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Today's News

  • Shorthanded Thomas Glass wins

    Dylan Hedinger of Thomas Glass & More dives into third with a stolen base before Kiwanis third baseman Logan Bolin can put the tag on him in Monday's Tell City Babe Ruth League baseball playoff tourney game. Despite playing with just eight players, including two pool players, Thomas Glass won the game 4-3 as pool player Ryan LaGrange hit a home run over the left-field fence with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. The double-elimination tourney continues through Saturday or possibly Monday at Kiwanis Park.

  • TC 10-year-olds go 1-2 at Newburgh

    NEWBURGH - Trent Rainey hit four home runs in three games as Tell City's age-10 baseball all-stars went 1-2 in a 10-and-under baseball tourney Saturday.

    Tell City beat Highland of Evansville 8-2 and lost to Southridge 7-4 in pool games.

    Rainey went 2 for 2 with a grand slam against Highland. Gant Miller added a double and a single.

    Rainey pitched two innings, Reed Goffinet pitched three innings, and Nick Pierrard pitched one that game (pitchers were limited to six innings for the day). Rainey and Goffinet each struck out four.

  • Tell City 8-year-olds 2nd at Pine Ridge

    BIRDSEYE - Katie Goffinet hit .941 to lead Tell City's age-8 girls softball all-stars to second place in Pine Ridge's tourney last weekend.

    Tell City opened the six-team tourney with two pool games, beating Ireland 13-0 but losing to North Spencer 10-9.

    Goffinet, Kaydi Braunecker, Natalie Sanders and Brianna Bryant each went 3 for 3 against Ireland.

    Goffinet and Savannah Alvey each went 3 for 3 against North Spencer.

  • Perry Central splits twinbill

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central drew numerous walks to beat Orleans 13-10 in the second game of a junior high girls softball doubleheader Friday.

    The Commodores scored 11 runs in the first inning despite having only two hits that inning, singles by Hannah Harpenau and Alex Lewis.

    Orleans committed one error, the only one it made for the game, in that inning. The rest of the runners reached base via walks.

    Perry Central had four hits in the game, which lasted only three innings due to the time limit.

  • Former News publisher was one of our biggest sports fans

    I was shocked while on vacation last week when Perry County News Editor Vince Luecke called to tell me that Ron Filkins, one of our former publishers, had died of an apparent heart attack at age 57.

    We have had nine publishers (the title was general manager when I started here) in my 30 years at the News. Ron served six years in that position, 1996-2002, the second longest tenure (and just months short of the longest) since Edgar Schergens sold the News in 1972.

  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm July 22

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic July 22.

    Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak road. Watch for bright orange signs

    Field-day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist. Topics include pasture and livestock management, no-till and conservation tillage and cover crops.

  • Troy Utilities adding Re-Ox to water supply

    TROY - Beginning July 9, Troy Utilities will add a product called Re-Ox to its water-treatment process. The product is designed to remove deposits and reduce scaling.

    As part of the start-up process, the utility will flush hydrants July 24-25. For more information on Re-Ox, stop by the Troy Utilities office at 330 Harrison St. or call 547-7501.

  • Teachers, business reps share notes

    Juggler uses axes, unicycle, bowling ball to illustrate points

    TELL CITY - The juggling by Dan Thurmon during a "summer institute" for area educators Friday at the Schergens Center was entertaining, particularly when he pick-ed up a machete, an ancient-looking battle axe and a modern hatchet.

    A collective gasp escaped the audience of approximately 100 participants from Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central Community schools moments later when the motivational speaker took up the same implements as he balanced atop a 6-foot-tall unicycle.

  • Tired fingers don't slow this Betsy Ross

    Tell City flag maker shares work with volunteers, doctors

    Diane Dickinson's fingers don't work as well as they used to. The effects of a stroke suffered more than a decade ago limit the movement of her hands and a fall that fractured a wrist didn't help. And then there's the arthritis. Yet all that doesn't stop the Navy veteran from creating handmade U.S. flags she presents to friends and local veterans.

  • Hospital scholarships help five pursuing health-care careers

    TELL CITY - Five recent high-school graduates pursuing health-related careers will benefit from scholarships awarded by Perry County Memorial Hospital and its foundation. Three of the recipients were on hand June 25 to receive certificates and congratulations from hospital trustees during their regular meeting.