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Today's News

  • Benefit for Randall Tanner April 19

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will hold a benefit euchre tourney for Randall "Randy" Tanner April 19.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with games at 7. Cost is $5 at the door with games costing 25 cents. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be available.

    For more information call Becky Howell at 836-2727.

    Tanner was diagnosed with two types of lung cancer and has no insurance to help with medical bills. All money donated will go to medical bills and expenses.

  • Red Cross to hold two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have two blood drives this month in Tell City.

    The public can donate blood from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wal-Mart and from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Identification must be presented.

  • CPR, first aid class set for March 31

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have a CPR and first aid class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For more information or questions call Gerald Davis at (270) 295-3641.

  • Newton part of project for Homeland Security

    MUNCIE - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is putting its trust in Ball State University public relations student Megan Newton of Tell City, who is part of a team developing the agency's crisis communications.

    Under the leadership of Robert Pritchard, an associate professor of journalism who directs the university's public-relations program, a seven-member student team from Cardinal Communications is currently researching and assembling a crisis communications protocol for IDHS.

  • Renaissance sponsoring lip-sync contest

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Renaissance class is sponsoring its first lip-sync contest at 7 p.m. April 11 in the high-school auditorium. Students and staff members will lip-sync songs of their choice and be judged by school staff and community members.

    The winning group will receive an award for the best skit. Group members are encouraged to wear costumes and perform dance routines while lip-syncing.

    Admission $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Archers tie for 2nd in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY - Justin Alvarez, Jessie Lawalin, Matt Sabelhaus and James Payne won their weight classes to lead Tell City to a tie for second place in the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City and Pike Central each scored 201 points, eight behind champion Heritage Hills.

    Payne pinned all three of his opponents in the heavyweight class.

    He nailed John Johnson of Gibson Southern in 11 seconds and Dalton Miller of Pike Central in 11.7 seconds to reach the finals.

  • Huber on Indiana all-star ballot

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central guard Nick Huber is on the Indiana All-Star ballot for the annual Indiana vs. Kentucky senior basketball all-star series.

    Huber is one of 114 players on the ballot released Wednesday by The Indianapolis Star, the Indiana game's sponsor.

    Huber averaged 20.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and hit 83.0 percent of his free throws this season, leading the Commodores in all three categories.

  • Tell City girls strong in throws, distance races

    TELL CITY - Despite a lack of numbers, Tell City girls track coach Katie Chinn hopes her team's strength in the throws and distance races will offset a lack of experienced sprinters.

    The Marksmen have 16 girls on their roster, one more than last year but three fewer than the previous year.

    "We'll probably be strongest in the throws and distance events," said Chinn, in her first year as head coach after serving as assistant coach the last two years.

  • Perry Central boys set sights on sectional title

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central boys track coach Jason Barnett would like for his team to win the PLAC title for the third year in a row.

    But "winning the sectional is probably our main goal," he said. "We've never won one in boys track at our school."

    He has 32 boys on the roster, "the most we've ever had," he noted. And "they've been really working hard - as hard as we can considering the weather (rain and snow have forced some practices indoors)."

  • Balanced Marksmen aiming for PAC title

    TELL CITY - Coach Chris Hollinden thinks Tell City's boys track team has enough balance to win its first conference title in 14 years.

    The Marksmen have a deep team again, with 38 boys. It's even pretty balanced by classes, with 12 seniors and 13 freshmen.

    The Marksmen have climbed from seventh to third to second in the PAC in Hollinden's first three years as coach.

    Now Hollinden thinks they should be favored to win it, though they might not have as many individual standouts as they've had in some years.