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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Anguish & unexpected survival

    These are excepts of a memoir by Maj. Otis E. Saalman, of Branchville, who fought through the vicious battles of Bataan and in the heroic and last stand of Corregidor, P.I., which finally fell to the enemy on that fateful day of May 6, 1942, where he was captured by the Imperial Army of Japan, survived three years and three months of prison life filled with the most horrible tortuous punishment that a human being can possible go through and lived to tell the story.

     

  • Bring on the snowflakes
  • Soldier’s memoir chronicles lifetime achievements

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Korean War veteran, Tom Damin, of Tell City was recently privileged with a seat on the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, the 133rd Honor Flight Network hub, on Saturday, Nov. 3. The flight took place over one day, meeting at Evansville Airport at 5 a.m. and returning 8 p.m. It was Damin’s first time on an airplane since his Korean service.

  • Belle of Cincinnati docks in Tell City
  • Schnuck rides to victory at All-American Quarter Horse Congress

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com