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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Church News, Jan. 26

    Tour of Israel, Jordan planned
    PERRY COUNTY – The public has an opportunity for a life-changing and never to be forgotten experience.
    Pastor Foy and Judy Back invite anyone interested to join them on a trip to the land of the Bible. Participants will find a “new dimension in your understanding of Christian history and the life of our Lord Jesus,” the Back couple said.

  • Winter Into Spring story times series at Perry County Public Library

    PERRY COUNTY – This spring, children are invited to attend Perry County Public Library’s continuing story time series, “Catch a Falling Star,” featuring the Berenstain bears and their many adventures, along with some of Papa’s misadventures.
    Story times feature weekly stories, crafts, songs, games and DVDs. The Winter Into Spring series beings the week of Feb. 21 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks, ending April 26.

  • VU Jasper Beta Sigma to sponsor chili cook-off

    JASPER – The Vincennes University Jasper Campus Beta Sigma Club will sponsor a chili cook-off fundraiser at 4:30 p.m. EST Feb. 9 at the Bistro in the Ruxer Student Center. Gift cards and trophies will be awarded for first place, second place and people’s choice.
    The competition will be open to anyone or group who wishes to compete and all types of chili are welcome. The chili will be served from the contestant’s own electric crock-pot and not prepared on site.