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  • TC performers head to solo, ensemble contests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School performers earned 16 gold and six silver ratings in solo musical competition at Southridge High School Jan. 29. Twelve ensembles competed and earned 11 gold ratings and 1 silver rating.

    From among them, seven soloists and two ensembles qualified to attend the state contests in Indianapolis Saturday. Two of the soloists, sophomore Loren Braunecker and senior Ariel Etienne, both French horn players, won’t be able to attend.

  • Board to consider drug-testing policy in March

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In a telephone poll of parents of students at elementary and junior- and senior-high-school students, 703 were in support of drug testing and 175 were against, Laura Noble reported at a school-board meeting Feb. 8.

  • Schools to try early releases after spring break

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township teachers will get some time for professional development from after spring break until the end of the year as a result of school-board action Feb. 8.

  • Gerlach joins race for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Mark Gerlach, who served for more than a decade as Cannelton’s mayor, filed Thursday to reclaim the job he held from 1992 to 2003.

    The Republican will vie against Mary Snyder in May’s primary. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Mayor Morris “Smokey” Graves, who filed last week for re-election.

  • City looks for downtown development ideas

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, under the direction of Mayor Barbara Ewing, has gathered a group of Tell City business, economic-development and retail individuals to develop a plan to advance and improve the community’s downtown. Members of the Tell City Downtown Development Group would like input from all Perry County residents to assist them in the development of the improvement plan.

  • Forage management for beef producers topic of Feb. 22 program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension of Perry County will host a program Feb. 22 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds on forage management for beef producers. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m and conclude at approximately 8 and will offer suggestions to producers on what to do following the drought of 2010.

    Victor Shelton, a grazing specialist for southwest Indiana, will be the guest speaker at the program.

    With the drought of 2010, many beef producers have overgrazed pastures and were not able to correctly apply fertilizer or re-seed areas last fall.

  • Grandview man charged after popping mouthful of pills

    TELL CITY – A Tell City patrolman charged a Grandview resident with resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly swallowed a handful of pills during a police investigation.

  • News is now 'behind a pay wall’

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’ has gone “behind a pay wall.”

    News that could affect public safety will continue to be freely available to everyone, but reading the rest will require registration. If you’re a subscriber and haven’t already done so, find a paper with your address label on it, then go to www.perrycountynews.com.

  • 1921 stock certificate

    Joy Howell of Tell City isn’t sure how she came into possession of a $5 stock certificate in the Eckerty, Branchville and Cannelton Telephone Co., but suspects the 1912-issued certificate might have come tucked away in a desk or other piece of furniture. “Five dollars was worth something back in 1925,” she said.

    Anyone with information on the company can call The News at 547-3424 or send e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • TC principal expresses pride in students

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Interim high-school Principal Brad Ramsey offered congratulations to Erica Hauenstein at a regular school-board meeting for being named a National Merit Scholar finalist.