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  • TCHS Boosters urge support for band

    TELL CITY - Members of the public attending the Tell City High School football game Friday will get to see the last public performance of Marching Marksmen's show before they head to regional competition the following day.

    "We encourage the public to come and show their support," said Patty Hawkins, president of the band's boosters club.

  • Vincennes University offers Spanish classes

    JASPER - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus's Continuing Education Program will offer two noncredit Spanish classes this fall.

  • Renaissance academic kickoff Oct. 16

    TELL CITY - The 2009-2010 Tell City High School Renaissance Class will host its first annual academic kickoff from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday in the high school auditorium.

    The kickoff will urge students to focus on a great academic start for the year and encourage them to work hard in order to be recognized at the academic pep rally in the spring.

    The theme of the kickoff is "Marksmen Academic Massacre."

    The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Patsy Alvey at 547-3131.

  • Cannelton fall fest Oct. 29

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor the 64th annual fall fest from 6 to 8 p.m.  Oct. 29 at the Cannelton Community Center. Cost is 25 cents for anyone not in costume.

     The event features a full concession stand, door prizes, games, raffle drawings, crafts, bake sale, cake walk, queen crowning and masquerade parade. Winners will be awarded in the following categories ages 5 and younger, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 to adult.

  • Public Safety Scholarship available

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is looking for students interested in pursuing careers in public safety to apply for scholarship funding.

    The Hoosier Safety Scholarship Program is for Indiana residents who are interested in a higher education degree and who currently volunteer with a local public safety organization. Incoming and continuing students are both eligible to apply. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college in Indiana are eligible.

  • Perry Central to hold College 101 Night

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host College 101 Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Perry Central Elementary cafeteria. There will be a light supper provided.  A University of Southern Indiana admissions counselor will talk to students about the college application process, tips on how to find the right college, SAT/ACT scores and more. 

    An RSVP is not required but helpful when preparing for the meal.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Jody French at frenchj@pccs.k12.in.us or 843-5121.

  • Works board upholds officer's suspension

    TELL CITY - A Tell City police officer's suspension for alleged unauthorized leave was upheld Monday by the city's board of public works and safety.

    Cpl. Marty Haughee was suspended for five days without pay by Police Chief Greg Hendershot after Haughee allegedly failed to show up for his shift Sept. 20. In addition to the time off without pay, Hendershot ordered Haughee moved from a daytime to nighttime schedule and told him to end his participation in a methamphetamine-suppression unit run by state police.

  • Marching Marksmen get gold at district

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Marching Marksmen earned a gold rating in district marching-band competition at Jasper High School Saturday, ensuring a continuation of what has been a successful season.

    "I think they did really well, Assistant Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday. "I was proud of them."

    Saturday's performance was the first time judges saw the end of this year's show, she explained, and they awarded the Marksmen "a pretty decent score, but left us some room to improve."

  • Commodores earn top rating

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central Marching Commodores' performance at district competition Saturday in Jasper "was a great show," Band Director Rob Cason said Wednesday. "It was easily the best show of the year and maybe the three years I've been here."

    It was good enough to net the students a gold rating, qualifying them to compete at the regional level Oct. 17 at Evansville Central High School.

  • Weekend fall tour in Cannelton, Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2009 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour hits its zenith this weekend with major events in Cannelton and Bristow.

    Organizers of Cannelton's Heritage Festival Saturday said the mix of activities and attractions will blend history with arts and crafts for a truly family celebration. Bristow's 20th Octoberfest and car show Sunday will pack the central Perry County community with hundreds of classic cars and trucks spanning the automotive age.

    Cannelton Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday