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  • Tell City ISTEP scores set records

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City elementary and high-school students set records on their 2013 Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus exams, logging scores that were at or near the best in school history and among the highest in southwest Indiana.

    Overall results at Tell City High School were the best ever, Principal Brad Ramsey said, with William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble reporting scores that trailed only last year’s record results.

  • Fire destroys Capers restaurant

    TELL CITY – A building that towered over Tell City’s downtown for more than a century was destroyed early Monday by a fire that left little more than its walls standing.

    Capers restaurant, located at Main and Mozart streets, was destroyed by the blaze, which as dawn broke, was still being fought by firefighters from several departments. No one was injured but the three-story building, constructed in 1894 by the city’s Odd Fellows lodge and for many years a mens clothing store, was gutted.

  • Jarboe recognized for 10 years of service for K of C Insurance

    PERRY COUNTY – Tim Jarboe, a field agent for the Knights of Columbus Insurance – Clint Spaulding Agency, was recognized for his 10 years of service to the agency recently.

    His territory covers those southern Indiana councils including Tell City, Corydon, St. Meinrad, Santa Claus, Ferdinand and the newly established council in St. Anthony.

  • Tell City royalty

    Logan Flannagan and Clint Waninger were crowned queen and king during homecoming ceremonies held before the Tell City varsity football game again North Posey Oct. 4.

    They were accompanied by the crown carriers Lydia Hollinden and Owen Henrickson.

  • Brescia University hosts Law School Day

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Brescia University will welcome representatives from all three law schools in Kentucky from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15. The Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, and the College of Law at the University of Kentucky will each have representatives on campus for a presentation and question and answer session.

  • Epic Glow run in Ferdinand Saturday

    FERDINAND – As a part of Primitive Days and in conjunction with and prior to the last Community Movie Night of the season at the 18th Street Park, Ferdinand will host its first Epic Glow 5K Fun Run Saturday.
    The all-ages event will feature a run or walk at your own pace “glowing” trip through the 18th Street Park’s trail system, entertainment by Daniel Epperson and random drawing of prizes. The evening will culminate on the softball field with the Town of Ferdinand’s final Community Movie Night of the season.

  • No-scare tours added to third annual ‘Trail of Terror’

     LINCOLN CITY – The third annual Trail of Terror consists of a new theme and a no-scare hour.
    In partnership with the Lincoln Amphitheatre and Friends of Lincoln State Park, the theme for the Trail of Terror this year is “Creatures of the Night.” The scenes consist of bats in a cave, ghouls, vampires and zombies. The Trail of Terror will begin in Lincoln Amphitheatre’s cast house and wind the woods of Lincoln State Park to complete the haunted trail.  

  • Local Ball State dean’s list student announced

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated or were included on the dean’s list during the summer 2013 semester.
    Deidra Dickerson of Leopold was named to the dean’s list for the summer semester.

  • Tell City High School Class of 1950

    The Tell City High School Class of 1950 gathered Sept. 7 at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City for a class reunion.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Sharon Heitkemper Caulfield, Ruth Kellems Peter, Beula Malone James, Eula Malone Smith and Mary L. Parker Poehlein. In the second row are Jennie Gramelspacher, Charles Geene, Marietta Klueh Melberg, Jean Montgomery Rust, Marvin Howell, Cecil Mallory and James Johnson.

  • Reunions, Oct. 10

    CHS 1973
    CANNELTON – The 1973 graduating class of Cannelton High School will hold its 40th reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, at the Iron Gate Pizza on Taylor Street in Cannelton.
    Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP so organizers will know how many to expect. Each person will pay for their own food and drinks.
    Be sure to share this information with any other classmate you may be in touch with to help get the word out.
    For more information or to RSVP, contact Earla Williams at 719-1012.

    CHS 1963