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  • Senior awards program

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have its senior awards program at 1 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium. In addition to awarding all scholarships, other honors such as departmental awards, TCHS Citizen of the Year plaque and the Jerome Stenftenagel and Bryan Taylor athletic awards, will be given.

    All graduates and their families, along with community members and TCHS students and staff, are invited to attend. Some of the awards are confidential until announced at the program; therefore, students who may not be expecting an award still might receive one.

  • Saddle Lake Road closed

    GATCHEL - Saddle Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest is scheduled to be closed this week as road repairs and improvements begin.

    Work hinges on weather conditions. The road could reopen as soon as Saturday. Contact the Forest Service Tell City office at 547-7051 for updates.

  • Correction

    Based on incorrect information it received, The News erroneously reported April 23 the United Way of Perry County helped sponsor a bicycle race which occurred the previous Saturday in Tell City.

    United Way funds are not used for such purposes, said Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Nerves rattled by global flu scare

    PERRY COUNTY - Responding to global fear and uncertainty over an emerging influenza outbreak, county and state health officials pleaded with residents this week to take precautions they said will limit chances of contracting North American Human Influenza A.

    The virus, which as of Wednesday had been detected in several nations after killing more than 100 people in Mexico, had been reported in 10 U.S. states, including Indiana. There has also been a death in Texas.

    The virus has not been detected in Perry County or southern Indiana.

  • Simple advice to prevent flu

    The best way to prevent contracting any flu, as well as other respiratory diseases, is frequent hand-washings, using soap and hot water. Anti-bacterial hand cleanser is also effective.

    •  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.  Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, rather than your hands, if a tissue is not available.

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Man charged with plotting murder enters guilty plea

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man accused in 2007 of plotting to kill his former wife's husband entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge Friday.

    Under a deal reached with prosecutors, Nicholas Brown has agreed to serve a 20-year sentence for attempted criminal confinement, a Class B felony. The plea agreement calls for him to serve 10 of the 20 years in prison with another 10 years of probation.

  • Students going to Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY - Are you smarter than a high-schooler? How about one of the Tell City High School students who earned the right April 21 to compete in the Academic Super Bowl?

    Marksmen science and social-studies teams earned that right, and will exercise it from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 9 in Purdue University's Stewart Center Loeb Playhouse.

  • Academic teams place highly at regional, but miss state qualification

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's fine-arts team finished first in regional competition, but did not qualify for state as they ranked 10th statewide and only the top six teams advance, according to Patsy Alvey, coordinator for all of the Marksmen teams.

    Team members are Hannah Braunecker, Lauren Malone, Lauren Coyle, Ariel Etienne and Tonya Miles, and the team was coached by Shelly Goodrich.

  • Call goes out for '09 River Sweep

    PERRY COUNTY - The call is going out for River Sweep 2009, and local organizers hope to see the excellent turnout that has become normal for the annual riverbank cleanup effort.

    Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, notes in a letter to teams and sponsors who have helped in past cleanups that it has been occurring in the Ohio River Basin since 1948.

  • Olympic efforts