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  • Students to get weather protection

    Canopy will be built at William Tell Elementary School this summer

    TELL CITY - Students arriving at or departing William Tell Elementary School will soon have protection from the elements.

    Originally submitted to the school board for approval at its previous meeting, the issue was tabled until the Feb. 28 meeting, when Elementary Principal Laura Noble could attend to explain the need.

    "It came up at a (parent-teacher organization) meeting," she told the board. "I and others were surprised this wasn't in the original plan."

  • School board OKs hirings, retirements

    Welding classes offered through Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY - The retirements of two long-time William Tell Elementary School staff members were among personnel actions approved by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Cook Linda Tempel will retire after 25 years of service to the corporation, Elementary Principal Laura Noble said. Third-grade teacher Carla Owen's early retirement will cap 33 years in education.

    "That's amazing," Noble said of their longevity. "It means so much to the kids."

  • Three seek seats on school board

    Etienne files for county surveyor's job

    LEOPOLD - One incumbent member and two others have filed for two seats on the Perry Central Community School Corp. Board. Voters will fill the positions in the May 6 primary election.

    Kevin Etienne is seeking a second term on the school board. Also filing were Carl "Joe" Flamion and Tim Edwards. Longtime school-board member Charlie Etienne is not seeking re-election this year.

    Kevin Etienne was elected in 2004 and said he wants to continue working with students and parents.

  • TC man jailed after standoff with police

    TELL CITY - Police arrested an armed man Sunday who allegedly barricaded himself inside his 11th Street home with his wife and granddaughter for more than an hour before being subdued by officers.

    Ronald A. Cook, 60, of 1118 11th St., Tell City, faces preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness with a firearm. A charge of intimidation for allegedly threatening police is pending.

  • Youth educator accepts job in Vigo County

    Farewell reception planned for Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Julie Hart, Perry County's extension educator for 4-H and youth development for the past 11 years, has accepted a similar position with the Vigo County Extension Office. She begins her new job early next month.

  • Meth war shows no signs of slowing

    Police charge two for having drug, supplies

    CANNELTON - Two people were arrested by Indiana State Police Tuesday after troopers discovered an alleged methamphetamine lab inside a home on Girl Scout Road. According to state police, troopers and officers with the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Probation Department went to 5430 Girl Scout Road to investigate possible methamphetamine activity.

  • Former business partners clash over parking

    City leaders say they were forced to grant request

    CANNELTON - The owner of one Cannelton business has received complaints about an action the city's board of public works and safety took last month at the request of another.

    Jesse Clem asked the board at a Feb. 18 meeting to allow him to designate parking spaces at the Covered Wagon line-dancing venue for customers or unloading only. In reporting that action, The News checked a telephone book for the Covered Wagon's address.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Cannelton officials need support letters

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city officials are seeking letters of support for a grant application to be submitted Friday.

    Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said Monday hand-written notes or letters supporting a grant request toward renovating city sewer systems need to be in her office by noon Thursday. Anyone willing to write a letter but unable to deliver it can call her at 547-8994, and she'll pick it up.

  • Main Street work should be wrapped up by May

    Mayor announces 2008 Music in the Park series

    TELL CITY - The number of new trees destined for four blocks of Tell City's downtown is back to its original number, the city's mayor said last week, as the project moves toward completion over the next two months.

    Meg Storrow with the Indianapolis design firm Storrow Kinsella Associates said last month only 18 of the trees were on order, a smaller number than reported at meetings with merchants last year.

  • Hospital expands eligibility for financial aid

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital is widening the eligibility guidelines for charity care, providing additional financial assistance to patients with no or limited means of paying for their medical bills.

    At its Feb. 27 meeting, the hospital's board of trustees approved a new charity-care policy that increases the amount of help the hospital can offer to patients with household incomes of up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.