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Today's News

  • Saddle Lake Road closed

    GATCHEL - Saddle Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest is scheduled to be closed this week as road repairs and improvements begin.

    Work hinges on weather conditions. The road could reopen as soon as Saturday. Contact the Forest Service Tell City office at 547-7051 for updates.

  • Correction

    Based on incorrect information it received, The News erroneously reported April 23 the United Way of Perry County helped sponsor a bicycle race which occurred the previous Saturday in Tell City.

    United Way funds are not used for such purposes, said Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Groups that should fight for press freedom thwart it

    The Indiana legislature, and more recently an Indianapolis law firm, the attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association and the director of the Indiana High School Press Association made short work of dismissing the First Amendment in regard to a law concerning school-construction referenda.

  • A full life lived like few others

    "Settle down, boys" were close to being among the sternest words Father Theodore Heck could muster to a group of fidgety kids in a late 1970s religion class.

    As an all-knowing 10- or 12-year-old, I judged the monk to be an old man already. He was in his 70s, a former professor and seminary rector who had adopted our small country flock in New Boston after "retirement."

  • Hoosier National Forest offers volunteer opportunities

    The Hoosier National Forest volunteer program welcomes efforts from individuals and groups that wish to assist in the stewardship of their public lands. One of the most popular and long running volunteer projects has been Take Pride In America Day.

    Approximately 200 volunteers helped in May 2008 on a variety of projects including tree planting, trail and pond maintenance, painting the Hickory Ridge fire tower and picnic table construction.

    Since 1987, more than 40,000 volunteer hours have generated work valued at approximately $470,000.

  • Commodores sweep Bulldogs

    LEOPOLD—Cassy Schaad had five hits and four RBIs as Perry Central swept a girls softball doubleheader from Cannelton Wednesday.

    Perry Central won the first game 9-7 as Schaad went 3 for 4 with a triple. She drove in two runs and scored two.

    Kristi Brumfield added two hits for the Commodores. Hannah Baur and Gracie Kellems each had two for Cannelton.

    Cannelton briefly took a 6-5 lead in the top of the fourth inning with four runs on just one hit, an RBI single by Kellems.

  • Davis to run for IUPUI

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Tiffany Davis has decided to continue her running career on IUPUI’s cross country team next year.

    Davis said Friday that she chose the Jaguars, an NCAA Division I team, “not just because of running but because it’s a good school for what I want to major in (nursing).”

    She will room with another freshman recruit, Forest Park’s Kaci Verkamp, whom she has competed against in conference, sectional, regional and semistate meets throughout high school.

  • Tell City 3rd at Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON—Alex Fenn and Ryan Henrickson each placed second in an individual race and relay to lead Tell City to third place in a boys track invitational Friday.

    Castle won the nine-team meet with an incredible 205 points. Evansville Memorial was second with 64.5, just ahead of Tell City’s 63.5.

    A normal showing would easily have earned Tell City second place, but it was “no doubt the worst meet of our season,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “We just did not show up in a lot of the events.

  • PC downs Eagles, Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Clint Cassidy pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Lanesville 3-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    Cassidy walked only one and struck out five.

    “He had a real low pitch count too,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “He was around the plate the whole game and got a lot of ground-ball outs.”

    Perry Central also had only four hits but took advantage of Lanesville pitchers’ wildness to score two runs in the first inning on just one hit.

  • Tell City third in triangular meet

    PARADISE—Tiffany Davis won two distance races but Tell City finished third in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.

    Castle won with 77 points. Jasper scored 66.5 and Tell City 23.5.

    Davis won the 1600-meter run in 5:38.72 and the 3200 in 12:33.03.

    Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in the long jump at 14 feet, 11⁄2 inches and tied for fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches.

    Kayla Galloway placed second in the discus with a 104-foot-9 throw and fourth in the shot put at 26 feet, 11 inches.