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  • Fall sports extravaganza Wednesday will include parade, pep rally

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Pep Club will host its fall extravaganza Wednesday evening, Sept. 17. The event will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m. from the corner of Washington and Main streets continuing north to Jefferson Street and east to 15th Street.

    It will end at Legion Field, where there will be a pep rally recognizing fall sports teams. The public is invited to line the parade route and to attend the pep rally. For more information, call the school at 547-3131.

  • Does the News have your veteran’s photo?

    The News encourages those in the community who have dropped off veterans’  photos to pick them up at our office. We have photos of the veterans listed below that we would like to reunite with their owners.

  • Annexation issues headed to Nov. 20 hearing in Jasper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
     
    JASPER – A hearing has been set in Dubois County for Nov. 20 to hear several motions filed in the annexation remonstrance against the city of Tell City.

    Special Judge William Weikert will preside at the hearing and could act on a motion by the city to have the case brought against it by several landowners dismissed.

  • Three area state troopers honored

    JASPER – Three state-police troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Master Trooper Thomas Campbell, Trooper Robert Lambert and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana.

  • Cannelton to give up drug-sniffing police dog

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
     
    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

    Then-Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo dog-handler training, the News reported in November 2010 after the drug dog, Erik, was introduced at similar meetings. At meetings earlier in the year, then-Chief Eric Dickenson explained training and other costs would be paid through a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Parks board to take over EMS building

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
     
    TELL CITY – Last fall the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department set getting a storage building for its equipment as its top priority. Wednesday that goal became a reality, and it won’t cost the department any money.

    The current Emergency Medical Services building next to the hospital will be turned over to the Parks Board when the new Perry County Memorial Hospital opens and EMS moves to that site.

  • Derby Association to build community center

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
     
    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association’s plans to build a community center moved forward Wednesday as the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board agreed to donate about an acre of Derby’s Mulzer Park to the association for the project.

    Any legal fees involved in the transfer is all the Derby Community Association will have to pay for the property.

  • Draggin’ Main

    Draggin’ Main returned to Tell City Sept. 6 with a cruise-in that drew hundreds of people to the city’s downtown. There was music in City Hall Park, classic autos spanning the automotive age and fun for all.

  • William Tell kicks off school year with bullying prevention program

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School kicked off its Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Friday, Aug. 22, with a day of presentations and activities aimed at bullying prevention awareness and friendship building.

    Anti-bullying expert, speaker and author Jim Jordan of Report Bullying.com, a Canada-based organization offering programs and assemblies throughout the U.S. and Canada, gave two presentations, one for students in kindergarten through second grade and another program for students in third through six grades.

  • Brescia plans awareness activities for National Suicide Prevention Week

    OWENSBORO - Brescia University has planned activities for National Suicide Prevention Week.

    A press release announcing the events states, "Stigma about mental health and receiving help keeps far too many people away from the resources that could assist them."

    Brescia officials stated mental health is just as important as physical health.

    While many students go to the gym, watch their weight and eat healthy, the vast majority does not always pay the same attention to their mental health.