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  • Tell City ISTEP scores best in school-corporation history


    TELL CITY – Calling results the best in school history, board members, teachers and administrators celebrated the release of ISTEP scores that show across-the-board improvements in the percentage of Tell City-Troy Township students who passed English-language arts and math portions of the state assessment.

  • School board filing season begins Wednesday


    TELL CITY – Perry County voters heading to the polls this November will decide races other than those for president, senator and governor. They’ll also fill two school board seats each at Tell City-Troy Township, Cannelton and Perry Central Community school corporations.

  • County’s drug court helps woman rebuild life

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a multi-part series about Perry County’s drug court. Previous parts, published June 25 and 28 and July 16, described discussions of participants’ progress in a confidential session and an open courtroom. In this and the final part, one participant talks about her experience in the program.

  • Traveling companions

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  • Cannelton School Board fires teacher

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members fired another teacher at a regular meeting Thursday, but for a different reason than was previously communicated to her.

    Board member Cory Faulkenberg read from a prepared motion to cancel English teacher Donna Bryan’s contract.

  • Reunions

    BOONVILLE – The 66th annual Lewis-Osborn(e) reunion will be Sunday at the Alcoa Clubhouse.
    A basket dinner will be shared at noon followed by games and entertainment.  All relatives and their friends are welcome to attend. For more information, call Martha Pratt at (812) 362-7938. 

  • County OKs Waupaca rezoning

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved Wednesday a rezoning request that sent an overflow crowd, for the third time, to meetings on the issue.

  • Community Events, July 23

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Perry Central to host annual back-to-school cookout Aug. 2

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central back-to-school cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the school cafetorium.
    It will feature “getting ready for school” booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses.
    There will be entertainment by the Perry Central band during the cookout, bus rides for new preschoolers and the Perry Central cheerleaders will perform.

  • Back to school time again! - William Tell Elementary information

    William tell announces back-to-school information
    TELL CITY – All kindergarten through sixth-grade parents are asked to visit William Tell Elementary during bookstore-registration hours in August. Parents can also register online through Harmony.
    Book rental fees and updating student information can all be done during bookstore hours and on Harmony. Hours are as follows: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7; from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9.