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Today's News

  • Cold shooting hurts TC in loss to Raiders

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 28.1 percent from the field and committed 27 turnovers in a 44-23 PAC girls basketball loss to Southridge Thursday.

    The Marksmen did not score in the first seven minutes, falling behind 7-0. They went 0 for 7 from the field and committed six turnovers in the first quarter.

    Southridge’s 34.0 percent field-goal shooting for the game was only slightly better than the Marksmen’s. But the Raiders took 21 more shots thanks to their committing 17 fewer turnovers and having a 32-28 rebounding edge.

  • Castle outswims Marksman girls

    TELL CITY—Amanda Wagner won two individual events and a relay but Tell City lost to Castle 108-77 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Wagner won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.05 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.57.

    She teamed with Erika Hauenstein, C.J. Fentress and Chelsea Malone to win the 200 free relay in 1:48.71.

    Malone won the 100 backstroke in 1:06.46 and took second in the 50 free in 26.16.

    Hauenstein placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:27.82 and Bailey Malone was third in it in 2:34.48.

  • No. 10 Castle overpowers Tell City

    TELL CITY—Castle’s boys swim team is ranked 10th in the state and demonstrated why in a 126-51 victory over Tell City Thursday.

    The Knights won all three relays and swept the top three places in four of the nine individual events.

    Tell City swept the top three places in the 50-yard freestyle, though.

    Nick Bower won it in 24.73 seconds, Jerry Ammon placed second in 26.90, and David McDaniel took third in 28.31.

  • City to get $246,439 in 'walking-around' money

    CANNELTON - Cannelton is one of six southwestern-Indiana cities selected to get shares of nearly $1.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School funding. Cannelton will get $246,439 to improve sidewalks, curb ramps and drainage at all three of the city's schools.

    "It's great news," Superintendent of Schools Al Chapman said Friday. The school corporation hasn't provided daily bus transportation for three decades, he said, so students who aren't dropped off by parents walk or ride bikes or scooters.

  • Bullying prevention efforts paying off

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is doing such a good job of implementing Olweus anti-bullying measures in its schools that a William Tell Elementary School counselor was asked to speak at the International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference.

    Sally Wolfe said Tuesday she talked about "empowering bystanders" at the event, conducted Nov. 15 to 19 in Pittsburgh.

  • Driver's-ed ... For Cops

    An airport runway that normally serves local pilots' Pipers and Cessnas and the occasional business jet became an asphalt classroom for local police officers last month, as they pushed mettle and metal in a state-required emergency-vehicle operations course.

  • Etienne to be installed Wednesday as Cheyenne bishop

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Perry County native, who was ordained a priest in 1992 and worked as a pastor in Indianapolis and a director of seminarians before returning to his home county last summer, will be ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne Wednesday.

  • Foundry wants permit for monofill in Spencer County

    ROCKPORT — A public hearing Thursday will offer the community a chance to learn more about a proposal to construct an industrial monofill on 124 acres in Huff Township.

    According to a petition filed by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca and landowners Paul and Pamela Metz, the site would be used to dispose of solid residual materials generated as byproducts of the Perry County foundry's operations.

    Waupaca currently transports material to a monofill near Troy.

  • Band invites others to Disney World

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Band is planning to take a motor-coach trip to Orlando, Fla. March 22-27, and invites others to join them so costs can be held down for everyone.

    Band Boosters President Patty Hawkins said she'd like to have 12 to 14 more community members sign up to fill remaining seats on a bus. They don't have to be associated with the band. Any non-band student making the trip must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Steve Upmeyer, president of the Perry County Community Foundation's board of directors, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.