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  • As summer programs wrap up, library staff, board focus on 2015 budget

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – More than 130 children participated in the Perry County Library’s Summer Reading Program offered at both Tell City and Cannelton locations, Director John Mundy told the board of trustees during a regular meeting Aug. 6.

    He said 3,075 book slips were returned and estimated that many more books beyond that were read but not submitted.

  • Cannelton officials set two meetings Monday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders will conduct two public meetings Monday.

    The first will be a public hearing beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the common-council room at City Hall. It will give city residents an opportunity to learn about a program they can use to make improvements to their homes.

  • Outgoing Ivy Tech director will miss Tell City students

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sherri Flynn was cautious in describing Ivy Tech’s Tell City site as it existed when she went to work there as a faculty member 16 years ago. Her descriptions of the facility and programs reflect pride now as she prepares to move back into a teaching role she loves.

  • Schweizer Fest Road Runs

    Applause and cheers of support greet road-run participants Saturday as they near the finish line along Main Street in front of St. Paul Church. More than 800 runners took part in the 2-mile and 6-mile run-walks, a new record.

  • Interest growing in 7th Street housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Although a groundbreaking is probably at least three months off, interest in a new Seventh Street housing project in Tell City is growing, city officials said last week.

    The 84,000-square-foot River Pointe will consist of 40 affordable senior-living apartments on the west side of Seventh Street for tenants age 55 and older. There will also be 10 condominiums that will be offered at market rates to the public for sale or rent, depending on the interest.

  • TC students set new ISTEP records

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. students delivered ISTEP results that far surpassed state averages, set school records in several areas and marked another year of solid academic achievement for elementary and junior-senior high schools.

    Students’ scores, in most areas, were the highest in the county and among the best in southwest Indiana.

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  • Back to school picnics pack ‘em in

    Several hundred students and family members turned out for the annual Back to School Cookout at William Tell Elementary.

    Students and their families were offered free hot dogs provided by German American Bank, drinks and snow cones provided by the PTO, information and free school supplies from local agencies, inflatable jump houses, sample products provided by Paragon Fundraising, and prize giveaways.

    Students were able to get acquainted with their new classroom teachers during a meet-the-teacher time.

  • Distinguished Citizen honored at Schweizer Fest

    Joan Hess was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Citizen during opening ceremonies for this year’s Schweizer Fest Wednesday in City Hall Park. Chris Cail, president of the Tell City Historical Society, made the presentation.

    Agency Director for Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery, she was chosen for the annual honor by the Tell City Historical Society.

  • Area Health Education Center donation assists Ivy Tech Tell City with new course

    TELL CITY – The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center has purchased 34 anatomical models, valued at more than $15,000, for Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City campus, offering Perry County students a new opportunity to enroll in human anatomy and physiology courses.

    The models provide a three-dimensional representation of the unit being studied, including various body parts, skin and muscles.