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Today's News

  • Eagles among us
  • Photo contest celebrates historic resources

    Help celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial this year by participating in the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology’s annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month in May.

  • Amending soil for garden preparation

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The rules on amending soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in new developments where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes valuable topsoil, it also compacts the subsoil and kills much of the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.

  • Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann to be speaker at 2016 Lincoln Day program

    LINCOLN CITY – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program on Sunday, Feb. 7.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. CST and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City.

    The 2016 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music, and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family. There are several new exhibits in the visitor center as well.

  • Biosecurity: It’s about more than the bird flu

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension

     

    The avian influenza outbreak in Dubois County has brought the word “biosecurity” into our daily news. What is biosecurity? Webster’s dictionary defines biosecurity as security from exposure to harmful biological agents or measures taken to ensure this security.

    While biosecurity is generally thought of in terms of preventing animal disease outbreaks, it is broader than livestock. Even home gardeners need to be aware of biosecurity precautions they should take.

  • ISTEP results, teacher incentive pay addressed

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A large portion of the Tell City School Corp. Board’s activity at its first meeting  of the year Jan. 12, was devoted to reorganization. Among the laundry list of agenda items was election of board president, vice president and secretary.

    Presiding board president, Larry Kleeman, was nominated for all three positions but declined to serve in either of the top jobs, eventually accepting the title of secretary.

  • Police program in school going GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A class of Perry County sixth-graders is prepared to deal with many of the challenges they’ll face in coming years, courtesy of an ongoing anti-gang program that just completed its fifth year.

  • Schools retain A, B ratings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – School accountability letter grades for 2014-15 have been released by the state Department of Education. Given the state legislature’s actions to hold teachers and schools harmless in light of more difficult Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams that could have pushed many scores down, individual school’s letter grades reflect scores achieved in 2013-14.

  • Ava Marie Zarfos

    Justin and Riraye Zarfos announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Zarfos.

    She was born Nov. 16, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 ¼ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Ramona and Kenny Elder of Tell City. Paternal grandparent is Randal “Zeke” Zarfos of Oriole. Maternal great-grandmother is Clara Wilgus of Ferdinand.

    Ava was welcomed home by her brother, Gavin, 4.

  • James receives fellowship to continue studies

    EVANSTON – Indiana State University, through the history department, has awarded the Gertrude and Theodore Debs Memorial Fellowship to Landan James to continue his study in the history of American labor and reform movements. This award is granted annually and is valued at $7,500. Up to two fellowships are awarded each year.

    Landan is a 2010 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. He is the son of Charles and Janet James, formerly of Evanston.

    He is now beginning the last semester of his graduate program, studying the history of social reform movements.