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Today's News

  • St. Paul February quilt winner

    Kim Zellers was the winner of the St. Paul February quilt raffle. The quilt, “Tennessee Waltz,” was donated by Mary Rita Patterson and quilted by St. Paul’s quilters.
     

  • Cannelton welcomes Mick’s

    A grand opening was held recently for Mick’s Pizza, a new restaurant calling Cannelton home. Pictured above at the opening, from left, are Robert Durbin, owner Mick Young, Andrew Rager, Jean Young, Lauren Fischer, Rita Young, Mayor Smokey Graves and Kim Nugent. For more information about Mick’s, call the restaurant at 548-4844.
     

  • Education notes

    TCJSHS sports extravaganza, pep rally set for March 30
    TELL CITY – The spring All Sports Extravaganza for Tell City Junior-Senior High School will be held March 30 starting at 6:30 p.m.
    This is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride. The evening will begin with a parade, which will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets. The parade will continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

  • Underhill named to Vincennes University dean’s list

    VINCENNES – Elsa Underhill has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Vincennes University.

    She earned a 3.8 grade-point average and majors in therapeutic massage and body work. She is expected to graduate in May.
    Underhill is the daughter of Eugena Boone of Magnet and Danny Underhill of English. She is also the granddaughter of Clara Aikin of Magnet.
     

  • Sandage earns University of Southern Indiana dean’s list honors

    EVANSVILLE – Spencer Sandage was named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Southern Indiana.

    To make the dean’s list, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Sandage is applying to the USI nursing program, where he will continue his occupational therapy studies.
    He is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and the son of Scot and Gina Sand-age of Tell City and the brother of Jordan and Hunter Sandage.
     

  • Jordan earns spot on Indiana University-Southeast dean’s list

    NEW ALBANY – Breanna Jordan of Cannelton has been named to the Indiana University Southeast dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester.

    She is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School.
    Jordan is the daughter of Susan and John Shepard of Cannelton and Steve Jordan of Indianapolis.
     

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Perry County home

    By MARY ROBERSON, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    Bill Bower said, “Perry County is a great place to raise a family,” as he picked up his family from Lake County in far northern Indiana and moved us to beautiful Perry County.

  • Courageous Basketball program at Cannelton

    Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored an event with Steve Gronatta with Academic Entertainment for Courageous Basketball. Pictured here are first-graders Jenessa Sturgeon, Maggie Dawson and Logan Bishop spinning basketballs. The program’s message was to bring your best to everything you do, never give up and believe in yourself.
     

  • COLUMN: Daffodils have stories to share

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I was driving past a rural cemetery last week and noticed clumps of daffodils around the fence surrounding the gravestones and even next to some graves. It was an old cemetery – the stones were worn and gray – but were well maintained. The grass around the stones was beginning to green and a weeping willow tree nearby, close to a pond, was already taking leaf in a shade of delicate green.

  • EDITORIAL: Standardized tests not complete answer for evaluating education

    When the NCAA started requiring 820 SAT or 68 ACT scores for freshmen to be eligible for college sports, longtime college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian predicted that there would be cheating on those standardized tests to make star athletes eligible.

    He’s been proven correct in several cases. The most notable one involved current NBA star Derrick Rose, who led Memphis University to the NCAA men’s Division I championship game in his only season there.