• ‘Freezin’ for a reason’ in annual swim

    BOONVILLE – Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunge held its annual event  at Scales Lake in Boonville in February. The Perry County Plungers were awarded the “Most Money Raised by a Team” for the third year. They raised $8,194 this year for Special Olympics Perry County.

    On Feb. 2, there were 14 team members who ran into the icy cold waters at Scales Lake. They had to break through 3 inches of ice that day, but the outside temperature was a balmy 50 degrees.

  • Perry Central Elementary semester honors

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools has recognized its students in grades third through sixth for academic achievement during the first and second grading periods.


    First semester

    distinguished honors:

    Third grade – Haeven Barnes, Brooklyn Lautner, Bryer Mullis, Courtney Peter, Norah Seifert, Noah Shearn, Ava Wright, Kynlie Wright.

  • Tell City High School crowns homecoming royalty

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School student council hosted this year’s homecoming ceremony between the varsity and JV basketball games on Thursday, Feb. 7.  Receiving the crowns were queen, Grace Kreilein and king, Nate Kaiser.

    Senior Queen

    Candidates were:

  • Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High second quarter grading period

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools has recognized its students in grades seven through 12 for academic achievement during the second quarter grading period. Those earning a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the term were:

    Grade 12

  • PC awards January Students of the Month

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School students, Mitch Brown and Alyssa Goffinet, were recognized as January students of the month winners for the work ethic skill of commitment. Prizes for these students are sponsored by Marcy’s Restaurant.

  • William Tell Elementary second nine-weeks awards

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary has recognized students achieving academic excellence in the second grading period.



  • From the classroom to nature


    Staff Writer


    BRANCHVILLE – Peek into the classrooms at Stepping Stones Preschool and activities will seem pretty typical of early learning. But beyond the sessions of painting, reading and play, teachers there have  adopted techniques that extend beyond the wall learning.

  • Gengelbach earns bachelor’s degree from Logan University

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Alexa Elizabeth Gengelbach earned a Bachelor of Science degree in life science from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., during its Dec. 22 commencement exercises. She is a member of Lambda Kappa Chi Sorority, serves on Logan Student Government and as an education coordinator. She received a University Mission Award during the school’s awards ceremony on Dec. 21.

    Alexa is the daughter of Dean and Debbie Gengelbach of New Boston.  

  • Sheriff’s Association awarding scholarships

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone announced this week that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 $750 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

  • Applicants sought for Community Foundation scholarship program

    PERRY COUNTY – This year, donors to the Perry County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

    The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.