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Today's News

  • Time is short
  • School system retires debts, eyes energy-saving projects

    CANNELTON - Bonds that will finance energy-saving improvements to the city's high school were sold May 12, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a May 21 regular school-board meeting.

    The sale of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which was to resell them to long-term investors, also permitted debts to Fifth Third and German American banks, totaling approximately $1.4 million, to be paid off, Chapman said. A construction fund held $865,000 "to be used when we decide what we'll do," he explained.

  • Relay For Life kicks off Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Countians walking for a cure for cancer will converge Saturday at Perry Central High School for the county's 2009 Relay For Life event.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school's track field and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday. A survivor lap begins at 5 p.m. with a dinner for survivors at 6 p.m. and luminaria service at 9.

  • County native, petty officer gives gift of life while serving country

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Eric Faulkenberg lives up to the Latin phrase, "Non sibi, sed patriae," which means "not for self, but for country."

    As a petty officer third class in the U.S. Navy, he served for seven months in Kuwait in 2008 and will be deployed to Afghanistan in August. But while he selflessly serves his country, Faulkenberg has served his countrymen in another way.

  • Cannelton's preschool staff honored for quality of learning

    CANNELTON - Cannelton preschool teacher Margie Weatherholt and instructional assistants Charlene Hemming and Shelly Masterson were recognized by a state official for the "quality learning environment" they provide.

    Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad presented a certificate of recognition during a regular school-board meeting May 21 from Anita Allison, coordinator for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised, a project of the Indiana State Improvement Grant.

  • Partners in Pride program back

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has awarded the first Partners in Pride awards for 2009, recognizing four homeowners and a business for the care they have taken to keep their properties attractive.

    May winners are Ward 1, Mike and Beth Bruggeman; Ward 2, Dr. James and Carol Black; Ward 3, Jim Graham; Ward 4, Myron Sprinkle; at large, Brett Mulzer's recording studio in the 400 Block of Main Street.

  • Memorial Day Tributes
  • Co-Salutatorian
  • Tell City rallies past Wildcats to advance to sectional finals

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and beat Mater Dei 5-4 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    The Marksmen thus advanced to the championship game for the first time since 1996. They have won two games in the sectional this year after winning only two in the previous 13 years combined.

    The Marksmen trailed 2-0 entering the sixth inning. But they started that inning with singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain.

  • Tell City upsets Forest Park in first round

    BRETZVILLE—Paige Gelarden drove in two runs and Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter as Tell City upset Forest Park 3-1 in the first round of the Class 2A girls softball sectional Tuesday.

    The win was only the Marksmen’s third in a sectional game in the team’s 14-year history. They beat Heritage Hills 12-7 in the semifinals in 1996 (after drawing a first-round bye) and nipped Mitchell 5-4 in nine innings in the first round in 2000.

    The Marksmen were scheduled to play Mater Dei in the semifinals Wednesday.