Today's News

  • Tiger Cubs learn about newspapers

    First-grade Tiger Scouts from Perry Central Pack 191 toured The News Feb. 28 and learned how the twice-weekly newspaper is published. They toured the news, graphics and camera departments and visited the pressroom and mail department. Taking the tour were, from left, Avery Taylor, Josh Rogier, Bryce Halford, Ethan Halford and Connor Mullis.

  • Local youth learning to fly

    Hunter Sandage, pictured with his flight instructor, Brock Wagner, recently had his first flight lesson at the Huntingburg airport in a Cessna 172.

    Sandage, 15, is planning a solo flight on his 16th birthday, July 16. He said he is very interested in pursuing a flying career with the Air Force or Navy. He is active in soccer, swimming, track and bicycling. He is a member of the student council, math and science bowl academic teams at Tell City and a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. Sandage is the son of Scot and Gina Sandage of Tell City.

  • Rome Volunteer Fire Department meeting set

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting April 4 at 7 p.m.
    The meting will be held at the Rome Courthouse. Three board member positions will be filled by elections.
    All property owners in Tobin Township are eligible to fill the positions and to vote. All other paid members are also eligible.
    Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

  • Sports extravaganza in Tell City Wednesday

    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.

  • PC cheerleaders earn honors

    The Perry Central High School cheerleading banquet was held at the Patio Steakhouse recently.

    Receiving awards were, in front from left, Brittany Mullins for best jumper and Kosha Wetzel for best flyer and best tumbler. Sitting in the back, Brandi Eckert for most spirited and best base; Nikki Hall for best dancer; Cassie Rodgers for most improved; Jennifer Simpson for most valuable cheerleader, best base, sharpest motions and Julie Irvin Memorial Tumbling Award; Raina Voges for best back spot and Crystal Peter for best flyer.

  • Education Notes

    Hemmings earns all-American scholar-at-large award
    TELL CITY – The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Mikah Hemmings of Tell City has been named an All-American Scholar At-Large Award Winner. Hemmings will appear in the All-American Scholar Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

  • Kast named to dean’s list

    TELL CITY – Jeffrey Andrew “Andy” Kast of Tell City has been named to the dean’s list in the Indiana State University’s College of Science for outstanding scholarship during the fall 2010 semester.

    Currently a sophomore in the ISU-Indiana University School of Medicine’s B-MD Rural Health Program, he has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Local students awarded Alliance of Indiana Rural Water scholarships

    CANNELTON – Spencer Herzog and Cody Lawalin from Cannelton High School were awarded $750 scholarships from the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. The alliance awards scholarships yearly to a child of an employee of a member system. Both are sons of employees of Cannelton Municipal Utilities.

  • Bills need Hoosiers’ input

    The state Senate continues to move forward with legislative business while the House of Representatives is still at an impasse.
    As the House Democrats’ protest over anti-worker and anti-public-school legislation continues to stall House legislative action due to their absence, rallies at the Statehouse draw hundreds of workers and teachers to voice their opposition to those measures.

  • It’s been a fun ride, but so long, soda

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor