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Today's News

  • Musical Commodores earn awards at qualifying event

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – All of her students earned gold ratings at qualifying solo-and-ensemble competition and one advanced to the state level to capture a silver rating, Perry Central Community School Music Director Andrea Clark said.

    By earning gold Feb. 15 at Southridge High School, junior Alicia Hartweck qualified to compete at the state level March 1. Only those who achieve the rating while playing music from the most difficult of four levels advance to state.

  • The calendar says it’s spring, at last

    A pair of Canada geese court in a lake near New Boston this week. March has shown signs of spring but winter has seemed unwilling to let go with light snow Sunday night and early Monday. Spring officially arrives today.

  • Bills authored by state Sen. Young will become law

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Richard D. Young Jr. (D-Milltown) proposed several bills during the recently adjourned legislative session that were approved by the Indiana General Assembly and are expected to be signed into law by the governor.

    Most new laws will become effective July 1. Young’s initiatives address a variety of issues, including agriculture, small business and veterans.

  • Tell City schools kickball tourney April 6

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a kickball tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Tell City softball fields. The event is sponsored by the Tell City Junior-Senior After Prom Committee and all money raised will be used for after-prom prizes.

    Cost is $40 per team if registered by Wednesday, April 2. Game-day registration will be $50 per team. Teams must have eight players on the roster with no more than 10 total players. Only eight players will be on the field at one time.

  • Register to vote by April 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Monday, April 7, is the last day to register to vote for the primary election to be held May 6. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www. indianavoters.com.

  • Scheduling of city’s spring cleanup, Cannelcades set

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s street commissioner announced this year’s city-wide “spring clean-up” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, will be April 7-11.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection will remain the same this year, David Marsh said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and council March 10.

  • Tell City annexation and situational politics

    JACK JOYCE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    What we have here is “situational politics,” a belief that the end justifies the means. For two or perhaps three decades, Tell City politicians have discussed the imperative of annexation but the dominant political party has never gained the political courage to actually vote for an annexation ordinance.

    There is basically one reason. The local rural electrification cooperative, currently known as Southern Indiana Power.

  • 4-H to serve dinner, auction donated items April 5 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – 4-H has a long, rich history in Perry County. For the past 100 years, 4-H youth have been learning life skills. In its beginning, 4-H’ers learned basic techniques of everyday life. Sewing, gardening, canning and all aspects of farm life were the main projects offered.

    Today, those basic life skills are still taught, but the projects offered are much broader. Members can now also choose projects such as aerospace, crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and photography. Currently, Perry County 4-H has 314 members working on 1,138 projects.

  • St. Joseph’s Table set for March 30

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host its third annual St. Joseph’s Table Sunday, March 30, at the St. Paul parish hall at 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    The St. Joseph’s Table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph and is a celebration of the family. This year’s St. Joseph’s Table will include a buffet consisting of turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, dessert and a drink.

  • Senator’s staff to listen to preserve, veterans’ stories

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced last week that his staff will host a Veterans History Project event Wednesday, March 26, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Area veterans are encouraged to attend in order to have their stories recorded.

    The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording their personal narratives.