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Today's News

  • Outgoing Ivy Tech director will miss Tell City students

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sherri Flynn was cautious in describing Ivy Tech’s Tell City site as it existed when she went to work there as a faculty member 16 years ago. Her descriptions of the facility and programs reflect pride now as she prepares to move back into a teaching role she loves.

  • Schweizer Fest Road Runs

    Applause and cheers of support greet road-run participants Saturday as they near the finish line along Main Street in front of St. Paul Church. More than 800 runners took part in the 2-mile and 6-mile run-walks, a new record.

  • Interest growing in 7th Street housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Although a groundbreaking is probably at least three months off, interest in a new Seventh Street housing project in Tell City is growing, city officials said last week.

    The 84,000-square-foot River Pointe will consist of 40 affordable senior-living apartments on the west side of Seventh Street for tenants age 55 and older. There will also be 10 condominiums that will be offered at market rates to the public for sale or rent, depending on the interest.

  • TC students set new ISTEP records

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. students delivered ISTEP results that far surpassed state averages, set school records in several areas and marked another year of solid academic achievement for elementary and junior-senior high schools.

    Students’ scores, in most areas, were the highest in the county and among the best in southwest Indiana.

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  • Owen leaves Tell City for USI assistant job

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brent Owen resigned as Tell City’s boys basketball coach last week to return to the University of Southern Indiana as an assistant basketball coach.
    Owen, 27, coached the Marksmen to a 9-33 record the last two years, including 5-17 in 2013-14.
    Before that he was a reserve guard for USI 2006-09 and then served three years as a graduate assistant to USI Coach Rodney Watson before taking the Tell City job in June 2012.

  • Monk professes first Benedictine vows

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Dane DeDecker OSB, professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Aug. 6 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has com-pleted his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was assigned a religious name. Novice Dane will now be known as Brother André.  

  • Novices join Benedictine community at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony at the monastery entrance, Charles Peñalosa and John Avery II were clothed in the Benedictine habit Aug. 5 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. They now begin a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Charles, 22, is a native of the Philippines. Most recently, he has been studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

  • Community Events

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jim Carter at 836-4842.

    Relay For Life golf scramble set for Saturday

    ROCKPORT – Spencer County Relay For Life teams Happy and Winkler Walkers for Debbie will host a golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 16 at Rustic Country Club in Rockport.

    A shotgun start will take place at 8 a.m.

  • Benefits planned for Ashley Hall

    TELL CITY – On Sunday, Aug. 3, Ashley Hall stopped breathing and her heart stopped. She was lifeflighted to Owensboro Medical Health System, where she was kept in intensive care on a ventilator. Although she is now off the ventilator and is expected to fully recover, the doctors are not sure what caused her condition and are still running tests. Her family is now facing an enormous burden of medical bills.

    Ashley Hall is 23 years old. She and her husband, David, reside in Tell City with their daughters, Kylee, 3, and Madison, 1.