Today's News

  • Atwell hopes to field freshman grid team

    Friday 25 Tell City football players signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the next level.

    Wait a minute, you say: Tell City’s never had that many players sign with colleges in one year.

    You’re right, but these were eighth grade players signing letters pledging to new Tell City varsity coach Travis Atwell that they will continue to play football next year.

    “I’m trying to get them to stick with football between middle school and high school because that’s where we’re losing them,” said Atwell.

  • Froehlich wins third wrestling MVP award

    TELL CITY—Dylan Froehlich was the only repeat Most Valuable Player award winner at Tell City’s winter sports banquet Monday.

    Froehlich won the wrestling MVP award outright for the second year in a row and shared it with Greg Batie two years ago.

    Froehlich also won three other wrestling awards Monday.

    Freshman McKenzie Hayes was named the MVP in girls basketball and won three other awards in that sport.

    Senior Nick Bower and sophomore Amanda Wagner were chosen the most valuable boys and girls swimmers.

  • Archers claim PAC wrestling title

    FORT BRANCH—Mason Waninger, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and Spenser Beard won individual titles to help Tell City win the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Archers scored 306 points, 54 more than runner-up Gibson Southern.

    Beard pinned all three of his opponents to win the 145-pound weight class.

    He pinned Davin Songer of Southridge in 1:19, Tyler Higginson of North Posey in 1:17, and Kyle Gibson of Gibson Southern in 0:52.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    Boys Varsity & JV Baseball


      2    South Spencer    H    4:30

      5    Forest Park JV (DH)    T    4:15

      6    Corydon Central    H    5:30

      7    North Harrison    H    4:30

    10    North Posey    T    11:00

    12    Tecumseh    T    5:00

  • Flynn makes academic all-state team

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s A.J. Flynn has been named to the academic all-state wrestling team by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association.

    To be eligible for the honor a wrestler must have been a regional qualifier and be a senior with at least a 3.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    Flynn finished the season with a 12-5 record and advanced to the semistate despite a recurring shoulder injury.

    In the classroom he has compiled a 3.98 GPA and is ranked third in his class. He scored a 2060 on the SAT.

  • Perry Central wins indoor 3200 relay

    TERRE HAUTE—Perry Central won the boys 3200-meter relay at the Sullivan Indoor Classic track meet last Thursday.

    Eric Scheiber, Noah Gatwood, Ian Bashor and Michael Ersnt ran it in 8:47 to beat the eight other teams there.

    That qualified the Commodores for the Hoosier State Relays, to be held at Purdue University’s track this Saturday.

    Competition there will be divided into two divisions based on school enrollments. Perry Central will run in the smaller-school race at 1 p.m. Perry County time.

  • Agriculture special section available here

    Our 2010 Perry County Agriculture special section is available on this site.

    To read it, simply click on "Special Sections" in the blue bar near the top of the page, then on Perry County Agriculture. It's in Adobe's .pdf format.

    If you don't already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can get it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader.

  • Library boards discuss possible consolidation

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members learned during their monthly meeting March 3 that Cannelton Public Library was considering the option of consolidating with the TC-PC Library. In an e-mail sent to Library Director Larry Oathout March 1, Cannelton Library Board Director Sally Walker informed him that the board there had voted to investigate the possibility of merging the two libraries into one. To begin the merger, Oathout explained, both library boards would have to approve a "resolution to plan for a merger" at their nex

  • Former bank employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft and forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.  Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, who was fired from the bank March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.  The criminal investigation began when bank officials notified the police department about the unauthorized withdrawals.

  • Young protests removal of mobile home

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III accused Mayor Smokey Graves last Monday of acting improperly in treating two property owners differently. The city demanded that one pay $1,000 per month for violating appearance rules while it paid to have someone else's cleaned up.  Graves said the board of public works agreed to allow a contractor to clear an abandoned mobile home and what he called "a short window of opportunity" opened to remove it at half of a cost he'd been quoted. "I'd requested the cost to the city,&q