PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will lower the level of several of the Middle Fork lakes this summer to work on the dams. Indian, Saddle and Tipsaw Lakes are all scheduled to have routine work on the dams and valves.
Saddle Lake may begin to be draw downs this week. The other lakes should be done by the end of August. Work on the dams may be through September, depending on rain events.
Forest Engineer Brad Lidell explained that it takes two to three weeks to do the maintenance on each dam.
EVANSVILLE—Tell City had enough players for a team score but Bosse didn’t as they met in a season-opening girls golf match Monday.
Bosse’s only golfer, Isabella McGregor, shot 58 for medalist honors.
She finished one stroke ahead of Tell City’s Alex Lawalin and Kyra Gentry, who each shot 59.
Newcomers Kenzie Burgess and Abby Lawalin each shot 70 to complete Tell City’s scoring.
Tell City will host Forest Park Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 10 bad serves but used good serving down the stretch to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-23, 25-9 in volleyball Tuesday.
The Commodores made six bad serves in the second game and Cannelton built leads of 18-12 and 21-14, the latter when Nicole Harris made a soft but well-placed kill.
Perry Central’s Payton Emmons served six consecutive points to tie the score 21-21, though.
TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls cross country team has only six runners, but the sophomore-dominated squad has potential.
Alex Blankenship, one of four sophomores on the team, just missed making all-conference last year when she placed 11th in the PAC meet.
She was the Marksmen’s top finisher in the sectional, where she placed 22nd.
“She’s got a lot of natural ability and she’s just kind of starting to realize that,” said Tell City Coach Katie Weyer.
On behalf of the Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township Schools, we would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back to school cookouts. The turnouts were greatly supported countywide by thousands of students and families.
Everyone enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.
Another school year is underway for students, parents and educators across Indiana. Our house is now quieter with our sixth-grader, two high school sophomores and college freshman all heading back to the classroom.
My wife also returned to school as the librarian, which I always admire, even if it does leave me feeling a bit left out.
We can all take extra steps to ensure our students are safe throughout the school year.