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  • Cannelton students post ISTEP gains over 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Percentages of Cannelton students passing the latest Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress math exams were in the 90s at two grade levels and 100 percent for sixth-graders.

    In a statement issued July 10 with the public release of results from testing conducted in the spring, the state Education Department said Indiana’s students “earned another year of record-breaking scores” in “a third successive year of all-time highs on every portion of the test.”

  • Kleaving guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – A Spencer County jury deliberated for about three hours Wednesday before convicting a Tell City grandmother arrested last fall in a state-police sting operation in which she allegedly offered to pay to have a man killed.

  • Rockport rips Boonville 30-4

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE—Rockport batted around in five of its seven at-bats as it crushed Boonville 30-4 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball sectional Thursday and Friday.
    The biggest inning was the third, a nine-run frame in which everyone in Post 254’s lineup scored.
    With the score 22-3 in the top of the sixth, the game was suspended due to a lightning storm. Legion rules state that a sectional game must go at least seven innings to be official.

  • Newburgh pulls away from Hoosier Express

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Errors helped Newburgh take the lead en route to a 9-3 win over Hoosier Express in the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball sectional Friday.
    Hoosier Express lost to Rockport 13-2 earlier in the evening and was thus eliminated from the double-elimination tourney after Friday’s games.
    The Express outhit Newburgh 9-7 and led 1-0 after two innings.
    Newburgh tied the score on a two-out bloop single just over leaping first baseman Reid Goffinet in the third inning.
    Newburgh scored two runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.

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  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.

  • EDITORIAL: USOC should have required uniforms to be made in U.S.

    “You’d think they’d know better,” said U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner when it was revealed that Ralph Lauren had the uniforms U.S. athletes will wear at the Olympic Games opening ceremonies made in China.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was less restrained. “I think the (U.S.) Olympic Committee should be ashamed of themselves,” he said. “I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them.”

  • Cannelton detour to shift

    CANNELTON – New detours around Indiana 66 construction in Cannelton will go into effect approximately July 30, Mayor Mary Snyder said.

    The city’s street department was asked to erect signs announcing one-way travel on Bry and Eighth streets, but to cover them until the work on 66 – the city’s Seventh Street – is shifted from its current stretch.

    Drivers of large trucks should avoid the side streets, which are crossed by lines that may be to low for them to cross under. They should use Indiana 237 to go around the city.

  • Mural work makes progress

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