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Today's News

  • Fourth annual farm toy show set for April 3

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the fourth annual farm toy show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    A farm-scene display contest will also be held. Displays may begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be ready for judging at 9 a.m. First- , second- and third-places will be awarded. Each winner will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the farm toy show.

  • Student H1N1 clinic set for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School and Tell City Junior High School will hold H1N1 vaccine clinics for students Friday.

    If you would like your child to receive a vaccine, permission slips may be picked up at both school offices. Slips need to be returned by March 10. For more information, contact Kristi Haller at 547-3131 or 547-3748.

  • TCJHS plans to 'Talk About It All'

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold a "Let's Talk About It All" parent night at 5:30 Thursday at the school cafeteria. A free chili supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and open discussion begins at 6.

    Professionals will be present to field questions and have open discussions on topics related to substance use and abuse, dating and relationships, adolescent mental health and legal issues related to adolescent behavior.

  • 'Financial-peace' class forming

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost.

  • Grant will fund trip to Indianapolis

    CANNELTON - Myers Grade School student-council members wrote a letter to Branchville Correctional Facility, and it paid off, in the form of a $500 check.

    Along with the beginning of the school year came announcements of funding cuts for education, explained Ron Gibson, assistant superintendent for the prison. "We were worried schools would have to start cutting field trips."

    Such beyond-the-schoolyard experiences are a "huge part of learning," he said.

  • Sheriff's-department issues that need to be talked about

    Spring is still two weeks away but already candidates' campaign signs are springing up like yellow daffodils. The advertising in front yards and the pages of The News are proof that Indiana's May 4 primary is fast approaching and locally contested races for sheriff, treasurer, county commissioner and county council.

    A candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center will give candidates a public chance to outline their reasons for running and their goals, if elected. So will questionnaires the newspaper will send to them in the next couple of weeks.

  • 4-H isn't just for farm kids

    I know what many parents are concerned with these days ... Will their child excel in this harsh economic environment? What about preparing for future careers and challenges?

    I'm going to let you in on a well-kept secret in Perry County. There is an organization that helps youth develop leadership and citizenship skills. They can also learn other important life skills such as wise use of resources (planning a budget), healthy lifestyle choices (eating right and exercising) and social skills. It's 4-H!

  • 'Lightning Thief' stands on its own

    OK, let's get one thing straight: Percy Jackson is not Harry Potter. If you had read anything else about "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (from here on out I'll just stick with "The Lightning Thief") then you've read that Percy doesn't stack up against Harry.

  • Forest Park ousts Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG—Reserve center Lynk Kordes scored 13 points in the second half as Forest Park beat Tell City 65-48 in a Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinal Friday.

    Kordes’ career-high point total all came in a seven-minute span.

    The Rangers’ complemented his inside game by hitting 4 of 7 three-point shots in the second half.

    The Marksmen led much of the second half despite a ragged start that included five first-quarter turnovers and nine in the first half.

  • Dickerson all-county MVP in close vote

    This year there was general agreement on who should be on the All-Perry County girls basketball team but little agreement on who should be named its Most Valuable Player.

    Once again I had the three county coaches, the two who coaches against all three county teams (Alan Cox of Crawford County and Randy Graham of Tecumseh) and me, who saw all three county teams play at least four times, do the voting.

    Each was asked to vote for five players they would want to put on the floor together to try to win a game.