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  • Cannelton ISTEP scores improve

    By Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt said he was left “ecstatic” about Cannelton’s 2015-16 ISTEP scores.

    Cannelton’s scores improved from the previous year in English and language arts, science and math, the latter by 7.8 percent.

  • Local ISTEP data bests state averages


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  – Last year’s revamp of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress proved to be a demanding process and the more difficult test resulted in a drastic drop in scores as compared to 2014. With announcement of the 2016 ISTEP results, educators can now begin setting benchmarks for educational improvements toward how to best reach students.

  • Populist message, Trump on top

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist


    Mike Pence hit the nail on the head. On Sept. 8, while speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, he declared that the spirit of 1980 was back and that Donald Trump would win the White House. While others jeered, Pence predicted that the same forces that powered the Reagan revolution – working-class voters, union members, evangelicals – would align behind Trump and create a winning coalition.

  • Help brighten the holidays for others this holiday season

    With the approach of Thanksgiving, many of us are preparing to give thanks for what we have and to the chagrin of many, the Christmas season is already in full swing. From now until the New Year we will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others. This is where you come in.

  • Don’t let regulations cripple finances

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    The local community deserves more say in the upkeep of its infrastructure; especially at the hand of regulatory agencies that don’t fully understand the financial limitations of residents.

  • Ball playing in All-America game

    SARASOTA, Fla.—Ethan Ball of Derby has been chosen to play in Game Day USA’s Junior All-American baseball games Nov. 25-27.
    Ball, a Perry Central fourth grader, is the son of Phillip and Jennifer ball.
    He will compete in the 10-and-under division. He earned this honor after playing for the River City Hurricanes, coached by Corey Jennings, Phil Fortwendel, Phillip Ball and Brady Meserve.

  • Braves press past Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh used a full-court press to build a 32-9 first-quarter lead en route to beating Cannelton 76-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We started out well - it was 6-6 after about four minutes,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We beat their press a few times.
    “Then we started panicking a little bit and it was 32-9 after the first quarter.
    “We need to get stronger with the ball.”
    Chloe Davis led Cannelton with 12 points, including two three-point baskets and hitting 4 of 6 free throws.

  • Tell City boys swim team has more depth

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had only nine boys on its swim team last year but has nearly doubled that to 16 this year.
    There are eight seniors, one junior, five sophomores and two freshmen on the squad.
    The Marksmen also have more experience than last year. All nine from last year return and “both freshmen are kids that have swam age group for a long time, so even as freshmen they have some experience,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Rangers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 20.5 percent from the field in a 51-33 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    The Commodores trailed only 12-10 after one quarter but scored just five points in each of the next two quarters as they fell behind 37-20.
    “We played a pretty good first quarter but struggled in the second quarter because we had a lot of girls in foul trouble (four Commodores each picked up her second foul in the second quarter),” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.