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  • Former bank employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft and forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.  Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, who was fired from the bank March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.  The criminal investigation began when bank officials notified the police department about the unauthorized withdrawals.

  • Young protests removal of mobile home

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III accused Mayor Smokey Graves last Monday of acting improperly in treating two property owners differently. The city demanded that one pay $1,000 per month for violating appearance rules while it paid to have someone else's cleaned up.  Graves said the board of public works agreed to allow a contractor to clear an abandoned mobile home and what he called "a short window of opportunity" opened to remove it at half of a cost he'd been quoted. "I'd requested the cost to the city,&q

  • Marksmen win academic bowl crown

    TELL CITY - Tell City emerged from the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena Tuesday as the champions in a Pocket Athletic Conference invitational academic bowl. Their overall score was 10 points ahead of second-place North Posey. Heritage Hills took third in the event, followed by South Spencer, Tecumseh, Southridge, Forest Park and Pike Central. The Marksmen's math, science and interdisciplinary teams left the gym after earning championship spots in the event, according to Patsy Alvey, coordinator for Tell City's Academic Super Bowl teams.

  • Schreiber Family Charities accepting applications

    TELL CITY - Schreiber Family Charities Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications through April 1. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

  • Census van at Ivy Tech today; centers open Friday

    TELL CITY - A U.S. Census 2010 van-bus will wrap up its two-week tour today (Monday) with a stop at Ivy Tech Community College. The van will be at the campus from 10:30 to 11 a.m. to provide information and to pass out promotional material. Assistance Centers Opening Friday Two local Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be-Counted Sites will open Friday.

  • PC registration under way

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. Children living in the Perry Central School District who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible for preschool and children who will be 5 years old are eligible for kindergarten. Preschool round-up will be April 19 with kindergarten round-up for students who do not attend Perry Central preschool April 20.

  • Glory Bees Preschool early enrollment under way

    TELL CITY - Glory Bees Preschool, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Tell City, is accepting enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.  The preschool provides a Christian educational experience through Bible stories, songs and Christian character building. The curriculum incorporates kindergarten readiness skills, as well as social and communication skills and development of self-esteem.  Five-day class meets Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., costs $65 per month and children must be at least 4 years old by Aug. 1.

  • NHS trivia night March 17

    TELL CITY - The National Honor Society annual trivia night will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 17. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions. Registration forms are available in the Tell City High School office and are due back in the office by March 12.  Participants are asked to come up with a team name to show spirit. Late registrations will also be accepted at the door the night of the event.  The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per student. Teams of five or fewer will be accepted. 

  • CCC Preschool open house

    TELL CITY - Community Christian Church Preschool will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for families interested in preschool for children ages 3, 4 and 5 for the 2010-11 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must turn 3, 4 or 5 before Aug. 1 and be potty trained.  The event will feature tours of the school and classrooms, information on the curriculum and opportunities to enroll in the program. The preschool is located at Community Christian Church at 821 10th St., Tell City. For more information, call Karen Lawalin at 547-7486 between 8:30 a.m.

  • PC band seeks auction items

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central High School Band will hold a silent auction during the Perry Central Health Fair April 15 at the school. Booster members are now accepting donations from the community and local businesses for the auction.

    For more information on what can be donated to the auction in support of the band, contact Cathy Blair at 843-4174.