• Education Pays now accepting applications

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Education Pays Student Loan Fund of Tell City/Perry County has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall, 2016, semester. Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1. 

  • William Tell Elementary participates in Disability Awareness Month
  • The world after ISTEP looks pretty good

    Craig Ladwig

    Guest Columnist


    What will the world look like after ISTEP? Not bad, actually. We lose another inane acronym and might even see some innovation and direct teacher-to-student learning.

  • Perry Central senior awarded with Chapman scholarship

    FORT WAYNE – Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced the recipients of the Chapman Scholarship. 

    Marcus Thomas of Tell City will be a 2016 graduate of Perry Central Junior-Senior High School. He is involved in National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Key Club, the English Academic Team, 4-H and the Purdue Boiler Vet Camp. Marcus plans to pursue a degree in pre-veterinary science at IPFW. Marcus is the son of David and Martha Thomas of Tell City.

  • Local businesses bring back rewards for good grades

    PERRY COUNTY – Three local businesses are reviving the practice of rewarding children who earn good grades. The surprise reward will be administered to the first 500 Perry County elementary students, which includes kindergarten through sixth grade, who pick up their prize at Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center.

    The first giveaway will take place Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. These three days are reserved for the first 350 Tell City and Cannelton students.

  • Adding up accomplishments
  • Tell City native on list of top-25 law students in the nation

    Tell City native and University of Hawaii law student Katherine “Kaki” Vessels has been chosen as one of 25 Students of the Year picked from more than 200 American Bar Association-accredited law schools across the nation.

    The Student of the Year honor is a new feature in the spring issue of “The National Jurist” prelaw magazine that highlights exceptionally talented, dedicated and community-minded law students.

    Vessels is the daughter of Dr. William Marcrum and Patti Marcrum.

  • Tell City chorus singers receive gold rating, qualify for state competition

    TELL CITY – All three Tell City High School Chorus members who competed received gold ratings at district and qualified to compete at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Vocal Solo competition, was held at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis Feb. 20.

    Singers were judged in 9 categories. Just missing a gold rating by a half point each were Juniors Rebecca and Leah.

  • Educators, others invited to March 10 retirement workshop

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Retired Teachers Association is sponsoring a retirement workshop Thursday, March 10, for first-year teachers up through retiring educators as well as public-service employees who want to understand the retirement process and planning.

    The meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at William Tell Elementary School.

    Presenters will be Jennifer Lowery with the Indiana Public Employees Retirement System and Joe Kelly, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley.

  • Sonshine to hold open house events

    EVANSTON – SonShine Early Learning Ministry will hold Preschool Open House events March 1, and March 10, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children who will be 3 years old by Aug. 1, and completely potty trained, are eligible for preschool.