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Today's News

  • Reminiscing . . .

    A picture from Cannelton grade school of students in 1915 was recently shared with the News staff.

  • Conner – Hines

    Abbey Conner of Tell City and Steve Hines of Sioux Falls, S.D., were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

    The bride is the daughter of Tim and Harriet Conner of Tell City and the granddaughter of Bill and Joan Conner of Tell City. Mr. Hines is the son of Kim Hines and Tom Hines of Sioux Falls.
    The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Gerald Kirkhoff.

  • TC Hall of Fame induction to be different

    The Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s eight previous induction classes were introduced at halftime of a home basketball game on a Saturday night in February or late January.
    But all of Tell City’s remaining home boys basketball games this year are on Fridays, so the format for the induction ceremony has been changed this year.

  • Bulldogs rock Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made 19 steals and crushed Rock Creek Academy 63-22 in girls basketball Friday.
    Rock Creek committed 35 turnovers overall, 21 more than Cannelton.
    Allicyn Garrett scored the game’s first four points as Cannelton took an early 7-3 lead.
    “Then we went on a big run,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We pressed about the first four minutes.”
    Sarah Powers scored 25 points for Cannelton. Mikah Hemmings added 20.
    Powers made eight steals and Garrett added five. Powers had four assists.

  • Briggs, Marksman girls outshoot South Spencer

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Lacey Briggs scored a career-high 18 points as Tell City defeated South Spencer 45-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Each team committed 20 turnovers and South Spencer outrebounded the Marksmen 26-20. But the Marksmen outshot the Rebels from the field 38.9 percent to 30.4 percent.
    Briggs hit 5 of 11 from the field and 7 of 11 free throws.

  • MD takes advantage of Tell City turnovers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City committed 13 turnovers in the middle two quarters of a 60-40 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Friday.
    Tell City committed only two turnovers in the first quarter and was tied with Mater Dei 9-9 at the end of that period.
    The Marksmen committed five turnovers in the first six minutes of the second quarter, though, as Mater Dei went on a 19-5 run to build a 28-14 lead.

  • Perry Central holds off Orleans

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s pressing defense got the Commodores off to a fast start as they defeated Orleans 56-47 in PLAC boys  basketball Friday.

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  • COLUMN: The mental effects of abortion

    By JEANNE MONAHAN, Guest Columnist

    I remember well a night many years ago when a dear friend who was adamantly pro-choice came to me, sobbing uncontrollably.

    With defenses down, she unloaded a heavy burden she had long carried – a few years before she had chosen to abort her developing baby. She told me that not one day had passed that she did not think about her baby and regret her decision. My heart ached for my friend, as she was clearly tormented by her decision.

  • COLUMN: The greatest gifts of all

    By DICK HEDRICK, By the Side of the Road

    My father used to say, “There is nothing more over than Christmas.” With regard to the hoopla, he was certainly right. I’ve just completed breaking down numerous boxes for recycling.

    Colorful ribbons and bows have been discarded. Our nativity display has been repackaged, the artificial Christmas tree no longer illuminates the living room, all outdoor lighting has been dismantled.