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  • Table-sized tablet coming to library, with kids’ games

    TELL CITY – An interactive table will enhance children’s fun at the library. Perry County Public Library Tell City has purchased a PLAY Interactive Game Table, having been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant in the amount of $6,152 through the Indiana State Library. Table delivery takes approximately five weeks, and should arrive at the library by the end of September.

  • A home for feathered friends

    Wood ducks calling Perry County home will find improved nesting odds in coming years, thanks to the talents of Perry Central students and members of the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl.

    Students in Josh Craney’s beginning building trades class turned lumber, screws and sheet metal into nesting boxes for local woods ducks. The cedar lumber, which is resistant to rot, and other supplies were purchased by members of Four Oaks Delta Waterfowl. The building trades students took designs for the boxes, cut the wood and metal for roofs and measured and affixed the poles.

  • Archer with local ties earns national title

    HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson County High School junior with ties to Tell City recently won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery State Championship. Following up that near perfect showing, Dalton Hinkle, 17, grandson of William and Joy Hinkle of Tell City, went on to also capture top honors May 12 at the National Archery in Schools Program.

    The latter showcase included more than 14,000 students from 35 states. Cash scholarships were awarded to the top 16 individual shooters and top three teams.

  • Schnuck rides to victory at All-American Quarter Horse Congress

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

  • Bring on the snowflakes
  • Perry Central outlines goals of grading system

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – A presentation on Perry Central School’s effective grading practices highlighted the school board meeting on Monday, with Tara Bishop explaining the grading shift to board members. A grading practices administration team began in 2008 with research and discussions on systems that would better represent the students’ learning. The current grading system went into practice during the 2011-12 school year, first in grades kindergarten through sixth, then later into the upper grades.

  • New graduation standards coming to local schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Gone are the days when simply passing classes will earn students a high school diploma. Aside from the core curriculum of study, there is also state required testing that goes into that commencement mix. And starting with next year’s incoming crop of high schoolers, who will collectively be known as the Class of 2023, there will be many more requirements of them in order to march to the tunes of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

  • Cannelton’s community center building group to disband

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Twenty-two years ago the Cannelton Municipal Building Corp. was formed with one mission, to oversee funding for the development of a new community center. Now more than two decades later, with bonds paid in full, the building corporation is set to dissolve.

  • Library board sets sights of future events promotion

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Library employees and associates are planning a trip to Harwood Institute in Indianapolis, which will teach new outreach methods for libraries to better partner with communities. It will be a three-day program in March that will allow for up to five people to attend, with the library director required to participate. Director John Mundy stated they will offer the open spaces to library employees as the event gets closer.

  • Police department to place reserves on school buses

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will begin assigning reserve officers to randomly travel on Tell City-Troy Township school buses, providing another tool in being able to identify motorists who ignore bus stop arms and commit other significant traffic violations that endanger students.

    Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin approached the city’s board of public works and safety Nov. 5 about the plan to occasionally place uniformed reserves aboard buses on morning and afternoon runs.