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  • Nationally recognized bullying prevention expert visits Dec. 8

    LEOPOLD - Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International Inc., will conduct two programs for parents at Perry Central High School Dec. 8.

    "School Safety Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" will help dispel many of the school-safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students and parents.

    Attendees will hear a brief historical overview of major school-safety incidents followed by tangible and practical real-world action steps to make school a safer place.

  • Ellspermann hosting listening session today at library

    TELL CITY - Sue Ellspermann, candidate for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, will host a listening session in Perry County from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The public is invited to attend and share their thoughts and opinions about the future of Perry County and their expectations for their legislator. Ellspermann, the founding director of the Center for Applied Research at the University of Southern Indiana, will facilitate the session.  

  • Golden Living Center to host bazaar Friday

    TELL CITY - The Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will hold its annual resident council Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center, located at 402 19th St. in Tell City.

    Craft items, new and gently used items, candy, baked goods and more will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills resident council.

  • St. John's hosts bazaar Saturday

    NEW BOSTON - St. John's Lutheran Church, one half-mile west of New Boston, will hold a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items include crafts, needle work, apple dumplings and homemade candies. Baked goods will include springerles, turnip kraut, turnip slaw, jellies, produce and more.

    Soups, sandwiches and pie will be available throughout the day. Special soup will be sold by the gallon; anyone interested in purchasing a gallon must bring their own container. Everyone is welcome to the event.

  • Youngsters explain logic of giving back to community

    TELL CITY - "Have you admired the beautiful landscaping around the Lutheran Church on 12th Street (or) walked the new Perry County Greenway?" asked Tell City High School senior Alex Flynn.

  • Request to vacate alley gets initial OK

    TELL CITY - Tell City's advisory plan commission made quick work of three requests during their regular meeting Nov. 12.

    First on the agenda was a request by Automated Routing to vacate an alley between Blum and Gutenberg streets that passes between buildings it has purchased from Swiss Plywood. Automated Routing's Justin Schaefer said vacating the alley would eliminate traffic concerns and allow the company to install large commercial doors that would still allow access for company vehicles and city utility trucks. The city will maintain utility lines in the area.

  • Saint Nick plans pair of parade visits

    PERRY COUNTY - Sleigh bells will ring Friday and Sunday as Santa Claus, himself, visits Perry County for a pair of weekend parades. Cannelton's parade Friday, sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment, will begin at 7 p.m.

    Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary's Power Equipment. The parade route will proceed along Indiana 66 to the stop light at Washington Street, where entries will turn right and proceed to First Street by the floodwall, where they will disband.

  • Officials mull county employees' insurance

    TELL CITY - "We had a pretty bad year on health insurance" in 2009, Pete Franzman told county commissioners Nov. 18, introducing his discussion of proposals for 2010.

    More than $300,000 of last year's expenses "bled over" into this year, he said at the commissioners' regular meeting, and this year featured a lot of large, medium and small claims.

  • Project Lead the Way: Powering high-tech learning in the classroom

    ST. CROIX - A national organization working to increase the number of high-school students entering high-tech fields worked with a group of Perry County students this fall.

    Project Lead the Way is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech fields. Studies of PLTW's curriculum have proven that students become the kind of prepared, competent, high-tech employees the nation needs to stay competitive in the global market.

  • Indiana State Police stepping up Thanksgiving holiday patrols

    JASPER - In an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities on Indiana's roadways this week, the Indiana State Police and more than 250 other law enforcement agencies throughout the state are participating in a Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz.

    The effort continues through Sunday and troopers will have the opportunity to work overtime to ensure safe travel during this dangerous holiday travel time.