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Today's News

  • I'm just one of thousands impacted by Allen Kramer's teaching career

    A classic problem in trigonometry requests, "Given the length of the shadow that a flagpole casts and angle of inclination that the sun makes with the horizon, compute the height of the flagpole."  

    The late Mr. Allen Kramer taught me to solve that problem.  Given his slight build and average height, his physical shadow was never long.  His academic shadow, however, well beyond his horizon.  

  • St. Paul Church celebrates 150 years

    Two men, the archbishop of Indianapolis and the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., joined former pastors and native sons serving as priests in a church packed with parishioners Sunday in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Archbishop Daniel Buechlein OSB presided  at the 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Paul Etienne, the church's pastor, giving the homily.

  • Commodores finish 22nd in state meet

    TERRE HAUTE—Eric Scheiber finished 52nd to lead Perry Central to 22nd place in the 24-team IHSAA boys cross country state meet Saturday.

    Scheiber, a junior, ran the muddy 3.1-mile course in 17:15.5 to finish in the top 27 percent of the 196-runner field.

    “Eric had a great race,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “He just keeps getting better. He ran what he was supposed to. He’s definitely going to be a legitimate top 25 contender next year.”

  • Rain puts a damper on fall sports season

    This was the 32nd fall sports season that I have covered for the News and the one in which rain affected the performances most.

    Many years it will rain on one Friday during the football season, but this year it rained six consecutive Fridays, with last week being the worst.

    By the time the football season ended for Perry County teams Friday, most fields were nothing but a muddy mess.

  • Wilgus triple winner in meet

    BOONVILLE—Ross Wilgus was a triple winner for the Tell City Swim Club in Boonville’s invitational last weekend.

    Wilgus won the age-6-and-under boys 25-yard freestyle in 23.59 seconds, the 100 free in 2:02.71, and the 50 backstroke in 1:04.49.

    In the same age group Alec Stahly placed second in the 100 free in 2:43.53, second in the 25 free in 34.04, and third in the 50 back in 1:23.15.

    Sara Hagedorn placed second in the girls 13-and-over 400 individual medley in 6:48.13.

  • Cannelton basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    November

    21    Crawford County Jamboree    T    5:00

    25    Wood Memorial    H    7:30

    28    Tell City    T    8:00

    December

      1    McLean County    T    7:30

      4    Perry Central    H    8:00

  • County selling surplus online

    TELL CITY - The county commissioners' first sale of surplus property using a contractor and the Internet is under way.

    The online auction of a 1988 Ford E-350 diesel-powered ambulance and a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria began Thursday and will end at 7 p.m. Sunday. More information can be obtained by going to www.sri-surplusauctions.com and clicking on "Click Here to Bid on Current Auctions" then scrolling down to find Perry County's offerings. Detailed information about condition and location of the items is available by calling John Winkel at (800) 800-9588.

  • Voters must take IDs to polls Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to determine if Tell City High School should undergo up to $10 million worth of work should take identification with them, despite a September ruling that the voter-identification law is unconstitutional.

    A news release e-mailed to The News Thursday by the office of Secretary of State Todd Rokita asserts that a voter-identification law enacted in 2005 but struck down in September by the state's court of appeals remains in effect.

  • Marine meets governor
  • Is your ID valid for voting?

    PERRY COUNTY - Identification cards that will be accepted by poll workers Tuesday, according to County Clerk Jean Schulthise, are those prescribed by state law and some others.

    The Indiana Code chapter on elections defines acceptable proof of identification as documents that:

    - Show the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and conforms to the individual's voter registration record

    - Show a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued.