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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: New education standards require contemplation

    An effort to put together new academic standards for Indiana schools continues, as does the move away from Common Core State Standards.

    The Indiana State Board of Education is working to develop kindergarten-through-12th grade standards for Indiana separate from Common Core. Our desire is that the standards be challenging and realistic. But just as the old saying goes that a camel is a horse designed by committee, danger exists for the workability of the standards the state board is amassing.

  • EDITORIAL: Another step forward for downtown development

    Word of rental-housing tax credits awarded last week to a future project in downtown Tell City is good news for our community and Perry County. A healthy vibrant downtown is what every city needs and for Tell City, the multimillion project known as River Pointe will bring not only development and construction jobs to the city, but people.

  • Interviews scheduled for superintendent candidates

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board has set interviews for prospective candidates for schools superintendent. The board will meet in closed session over the next week to interview candidates.

    The News reported last month that 16 people applied for the position. The board met Feb. 25 to narrow the field down to several candidates whom they plan to interview.

    Under a timeline prepared by the board last year, the board will choose two finalists, along with two alternates.

  • Tobinsport man charged

    TOBINSPORT – A weeklong investigation resulted in the arrest Wednesday of a Tobinsport man and the seizure of nearly one and a half pounds of marijuana.

  • Tuesday timber-industry tour will include prison visit

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s 44th annual timber-industry tour and banquet Tuesday. This year’s tour includes an opportunity to visit Branchville Correctional Facility and tour their woodworking and forestry programs.

  • Edward Jones Financial’s Jon Scheer opens second branch

    TELL CITY – Veteran Edward Jones Financial adviser Jon Scheer has announced that he has opened a new Edward Jones office at 435 Main St. in Tell City. The new office is the second Edward Jones branch for Tell City and opened in January.

    Scheer has been working with financial adviser Kelly Malone to serve investors throughout the Perry County area. Malone will continue serving investors from the office that Scheer established in 1989 at 615 Main St. in Tell City.

  • Cannelton residents: Want free money for home repair?

    CANNELTON – Cannelton homeowners are encouraged to apply for funding to help them make repairs to their houses, people working to obtain that money have said several times.

    Their most recent urging came during a special meeting of the city’s common council Feb. 24, when Tony Pappano explained procedures that will be followed if an application for a community-development block grant is successful.

  • Interns describe benefits of their work experiences

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “All I hear is that we are in a dire need of a skilled workforce,” Jim Heck said at the Perry County Development Corp. annual meeting Feb. 20.

    “I’m in about 12 counties; my workforce board covers nine,” the executive director for WorkOne Southwest told the audience of business and government officials gathered at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. “Every county that I’m in, they talk to me about … need(ing) for a skilled workforce.”

  • Math champs

    Students of William Tell Elementary School competed against six other area schools Thursday during the 18th annual Indiana Academic Math Bowl presented by Purdue University.

    The event was hosted by Lincoln Trail Elementary School near Lamar. William Tell students took first place in the competition, scoring 25 out of 32 possible points.

  • Public to comment on city’s annexation plans today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will hear public comments this evening on a proposed annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

    The hearing is open to the public and will be part of the city council’s monthly meeting. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the upstairs council chambers at City Hall.

    The council won’t vote on an annexation ordinance until its April meeting.