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  • Bears in the hollow
  • Showers push Shoot for the Stars to Sunday

    TELL CITY - Rain postponed last Sunday's Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars finale. Finalists Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney are set to perform this Sunday. The event gets under way at 3 p.m. with additional performances by Elliott Sublett and Andy Brasher.

  • Academy has 'strong start'

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Learning Academy had "probably the strongest start to a semester we've had since the beginning," its executive director said Tuesday.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the alternative school's board of directors, Mike Bishop attributed the good start to an offering of online classes and "a different approach," which he said has entailed going into schools and talking to guidance counselors. In some cases, students who might benefit from the academy's offerings were pulled out of classes for brief discussions.

  • Monk inducted into inaugural Conservation Hall of Fame

    ST. MEINRAD - A man who taught respect for nature as a monk, teacher and theologian will be inducted Friday in the first class of the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame.

    The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB is one of 15 individuals and families named to a charter class for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Conservation Hall of Fame, a group that includes a former U.S. president and Indiana's first state forester and a couple dedicated to saving landmark Hoosier buildings.

  • Board seeks time to weigh bids for painting water tower in Troy

    TELL CITY - A years-long effort to repaint a 250,000-gallon water tower near Troy moved another step toward reality Monday as Tell City's water board opened six bids from contractors wanting to do the work.

    Bids ranged widely, from a $29,875 quote to a jaw-dropping $296,750 proposal. The board tabled any action to give Water Utility Superintendent Dale Poole time to review the bids. City Attorney Jim Tyler will do the same and the board could award the painting work at a special meeting Oct. 5.

  • Evanston man claims $10,000 scratch-off lottery prize

    JASPER - A Spencer County man won $10,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off ticket Monday. Anthony Castello, 30, of rural Evanston, purchased the winning ticket at the Huck's convenience store in Jasper.

    Castello, who attends Vincennes University Jasper Campus, stopped at the store to fill up his car on the way home and walked away a richer man.

  • Marksmen march to first place award

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's Marching Marksmen earned first place overall and three individual awards in Class AA competition at Paoli Saturday.

    "We've been working really hard on our marching technique," Assistant Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Wednesday, which contributed to the band's selection for the visual award.

  • Perry Central band takes second, percussion award

    LEOPOLD - "We didn't have our best performance," Band Director Rob Cason said Wednesday, "but a lot of the kids did really well."

    The Perry Central Marching Commodores' show was good enough to earn second place and the best-percussion award at the Field of Dreams Invitational at North Posey High School Saturday.

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  • Health-care providers offer seasonal flu vaccine

    PERRY COUNTY - Several local physicians' offices and clinics are offering vaccinations for the seasonal influenza. OMHS MultiCare Tell City is offering vaccinations at its clinic in Lincoln Park Plaza. The Visiting Nurse Association in Tell City has scheduled immunization clinics in October. An ad appears on Page 4B of today's issue.