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Today's News

  • Archers fall in two meets

    TELL CITY—A numbers shortage contributed to Tell City’s junior high wrestling losses Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Archers lost to Boonville 57-48 Tuesday and to Southridge 61-41 Thursday.

    Tell City and Southridge each won seven matches actually wrestled Thursday. But Southridge won four matches by forfeits while Tell City won only one that way (another match was a double forfeit).

    Tell City earned four pins, only one fewer than Southridge.

    Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and C.J. Rowe scored the Archers’ pins.

  • Fugitive sexual predator has local ties

    TELL CITY - A sexual predator sought by police should be considered dangerous, authorities looking for the man said this week.

    Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction officials and the U.S. Marshal's Office are looking for Michael Wayne Henderson, 37.

    Convicted in Perry County of criminal-deviate conduct, Henderson allegedly failed to register as a sex offender after his release from prison in September.

  • Employers shed jobs, trim wages

    PERRY COUNTY - Three local employers, Kimball International, Abbey Press and The Perry County News, are responding to the national recession by either cutting wages, eliminating jobs or cutting back on hours its employees work.

    Kimball announced last week it was trimming pay for its executives and salaried employees. Abbey Press will cut 11 jobs and News employees are taking five days off without pay.

  • FFA Week at Perry Central

    A Tuesday petting zoo that drew several barnyard creatures to Perry Central High School helped mark National FFA Week. Younger students enjoyed up-close looks at a baby Holstein calf, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. Also taking part were several dogs that live on farms and a docile duck. Here, students Sierra Bruggeman and Lucas Thomas hold samples of hay for a goat that seemed as interested in the two second-graders as they were in it. Left FFA adviser and Perry Central teacher Brian Springer shares information about two lambs.

  • Extension educators gear up for spring

    CANNELTON - Winter-weary Perry Countians counting down the weeks until they can dig into their gardens should mark March 5 on their calendars. That evening, local Purdue University Extension educators will present a home-gardening seminar.

    "It's the first of three programs we'll offer this year," said Brenda Hagedorn, consumer and family-sciences educator.

    Many families are looking for ways to stretch food dollars and as spring nears, many will turn to their backyards, including first-time gardeners.

  • Troy company wins state safety award

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Troy employer with a small staff puts a big emphasis on safety. That commitment drew an equally large honor last week from the Indiana Department of Labor.

    A Feb. 17 ceremony inducted American Colloid's Troy operation into the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, often known by the acronym INSHARP.

  • Dale school's closing may have local impact

    TELL CITY - Leaders of the Perry County Learning Academy would want to help others in any way they could, one of them said at a regular meeting of that organization's board of directors Feb. 17, but they'll need to watch the costs.

    Mary Roberson, Perry Central Community School superintendent and one of two board-of-directors members for the academy, was talking about the projected June closing of the North Spencer County Alternative Education Center in Dale due to economic reasons.

  • Fitness brings the blues

    A cause Tell City Councilman Tony Hollinden and others are pushing throughout the county is more relevant to many of us than we may realize.

    During each election season, the major media inform all of us Americans whether we live in red or blue states, depending on whether we're dominated by Republicans or Democrats. For the rest of the year, other colors matter more.

  • National Forest officials renew water-creatures effort

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved in a regular meeting Feb. 18 the relaunching of a project intended to help aquatic creatures survive trips through a culvert near Tipsaw Lake.

    An existing 6-foot culvert will be replaced with one 28 feet in diameter, according to a fisheries biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Students capture six gold, two silver medals at state

    TELL CITY - Six Tell City High School musicians earned instrumental-solo gold medals and one soloist and a brass sextet earned silver in state-level competition Saturday.

    "I got to see most of them," Music Director Barry Reasoner said Tuesday, "and they all had very good performances."

    A solo performance brings "probably the highest stress level for any musician," he added. "You really have to learn how to deal with nerves and stress."