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Today's News

  • Schools chief objects to pushes from governor, lawmakers

    CANNELTON - The superintendent and high-school principal for Cannelton City Schools expressed dissatisfaction Jan. 21 about actions in Indianapolis that could affect education here, including instructions to cut budgets and hold students back who don't prove by the third grade they can read.

    Al Chapman explained at a regular school-board meeting spending cuts in 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years added up to almost $3,000 per student and came in the areas of "your teachers, your personnel, your materials, supplies, everything."

  • Interest, experience draw Baumeister to coroner's office

    TELL CITY - More than 20 years of law-enforcement experience and a desire to give back to the community are key reasons Charlie Baumeister gave when asked about his decision last week to file for the office of county coroner.

    "It's a way for me to stay involved and give back to the community," said Baumeister, a Tell City resident who filed as a Democrat. "I think the coroner's office does a very good job and I want to continue their efforts."

    Two-term incumbent Coroner Darrel Riley is prohibited by term limits from running again.

  • Louisville woman jailed for marijuana possession

    TELL CITY - State police arrested a Louisville, Ky., woman Saturday night after a traffic stop on Indiana 237 led to the alleged discovery of more than 30 grams of marijuana.

    Trooper Charlie Johnson stopped a Saturn driven by 46-year-old Sharon M. Coleman of 3108 Grand Ave. near the intersection of Indiana 37.

    Johnson, who said the driver was speeding, described Coleman as very nervous. A search turned up the marijuana in three bags.

  • Port authority seeking management company

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority is seeking a company interested in operating its port and rail operations after Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Neumann retires March 31.

    "It will still be the Hoosier Southern Railroad and Perry County Port Authority with a board of directors and monthly meetings," Neumann said of the planned change. "There won't be any change for employees ... I have explained to them their checks will still say Hoosier Southern Railroad."

  • Earthquake relief efforts

    PERRY COUNTY — Donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund are being accepted at locally designated drop-off points, Now & Then, located at 615 Main St., Suite C, in Tell City and Old National Bank locations.  

    Only monetary donations are accepted at this time. For questions, please call the local representative, Patty James at 547-3008.

  • School district doesn't need council's OK

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Council does not have to approve a construction plan for Tell City High School, Ron Etienne said Wednesday. The schools superintendent asked last month for the council's approval on a proposal to perform $2 million worth of upgrades. The council tabled the issue and was to have discussed it at a regular meeting today (Thursday).

  • Athletes pledge to lead by example

    PERRY COUNTY - Three Perry County high-school seniors say they have been faithful to their vows to abstain from tobacco and alcohol as part of  an Indiana High School Athletic Association partnership that has athletes sharing healthy-living messages with others in their schools and communities.

  • Tell City resident begins Peace Corps service in Thailand

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brooke Franzman, 31, of Tell City has been accepted into the Peace Corps.

    Franzman departed for Thailand Jan. 16 to begin pre-service training as a teacher collaborator Peace Corps volunteer. Upon graduation from volunteer training in April, Franzman will be assisting local teachers to practice and effectively incorporate participatory learning approaches in the classroom.

  • Tell City girls repeat as PAC swim champs

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City set one school record and two conference records in repeating as PAC girls swim champions Saturday.

    The Marksmen won eight of the 12 events as they scored 329 points, 56 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.

    Chelsea Malone won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.60, breaking the school record of 1:03.36 set by Kristen Mansfield in 1998.

  • Froehlich PAC champ

    LINCOLN CITY—Dylan Froehlich won his third consecutive PAC title to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City scored 116 points. Heritage Hills repeated as team champion with 234 points.

    Froehlich, ranked fourth in the state in the 215-pound weight class, raised his season record to 36-0 as he pinned Hunter Manning of Pike Central in the championship match Saturday.

    Froehlich won by forfeit in the first round and pinned Aaron Begle of Heritage Hills in the semifinals.