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Today's News

  • 4-H junior leaders reach out to kids with cancer

    PERRY COUNTY – Local 4-H junior leaders are asking for the community’s help with a new program started by a parent of one of the members.

    Chemo Cancer Angels, a program launched by Beth Hauser, was created to help Perry County kids undergoing cancer treatments. The program will send cards and toys to remind children and their loved ones that others are thinking about them.

    “No child should go through cancer, but if they have to, the least we can do is give them something to look forward to, and that is getting mail,” Hauser said.

  • Historical Society’s Tell City Chair Co. Giant Boston Rocker

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of features on the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

  • Reserve deputies near end of training

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean Schulthise administered oaths of office to Perry County’s two new reserve deputies Wednesday, although the two men won’t formally begin working for a few more weeks.

    Jeff Roark and Chris Axton have been working on a 40-plus hour prebasic course since late last year. Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith is leading the training course.

  • Cold-weather workers

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  • Sixth-graders will return to self-contained classroom

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Sixth-graders in Cannelton will return to a system they knew in earlier grades, in which one teacher remains with them throughout the school day, after school-board action Jan. 19.

    The “self-contained classroom” concept will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year. Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad said the change will better address the social and emotional needs of the age group.

  • Cannelton School Board violates Open Door Law

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members violated the state’s Open Door Law Jan. 19 when they discussed issues during an executive session that are not eligible for the closed-to-the-public sessions.

    The News made no effort to eavesdrop on the session, but couldn’t help but overhear board members’ voices while awaiting, across the hall from the closed door, the open meeting that was to follow it.

  • Perry Central royalty

    Perry Central held its homecoming ceremonies Friday before the varsity basketball game against Orleans. Hunter LaGrange and Susan Schwartz were crowned king and queen.

  • Cub scout bell ringers

    Cub scout members recently volunteered their time to help the Salvation Army by ringing bells in front of Wal-Mart in Tell City. Pictured ringing bells are Evan Spear, David Applegate, CJ Morton, Silas Zuelly and Matt Aders.

  • Individual Development Account Program accepting applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corporation continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program and recently received a new contract. Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1600 annually. Once eligible, families are able to participate in the program for up to four years. A provision allows for completion of the program in two years through fast tracking and as eligibility is approved more information will be made available.

  • New novice joins Benedictine community at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony at the monastery entrance, Matthew Scheeser was clothed in the Benedictine habit Jan. 19 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    A native of Sandusky, Ohio, Scheeser was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Sandusky and attended St. Mary Central Catholic High School there.