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Today's News

  • Spencer County Octoberfest set for Saturday at fairgrounds

    GRANDVIEW – Saturday’s Spencer County Octoberfest will ring in autumn with pageants, crafts, an auction and demolition derby.

    Activities will take place at the county fairgrounds, one mile north of Grandview. Gate admission is $5 per person and children under 6 will be admitted at no charge.

    Registration for the Octoberfest pageants is at noon. with the contest at 1.

    The Monster Smash Derby will begin at 4 p.m. in the derby arena. There will be events for riding mowers, trucks, big cars and minis.

  • October pilgrimages to begin Sunday at Monte Cassino

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the four Sundays in October.

    Each pilgrimage will begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service will end with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn.

    Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    •  Oct. 5, the Rev. Noël Mueller OSB, “Mary, Virgin of Mercy”

  • Hagedorn promoted to vice president at PCDC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has announced that Carol Hagedorn has been named vice president of community and economic development.

  • School board reduces 2015 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton School Board approved at a regular meeting Aug. 21 a resolution reducing spending from the 2014 budget.

    Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. explained that if a school corporation will not spend all of the money budgeted for a fund, the budget has to be reduced.

  • Cannelton City Schools’ student count rises

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. said during an Aug. 21 school-board meeting it appeared the school corporation’s student population would be higher this year than last.

    It turned out better than he predicted.

    The superintendent told the board he had to estimate the corporation’s student population, including kindergarten and vocational students, in June in order to be paid for the second half of the year, and came up with 215.

  • Ordination Day

    An image from J.T. Hills’ ordination Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. He was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ and installed as the church’s pastor.

    Hills, who began discerning a vocation about five years ago, said the ceremony was a culmination of a lifelong journey.

  • Tell City band places third

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen placed third out of six bands competing in Class A Saturday at the Evansville North Invitational.

    According to scores posted at indianamarching.com, they missed earning second place by less than half a point.

    “It was a pretty good show,” Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday. “We did the first three full movements; there are four parts to our show.”

  • March for Babies event is Sunday

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Courtney and Ross Brown’s four children, Trinity, BrookLynn, Peyton and Jaxon, are eager to don their tennis shoes for Sunday’s Perry-Spencer March for Babies walk in Tell City. Registration for the walk will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will get underway at 2.

    Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes and its goals of ensuring that every baby is born healthy and at full-term.

  • Perry Central takes second, fourth at band competitions

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen placed third out of six bands competing in Class A Saturday at the Evansville North Invitational.

    According to scores posted at indianamarching.com, they missed earning second place by less than half a point.

    “It was a pretty good show,” Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday. “We did the first three full movements; there are four parts to our show.”

  • Homecoming king and queen

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School crowned this year’s football homecoming king and queen, Sebastian Sturgeon and Mercedes Mendez, during Friday night’s game against Southridge