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  • Cannelton schools in session Monday

    CANNELTON – Students in grades six through 12 can register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Cannelton Junior-Senior High School building. A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register.

    Monday, Aug. 11, will be the first full day of school. Preschool will begin the same day. All registering families are eligible to fill out a state textbook application form.

  • Edelweiss Ball

    Saturday’s Edelweiss Ball returned Tell City to the 1950s for a few hours. The fundraiser for the Perry County Museum was held at the Schergens Center and included dinner and dancing. Above, guests cut a rug.

  • Students can earn stamp to transfer 30 college credits

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – High-school students will now be able to get a stamp on their transcripts that guarantee 30 hours’ worth of advanced courses will be accepted by any state college.

    “Colleges have to take it,” said Sherri Flynn, director of the Ivy Tech Community College Tell City campus. She explained students taking dual-credit courses, those that count toward high-school and college completion, can get the stamp if they earn certain credits comprising a general-education core of classes.

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  • Cannelton schools have room for 161 more pupils

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton school board members approved at a regular meeting July 17 a resolution declaring the capacity of the district to accept transfer students.

  • Cannelton has its own Friday-after-five event

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    CANNELTON – This month’s Cannelcade of Music will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Hargis Hafele Park in Cannelton, according to organizer Ralph Terry.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Depending on the number of participants, they may go into a rotation to perform more than once.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest 2014

    Sara Hagedorn was crowned the 2014 Miss Schweizer Fest Sunday afternoon at Community Christian Church in Tell City. She will serve in several roles this week and tossed out the first ball of Tuesday’s Old Timer’s Baseball Game.

  • Tell City is state’s 24th safest city


    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City earned an early birthday president last week, that of one of Indiana’s safest cities.

    Chief Executive magazine conducted a rank of the Hoosier state’s cities and said Tell City ranked 24th in crime based on FBI crime data and other statistics. It ranked the state’s 50 safest cites as part of a its coverage of Indiana being named the sixth best sate in the nation to do business in.

  • Hess proud to speak for those without voice, power


    TELL CITY – Several people were likely on Joan Hess’ mind as she accepted the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award Wednesday evening.

    They included her husband and children, her siblings and other family members and friends. But there were others Hess was more than likely thinking of: the men and women whose lives she touches every day. Many of those people, Hess said, don’t have a voice and often struggle to meet the basics of life many of us take for granted – food, shelter and transportation.


    BENTLEY is a 2-year-old male beagle who loves the outdoors. He was found as a stray and brought to the shelter, but nobody ever claimed him. Bentley is great with kids and other dogs.

    To meet or sponsor Bentley or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele Street in Cannelton.

    Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. PCAS is closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.