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Today's News

  • Vikings shut down Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey held Tell City to two field goals in the second half and beat the Marksmen 62-31 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Tell City trailed only 30-24 at halftime but went cold in the second half.

    The Marksmen hit 31.4 percent from the field for the game and took 21 fewer shots than the Vikings, who hit 46.4 percent.

    The Vikings outrebounded Tell City 35-20 and committed 10 fewer turnovers than the Marksmen to account for the difference in shot totals.

  • Icy roads lead to postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Most sports events involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday were postponed due to icy roads.

    Tell City’s boys basketball game with Hancock County, scheduled Tuesday, has been rescheduled for this Friday, with the junior varsity game starting at 6 p.m.

    The Tell City at Perry Central girls basketball game, postponed Monday for the second time, has been rescheduled for next Monday, Feb. 2, with the JV game starting at 6 p.m.

  • Bills propose school mergers

    PERRY COUNTY – A bill introduced into the Indiana General Assembly Thursday would, if enacted, force any school with a student population of less than 500 to consolidate with another in the same county, threatening an independence Cannelton City Schools has fought to maintain.

    Bolstered by recommendations from a committee on local-government reform he formed in 2007, Gov. Mitch Daniels has been urging the consolidation of schools as a method of saving public funds.

  • Nord presentation canceled

    TELL CITY – A presentation by speaker Keith Nord scheduled for today at Tell City High School has been canceled. Renaissance sponsor Amy Kehl said it was canceled because of the incoming weather and they are trying to reschedule the event.

     

  • SWCD annual meeting postponed to Feb. 3

    BRISTOW – Wintry weather has caused the postponement of Tuesday evening’s annual meeting in Bristow of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

     

  • Girl Scout Cookies not affected by peanut-butter salmonella warning

    NEW YORK – Neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with producing Girl Scout cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, get their peanut butter from the supplier involved in current peanut-butter warnings.

    The Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

    The company does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout cookies.

  • Waupaca shedding 120 jobs

    TELL CITY – ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is eliminating 120 jobs as demand for the cars and trucks built with the parts made at its Tell City foundry shrinks amid the national economic slowdown.

    Personnel Manager Ed Zellers said the cuts were announced Thursday morning and will affect approximately 120 employees. Like other automotive-related suppliers, Waupaca is coping with declining demand for brake drums, disc brakes and the range of other products it produces for the automotive, truck and agricultural markets.

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  • Perry Central nets trio of grants

    LEOPOLD – Meeting at the end of a day that saw classes called off due to snow and ice, members of the Perry Central Community School Board received two grants and learned of a third last Monday.

    Funds come from the Perry County Community Foundation and the Edgar and Lucile Schergens Foundation.

  • Commissioners field added challenges to $100k purchase

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners "have been telling us stuff for 15 years" about how county roads would be maintained or improved, Tim Huff told them during their regular meeting Wednesday, "and you haven't done anything. You've been telling us for 15 years that you've been doing studies and road counts, just to get people to shut up."

    "We've been looking for something the last two years," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel responded, noting that he wasn't a commissioner 15 years ago.