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Today's News

  • Former Perry Central educator retires from Georgia school

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Richard Gill, a former Perry Central counselor, retired Sept. 1 after 30 years in public school education.
    The educational leader was recently the principal of West Forsyth High School in Forsyth County, a school that he started in 2007.
    Prior to his tenure at West Forsyth, Gill served as principal at South Forsyth High School from 2001-06, where he began the scholastic institution’s international baccalaureate program.

  • Democrats honor long-time workers

    TELL CITY – Perry County   honored three long-time party workers, Walter Hagedorn, Mary Kay Elder and Bill Goffinet, Oct. 1 at a Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    Hagedorn was a precinct committeeman for Precinct 1 from the early 1960s until 1976. He served four years on the city council, from 1959 to 1963, and was the city’s mayor from 1964 through 1987.

    Hagedorn received the Outstanding Mayor Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

  • New bookmobile expected in nine months

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Perry County Library Board kicked off their monthly meeting Oct. 5 by adopting the library’s 2012 budget.

    There were no changes to the budget members had been looking at “for some time now” and which was approved by the county council, Library Director Larry Oathout stated.

  • Education notes, Oct. 17

    Adult-ed classes begin Oct. 24 at Ivy Tech
    TELL CITY – Thinking about your future? What about getting that GED or heading to college or a new job? Adult education classes will begin soon at Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City.
    Classes will run from Oct. 24 to Dec. 15. Classes will improve students’ math and English skills, add GEDs to students’ resumes, help them prepare for post-secondary training and increase their wage-earning potential.

  • Science is Super

    Fourth-graders from Cannelton, Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools had fun and learned about the range of science-related jobs this month at a Super Science Day coordinated by Purdue Extension-Perry County.

    Extension Educators Renate Warner, Brenda Hagedorn and Margie Zoglmann organized the event with help from teachers and area businesses.

  • Budget cuts may mean closing park on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed 19-percent budget cut for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department may mean it will have to close Eagles Bluff Park on weekends.

    The proposed county budget for 2012 approved by the Perry County Council at budget meetings Oct. 4-6 and being submitted to the state for approval cuts $16,255, or 19.165 percent, from the parks department’s 2011 budget.

  • 2012 county budget largely mirrors this year’s

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Most of the numbers plugged into spaces in a county-budget book for 2012 mirror those of this year after county-council members worked to bring projected expenses and revenues into alignment.

    Pay raises for county employees were ruled out early in the process.

  • Wheatley graduates Marine training at Parris Island

    Parris Island, S.C. – Marine Pvt. Ethan William Wheatley graduated from Marine military training Sept. 9 at Parris Island.

    While there, he completed an intensive 13-week training program which included military discipline and studies, Marine core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills and martial arts.
    He is a 2011 graduate of Perry Central High School. Wheatley is the son of Allen and Lisa. L. Wheatley and brother of Alleisha L. Wheatley.

  • Sibrel – Triplett

    Elaine Sibrel of Tell City and Fred Triplett of Columbus, Ohio, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Marion and Jane Sibrel of Tell City.
    Mr. Triplett is the son of Frederick E. Triplett of Col-umbus.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Tell Street Baptist Church.
    A reception will follow at the church.
    The couple will reside in Columbus after the wedding.

  • Braun – Harris

    Whitney Braun and Ryan Harris were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of James and Tracy Braun of Cannelton.
    Mr. Harris is the son of Jerry and Lisa Harris of Cannelton.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Keith Knea.