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Today's News

  • Holiday to close offices, delay trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY - Veterans Day will close some offices Wednesday and delay trash collection in Cannelton and Tell City.

    Cannelton and Tell City residents whose trash is normally picked up Wednesdays will have their refuse collected Thursday. Veterans Day is a holiday for all county workers and city employees in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Run wild with Jonze film

    "Where the Wild Things Are," based on the children's book by Maurice Sendak, is a strange film.  The director, Spike Jonze ("Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation") has stated that the film is more of a movie about childhood than it is a children's movie.

  • Kramer inspired respect, admiration in classroom

    Allen Kramer was the consummate high-school teacher, the best educator I ever encountered. This comparison includes the collective company of all my college professors.

    I feared him, this dark-bearded man, mainly for the subjects he taught, his dreaded college-bound mathematics courses.

    I was, in no way, his best student. During his 37 years as a teacher, I'm certain I'm not even listed among his top 1,000 students.

    Still, I learned a great deal from this smart, focused man.

  • 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.