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Today's News

  • Meet canine ‘hero’ Jago at Tell City Library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Officer Derrick Lawalin and his trained K-9 partner, Jago, will visit the Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, as part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program.

  • Tools of the trade: Special needs teachers hone techniques

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – With the goal of providing focused education for students with learning disabilities, special-needs teachers from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Pike counties received a rigorous round of hands-on training last week.

    Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Co-op, which serves schools in the four counties, teachers learned a myriad of new techniques to help students stay on task through programs provided by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center.

  • Moose Fest kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.

  • Company seeks tax abatement for Troy warehouse

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – KK Integrated Logistics Inc., the Wisconsin-based company currently prepping a four-acre site for a 300,000-square-foot facility along Indiana 545, has requested a tax abatement from the Town of Troy. The company plans to lease three quarters of the structure to Waupaca Foundry and WGS, with the additional space offered for public warehousing.

  • Scouts explore local ‘Enchanted Woods’

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recently invited adult volunteers to its outdoor education facility, Camp Henry F. Koch, for the unveiling of the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden, a new program area that was specially designed for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies.

  • Kloeppel named Alden Scholar, earns bachelor’s

    MEADVILLE, Pa. – Tim Kloeppel graduated May 9 from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a minor in German language. Kloeppel earned cum laude honors for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.56.

    He was named an Alden Scholar, the college’s equivalent of the dean’s list, for four consecutive years.

  • Community Events; June 18

    Cruise For A Cause planned for June 27

     

    TELL CITY – Braunie’s Bar in Tell City will host “Cruise For A Cause” Saturday, June 27. This benefit ride will raise money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Motorcycles, jeeps and convertibles are welcome.

    Sign in will be at 9:30 a.m. CDT and the ride begins at 11. Cost is $10 per rider and $10 per passenger.

  • Jasper Engines awards Alyssa Underhill 2015 scholarship

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced Alyssa Underhill as winner of its annual scholarship program. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time Jasper associates. A rating system of several criteria is used to determine recipients.

    Underhill is a graduate of Perry Central High School. She plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana, where she’ll study ultrasound radiology. She is the daughter of Brian and Wanda Underhill.  Brian is a service technician in the service department at Jasper’s Crawford County facility.

  • Cannelton High School releases honor rolls

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School has released the names of students earning honors for term two, grading period two, and term two final.

    High honor-roll students earned a 4.0 grade-point average. Honor-roll students earned a 3.15 or higher and honorable mention students earned a 3.12 or higher.

  • DuPont Family reunion planned for Sunday

    ST. MARKS – The descendants of Rosa and William DuPont will gather for a reunion on Sunday, June 21 at the St. Mark’s Parish Hall at 5377 Acorn Road Hwy 145, Tell City. A carry-in dinner will be held at noon. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Meat will be provided and a free will offering will be accepted to help pay for expenses. Contact Janice Etienne at 812-543-5631 or jbetienne@psci.net or Mike DuPont at 812-836-2891 or dupont@psci.net with any questions.