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  • Officer ‘Poppy’ signs off
  • Booth boost

    First-grader Kennedy Blankenship gets help reaching a lever necessary to dunk teacher April Susnjara during a student kickoff Friday for Olweus anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School.

    Counselor Sally Wolfe said the carnival games, relay races, hula-hooping and other playground activities promoted teamwork, respect, cooperation, patience and other life skills that tie into the anti-bullying theme. They will be emphasized in daily announcements, teachers will offer weekly reminders and a speaker will be scheduled later to reinforce the instruction.

  • Perry Central’s 2012 budget set for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Other than a slightly reduced general fund that reflects anticipated cuts in state funding, Perry Central Community School Corp.’s 2012 budget looks much like this year’s.

    “About everything is similar to what we advertised last year,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Events to detail, launch Hometown program

    TELL CITY – Two public events, an informational meeting and a carnival-like celebration, will kick off Perry County’s participation in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce completed the successful application for the program and a steering committee has been laying groundwork for the kickoff, said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    An informational meeting on the program will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Five-year bike ride nears end in Tell City

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A man close to completing a five-year bicycle journey in honor of a soldier killed in Iraq passed through this area Wednesday, stopping for a meal at Julie’s Tell Street Café.

    “I’m doing it for Keith and Carolyn Maupin,” Benjamin Best said as he awaited his breakfast order.

  • Even in down economy, tax sale drawing interest

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The sluggish economy, high gas prices and stubbornly high unemployment haven’t reduced interest in the county’s tax sale of delinquent properties.

    The public sale of more than 80 properties will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday. “We’ve seen a good bit of interest, from people coming in and wanting to use our mapping system to see where the properties are, as well as people wanting to know if they can still keep properties out of the sale,” County Auditor Connie Berger said.

  • Gengelbach recognized

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  • Tell City’s Ivy Tech marks 30 big years

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Schweizer Fest week added a day of festivities last month with an evening program and public celebration marking the 30th anniversary of Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus. An Aug. 9 program in City Hall Park honored city officials who worked to bring the local campus to the community three decades ago, as well as those who have and continue to support its presence and programs.

    A plaque was presented to Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing to recognize the city and citizens for supporting higher education.

  • Setting boundaries

    Editor’s Note: This article is part of a regular Hoosier Happenings update on events and programs taking place in the Hoosier National Forest. This installment was provided by Jake Korngable, a surveying assistant.

    With approximately 1,400 miles of property lines in the Hoosier National Forest, it is inevitable that there would be boundary-line issues. Our primary goal is keeping these issues to a minimum.

  • Riverwalk Taster’s Fest set for Sept. 10

    JASPER – The fifth annual Anderson Woods Taster’s Fest is scheduled for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 10 along the Riverwalk in Jasper. The Taster’s Fest features wine and food samples offered by area restaurants and wineries.