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Today's News

  • First of four Schweizer scavenger hunts begins

    TELL CITY - One of the popular events from last year's sesquicentennial is back in 2009: Scavenger hunts.

    This year's hunts will involve businesses in the city. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has hidden a wooden token outside a Tell City business. Here are the clues for finding the token. Remember, the token is outside the business.

    "Now that you have your copy of The Perry County News, start looking for the wooden token downtown. Start at Tassels and work your way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. 

  • CVB seeks partners for visitor-coupon program

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is wrapping up work on a new visitors guide. As a promotion, coupons in the guide allow guests to receive a free gift at the CVB office.

    The bureau is looking for businesses who want to partner in the project, said Bev Minto, executive director of the bureau.

  • Fight cancer: Be kind to the skin you're in

    The first Sunday shower of the month is an important one in my house. That's the morning I give my Nordic skin a careful examination. I twist and turn my torso while gazing into a mirror, examining areas I don't normally explore, like the soles of my feet, eyelids, the skin between my toes and all those places where the  sun doesn't shine. You get the picture.

    I'm looking for possible signs of skin cancer and my monthly Sunday routine might one day save my life. You should consider doing something similar.

  • Self-exams crucial to detecting skin cancer early

    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than a million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.

    Who Should Do It?

  • City Hall Park music series back with 'Naked' brothers

    TELL CITY - Sunday afternoon will see City Hall Park rocking as the next round of the Tell City Regional Arts Asociation's Shoot for the Stars competition returns with 14 competitors. Joining them will be two musical acts, Naked and Abby Jenkins.

    The first Shoot for the Stars competitors will step onto the the park gazebo's stage around 2:45 p.m. with the two guest performers playing later in the afternoon.

  • Fourteen performers on stage Sunday; nine to advance

    TELL CITY - Fourteen performers will perform Sunday during the third round of the Tell City Arts Association's Shoot for the Stars. Scheduled to sing are Ronald Riley, Leah Lasher, Dillon McKinney, Darian Oliva, Kensey Estes, Brittany Patterson, David McKinney, Euriah Bryant, Glenn Cronin, Clint Buechler, Jessica York, Kayla Kinnaird, Amber Wilbur and Heather Young.

  • Tell City 12-year-olds third in Cal Ripken Southern State tourney

    VINCENNES—Strong pitching by C.J. Rowe and power hitting by Spenser Beard helped Tell City place third in the age-12 Cal Ripken Baseball Southern State tourney last weekend.

    Tell City went 4-2 in the double-elimination tourney despite starting it with a 6-3 first-round loss to Avon in extra innings Friday.

    Beard hit a double and a single in that game. Damian Harney and Mason Waninger each added two singles.

    Rowe pitched the first six innings, striking out seven, walking none, and giving up only two runs.

  • 13-year-olds defeat Newburgh but fall in next two games

    HAUBSTADT—Tell City had 12 hits as it beat the Newburgh Nightmares 11-4 in the first round of the age-13 Babe Ruth baseball district tourney last Thursday.

    Brennan Malone went 3 for 4. Cody Osborne hit a double and a single and Dakota Braunecker also had two hits.

    Malone, Osborne and Braunecker each drove in two runs.

    Drew Mowery pitched a complete game for the win. He gave up six hits and three walks and struck out eight.

  • 14-year-olds fall to Vincennes, South Gibson in first 2 games

    TELL CITY—A lack of hitting and some errors hurt Tell City’s age-14 Babe Ruth baseball all-stars as they lost the first two games of their double-elimination tourney last weekend.

    Hunter Herzog hit a double for Tell City’s only hit in a 13-2 first-round loss to South Gibson Friday.

    Brian Arnold pitched the first two innings for Tell City to take the loss and Larry Holman pitched the last three innings.

    Herzog hit a double and a single in Tell City’s next game but the local team lost to Vincennes 14-7.

  • Shorthanded 15-year-olds lose to Evansville, Princeton teams

    EVANSVILLE—Playing most of the tourney with eight players, Tell City lost its first two games in the age-15 Babe Ruth baseball district tourney last weekend.

    Vanderburgh County had 14 hits and took advantage of six Tell City errors to beat Tell City 12-5 in the first round Friday.

    Jessie Lawalin pitched a complete game for Tell City and did not walk a batter. He struck out three.

    “He really pitched well,” said Tell City Manager Barry LaGrange. “But they finally started hitting some gaps.”