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  • Grad named National Merit Scholar

    TELL CITY - After being named a semifinalist and finalist, Jenelle Clausen found out last month she was named a National Merit Scholar.

    "I was pretty excited," she said. "I think this is a great honor."

    Clausen was named a semi-finalist last year after earning enough points on her 2007 Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen for the program. She was named a finalist earlier this year.

    "I wasn't really sure if I would get it, but I thought I had a good shot at it," she said.

  • Possible early budget deadline concerns director

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout told library-board members Wednesday he had good and bad news.

    The good news was that the library's 2009 budget was in order and was approved as it was submitted. The bad news is that he won't know until this fall if there will be enough county funds to support it.

  • SBA offers disaster loans to businesses affected by weather

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses, private, nonprofit organizations and small agriculture cooperatives in Perry, Crawford and Harrison counties affected by ice storms and heavy rains that occurred Jan. 26, through Feb. 13, 2009.  

  • Kleeman, Noble receive best sportsmen awards

    TELL CITY - Residents of Oakwood Health Campus and Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills participated in the annual Nursing Home and Assisted Living Games Thursday at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City.

    Best sportsmen awards went to Art Kleeman of Oakwood and Betty Noble of Lincoln Hills.

    Men's Results

    Bean-bag toss: Charles Wicker, first, Oakwood; Al Dauby, second, Oakwood; Keith Gehlhausen, third, Oakwood.

    Washer toss: Al Dauby, first, Oakwood; Claude Bolin, second, Lincoln Hills; Charles Wicker, third, Oakwood.

  • Parents urged to attend band gathering

    TELL CITY - An informational meeting for all parents of 2009-season Marching Marksmen students will be conducted by the Tell City Band Boosters beginning at 7 p.m. June 15 in the Twilight Towers Dining Room, 1648 10th St.

    At least one parent of each marching-band member is required to attend this meeting, according to Patty Hawkins, president of the boosters.  

    Anyone with questions or who cannot attend should call her at 547-3731.

  • Catch of the day
  • Memo from City Hall: Don't forget cleanup week

    TELL CITY - Tell City residents were encouraged this week to take advantage of the upcoming spring cleanup, which kicks off Saturday at the city garage. City crews will begin hauling away unwanted items from garages, basements and closets Monday.

    "We're ready for a busy week. I see people putting stuff out already," Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said during Monday's meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety. Some residents who placed large amounts of junk near streets or alleys were warned not go get too much of a head start.

  • Fishing success
  • School playground work under way in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Volunteers went to work on the Myers Grade School playground Tuesday, scraping up wood chips that served to break the falls of frolicking children and the railroad ties intended to keep the material "in the lines."

    The chips will be replaced with inch-long, slender, factory-engineered wood-fiber pieces, elementary Principal Ginger Conrad explained. The places under swings where young feet erode hollows will get heavy rubberized wear mats.

  • Student artist surprised at win

    TELL CITY - A local junior-high school student's artwork is a winning entry in a River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest.

    Jacob Scott, a student at Tell City Junior High School, sketched deer on a paper bag that apparently caught judges' attention, his mother, Tonya Ubelhor said.

    Scott's entry was named a finalist in the art division. He was the only one chosen from Indiana.

    "I was surprised but I guess they thought it was a good idea to use brown paper and to crinkle it up," the artist said.