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  • Woznicki earns Lilly Endowment Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Rachel Woznicki has been named a recipient of the 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, earning her a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. The program is overseen by the Perry County Community Foundation.

    Woznicki will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Visitors center plans clear first green light

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote, the Tell City Common Council gave its endorsement Monday to a new visitors and event center on Seventh Street. The resolution it approved gives official support for using income from a neighborhood-housing grant to build the structure, which would sit on the site of the former William Tell Woodcrafters in the 300 block of Seventh Street.

  • The Holiest of Weeks
  • Schools chief, board commend students

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Upon recommendations from interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, Cannelton School Board members signed at a meeting March 15 congratulatory letters to a number of students and two coaches.

    One went to Rachel Pierrard for winning the Eighth Grade American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Cannelton to seek students from outside city boundaries

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a March 15 regular meeting to reach out into surrounding communities in an effort to increase their student population.

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  • Piper, Cronin with indoor pro team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Former Perry Central all-state football lineman Eddie Cronin is the defensive coordinator and general manager for the Evansville Rage, a new professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League.
    One of Cronin’s players is another former Perry Central all-state football lineman, his nephew Robbie Piper.
    Piper, a 2009 Perry Central graduate, played two seasons for Kentucky Wesleyan College and is now a rookie defensive lineman on the indoor pro team.

  • Commodores could have their best golf team ever

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—In only nine years of existence Perry Central’s boys golf team has enjoyed a fair amount of success, qualifying its entire team for the regional one year and sending one golfer to the state meet.
    Yet Bill Dickerson, starting his eighth year as the team’s coach, thinks the Commodores could have their best team ever this year.
    The Commodores finished 22-25 last year, including sixth in the seven-team PLAC and sixth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.

  • Cannelton girls team features strong infield

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—An experienced infield and more pitching depth could help Cannelton’s girls softball team improve its record this year.
    The Bulldogs return five letter winners from last year’s 1-7 team: third baseman Payton Reed, shortstop Allicyn Garrett, second baseman Taylor Lawalin, pitcher-first baseman Sammie James and catcher Mikah Hemmings. All of them have been all-stars in Tell City’s summer league.

  • LaGrange on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central linebacker Hunter LaGrange has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored by Grange Insurance, will be played at Indianapolis North Central Friday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    LaGrange led the Commodores in tackles last fall with 96, including 4 solos.
    He made four tackles for losses and blocked one kick.