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Today's News

  • Cannelton school bonds to be sold next month

    Funding change will also help relieve financial stress

    CANNELTON - The superintendent of Cannelton City Schools projected at a Sept. 18 school-board meeting that bonds will be sold next month, allowing the school corporation to pay off debt and start making needed improvements to the high school.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported in this week's TV Listings section in its print edition that this is a recycling-pickup week in Tell City. Recycled materials won't be collected by city workers this week.

    For the remainder of this year, the materials will be collected during the weeks of Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1, 15 and 29.

  • Cannelton foundation seeks photos

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Community Foundation is looking for old and unusual pictures that depict community life in Cannelton.

    Suggestions include pictures of working coal mines, building of the bridge, carving sandstone from the hills, crossing the frozen river and people enjoying community festivals. The group intends to make copies of these pictures for use at festivals.

    If you have an interesting photo of early Cannelton to share, contact Christal Moskos at 547-4669.

  • VFW invites students to participate in contest

    TELL CITY - The theme for this year's Voice of Democracy audio essay contest is, "Service and sacrifice by America's veterans benefits today's youth by ..."

    The contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private and parochial high schools and home-schooled students in the United States, its territories and possessions or in an overseas U.S. military and civilian dependent school in ninth through 12th grades. Previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners, foreign exchange students or students older than 20 are not eligible.

  • SIP earns safety accreditation

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power was one of 11 electric cooperatives from Indiana recognized for completing the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's regional meeting in Indianapolis Sept. 3-5.

    Administered by NRECA, the program is a peer-review safety and loss-control evaluation of electric utilities. The program began in 1967 and has developed into a tool to assist cooperatives in maintaining high safety standards for the protection of employees and the communities they serve.

  • Electric-company staffers attend power conference

    INDIANAPOLIS - Six directors and two staff from Southern Indiana Power were part of the more than 1,000 locally elected directors and staff members from 138 electric cooperatives in 14 states who attended the 2008 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association regional meeting Sept. 3-5 in Indianapolis.

    Attending were directors Gary Waninger, Leon Meyer, Don Braun, Randy Kleaving, Michelle Lynch and Jeff Vogel and staff members Mike Hammack, chief executive officer, and Nick Schutzius.

  • Meth forum scheduled

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the second of three methamphetamine forums at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The public is invited to attend any or all of the forums.

  • Woman on winning team in Charlie Tuggle scramble

    TELL CITY - Stacy Davis, a former women's golfer in Minnesota, was on the winning team in the afternoon scramble of the Charlie Tuggle Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 13.

    Davis teamed with her husband, Kevin Davis, and Bernie Meyer to shoot a 59 to win the 22-team scramble by one stroke.

    "She was one of the main reasons they won," said Randy Fischer, who helped run the tourney. "She eagled one hole by herself and birdied another."

    Fischer, Brian Elder and Bruce Chinn placed second.

    Mark Short, Brad Henrickson and Kevin Ballis won the 18-team morning scramble.

  • Marksmen tie Rebels' varsity team

    TELL CITY - Jason Hackbarth scored the game-tying goal with 1:30 left as Tell City tied South Spencer's varsity soccer team 1-1 Thursday.

    Hackbarth "beat a couple of guys and went to the goal really nice" for the unassisted goal, said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand.

    The Marksmen also had "some really good chances for another goal" but could not capitalize, said Hillenbrand.

    South Spencer scored its goal earlier in the game on a high ball in the box.

  • Alpine 2nd in coed tourney

    EVANSTON - Brian Garrett hit .828 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs to lead Alpine to second place in the 13-team Evanston Hog Roast coed softball tourney last weekend.

    Alpine beat Ben Thompson's team 17-2 but then lost its second game of the double-elimination tourney to Lautner Farms 11-5.

    Alpine came back to beat Jonathan Leslie 12-0, Waupaca by forfeit, the Hideaway 17-2, Golden Living 13-0 and Erica Buse's team 6-3 before falling to Moondawgie's 16-8 in the championship game.