• Education notes, Dec. 22

    McEntarfer graduates medical school
    ANGOLA – Dr. Ross McEntarfer of Angola graduated with highest honors from Indiana University School of Medicine in May and accepted a residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire.
    McEntarfer received his bachelor’s degree from DePaw University in Greencastle. He is a 2003 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Perry Central to host financial-aid workshop

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the high-school library.
    The meeting is for seniors and their parents. Tracy Adams, a financial-aid adviser at the University of Southern Indiana, will ex-plain the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid process, provide tips and answer questions about applying for financial help from any college.

  • Singing rhymes

    South Perry Head Start Classroom 1 enjoyed learning about nursery rhymes during November. The children learned the rhyme Humpty Dumpty and were able to practice rhyming words. Pictured here is Keira Woodrun singing the nursery rhyme into her microphone.

  • Student shares heritage with classmates

    Second-grader Tomo Tsuge recently read the story “The Breman Town Musicians” in Japanese to his classmates. The story is one the class is currently studying. Mary Jane Beckort, the class’ teacher, said the students enjoyed hearing the story in Japanese.

  • North Perry Head Start celebrate Thanksgiving

    LEOPOLD – Students at Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start participated in activities based on the theme of Thanksgiving in November.

    Each child invited a special person to attend skits, which the students performed, and then ended a special day with an ice cream social.
    The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance and then presented a tribute to the Native Americans and pilgrims first Thanksgiving.
    The tribute was performed by the students and narrated by teacher Cindy Lewis.

  • VU to start aid for middle-income families

    VINCENNES – Middle-income families who have struggled to qualify for college financial aid will receive a major boost this fall thanks to a new scholarship being introduced by Vincennes University. The scholarship will offer a 15-percent reduction in tuition fees for students from middle-income families in Indiana.
    According to VU officials, the new Middle-Income Hoosier Scholarship will provide needed financial assistance to under-served families and students in Indiana and reduce the debtloads of graduates.

  • Bryant nominated to honor society

    TELL CITY – Katelyn Bryant of Tell City has been nominated for membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi by Ball State University Chapter 290.

    Nomination to the society recognizes that she is among the top 10 percent of seniors in her college.
    An initiation ceremony was held Dec. 4 in the Ball State University Student Center with a reception afterward.
    Bryant is the daughter of Larry and Terri Bryant of Tell City and the granddaughter of Robert and Elva Dickman. She is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Head Start students learn about Native Americans

    During November the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities focusing on Native Americans. Students made pattern headbands and necklaces, were able to learn how to create patterns, and dressed up in Native American inspired outfits. For further information about Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start, contact Kelly Vogt or Shanna Hays at 547-9457.

  • Parents Excited About Kids Night at local schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Youth Service Bureau recently held their PEAK Night programs at William Tell and Cannelton elementary schools.

    The Early Risers Skills for Success program sponsors a Parents Excited About Kids Night once each semester.
    This semester, 57 parents, students and professionals enjoyed an evening of encouragement, which included a family meal and student-led poetry reading.

  • Dad Day at South Perry Head Start

    Students of South Perry Head Start Classroom 1 took a field trip to Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. for Dads Day in October. Students were able to see where Mulzer digs for stone, how they transport it and the workers also talked to students about what they and others can do with the stone. Pictured here are Justeena Bennett and her father, Jason Ambrose, painting her pet rock from the trip.