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Today's News

  • Train crash brings new rules to Hoosier Southern Railroad

    Cell phones, other devices banned from locomotives

    TELL CITY - The regulatory ripples from a train wreck in California in which 25 people died have reached Perry County in the form of new safety rules imposed upon employees of the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Police nab saw-toting attacker

    Suspect had knives hidden near home, claimed to see demons

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man beat on a neighbor's house with a hacksaw Saturday morning, shattering a window and kicking on doors before being arrested.

    Officers said Kelly J. Brunner, 41, of 39 Riverview Drive, told them he could see demons who were about to attack police. Officers later found three large knives outside the man's home and expressed relief Brunner had not been able to reach the weapons during what they described as a morning rampage of the Fennhaven area.

  • Homeowner assaulted by burglar

    Deputy spots van, suspect jailed

    TELL CITY - A rural Tell City man was injured Wednesday morning when he surprised a burglar inside his home and was struck in the head. The suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Elizabethtown, Ind., man, was in custody within an hour.

    Details remained sketchy as The News went to press Wednesday afternoon and state police had yet to release the name of the victim, information about his condition or the address where the assault took place.

  • An ounce of prevention ...

    Now that I am interested in maintaining my youthful experimental life and living longer and growing younger, there are things I think about and wish to share with you. This summer I have come into contact with many people who are having medical appointments or hospital stays for a great variety of illnesses.

    My overall generalization about what I have heard from patient reports is the focus of this writing. Please allow me to say this. There is a serious disconnect between the patients and their medical experience.

  • No more toilet paper, please

    I woke up one recent Saturday to find toilet paper strewn across my front yard. The dastardly act was one of the most popular of the autumn pranks and something I guess has gone on for years, maybe since there has been toilet paper.

    During the night, while I slumbered away, minor-league terrorists armed with rolls of generic roles of tissue had draped my maple trees in white streamers that hung damp and limp by the next morning.

  • A nation in need of change

    President George W. Bush ought to cringe every time he hears the word "change." The mantra coming from the mouths of both men campaigning for his job proves how eager the majority of Americans are to see him leave the White House and for a failed presidency to finally end.

    No matter if you subscribe to Barack Obama's "Change we need" or John McCain's "Change is coming," all of us are looking for something new and hopefully better in our 44th president.

    If only the election had been yesterday and Inauguration Day was today.

  • Alvey named to NW Missouri Hall of Fame

    MARYVILLE, Mo. - Former Tell City basketball star and coach Dave Alvey has been elected to the Northwest Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

    He will be inducted into the hall Friday.

    A 6-foot-5 forward who graduated from Tell City in 1973, Alvey went on to set the career scoring record at Northwest Missouri State, an NCAA Division II school, and is still second on that list today.

    He scored 1,747 points for the Bearcats and grabbed 677 rebounds, which is fourth on the school's all-time list.

  • PC boys, girls PLAC champs

    PAOLI - All of Perry Central's scorers placed in the top 10 as the Commodores won the junior high boys and girls PLAC cross country meets Thursday.

    The Commodores placed six boys in the top 10 in the boys race.

    Paul Schwartz won it in 11:13. Abe Schwartz was second in 11:18 and Alex Newton third in 11:19.

    Andrew Huber was sixth in 11:52 and Nathan Schwartz seventh in 11:57 to complete the Commodores' scoring.

    Their sixth man, Nathan Bashor, was ninth in 12:16.

  • Kast, Hollinden advance in tourney

    JASPER - Tell City's Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Cole Samples and Addison Hill of Evansville North 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 doubles boys tennis sectional Wednesday.

    The victory gave Kast and Hollinden a six-match winning streak.

    They advanced to the finals Saturday, where they were scheduled to play Chris Campbell and Tanner Niehaus of Jasper.

    The winner of that match will face the winner of the Silver Creek doubles sectional at the doubles regional at Carmel this Saturday.

    That will be followed by the state finals the following weekend at Park Tudor.

  • Chinn named to All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - Tell City senior Andy Chinn was named to the All-PAC boys tennis team in voting by conference coaches last week.

    Chinn played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and compiled a 5-3 record in conference matches.

    He was 11-7 overall. He won his match against Heritage Hills, a PAC opponent, in the team sectional, though Tell City lost to the Patriots. So he advanced to the individual sectional for No. 1 singles players.

    His season ended there with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Justin Poirier of Evansville North Wednesday.