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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.

  • Storms stop Tuesday's events

    TELL CITY—Showers, storms and the threat of even worse weather often disrupt spring sports schedules.
    But the worse scenario for teams, fans and athletic directors is when such weather doesn’t start until evening, when teams have already traveled and started their events.
    Such was the case for all the sports events involving Tell City teams Tuesday.
    Tell City led 2-0 after two innings on Gant Miller’s two-RBI single in its baseball game with Evansville Central when it was halted by lightning and eventually called off.

  • Perry Central 3rd in Jeeps’ invitational

    DUBOIS—Storms shortened Northeast Dubois’ boys track invitational Tuesday and probably cost Perry Central second place.
    The Commodores finished third in the six-team meet with 80 points. Northeast Dubois won with 135 and Southridge was second with 92.
    All but three events were completed: the 200-meter dash, 3200 run and 1600 relay. But Perry Central was seeded to win all three of those.
    The other event the Commodores were seeded in was the 3200 relay and they won it by 20 seconds.

  • Jasper tops Perry Central, Tell City

    JASPER—Jasper’s four scorers all shot better than anyone on the other teams as the Wildcats beat Perry Central and Tell City in boys golf at Jasper’s municipal course Monday.
    Jasper shot 154, Perry Central 179, and Tell City 234.
    Jasper’s Jack Bies and Carson Pierce each shot even-par 36 for medalist honors. Two other Wildcats each shot 41.
    Zach James shot 43 to lead Perry Central.
    Nic Pierrard and Coby Aders each shot 44 and John Steen 48 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.