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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Simple goals for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    A new year has arrived and while 2011 is just days old, many of us are already struggling with what resolutions are worth keeping and which ones aren’t perhaps your resolutions are holding firm or maybe they have fallen apart already. A couple of mine certainly have.

    Here are a few goals I have for the new year. I certainly don’t hold them out as examples for everyone but, hey, if they offer a bit of inspiration, you’re welcome to them. Perhaps they will generate goals of your own.

  • EDITORIAL: Recent news boosts odds for downtown revitalization

    Two announcements from City Hall over the past week give us hope that Tell City’s downtown has a bright future.

    A story in last Thursday’s issue reported on the likely sale of the former Dat’s Kajun restaurant to Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving buildings with significant history or architectural value. Many of us remember the building at the corner of Main and Pestalozzi streets as the Glow Room Tavern and we’ve all seen the imposing structure’s gradual decline over the past few years.

  • Roberson named mini-grant recipient

    PERRY COUNTY – Mary Roberson has been named as the recipient of a mini-grant from Alpha Epsilon State of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Delta Kappa Gamma is a part of the International Society of Key Women Educators.
    Roberson is the superintendent of Perry Central schools in Leopold. She is an active member of the Alpha Phi Chapter.
    She said she will use her $500 mini-grant to purchase an iPad that she will use in classroom walk-throughs and follow-up communication with teachers.

  • Clarification

  • Etienne named finalist for Wells Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Ariel Etienne of Tell City was recently named as one of 57 finalists for the prestigious Indiana University Wells Scholarship.

  • Ivy Tech offers students financial-aid assistance

    TELL CITY – Need help putting the pieces together on your FAFSA? Ivy Tech Community College is offering assistance to students and parents filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The service is available Tuesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 8 for students planning to enroll at any college. Sessions are scheduled for 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45 and 6 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s Tell City site.

  • Crisis Connection promotes stalking awareness campaign

    DUBOIS COUNTY – Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal-justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact.

    In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide, the homicide of women, in abusive relationships.

    Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization.

  • Financial aid workshop Jan. 19 in high-school cafeteria

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the high-school cafeteria for seniors and their parents.
    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.

  • Local students named to University of Evansville dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville recently announced several local students earned a position on the school’s dean’s list.
    The students earned their positions on the list by achieving at least a 3.5 grade -point average on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.

  • New soil scientist appointed for forest

    BEDFORD – Chalonda Jasper is the new soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest. Jasper will work on a number of soil-related issues in the forest and provide input for most forest projects. Originally from Hammond, La., Jasper most recently worked in the national forests and grasslands in Texas.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.