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  • Decision 2010

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  • Math, science teachers rewarded for summer work

    PERRY COUNTY – Several Perry County math and science teachers who attended the two-day Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Summer Institute this past summer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana reaped rewards for their students Oct. 21.  

    Participating teachers from Cannelton City, Perry Central Community and Tell City-Troy Township schools assembled at Ivy Tech in Tell City to load up nearly $50,000 in technology equipment for use in their classrooms.  

  • Cities sharpen plans for Christmas parades
    • Cannelton, 6 p.m. Nov. 26
    • Tell City, 4 p.m. Nov. 28
    • Leopold, 1 p.m. Dec. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton and Tell City have set plans for their 2010 Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 26. Tell City’s parade is Nov. 28.

  • Schulthise wins full term as clerk

    PERRY COUNTY – Democrat Jean Schulthise won 56 percent of the vote Tuesday to win a full term as Perry County clerk. She faced Barbara Parker Steen, a Republican.

    Both women led active campaigns and had supporters at the polls Tuesday.

    Appointed to fill the term of the late Doris Davis, Schulthise said she was relieved to have won and said she will continue to do what she has done,“Run the office well and serve the public to the best of our ability,” she said.

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  • Baumeister takes coroner’s race; Mathena wins re-election

    PERRY COUNTY – Republicans weren’t the only winners Tuesday night. Democrat Charlie Baumeister won the race for county coroner, defeating Republican political newcomer Nic Etienne by a margin of 58.7 to 41.3 percent.

    As he visited polls Tuesday, Baumeister repeated comments he made during a candidates forum that he wanted to give back to the community. A former longtime Tell City police officer who stepped down due to a medical condition, Baumeister has said he hoped to continue the tradition of service past coroners had provided.

  • Cannelton voters OK tax hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton voters opted in Tuesday’s election to increase their property taxes by up to 41 cents for every $100 of their property’s assessed valuation.

    Only 24 votes separated proponents from opponents in the referendum, which drew 448 votes.

    Schools Superintendent Al Chapman initiated the referendum to replace state funding cut by the state, and said he hoped to raise approximately $114,000 with the increase.

  • Elementary principal may resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas is tentatively resigning, according to Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.

    As The News reported Oct. 7, Maas had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason and period of time.   

  • Incumbent, 2 challengers win TC School Board seats

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Challengers Mack Cail and Sherri Flynn and incumbent Dr. Gene Ress won Tell City-Troy Township School Board seats in the school corporation’s first election since voters opted in a 2007 referendum to abandon city and township appointments.

    “We’ve got a new board that will have to look into potential things to help our school system,” Ress said Wednesday morning, adding that he’s looking forward to Cail and Flynn joining the board.

  • Republicans make big gains

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Less than an hour after his election to the job of county prosecutor was sealed by voters, Rod Acchiardo thanked his supporters for the victory, including Democrats who swung their support to him.

    “I thank everyone here for their support and the voters of Perry County who supported me,” the Republican said amid cheers at party headquarters on Main Street.

  • 2010 General Election Results


    United States Senator

    Brad Ellsworth (D) - 58.51%

    Dan Coats (R) - 36.90%

    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) - 4.55%

    Secretary of State

    Vop Osili (D) - 52.07%

    Charlie White (R) - 42.37%

    Mike Wherry (L) - 5.56%

    State Auditor

    Sam Locke (D) - 56.17%

    Tim Berry (R) - 39.89%

    Eric Knipe (L) - 3.94%