Evangelical United Church of Christ

    Youth - Perry County 4-H

    Watch for photos in a future edition

  • Citizen of the Year finds joy in serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Like many of the men and women honored before her, this year’s Distinguished Citizen was filled with equal parts surprise and humility upon hearing the news that she had been chosen for the annual Schweizer Fest Award.

  • Curtain Call
  • Tell City’s big week is here

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, an expanded Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.