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Today's News

  • Fate of Obrecht House uncertain as works board, Indiana Landmarks consider options

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Board of Public Works and Safety discussed the status of the historic but embattled Obrecht House at 344 Seventh St. during a regular meeting Nov. 17. The home, slated for restoration by Carolyn Barr, is one of several properties within the city to elicit concern after falling into serious disrepair.

  • Decking the (City) Hall

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  • Ewing won’t seek third term as mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Saying she wants to spend more time with her family, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last week she will not seek a third term in office. Her decision comes just over a month before the filing period begins for 2015 municipal elections in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    Ewing was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 but has served in city government for three decades, first as deputy clerk-treasurer, then 20 years as clerk-treasurer and then seven years as mayor.

  • Judge pledges quick ruling on annexation legal motions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The first of what will likely be a months-long series of courtroom hearings over Tell City’s annexation efforts unfolded Thursday morning in Dubois County Circuit Court. Special Judge William Weikert listened to arguments on several motions filed by attorneys representing Tell City and landowners opposing the city’s annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

  • Cannelton stumbles twice

    MEDORA—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 24 points but Cannelton lost to Medora 56-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Clausen, a 5-foot-2 senior guard, hit 8 of 21 from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 5 of 9 free throws.
    She also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with six.
    “She played about the best game she has played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She got a little confidence tonight and was shooting pretty well.”
    The rest of the Bulldogs hit only 4 of 27 from the field, though.

  • Lack of depth will challenge Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—A deceptively athletic center could be the key to keeping Cannelton’s boys basketball team competitive this year.
    The Bulldogs graduated four of five starters and have only three returnees from their eight-man rotation on last year’s 2-19 team.
    They also have a new coach, Michael Snyder, though he is familiar with the personnel after serving as an assistant last year.

  • Commodores cold in loss to Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 25.0 percent from the field in a 64-35 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    Forest Park played its usual sound defense but the Commodores also badly missed some fairly open shots.
    “It was a combination” of the Commodores’ just having a cold night and Forest Park’s defense that caused the shooting problems, said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “I think some of it was their size made us take some shots off balance.

  • Wolfpack edges Tell City in defensive battle

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Missed free throws early proved costly for Tell City in a 31-27 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen have also had trouble shooting from the field this season. But because they played excellent defense, they outshot Crawford County from the field 29.4 percent to 21.6 percent.
    The Marksmen hit only 2 of 11 free throws in the first half but still trailed by only one point, 15-14, at halftime despite the Wolfpack’s making 9 of 13 at the line.

  • Tell City 7th in relay meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City had three sixth-place finishes as it finished seventh in its own seven-team girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored six points. Castle won with 120, edging Jeffersonville by six.
    “It’s a tough meet,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon and Castle all three have swimmers who are going to place at state this year and Jasper is outstanding.
    “It’s as good an opening meet as anywhere in the state I think. Jeffersonville should definitely be a top-20 team.

  • Tell City qualifies for regional; Jill Kaiser wins 9-10 state title

    CARMEL—Tell City’s age 13-14 cross country team placed fourth in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics state meet Saturday.