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Today's News

  • Final Ironstock to haunt fairgrounds

    TELL CITY - For the last 10 years die-hard Halloween fans have converged on the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds to share their craft and have fun. But this will be the last year for Ironstock as husband-and-wife founders Ralph Mitchell and Melissa Carter retire the Halloween fest.

    "We started 10 years ago with 35 people and had no clue how big it would grow," Mitchell said.

    During its run, Mitchell said they've had visitors from every state and some from Canada and New Zealand.

    "We've had a really great run and made lots of friends," he added.

  • Adventures with Nature returns to Tipsaw Lake Saturday

    TIPSAW - One of summer's most popular local attractions, Perry County's Adventures with Nature Field Day, returns to Tipsaw Lake Saturday with hands-on activities and talks event organizers hope will entertain and educate.

    The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and signs will be posted at the Tipsaw Lake entrance on Indiana 37. A variety of exhibitors and programs will highlight the area's natural resources and share facts and confront misconceptions about plants and animals.

  • Switch coming in method of collecting business' cardboard

    TELL CITY - Tell City businesses that recycle cardboard through the Perry County Recycling Management District will soon see dumpsters replace the trailers they're now renting for the purpose.

    As The News has reported previously, district Executive Director Paul Alvey has been working with Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste to replace the aging trailers, which he has said are no longer cost-effective for the collection of cardboard.

    Replacing them with dumpsters that Veolia would provide and empty will reduce costs and liability for the district.

  • Honoring Kenny Kellems
  • Students become community advocates for affordable housing

    Perry County Habitat for Humanity and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.'s building trades  program have formed a collaborative partnership over the past school year. Supporters point to the benefits for everyone: students, the community and a partner family who will move into the new house later this year.  

  • Chinn, Goffinet help State all-stars win

    NEW CASTLE - Recent Tell City graduates Andy Chinn and Lauren Goffinet held their own with players from throughout the state as they helped their teams win in the first Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic Saturday.

    The Classic featured two boys and two girls games, with players from the Indianapolis Metro Area taking on players from the rest of the state.

    One game for each gender featured stars from Class A and 2A schools and the other featured players from Class 3A and 4A schools.

  • Classic good idea but still needs tweaking

    Like any first-year project, the Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic needs some fine tuning. But I like the basic concept behind it and think it will gain more popularity with players and fans in future years.

    One thing I like is it is virtually the only all-star classic in which half the players must come from schools in the state's two smallest enrollment classes.

    Thus a lot of players from smaller schools who got overlooked by other all-star games got to play in this one.

  • Perry Central Age 13 wins 3 of 4 games

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central's Age 13 baseball team split games Friday night with North Harrison's Age 13 team but swept Crawford County Saturday at Perry Central.

    In game one Friday against North Harrison, Perry Central lost 10-7. Coach Bob Linne said the team only had three hits, which Andrew Huber, Nathan Shaw and Dacota Schaad made.

    Austin Leclere pitched four innings and faced 23 batters, struck out three and walked three. He also gave up six hits and seven runs. Schaad faced three batters, walked two and gave up one hit and three runs.

  • PC splits games with North Harrison

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central's Age 14 team lost Saturday's game against North Harrison Age 14 but won against their Age 13 team Tuesday.

    In Saturday's game North Harrison won 2-1. Hitters were Tanner Cassidy, who was 3-for-3 with three singles and Nick Edwards with one single and 1 RBI.

    Cassidy pitched five innings with three strikes and five walks. Derek Thomas pitched one strike and two walks in the last inning. Coach Brian Cassidy said catcher Andrew Mosby "picked off two kids stealing second base."

  • Crawford County falls to Commodores

    LEOPOLD – Tuesday was a good night for Perry Central's Age 13 baseball team, winning both games against Crawford County's Age 14 team.

    In game one they won 9-7. Coach Bob Linne said Nathan Shaw, Austin Linne, Dacota Schaad and Alton Cummings had two hits each. Cummings had three RBIs. Austin Leclere pitched four three-fourths innings and faced 27 batters, striking out six, walking four and giving up five hits and seven runs. He also hit one batter. Shaw pitched the final third inning, facing one batter.