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  • Former TC student part of Blue Ribbon School

    LAFAYETTE, La. – Hattie A. Watts Elementary School in Patterson is one of six schools in Louisiana named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Niki Fryou, formerly Niki Pannett of Tell City, is the principal of the elementary school.

    She is a 1987 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1991 graduate of Ball State University.

    She is the daughter of Kay and Bert Seibert and Clarence Pannett, all of Tell City. Her sister is Brandi Sanders, also of Tell City.

  • Opportunities for alt-school students expand

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Directors of the Perry County Learning Academy conducted one of their regular quarterly meetings Tuesday, hiring one program assistant to replace another and hearing about expanded opportunities for students.

    The board accepted in June the July 28 resignation of Allyson Wagner and gave Executive Director Mike Bishop authority to temporarily hire a replacement. That assistant was Carrie Guillaume, and the board’s action Tuesday made her employment permanent.

  • Annual fall tour begins Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – October arrives Saturday, as does Perry County’s yearly Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. The annual celebration of all things autumn will draw visitors to communities across the county for much of the month.

    Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said interest in tour events has been strong, with events in Cannelton and this year’s Route 66 Yard Sale generating lots of calls to her office.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – What could possibly be better than July’s Dragging Main? How about another in October?

    Perry County resident Joe Morton, who inspired nostalgia in hundreds people this summer with an inaugural event that packed the city, has lined up a similar Dragging Main for Saturday.

  • Job resumes

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  • Delayed by typhoon, city, county reps make it to Japan

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A typhoon delayed their departure by a day, but Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Perry County Development Corp. Executive Director Chris Kinnett landed in Japan last week as members of an Indiana trade mission to Japan and China.

  • ATTC to import production lines from Japan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – ATTC Manufacturing will add four differential-case production lines, hire at least eight more people and get tax relief to do it if county council members continue an approval process they began Thursday.

    In a regular meeting, the council gave their preliminary OK to a tax abatement that would help the company move manufacturing equipment here from Japan.

  • Marching Marksmen offer money-saving coupons

    TELL CITY – The annual Marching Marksmen coupon-book sale is under way and will continue through Oct. 14.

  • March for Babies set for Oct. 2

    This year’s March for Babies supporting the March of Dimes will take place Oct. 2 at Old National Bank’s Main Street branch in Tell City and begins with sign-ups at 2 p.m.

    A brief ceremony at 2:30 will share information about the March of Dimes and its efforts at preventing premature births. The walk will begin at 3.

    There is still time to take part in the event. For more information, call Tammy Hatfield at 547-2746.
     

  • Family blessed with unexpected miracle

    Story by Trista Lutgring

    Life was busy for Tabitha and Tim Jones in 2006. The couple had a little 3-year-old daughter, were in the process of building their new home out in the country and Tabitha had just received a promotion at work. When they received news in May 2006 that Tabitha was pregnant with their second child, it was just another piece of great news for their growing family.