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Today's News

  • TC boys win 11 of 12 events

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won all 11 events it entered to win a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 113 points, Gibson Southern 110, and Tecumseh 50.

    Unlike track, it is possible to win every event in swimming and not win the meet because of the number of places scored in each event.

    And Tell City had no second places and only one third place in individual events, and had no entry in the 100-yard breaststroke.

    But Tecumseh was able to take just enough second and third places away from Gibson Southern to give Tell City the victory.

  • Board votes to close Tell City Junior High School

    TELL CITY - Seventh- and eighth-graders in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will report to the high school when the next academic year begins.

    School-board members voted Tuesday to close the city's junior-high building at the end of this year, ahead of a decision from the county council about funding for renovations to accommodate the shift. Sixth-graders will remain at William Tell Elementary School.

  • Jury acquits TC woman on battery charge

    TELL CITY - Heather Sandage covered her face in relief Saturday morning after a jury acquitted her of causing the 2005 death of 7-month-old Izaak Harney.

    The jury's verdict, reached in less than two hours, removed the Class A felony that had hung for nearly four years over Sandage, who was the child's baby-sitter.

    As she sat, Sandage's relatives and friends hugged one another and the woman's attorneys, Joseph and Nathan Verkamp.

    On the other side of the courtroom, stunned relatives of the child consoled one another while Harney's parents left the courtroom.

  • Lift-off from St. Croix
  • County's graduation rates improve

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Central Community School posted a 91.3-percent graduation rate for 2009 to join 100 other schools statewide comprising the top tier for that measure of achievement. Tell City and Cannelton high schools fell into the third tier, representing schools with graduation rates between 70 and 79.9 percent. Tell City's 79.5-percent graduation rate fell just shy of the next category, while Cannelton's posting of 70.8 percent for 2009 was less than a point shy of dropping into the next-lower category. It was, however, a 28.5-percent jump from their 2008 rate.

  • Library officials continue examining circulation systems

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Library board welcomed new member Bill Dickerson at their first monthly meeting of the year Jan. 6.

    Members introduced themselves and board president Mickey Fischer officially welcomed him, encouraging him to feel free to jump into the discussions any time.

    Dickerson, who is a teacher at Perry Central High School, thanked the board members and said he would "listen and learn early." He replaces member Carroll Goffinet.

  • Property-tax bills should be on time in 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County's 2010 budget order and tax rates last week, paving the way for on-time property-tax bills for the first time in at least three years.

    County Auditor Connie Berger said 2010 property-tax bills should be mailed in early spring and will be due May 10. Fall installments will be due in November.

    "Unless legislators change something that impacts tax rates, we'll be back to a normal schedule this year," Berger said last week.

  • Two serve and protect
  • Census jobs still available

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau is offering employment opportunities in 2010 as part of the census. Temporary positions include census takers, crew leaders and crew-leader assistants. Two test sites have been established in Tell City, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and the Community Building, located at 16th and Franklin streets.

    Census tests, which assess applicants' basic math, reading and organizational skills, are offered at the library at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Offices closing for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most government offices in Perry County will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    County offices at the courthouse in Tell City and annex building in Cannelton will be closed, as will City Hall offices in Tell City. There will be no trash pickup in Tell City Monday and a one-day delay for pickup the rest of the week.

    Federal and state offices are also closed, including the Indiana Department of Child Services.