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  • National Forest officials renew water-creatures effort

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved in a regular meeting Feb. 18 the relaunching of a project intended to help aquatic creatures survive trips through a culvert near Tipsaw Lake.

    An existing 6-foot culvert will be replaced with one 28 feet in diameter, according to a fisheries biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Students capture six gold, two silver medals at state

    TELL CITY - Six Tell City High School musicians earned instrumental-solo gold medals and one soloist and a brass sextet earned silver in state-level competition Saturday.

    "I got to see most of them," Music Director Barry Reasoner said Tuesday, "and they all had very good performances."

    A solo performance brings "probably the highest stress level for any musician," he added. "You really have to learn how to deal with nerves and stress."

  • PC musicians score highly at solo, ensemble

    LEOPOLD - A large percussion ensemble from Perry Central Community School "had an awesome run on their music" and earned a gold rating at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Saturday, according to Assistant Music Director James Powell.  

    Competing in the Indiana State School Music Association finals at North Central High School, Indianapolis, "the group was only two points from perfection" said Powell, who also serves as elementary music teacher and directed the group.

  • Firefighters here, in neighboring counties benefit from timber-sales revenues

    INDIANAPOLIS - Nostalgia may be fine for some things, but Faron Livingston has few fond memories of the backpack-style water cans firefighters used to have to lug around to battle brush and forest fires.

    The water cans were a cumbersome, one-size-fits-all apparatus that weighed 58 pounds when fully loaded with water. "If you were deep into the woods, it would cut right into your collarbone," said Livingston, chief of the Bloomington Township Fire Department.

  • Cheerleader fundraiser

    TELL CITY - Fusion Cheer and Gymnastics in Tell City will hold a fundraiser for its cheerleaders from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Fusion Gym.

    Children are invited to participate in games, trampolines, watch movies, climb a rock wall and more.

    Cost is $10 per child. For more information call 547-1295.

  • Hikers to hit Birdseye trail Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a 5-10-mile hike Saturday at Birdseye Trail.

    Participants should meet at Noble's IGA parking lot at 7:30 a.m. or at the trail head, off of Indiana 64, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Ivy Tech offers free FAFSA help

    TELL CITY — As a service to the community, Ivy Tech Community College is providing a free workshop for anyone who needs help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Known as FAFSA, the application is required to obtain many scholarships or college loans.

    The workshop is not limited to Ivy Tech students or their parents, according to Sherri Flynn, director of Ivy Tech's Tell City site.

    Free sessions will start at 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1034 31st St., Tell City.

  • Effort to buy road-maintenance system dies

    TELL CITY - The two Perry County commissioners who wanted early this year to buy a $100,000 road-maintenance-management system said at a regular meeting Wednesday they'll not pursue the purchase in the near future.

    Commissioner Gary Dauby said after a Feb. 2 meeting a community assembly was to be scheduled on the issue. He and Commissioner Jody Fortwendel had announced during that meeting they were withdrawing their funding request to the county council "due to poor timing," Fortwendel said, "not due to the fact that we don't need the program, because we do."

  • TCHS senior earns merit scholarship finalist status

    TELL CITY - An extra announcement during Tell City High School's morning report came as a surprise to Jenelle Clausen. It was then she learned that she was a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

    "It was pretty exciting though," she said, adding she was a little embarrassed that it was announced to the entire school. The Tell City High School senior is the 18th student in the school's history to receive this honor.

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