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  • Cannelton's preschool staff honored for quality of learning

    CANNELTON - Cannelton preschool teacher Margie Weatherholt and instructional assistants Charlene Hemming and Shelly Masterson were recognized by a state official for the "quality learning environment" they provide.

    Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad presented a certificate of recognition during a regular school-board meeting May 21 from Anita Allison, coordinator for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised, a project of the Indiana State Improvement Grant.

  • Partners in Pride program back

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has awarded the first Partners in Pride awards for 2009, recognizing four homeowners and a business for the care they have taken to keep their properties attractive.

    May winners are Ward 1, Mike and Beth Bruggeman; Ward 2, Dr. James and Carol Black; Ward 3, Jim Graham; Ward 4, Myron Sprinkle; at large, Brett Mulzer's recording studio in the 400 Block of Main Street.

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  • Alert system will speed search for missing people

    TELL CITY - A nonprofit organization that has helped locate hundreds of missing children and adults will soon be partnered with the Tell City Police Department and its countywide dispatching system.

    Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot received the board of public works and safety's permission last week to affiliate with the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based A Child is Missing. Reports of missing people will be relayed to ACIM, which in turn will send out automated phone calls to homes and businesses, making it more likely the missing person will be found quickly.

  • Police dismantle alleged drug lab

    ST. MARKS - A 53-year-old rural Tell City man faces several drug-related charges, including dealing in methamphetamine, after police uncovered an alleged drug lab inside his home Thursday.

    Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David L. Pate of 5533 Accent Road, was being treated Thursday afternoon at Perry County Memorial Hospital after complaining of chest pain.

    Marsh said Pate suffers from several health problems and while he wasn't jailed, will be issued a criminal summons to appear in court.

  • A&G losing new-car franchise

    TELL CITY - A&G Motors co-owner Gary Gebhard said Thursday some misinformation is going around.

    "Our store won't close," he emphasized. "We just won't have a new-car franchise."

    General Motors notified 1,100 of its dealerships nationwide late last week that their services will no longer be required.  

  • Students give learning academy high marks

    TELL CITY - The state Education Department has recognized the Perry County Learning Academy for exceeding alternative-education standards, Executive Director Mike Bishop reported Tuesday at a regular meeting of the academy's board of directors.

    Holding up a certificate issued by the state, he explained the recognition came as a result of students completing online surveys.

    "There's no reason for them not to be brutally honest," he said of the anonymous evaluations.

  • Generous women to be celebrated at luncheon

    TELL CITY - Philanthropy, according to the Encarta World English Dictionary, is "a desire to improve the material, social and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities" and "general love for, or benevolence toward, the whole of humankind."

    "Throughout history, women have shaped the world as national leaders, advocates for social justice, scientists, authors, teachers, healers and authors," notes a proclamation signed Wednesday by the Perry County commissioners.

  • LHDC Healthy Families welcome spring

    CANNELTON - Healthy Families welcomed spring April 9, when the family-support specialists hosted a spring fling parent group. The weather cooperated by supplying plenty of sunshine for the outdoor activities. The staff of Healthy Families assembled a variety of useful, skill-building and developmentally-based activities.

  • Solbrig earns general manager of the year award

    BLOOMINGTON - Patricia Solbrig, general manager of And-Tro Water Authority, was presented the 2009 General Manager of the Year Award by the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. She received award at the spring conference in Bloomington.

    In 1983 Solbrig was initially employed as the billing clerk, doing the billing from a kitchen table and assisting in meter reading. Acquiring a DSM water operator's license, she worked in the field on leaks, meter settings and new construction projects.