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Today's News

  • Perry Central awarded grant for tech-based learning

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – County high-school students will benefit from new and innovative technology in their classrooms as part of a $76,101 grant awarded to the Perry Central Community School Corp.

    It was one of several career and technical education grants announced last month by Gov. Mike Pence.  Grants totaling more than $3 million will fund career and technical educational curriculum programs across the state.

  • Good eats at the Schweizer Fest

    Brooklynn Brown adds ketchup to her hot dog along Tell City’s Main Street Friday. As they have for many years, Old National Bank served hot dogs and lemonade outside.

    Schweizer Fest delivered plenty of opportunities for good food, with City Hall Park vendors serving rib eye and chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, burgers and cobbler and ice cream. The 56th Schweizer Fest wrapped up Sunday.

  • County man jailed on child molesting charges

    ROME – A Perry County man was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of child molesting after an investigation into alleged contact between the 69-year-old and a child.

    William M. Sheridan, of 7020 Bear Creed Road, Rome, was lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on two counts of child molesting. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Perry Circuit Court, Sheridan is accused of fondling and engaging in other sex acts with the child.

  • Superintendent, board deny teacher’s incentive pay

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A written policy will be developed for the payment of teacher bonuses next year, Cannelton’s schools superintendent said at a regular school-board meeting July 17.

    Alva Sibbitt Jr. made the comment in response to comments from elementary teacher Bridget Bruggeman, who told the board she met all of the criteria and was under the impression she’d be paid an incentive bonus until she opened the paycheck she thought would contain it.

  • Smokey celebrates his 70th birthday in Tell City

    Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday July 26 with cake and activities in Sunset Park. About 40 children and their families attended the celebration, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Tyler Kleaving, winner of the birthday-card contest, poses for a photo with Smokey Bear.

  • Pet of the Week

    ROCKY was found in early April on Highway 237 in Dale by an Indiana State Trooper.

    He’d been hit by a vehicle when the officer, thinking him dead, stopped to remove him from the roadway.

    When he realized Rocky was still alive, the officer delivered him to a nearby animal hospital, where the veterinary staff treated Rocky for a skull fracture, concussion, broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.

    Rocky has endured several surgeries and now has the green light to find a new forever home.

  • School menus - Week of Aug. 11-15

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.
    PERRY CENTRAL SCHOOLS
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.
    Wednesday: BREAKFAST - French toast sticks LUNCH - Sausage and egg biscuit, hash brown and cooked apples.

  • Hands-on science breathes new life into teaching, learning

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Behind door No. 1, large, industrious beetles claw their way across desktops, pulling varying amounts of paper clips behind them. Some are bigger and stronger than others, but all are moving forward, each with a length of white string tied around its thorax. Scientists gather around excitedly, predicting the load each beetle can bear and scrawling down observations.

  • Sisters of St. Benedict offer workshop on centering prayer

    Centering prayer is based on the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:  “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

    Cost is $75 and includes lunch.  

    For more information or to register, call (812) 367-1411, Ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org/programs.

  • Make-A-Wish charity golf event Monday

    EVANSVILLE – St. Mary’s Children’s Services and Old National Bank present the fifth annual Make-A-Wish charity golf event, Monday, Aug. 11, at the Evansville Country Club.

    Special guest Eddie Payton will be there for a meet and greet and photo opportunity with all participants in the afternoon. Payton is a retired running back of the Minnesota Vikings, and now head golf coach at Jackson State University.

    The event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to participate. Foursome slots are still available.