• Fond memories of a week teaching in Rome

    Recently, I have been reading with interest the articles of readers recalling their school days at Rome School. My memories of Rome School relate to my week of being a substitute teacher in December of 1960. 

    I was a senior at Evansville College and had just begun my Christmas vacation when Superintendent of Perry County Schools, Loren Lanman, called and asked me if I could teach fifth to eighth grade students at Rome School the following week. He would drive me to school from Cannelton and take me back home after school.

  • Mattingly asks for support on Nov. 6

    My name is Linda Mattingly and I am currently running for a position on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Please accept my apologies for not being able to attend the forum on Oct. 23 as I have a previous commitment in Colorado.  

    I have been a resident of Tell City since 1965 and graduated from Tell City High School. Being a woman and having extensive business experience in the community allows me to bring a special knowledge and expertise to the board.

  • The power of purple: let’s fight pancreatic cancer

    November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. So little emphasis in put on this deadly form of Cancer, unlike colon, prostate and breast cancer there is no screening for early detection.

    By the time a diagnosis is made, it is already in a advanced stage.

    In June of 2014 my 51-year-old son, Kevin, 6 feet 3 inches, 210 pounds, a picture of health, develops severe pain in his back. He went to the doctor and was given a prescription for a muscle relaxer.

  • Dale Women’s Organization says thanks

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to the Dale Women’s Organization for our back-to-school program. A big thank you goes to Greg Turner, Greer Neff and staff for without you folks this would have been a struggle this year.

    We cannot express our appreciation enough for what you did. To Waupaca Foundry, St. John’s Lutheran Church Women’s Group and the Spencer County Community Foundation, we appreciate you going above and beyond the call for help.

  • Rome bicentennial organizers grateful for year of support

    On behalf of the Rome Bicentennial Committee, I want to personally thank the sponsors and donors listed below for their generosity this past year. 

  • What about the jobs at Riverview Energy?

    As we await IDEM’s announcement on the draft permit approval for the Riverview Energy project, (yes, even those of us opposed to this project expect IDEM to approve the permit; IDEM has never denied a permit request) I remembered some questions that were asked to Mr. Utter at the first informational public forum that was held at the Dale Presbyterian Church Micah Center in April.

    Mr. Utter had told the gathering of 100-plus citizens that he didn’t know the answers but would get them.

  • Cannelton gym upgrades are only rumors

    A rumor has been circulating that the Cannelton City School Corp. plans to air condition the Cannelton Community Center (i.e. Gymnasium) owned by the City of Cannelton.

    This rumor is absolutely false!

    The school corporation cannot afford to pay the cost for installing an air conditioning system in said facility, which would be at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00), nor could the school corporation afford to pay the increase in cost for electricity to operate an air conditioning system.


  • Tanoos Will Work for 8th District Voters

    I want to tell you about an opportunity we have here in southern Indiana. We have an opportunity to contribute to the strength of our country. We have an opportunity to improve our own lives and the lives of our fellow citizens. We have an opportunity to restore strength, balance, and integrity to our government.

    We have an opportunity to elect William Tanoos for Congress.

  • Rick May outlines reasons for re-election bid

    Hello, my name is Rick May and I am a candidate in the upcoming election for our local school board this fall. There are five people running for three seats available. I would like to explain why I am asking for your vote.

    Currently, we have two people retiring at the end of this year, each with eight years experience. I am in the process of completing my first four year term. I respect all of the candidates running; they are to be commended for their willingness to serve, but I am the only incumbent asking for your vote.

  • Thanks for making music fest another hit

    Special thanks goes out to our entertainment: Phil the Excitement, Brandon Beard, Astro Class, The Gatwoods, Larry Mitchell, Deja Vu, Band Sold Separately, Eclectic Drive, Gabriel Flores, Joe Nobody, Tony Henning, Ryan the Lion/Silly Safaris, The Postman and the Letter Writer, The Troesch Brothers, Dr. Moody, Cory Sims, and Dirty Trixx.

    What a fantastic line-up!