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Achievements

  • Knies earns her PHR recertification

    PERRY COUNTY – Joan Eckerle Knies, Crisis Connection community education specialist, received her recertification as a Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute effective until December 2012. She received her original certification in December 1994.

  • Gymnasts earn top awards

  • Freeman returns home from Iraq

    TELL CITY – First Lt. Wendy Freeman returned to Tell City following a 10-month deployment to Iraq with the U.S. Army Re-serves.
    She was a member of the 367th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment stationed at Contingency Operating Base Basra, located in southern Iraq. She worked in the public-affairs office for the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard and later for the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division. Freeman would escort various news media throughout southern Iraq.

  • 4-H holds celebration; honors youth, Leaders

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H members and leaders were honored Sunday, Nov. 14 during the annual Perry County 4-H Celebration in which the group enjoyed two movies, popcorn and cola floats.
    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Jobst.
    The following were honored for specific project areas:
    Rhett Baumeister: Community Service, Forestry, Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership
    Ryan Baumeister: Forestry

  • FFA students to compete Dec. 11

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central FFA Forestry Team will compete in the State Forestry Career Development Event judging contest, Dec. 11 at Purdue University.
    Team members are Callie Poehlein, Hillary Hubert, Crystal Peter and Kaitlyn Poehlein.
    The team won this honor by placing sixth in the Area Career Development Event. Career Development Events are designed to encourage youth to learn all they can about a specific topic. They learn to identify forestry specimens. They must also complete a quiz on this topic.

  • Tell City native elected Virginia Theatre president

    RADFORD, Va. – Wesley Young, son of Brenda Lee, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City, was recently elected president of the Virginia Theatre Association.
    This organization was formed in the 1970s to foster, encourage and assist in the practice and study of theatre on all levels and is a major advocate for the arts in Virginia.
    The election took place at the general business meeting during VTA’s annual conference in Reston, VA, Oct. 28-31.

  • Powers graduates from army basic training

    FORT BENNING, Ga. – Pvt. Jakob A. Powers, formerly of Tell City, of B Company, Second Battalion, 19th infantry Regiment, completed Army basic training and infantry school in Fort Benning. He trained at the base from June 18 to Sept. 24 in Foxtrot Company. He will be based at Fort Bliss, Texas.
    Power is a graduate of Daviess County High School and the son of Allan and Stephanie Powers of Utica, Ky., and the late Connie Wheatley. He has two brothers, Clint Duke and Austin Powers and two step-sisters, Taylor Kratzer and Kendall Powers.

  • Poehlein graduates basic training

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. – Private Mark S. Poehlein, of E Company, Third Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, recently completed basic Army Reserves combat training at Fort Jackson.
    He was in training from May 18 until Aug. 5 with the E-13 second platoon, “Mad Dawgs.”
    Poehlein, 17, is a senior and football player at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.
    He is a son of Tammy and Tom Sanders and Mark and Debbie Poehlein, all of Tell City. He has one sister, Emily Poehlein, and one brother, Colton Sanders.