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  • FFA Week at Perry Central

    A Tuesday petting zoo that drew several barnyard creatures to Perry Central High School helped mark National FFA Week. Younger students enjoyed up-close looks at a baby Holstein calf, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. Also taking part were several dogs that live on farms and a docile duck. Here, students Sierra Bruggeman and Lucas Thomas hold samples of hay for a goat that seemed as interested in the two second-graders as they were in it. Left FFA adviser and Perry Central teacher Brian Springer shares information about two lambs.

  • Extension educators gear up for spring

    CANNELTON - Winter-weary Perry Countians counting down the weeks until they can dig into their gardens should mark March 5 on their calendars. That evening, local Purdue University Extension educators will present a home-gardening seminar.

    "It's the first of three programs we'll offer this year," said Brenda Hagedorn, consumer and family-sciences educator.

    Many families are looking for ways to stretch food dollars and as spring nears, many will turn to their backyards, including first-time gardeners.

  • Troy company wins state safety award

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Troy employer with a small staff puts a big emphasis on safety. That commitment drew an equally large honor last week from the Indiana Department of Labor.

    A Feb. 17 ceremony inducted American Colloid's Troy operation into the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, often known by the acronym INSHARP.

  • Dale school's closing may have local impact

    TELL CITY - Leaders of the Perry County Learning Academy would want to help others in any way they could, one of them said at a regular meeting of that organization's board of directors Feb. 17, but they'll need to watch the costs.

    Mary Roberson, Perry Central Community School superintendent and one of two board-of-directors members for the academy, was talking about the projected June closing of the North Spencer County Alternative Education Center in Dale due to economic reasons.

  • 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.