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Today's News

  • Ress plays for U.S. in World Sports Festival

    VIENNA, Austria—Tell City junior Josalyn Ress helped a United States team place second in an international fastpitch softball competition earlier July 10-12.

    Ress pitched and played left field for the United States Foxes in the Friendship Games at the World Sports Festival.

    The competition was sponsored by People to People, a group started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. He believed that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world could promote cultural understanding and world peace.

  • New Evansville arena probably won’t be hit with Perry Countians

    Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has succeeded in pushing through plans for a new downtown arena to replace Roberts Stadium. But I doubt that Perry Countians will visit it much.

    Hundreds of Tell Citians used to make nearly annual visits to Roberts Stadium for basketball games in the 1960s and ’70s.

    That was when Tell City was in the Evansville boys basketball regional and advanced to it nearly every year, winning sectionals 15 times in a 17-year span, 1959-75.

    The Marksmen also played five basketball semistates there in that span.

  • Kleemann to run for U of E's team

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Kleemann, a 2009 Tell City graduate, is joining the University of Evansville’s men’s cross country team as a walk-on.

    Kleemann did not run any postseason meets for the Marksmen last fall because of an injury. But before he got hurt he was one of the team’s top four runners.

    College cross country races are 10 kilometers, twice as long as high school races. Kleemann said he thinks that change will help him because “I usually do a little bit better with longer distances.”

  • Kashyab wins another doubles tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City teamed with Tyler Haas of Dubois County to win their second doubles tennis tourney Sunday.

    They took the age-14-and-under boys doubles title in Bales Auto Mall-Jeffersonville Junior Open.

    They beat Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett of Jeffersonville 6-2, 6-1 in their first match.

    In the finals Kashyab and Haas beat Elliot Endris and Jack Stoner of Floyds Knobs 6-1, 6-0.

  • School construction will impact tax bills

    TELL CITY - The monthly impact of $10 million in improvements proposed for Tell City High School will cost each taxpayer in the school district "less than a hamburger, to put it in perspective," school-board member Debbie Reed said Tuesday.

  • Teen savors second trip to nation's capital

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Blake Kleaving of rural Tell City might feel a little like a congressman after setting off for the nation's capital twice in as many months.

    He visited in June as part of an electric-cooperative youth tour. While there, he was chosen to be the state's representative to the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

  • Stuffing the Bus
  • As stem-cell transplant nears, woman relies on army of angels

    TELL CITY - Beth Fortwendel has angels on her shoulders, lots of them, offering reassurance and comfort in the face of a life-threatening disease and help raising money for a stem-cell transplant that could take place as early as next month.

    Fortwendel, who lives in Hancock County, Ky., but grew up in Perry County, suffers from scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder that hardens the skin and often harms organs. The impacts on victims vary and Fortwendel's case has become more serious over the past year and threatens to shorten her life.

  • Funding setback won't slow city's search for CSO help

    TELL CITY - Efforts to obtain affordable financing for Tell City's combined-sewer overflow project will continue this summer, the city's mayor said last Monday, despite the community being passed over in a recent round of awards through a state revolving-loan fund.

  • Boom business