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Today's News

  • Coroner: Cannelton man died from electrocution

    CANNELTON - A man died from accidental electrocution Friday while working on his sewage system. Coroner Darrel Riley said Mark McManaway had made a "snake" from a steel cable and placed one end in an electric drill. He was using the cable and a water hose in an attempt to open a lateral line, Riley said.

    For some reason the cable or drill became charged, causing the fatal shock. McManaway, who suffered burns to his chest, thigh and fingers, was found by a family member. An obituary appears in this edition.

     

  • Perry County native wins Lead the Way grant

    PETERSBURG - Perry County native Ray Niehaus, a teacher at Pike Central High School and coordinator for the school's Project Lead the Way, has received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant. He and nine students are among 35 finalists to receive the awards.

    The award was profiled in a story last month in the Evansville Courier & Press.

    The team of students will receive a $10,000 grant to their team's project, a disaster-relief fund shelter for four people.

  • Grant applications being taken

    TELL CITY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications Aug. 1 until Sept, 15. Disbursement of grants will take place in October.  

    Thanks to the collective donations of Southern Indiana Power members, Operation Round Up is becoming an important way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, program officials say.

  • Farmers markets at full steam
  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY - Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause Friday to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. Friday near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • Action Jolie film 'Salt' not great, but takes risks, succeeds

    When you watch as many movies as I do, you start to see patterns in every genre and things get very boring. I went into "Salt," the latest Angelina Jolie spy film, expecting a typical, safe movie that would be completely forgettable. I was pleasantly surprised to see an exciting action film that does not play it safe, but rather goes all out. "Salt" is not a great film or anything, but it is a film that takes risks and usually succeeds.

  • County health nurse offers school immunization reminder

    Summer break is rapidly coming to an end for all local students. Perry County students entering grades 6 through 12 in August will have to meet new immunization requirements or they could be prevented from attending school.

    The new 2010-11 school immunization requirements state that all students must have an immunization record that documents one tetanus, diphtheria, accelular pertussis vaccine, meningococcal conjugate vaccine and two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines.

  • Who drums for grouse, listens to nocturnal woodcock?

    When hiking your favorite trail in the Hoosier National Forest, have you ever noticed it was no longer muddy, or perhaps a portion of the trail had been relocated? How did the Hoosier staff know to correct the problem? It was a result of trail monitoring. Farther down the trail you cross an area and remember it had been part of a prescribed burn last year. In past years you did not notice all the different blooming flowers that you see now. These new flowers are the result of opening up the forest canopy and allowing more sunlight to reach the ground.

  • Summer church picnic season under way

    St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold's annual picnic Sunday meant fun for hundreds who enjoyed home-cooked dinners and tried their luck at bingo, a cake wheel, silent auction and quilt raffle. Summer brings several events at area churches and will be followed by autumn shooting matches and fall festivals. The events ensure busy days for congregation members, who keep alive a tradition of working side by side, just as they pray together each week.

  • Smitty’s holds off Tri-State for title

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team used strong defense to beat Tri-State Maintenance & Service 8-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State outhit Smitty’s 16-11. But Smitty’s committed only one error and turned three inning-ending double plays.

    With runners on first and second base in the third inning, Smitty’s third baseman Kaci Kleeman fielded a grounder, tagged the runner going to third, and threw to second in time to get another out there.