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Today's News

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  • Problem laden, ISTEP reports delayed again

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – As school administrators, teachers and students statewide gear up for the new ILEARN standardized testing that will take place this spring, they are also being hampered by old problems. The state Department of Education recently put a hold on results from last school year’s Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress.

  • Man accused of posing as safety official sentenced

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – David Templin, the Tell City man arrested in March for impersonating a first responder and a month later, for escape, has been sentenced to four years with the Indiana Department of Correction.

    Templin was sentenced Thursday by Judge Lucy Goffinet on charges of impersonating a public servant and resisting law enforcement. The final sentencing agreement, as of Friday, had not yet been signed by the judge.

  • Bidding closes for former refinery property

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Noble named district Elementary Principal of the Year

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Longtime William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble will be honored as the Indiana Association of School Principals 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year for District 11. She will receive her award during a ceremony Sunday, Nov. 18.

  • Marksmen Marching show artistic play on ‘The Scream’

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Marksmen Marching have developed an arts infused program this year titled, “Edvard Munch’s The Scream.” Overall, it expresses artist Edvard Munch’s journal entry on his renowned painting of the same name, which, according to Munch, is the “enormous infinite scream of nature.”

  • SR 66 closed at Poison Creek

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Indiana 66 over Poison Creek for bridge repairs, a project that will fully close the highway for at least four months.

    The closing, which is between Derby and Rome, caught many people off guard when work began Monday and raised concerns from tourism officials since the closing will impact visitors trying to reach Rome for its bicentennial activities in early October and other fall tour events.

  • Highway 545 Bash to celebrate history of Fulda, Kratzburg and Huffman Mill

    FULDA – The communities of Fulda and Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church, Kratzburg and Huffman Mill will host a special event to commemorate the county’s bicentennial beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Dubbed, Highway 545 Bash, the festival will last long into the night with live entertainment, food and the opportunity to revisit the community’s long history.

  • Rome Bicentennial Days Oct. 6-7

    Plans are taking shape for the community of Rome’s Bicentennial Days, set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. Also planned is a reunion of anyone who lived in Rome, attended school there or who has family ties.

  • Thomas’ article about fake is ... well, fake news

    JIM ADKINS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Jason Thomas’ article about fake news is fake news. Thomas’ contention that the public trust in the main stream media or MSM “is on the rise,” is as fake as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny (sorry kids). Thomas has cried foul over President Trump describing news outlets as “fake.” The trouble for Thomas is this: most Americans agree with the president.