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  • State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Perry Central

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools welcomed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz into their classrooms Wednesday, April 20, on the third stop of her cross-state tour of Hoosier schools. Corporation Superintendent Mary Roberson met Ritz and her entourage at Perry Central High School and led her through the campus elaborating on the efforts underway to prepare students for the future. Ritz was also quick to offer a state-level perspective of where the field of education is heading.

  • Early voting continues ahead of Tuesday’s primary

    PERRY COUNTY – The courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for Perry Countians wanting to cast early ballots before Tuesday’s statewide primary election. Early voting ends at noon Monday and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Election Day.

    As of Monday morning, 682 early votes had been cast, County Clerk Mandi Mogan said. 

  • Adult ed program helps focus career goals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “It’s a very beneficial class … it’s an awesome program,” said John, a recent student enrolled in the Perry County Adult Education Program.“It helped me get on the road I needed to be on.”

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  • Special Olympians readying for 50th field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. “Please come out and meet some of our areas Special Olympians!”

  • Spring installment of 2016 property-tax bills due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills have recently arrived in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Southridge tops Marksmen 4-1

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City’s Mary Steen and Kaydi Backer won their second consecutive No. 2 doubles match but Southridge won the other matches to beat the Marksmen 4-1 in PAC girls tennis Thursday.
    Steen and Backer beat Olivia Mundy and Nicole Eckert 6-4, 6-1.
    Southridge’s Leah Diekhoff and Kenzie Lubbehusen defeated Amy Hackbarth and Kyra Gentry 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles.
    The Raiders won all three matches in straight sets, though Louisa Nino had to go to a tiebreaker in the first set to beat Alex Lawalin 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Paoli nips PC by two strokes

    ENGLISH—Zach James tied for medalist honors as Perry Central finished second in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Paoli won with 166 strokes, two fewer than the Commodores, who shot their second best score of the season.
    Crawford County finished third with 176.
    Lutgring shot 39, Coby Aders 41, and John Steen 42 to lead Perry Central’s scorers.
    Steen birdied the third and seventh holes, chipping it in on the latter one. Aders birdied the par-4, No. 4 hole.

  • Trojans nip Perry Central in 8th inning

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning and another in the eighth to edge Perry Central 3-2 in baseball Friday.
    Perry Central took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBIs by Brandon Lasher and Jaron Underhill and stayed ahead until the seventh.
    “None of Wood Memorial’s runs were earned,” noted Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “But we had plenty of opportunities to put more runs on the board and just didn’t produce.