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Today's News

  • Principal, committee to delve into student data

    TELL CITY - TCHS "has one of the highest standards, if not the highest standards in the state, in terms of graduation requirements," Principal Dale Stewart told school-board members at their regular meeting April 14.

    "That's a good thing, " he continued, "but the way the state and the federal government looks at your accountability system sometimes, a higher standard can be a hindrance in terms of accountability. But we got some information this morning, very positive information, in terms of our accountability."

  • 4-H groups perform during Share the Fun

    TELL CITY - Perry County 4-H members showed off their talent during 4-H's 2009 Share the Fun contest April 21 at the fairgrounds.

    "Share the Fun is a time for 4-H members to have a good time as they learn about performing arts," said Perry County 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Jobst. "They have a chance to write a skit or showcase a talent such as singing or playing an instrument. Our 4-H members are extremely talented."

  • Open house for retiring teacher

    CANNELTON - An open house for Cannelton City Schools teacher Edward Lawalin will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannelton American Legion Post 213.

    After teaching for 33 years, Lawalin will retire at the end of this school year. Friends, family and present and past students and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.

  • PCHS banquet set for May 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School will host its senior scholarship awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the elementary cafeteria. All scholarships will be awarded during this time.

    Community and business members are invited to attend and present scholarships to students. Anyone planning to present a scholarship to students who has not done so, contact Jody French at 843-5121.

  • Senior awards program

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have its senior awards program at 1 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium. In addition to awarding all scholarships, other honors such as departmental awards, TCHS Citizen of the Year plaque and the Jerome Stenftenagel and Bryan Taylor athletic awards, will be given.

    All graduates and their families, along with community members and TCHS students and staff, are invited to attend. Some of the awards are confidential until announced at the program; therefore, students who may not be expecting an award still might receive one.

  • Saddle Lake Road closed

    GATCHEL - Saddle Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest is scheduled to be closed this week as road repairs and improvements begin.

    Work hinges on weather conditions. The road could reopen as soon as Saturday. Contact the Forest Service Tell City office at 547-7051 for updates.

  • Correction

    Based on incorrect information it received, The News erroneously reported April 23 the United Way of Perry County helped sponsor a bicycle race which occurred the previous Saturday in Tell City.

    United Way funds are not used for such purposes, said Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Groups that should fight for press freedom thwart it

    The Indiana legislature, and more recently an Indianapolis law firm, the attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association and the director of the Indiana High School Press Association made short work of dismissing the First Amendment in regard to a law concerning school-construction referenda.

  • A full life lived like few others

    "Settle down, boys" were close to being among the sternest words Father Theodore Heck could muster to a group of fidgety kids in a late 1970s religion class.

    As an all-knowing 10- or 12-year-old, I judged the monk to be an old man already. He was in his 70s, a former professor and seminary rector who had adopted our small country flock in New Boston after "retirement."

  • Hoosier National Forest offers volunteer opportunities

    The Hoosier National Forest volunteer program welcomes efforts from individuals and groups that wish to assist in the stewardship of their public lands. One of the most popular and long running volunteer projects has been Take Pride In America Day.

    Approximately 200 volunteers helped in May 2008 on a variety of projects including tree planting, trail and pond maintenance, painting the Hickory Ridge fire tower and picnic table construction.

    Since 1987, more than 40,000 volunteer hours have generated work valued at approximately $470,000.