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  • School board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – While the second semester of the current school year is just more than a month old, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. approved a 2012-13 school year calendar, elected officers and conducted other start-of-the-year duties at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    The proposed school calendar calls for the school year to begin Aug. 13 for teachers and Aug. 14 for students. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 with the Christmas holiday beginning and the first semester ending Dec. 21.

  • Hiking humanitarians pass through county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They’ve worn the soles off of several pairs of walking shoes but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have stirred the souls of thousands of people they’ve met along a 5,000-mile trek across the country.

    The couple were in southern Indiana late last month, making stops at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ near Lamar and the home of Mark and Rebecca Fenn in Tell City. They also visited a Perry Central High School classroom last Monday.

  • Sliding on a sunny day

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  • Recycling district continues effort to obtain shredder

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Office paper is one of the highest-priced commodities that can be recycled, Ken Smith said Jan. 26, but the Perry County Recycling Management District gets only a portion of what it could for a couple of reasons.

  • Permanent fix sought for courthouse roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The roof on the county courthouse was built improperly. County officials didn’t become aware of problems until it was too late to make the contractor correct it. When it was repaired four years ago, the county didn’t have enough money to do it right. Now permanent repairs are being planned at an estimated cost of $200,000.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Will benefits outweigh drawbacks if a coal-gasification plant is built near Rockport?

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  • Public invited to Tell City High School Health Fair Feb. 10

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a school-wide health fair for students in grades 7 through 12 Feb. 10 in the auxiliary gym from. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is also invited to attend.

  • Winter beef production educational series continues with focus on forages

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will continue Feb. 9. The program will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and begins at 6:30 p.m.

    The Feb. 9 program will focus on forage management and will be presented by Jason Tower, farm manager at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center. It will include information on renovating and weed management of pastures and hayfields.

    The cost of the program is $5 per person to cover materials provided.

  • Go West, Young Man

    Editor’s Note: During the 75th anniversary of the Hoosier National Forest in 2011, several monthly columns about the history of the forest appeared in southern Indiana newspapers. Many of the columns resulted in people calling in with more information or to request programs. But one column on the Civilian Conservation Corps camps that served on the forest enjoyed an unprecedented amount of interest, said Tina Ligman, a Forest Service public-affairs specialist.

  • Tell City Historical Society preserves rich memories of Ken-Rad, GE

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of features from the Tell City Historical Society Museum. This article profiles the history of the Ken-Rad and General Electric operations covering several decades of city history.