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  • Students give learning academy high marks

    TELL CITY - The state Education Department has recognized the Perry County Learning Academy for exceeding alternative-education standards, Executive Director Mike Bishop reported Tuesday at a regular meeting of the academy's board of directors.

    Holding up a certificate issued by the state, he explained the recognition came as a result of students completing online surveys.

    "There's no reason for them not to be brutally honest," he said of the anonymous evaluations.

  • Generous women to be celebrated at luncheon

    TELL CITY - Philanthropy, according to the Encarta World English Dictionary, is "a desire to improve the material, social and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities" and "general love for, or benevolence toward, the whole of humankind."

    "Throughout history, women have shaped the world as national leaders, advocates for social justice, scientists, authors, teachers, healers and authors," notes a proclamation signed Wednesday by the Perry County commissioners.

  • LHDC Healthy Families welcome spring

    CANNELTON - Healthy Families welcomed spring April 9, when the family-support specialists hosted a spring fling parent group. The weather cooperated by supplying plenty of sunshine for the outdoor activities. The staff of Healthy Families assembled a variety of useful, skill-building and developmentally-based activities.

  • Solbrig earns general manager of the year award

    BLOOMINGTON - Patricia Solbrig, general manager of And-Tro Water Authority, was presented the 2009 General Manager of the Year Award by the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. She received award at the spring conference in Bloomington.

    In 1983 Solbrig was initially employed as the billing clerk, doing the billing from a kitchen table and assisting in meter reading. Acquiring a DSM water operator's license, she worked in the field on leaks, meter settings and new construction projects.

  • Fishing derby Saturday at Rainbow Pay Lake

    TELL CITY - Registration is under way for the Hoosier National Forest's 14th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. Saturday's event is free and open to all children ages 15 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. with the fishing and casting contests starting at 8:45. There will be two fishing heats, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.

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  • Food drive

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus is sponsoring a food drive.

    Any donations of nonperishable food items may be dropped off at Oakwood Health Campus between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Donations will be taken until May 31. Drawing for the prizes will be held June 1.

    For further information, contact Polly Story or Mary Billings at 547-2333.

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Tell City, Troy

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday. Work will begin on Fourth Street and proceed eastward. Residents may notice low water pressure or discolored water when crews are working nearby and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

    Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Residents served by that utility may also notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is taking place in their areas of town.

  • Tentative mural-painting dates

    TELL CITY - Artist Emilie Young has scheduled tentative dates and times to continue painting on the Tell City flood-wall mural.

    Times and dates are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday.


  • Library program Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Friends of the Library will present Howl at the Moon ... With a Wild Thing Tune at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Tom Sieling, singer and songwriter from Newfield, N.Y., will perform a family program that consists of funny songs about the natural world and more. If the weather is nice, the event will take place on the patio outside the children's department. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.