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  • William Tell students taking on triathlon Saturday

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School first- through fifth-grade students will run, bike and swim in a triathlon Saturday. The rain date will be May 23.

    The event begins at William Tell, and students will run to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. From the library they will ride their bikes to Tell City High School where they will swim up to 50 yards in the pool.

  • Legion poppy sales begin Thursday

    TELL CITY - The red crepe-paper poppy will be offered for distribution by American Legion Auxiliary Post 213 Thursday through Saturday at Noble's IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Saver.

  • PCHS banquet set for May 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School will host its senior scholarship awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the elementary cafeteria. All scholarships will be awarded during this time.

    Community and business members are invited to attend and present scholarships to students. Anyone planning to present a scholarship to students who has not done should contact Jody French at 843-5121.

  • TCHS senior awards program

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have its senior awards program at 1 p.m. Sunday 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.

  • GED testing at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School is the local site for the General Education Development Test.

    This nationally recognized assessment gives people from all walks of life an opportunity to certify their high-school education. The high-school credential earned by passing the GED test is accepted by more than 95 percent of U.S. employers, colleges and universities.

  • Principal completes first of five races

    TELL CITY — William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble has completed the first of five races to raise money for the school's fitness trail.

    Noble received an Eli Lilly Fellowship and is traveling to five cities to run in five races.  She completed the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon Saturday, April 25.

    Noble noted that Myers Elementary School Principal Ginger Conrad also completed the Nashville race. 

    Noble's Web page for students to keep them updated about race information can be found at www.tellcity.k12.in.us/elem/index.htm.

  • Cannelton superintendent gets OK to sell bonds

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's school-board members approved a resolution in a special meeting Monday that will permit the corporation to sell bonds, take care of some debts, fund energy-saving renovations and lead to "a good situation for the schools to thrive," Superintendent Al Chapman said Tuesday.

    He has been working for months on efforts to sell bonds, and they will bear fruit in the sale next week of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which will sell them to long-term investors.

  • Tax bills will likely have July deadline

    TELL CITY - County property-tax bills could have a June or July deadline, but July is more likely, County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said Monday.

    She attended a regular meeting of the county commissioners to secure their approval of a contract with Manatron, a Michigan-based company employed to print and mail tax bills. The county council had already authorized the $18,000 for those services, she noted. The commissioners approved the contract.   

    County Auditor Connie Berger said she hoped to get tax rates from state officials this month.

  • Officers who led county's war on meth honored at Statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS - Four Indiana State Police troopers and a Tell City police officer who led a 2008 effort against methamphetamine in Perry County were honored Tuesday in a Statehouse ceremony.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels presented Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards to 35 employees representing eight state agencies. Among the honorees were local Indiana State Police employees Sgt. Paul Andry and Troopers David Qualkenbush, Jackie Smith and Katrina Smith.

  • Council eyes tobacco ban at City Hall

    TELL CITY - A motion approved Monday by the Tell City Common Council could lead to the formal adoption next month of an ordinance banning smoking from both City Hall and the park surrounding it.

    At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden presented the motion, saying the effort fits with city efforts to promote wellness.

    The motion, which would prohibit all tobacco products, generated little discussion before passing 4-1, authorizing City Attorney Jim Tyler to prepare a formal ordinance for consideration at the council's June 1 meeting.