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Today's News

  • Breaking News UpdateHoliday World president, co-owner dead at 48

    UPDATE, TUESDAY MORNING - Funeral services for Will Koch will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Santa Claus United Methodist Church in Santa Claus. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Santa Claus United Methodist Church.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association, Santa Claus United Methodist Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

    Fuller Funeral Home in Dale is handling arrangements.

  • School board attempts another referendum

    TELL CITY - With one dissenting voice, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted Tuesday to schedule another referendum to ask voters if they'll support construction work in what is now the district's junior-senior high school.

    A proposal to make up to $10 million in improvements was defeated by 23 votes in a referendum last November. Several $2 million projects have been completed since then, and architect Scott Veazey said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday the remainder of the work will cost just over $5.9 million.

  • TC students to get exercise going to, from school

    TELL CITY - Students in Tell City-Troy Township schools will see changes in the way they get to school when the new year opens. Many will walk farther and some will arrive at school earlier under plans approved by the school board Tuesday.

  • Changes coming for News Web site

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News' parent company is rolling out new Web sites for its newspapers, and readers can get a preview now of a new look they'll see later this year.

    Benjy Hamm, executive editor for Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., said the new sites will be able to accommodate a number of new or updated features, including staff and community blogs, a reader forum, links to sites of interest in the community, a list of the most popular articles, a full "E-edition" and a new classified-ads design.

  • Girls Day Out

     

  • ISTEP scores rise, principals report

    TELL CITY - Elementary Principal Laura Noble said she was extremely pleased with preliminary results from the latest round of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams, and was waiting for full reports to become available.

    Because they weren't yet available, she and other staffers had to calculate some results by hand, she said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

  • Cedar Crest files suit to stop Waupaca monofill

    ROCKPORT - ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's plans to locate an industrial monofill on 120 acres in Huff Township is being challenged in court even before the foundry's proposal passes a review by Spencer County's board of zoning appeals.

  • Fritz profiled in Washington Post Magazine

    FERDINAND - A Perry Central graduate who has gained national attention for turning out world-class furniture was featured last month in the Washington Post Magazine. Keith Fritz was the subject of a nine-page article titled "Against the Grain."

    In it, former Washington Post reporter Annie Groer shares the history of Fritz's woodworking career from a teen prodigy who excelled in building furniture while at Perry Central High School to a young seminarian at Saint Meinrad College and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

  • Deer Creek service project
  • Hoosier National Forest offers summertime programs

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest provides a variety of conservation education services to forest visitors and surrounding communities. During the summer months, interpretive programs are offered on the weekends at the developed recreation areas, including Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Areas.