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  • Driver flown after truck hits tree
  • Ohio River bridge inspection Friday

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation advises motorists to be aware of temporary lane restrictions Friday on Indiana 237.

    Bridge inspections will be conducted on the Cannelton-Hawesville bridge over the Ohio River. The restrictions will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time and it is estimated the inspections will be complete by 4 p.m. that day, weather permitting.

    Flaggers will be used to control traffic on the bridge and motorists should anticipate minor delays.

  • School officials adopt anti-bullying policy

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    CANNELTON – State law requires school systems to have anti-bullying policies in place, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting Aug. 15 before securing approval on one drawn from the Indiana School Boards Association.

  • Developers eye large housing complex for Tell City’s 7th Street


    TELL CITY – If the story of Tell City’s downtown were a book, Monday would have marked the turning of a page on what could be an important new chapter.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing announced plans by an Indiana developer to construct a multimillion-dollar housing complex along Seventh Street. The four-story complex, if built, will offer 38 affordable living apartments for senior citizens and another 10 condominiums that would be offered for rent or sale privately.

  • Dale High School 1947

    Members of the Dale High School Class of 1947 gathered for a reunion Aug. 21 at the Chateau Restaurant in Mariah Hill. Pictured in the front from the left are Leoma Welsh, Helena Medcalf, Eugene Minor, Doris Hess and Winnie Emmons. Back row: Joan Trinkel, Byford Reed, Ralph Spayd, Wilda Snyder, Hilda Bertke, Mary Jane Brittingham, Roberta Jochim and Joe Wagner.

  • Social briefs, Sept. 2

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Hagan seeking donations for Down Syndrome Awareness walk

    PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness walk scheduled for Sept. 14 at Smothers Park on the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky.

    The collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops. Donations may be dropped off at the William Tell Center, 1307 11th St., Tell City, or at the home of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman, 1239 13th St., Tell City. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Brown deploys on Navy aircraft carrier

    NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Seaman Recruit Jessica L. Brown, daughter of Patricia A. Johnson of French Lick and Kent A. Brown of Troy, along with other sailors assigned aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility after the ship completed a routine transit through the Suez Canal.
    Truman is on a scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Truman deployed July 22 from Norfolk.

  • James earns associate’s degree from Illinois Central College

    EAST PEORIA, Ill. – Brian Thomas James of Leopold graduated from Illinois Central College, East Peoria, with an associate’s degree in applied science.
    More than 1,100 students met the graduation requirements to participate in the spring 2013 ceremony held May 18 in the ICC Cougar-Plex on the East Peoria campus.

  • Purdue students recognized for academic achievements, dean’s list

    WEST LAFAYETTE – About 13,600 Purdue University students earned semester honors for the spring 2013 semester.
    To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade point average and at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
    Local students earning semester honors include Andrew Helming of Birdseye, Ian Hahus of Branchville, Kaitlyn Poehlein of Tobinsport, Tory Coyle of Cannelton, Megan Kloeck of Saint Meinrad, Kory Fischer of Birdseye, Alexandra Bashor of Branchville and Neal Goffinet of Tell City.