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Today's News

  • Tell City Hall of Fame loses 2 more members

    I was in favor of Tell City High School's starting its athletic hall of fame for several reasons long before it became a reality in 2004.

    For one, it should make current Marksman athletes aware that the school has a rich athletic tradition.

    But the biggest reason is it gives former superstar players and coaches a chance to reminisce with their fans and be the recipients of applause in Tell City's gym one final time.

    The importance of that is felt more keenly when a member of the school's hall of fame passes away.

  • Tell City finishes 1-2 in southwest regional

    TELL CITY - Clay County rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to beat Tell City 7-5 in the age-15 Babe Ruth southwest regional state tourney Sunday evening.

    That eliminated Tell City from the six-team, double-elimination tourney with a 1-2 record.

    Tell City also lost a close game to Clay County 7-5 in the first round Friday but came back to rout Bloomington 16-0 Sunday afternoon.

    Tell City made only one error against Clay County Sunday until the ninth inning and then committed three.

  • Schweizer Fest presents 1776

    History, music merge on Schweizer stage

    The story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme, will serve as a just kickoff to Tell City's sesquicentennial.

    The Schweizer Fest Inc. production of 1776 opens Thursday, July 31 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3, in the Tell City High School Auditorium. The curtain lifts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member or by calling 547-7563 or 547-6156.

  • Tell City beats state's No. 2 for tourney title

    TELL CITY - Trent Rainey hit .933 with five home runs as Tell City's age-10 baseball all-stars won the Bloomington Invitational last weekend.

    Tell City went undefeated in the six-team tourney, winning all three of its pool games and then going 2-0 in the single-elimination bracket.

    Tell City beat the Edgewood Chaos 10-9 for the title as Rainey went 3 for 4, including a two-run homer in the first inning.

    Eli Stewart also had three hits and Reed Goffinet and Hunter Rowe each added two.

    Rainey pitched three innings that game, striking out eight.

  • Hot wheels
  • County leaders reappoint 3 redevelopment officials

    School board gets advisory seat; county council will pick 2 more

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to reappoint three current members of the county's redevelopment commission as their designees to that body to comply with a new mandate imposed by House Enrolled Act 1001.

  • Leopold field day

    Tuesday's No-Till Field Day and picnic sponsored by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District drew visitors to Randy and Teresa Rennie's farm near Leopold. Jim Kaiser, a retired University of Illinois extension specialist, spoke on pasture and livestock management. Other topics for discussion were various tillage options available to farmers, soil stewardship and alternative crops.

  • Sudsy fundraiser

    Members of the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen wash cars Saturday to raise money as the band prepares to launch its new season. A kickoff party is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Mulzer's Camp west of Troy.

  • City council vacates street

    Resident fears action would affect emergency access

    CANNELTON - Despite a protest from an adjacent landowner, Cannelton Common Council members voted in a public hearing July 14 to vacate a portion of the city's Richardson Street.

    "My concern is the people living above me," said George Markline, who resides at 15 Clifton Heights. "If something happens, fire equipment can't get to them or they can't get out. There are kids up there, plus adults. I fear for the safety of children and adults if something should happen."

  • 'Boot camp' turns Cannelton students on to technology

    Cannelton School Board reorganizes, welcomes new member

    CANNELTON - One student decided she wants to attend Vincennes University and two others "said they definitely want to go into engineering" after attending a technology-and-robotics "boot camp" at the southwestern-Indiana school, Principal Ginger Conrad said July 16.

    Five participated in the week-long camp, sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Network for Education, she explained during a regular school-board meeting.