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Today's News

  • Tell City 2-3 in tourney Saturday

    EVANSVILLE—James Payne went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin junior high wrestling tourney at Memorial Saturday.

    Tell City beat Harrison 58-40 and Princeton 52-47 but lost to Memorial 75-25, Reitz 65-30, and Southridge 54-51.

    Payne, competing in the heavyweight weight class, scored the maximum six team points in each of his matches as he pinned two opponents and won three times by forfeit.

    Grant Bolin had the next best record on the team, going 4-1 in the 95-pound weight class. He also pinned two opponents.

  • Percussionists offer free performance Friday

    Everyone is welcome when the Tell City Marching Percussion Ensemble performs for the public 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Tell City High School girls (auxiliary) gym.

    Enter from student parking lot.

    "Come and wish them good luck," Band Booster Patty Hawkins urged, "as they prepare for state preliminaries in Indianapolis Saturday."

  • Mater Dei nips Tell City in 2 overtimes

    BOONVILLE—It took two overtimes, but Mater Dei’s strong rebounding and inside game eventually prevailed over Tell City 79-78 in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Neither team shot well from the field, with Tell City hitting 31.9 percent and Mater Dei 36.4 percent.

    “Obviously it was a very physical basketball game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “There weren’t very many clean shots to be had tonight.”

  • Cannelton goes cold in loss to Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Cold shooting by Cannelton in the second half helped Tecumseh defeat the Bulldogs 66-38 in the boys Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs scored only 10 points in the third quarter while Tecumseh added 15 to the board.

    That allowed the Braves to expand their lead to 18 points by the end of the quarter.

    “I thought defensively, we played well in the first half,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We just didn’t do what we need to do offensively in the second half to stay with them.”

  • Tell City wins two matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled to beat South Spencer 61-30 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.

    The Pocket Athletic Conference has 20 weight classes in junior high wrestling, which is too many for most schools to fill.

    Tell City won five matches by forfeit, South Spencer won two by forfeit, and three weight classes were double forfeits.

    Four of Tell City’s wins on the mat came by pins. J.R. Kieser, Spenser Beard, C.J. Rowe and James Payne earned the pins.

  • Tell City girls 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Bishop and Makenzie Alvey each won one event to lead Tell City to second place in a junior high girls triangular swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won with 124 points. Tell City scored 111 and South Spencer 65.

    Bishop won the 50-yard butterfly in 35.89 seconds.

    Alvey won the 100 freestyle in 1:13.78 and placed second in the 100 individual medley in 1:24.82.

    The Archers placed second in all three relays.

    Kira Maddle, Hanna Goffinet, Alvey and Bailey Powell swam the 200 medley relay in 2:36.77.

  • Archer boys finish 2nd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Wade Bryant won the 50-yard breaststroke as Tell City finished second in a junior high boys swim meet Thursday.

    South Spencer won with 136 points. Tell City scored 73 and Heritage Hills 71.

    Trent Harding placed second in two events for Tell City, swimming the 100 indvidual medley in 1:25.76 and the 50 butterfly in 39.33.

    Hunter Sandage placed second in the 200 freestyle in 3:24.33.

    Luke Thomas, Bryant, Harding and Trent Rainey took second in the 200 medley relay in 2:51.89.

  • Gunn, Newlin weightlifting champs

    REO—Tell City’s Trent Gunn and Tyrel Newlin won their weight classes in the 16th annual Southern Indiana bench press and squat weightlifting championships Feb. 27.

    Gunn won the 186-200-pound division with a bench press of 255 pounds and a squat of 405 pounds.

    Newlin won the 201-215-pound division with a 245-pound bench press and a 335-pound squat.

    South Spencer won the team title in the junior-senior division.

    Heritage Hills won the freshman-sophomore team title.

  • Troy claims $40,000 planning grant

    TROY - A $40,000 planning grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will allow Troy to prepare a master utility plan, an important first step in determining where the town needs to target future infrastructure dollars.

    Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced the grant last week, calling planning grants "invaluable tools that can help rural communities improve the quality of life for their residents."

    Administered by OCRA, grant money comes to the state through the federal Small Cities and Towns Development Block Grant Program.

  • Reading program to fuel kids' dreams

    TELL CITY - A program that provides a free book each month to preschool children will kick off this spring, supported by United Way, Perry County Junior Women and community donors.

    The program is affiliated with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which sends books to thousands of families each month.  Parents of preschoolers who register in coming weeks will receive the books with the hope they'll read to their young children.