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  • Schools chief: Longer year helps students retain learning

    Chapman reports Title 1 grant increase

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said signs are encouraging that the school calendar in use the last two years has resulted in improved retention of information by students.

    "They spend less time out of school, and more information is retained," he said after the May 14 school-board meeting. "I feel like we're seeing (improvements) in our test scoring and in attitudes toward school," he explained. "It's still early, but if it continues to be a trend, we want to continue it."

  • Protocol problem

    Several veterans called Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, she said Thursday, to inform her banners recently hung from new light poles along Main Street are in violation of flag protocol. The blue field of stars for each is supposed to be opposite the vertical pole from which it's hung, as are those on the right side of this photo. Because of the way they were printed, they can't be flipped to hang as they should. Ewing said the banners were existing stock at a manufacturer purchased "in good faith" through Directions Promotions of Tell City.

  • City launches fee for untagged, improperly tagged trash

    TELL CITY - Not putting trash tags, or half of one, will end up costing residents $5 per bag if city employees pick them up before properly tagged.

    Members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety amended section 55.09 of ordinance 937 May 19 to add a fee for residents who get their untagged or improperly tagged bags picked up by city employees. Mayor Barbara Ewing said the issue was brought up a couple of months ago on how to deal with these residents.

  • Recorder hopes to prevent resale of public records

    Commissioners approve animal-shelter contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting May 19 a request from County Recorder Jane James to implement rules for fining people who resell information provided by her office.

    The Indiana Code requires the recorder to provide batches of information to "bulk users," those who want information on transactions performed over a day, week, month or year, James explained.

  • Commissioners resolve to protect jobs

    Action sought to halt fair-trade barriers

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners gave their support in a regular meeting May 19 to a resolution intended to help protect Hoosier jobs.

  • Offices closed for Memorial Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices across the county will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    Municipal offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed for the day. Trash pickup will be delayed by one day next week in Cannelton and Tell City.

    Also closed Monday will be county offices in the courthouse and courthouse annex and prosecutor's office. The Perry County Office of Family and Children and Perry County News will also be closed.

  • Hubert encourages public to remember veterans year-round

    TELL CITY - Remember and respect. Those are the most important things anyone can do for veterans, said Wayne Hubert.

    A veteran himself, Hubert served three years in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. While in the service, he was able to go to get a college education and serve his country. Last year, Hubert found a new way to help fellow veterans by becoming the Perry County Veterans Services officer.

    "I wanted to help other veterans and I had more time to do it," he said of why he applied for the job.

  • City to flush fire hydrants

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will flush fire hydrants beginning Tuesday on Fourth Street near the floodwall and working eastward.

    Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is under way in their areas.

  • PCHS woodworkers win state prizes

    LEOPOLD - Students from Perry Central High School's industrial-arts class recently won several awards at the regional and state levels during the Industrial Arts Association of Michigan competition.

    Gary Hanan, industrial arts teacher, said students are members of Michigan Industrial Technologies and Educational Society and have entered their works for about seven years.

    This year a grandfather clock built by senior Aaron Mosby took first in the region and second place in the state competition.

  • Ceremonies to honor veterans set for Sunday, Monday

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a recital of "Taps."