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Today's News

  • Winzerwald to help celebrate Uplands Wine Trail anniversary

    BRISTOW – Winzerwald Winery in Bristow along with the other eight wineries that comprise the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will take part in celebrating the group’s 15 years as a Grape Growers’ Cooperative and Indiana’s first Wine Trail. To kick-off the 2018 Anniversary year, the Uplands Wine Trail is planning a weekend-long celebration and launch of a new VIP Passport program. The 15th anniversary kick-off weekend is planned for April 21 and 22 and includes anniversary cake, pastries or special cheese with each paid or complimentary wine tasting. 

  • Margo Jane Clark

    Josh and Britney Clark of Evanston welcomed home a daughter, Margo Jane, born on March 16, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Women’s Hospital in Evansville. Margo weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    Margo is welcomed by sister, Piper, age 3; and brother, Leo, almost 2 years old.

    Grandparents are, Yvette and Greg Hendershot, Vicki Clark and Gary and Linda Clark, all of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Donna and Tony Collignon of Tell City; Ruth and Norman Weber of Jasper; June Hendershot of Walton, Ky; and Bettye Volgemann of Tell City.

  • Mitchell named Perry Central Elementary Principal

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School students will have a new principal when classes resume after summer vacation but it will be a familiar face in the office. Jennifer Mitchell, assistant principal since June 2016, was named principal by Perry Central’s board of trustees on March 12.

    “I’m thankful for the trust placed in me. I try to do my very best every day,” said Mitchell, who will earn an annual salary of $75,000.

  • Dogwood Tour plans set

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The 56th annual Dogwood Tour will roll through  some of Perry County’s most scenic areas April  21-22 with activities in several locations. Included in the plans are an inaugural moral mushroom festival at Tipsaw Lake and a classic car and truck show in Rome.

  • Hospital back in the black in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a trying 2017, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s finances have rebounded in the first two months of 2018.

    As of the end of February, the hospital had earned $455,686 on total patient revenue of $15,936,608. Total revenue was nearly $900,000 or 5.9 percent above what was budgeted.

    The hospital basically broke even last year but revenue was well below what was budgeted. Since then, the hospital has worked to cut expenses while trying to build its range of services.

  • Contractor jailed on fraud charges

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A local building contractor faces criminal charges after multiple homeowner complaints to police about allegedly unfinished and potentially haphazard work.

    Aaron Strahl, 41, was arrested March 22, on two charges of Level 6 felony home improvement fraud, having allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars from clients for home upgrades that went unfinished.

  • Perry Central hopes to improve record

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three of the top five players returning and some talented freshmen joining them, Perry Central’s boys golf team hopes to improve on last year’s record.
    The Commodores went 10-16 in the regular season last year, then finished fifth among six teams in the PLAC tourney and seventh among 10 complete teams in the Jasper sectional.

  • Young Tell City hopes to compete for PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but has more experience than the last two years and is setting some high goals.
    There are no seniors on the six-man roster, but juniors Spencer Fest and Marcus Fortwendel each have two years of varsity experience.
    Sophomores Collin Noble and Griffin Alvey also lettered last year. So the Marksmen return four of their top six, including their top two golfers from the team that had Tell City’s best PAC finish in 12 years.

  • Orleans blanks Perry Central

    ORLEANS—Perry Central outhit Orleans 3-2 but lost 3-0 in a season-opening PLAC softball game Friday.
    “We had runners on second and third with one out a couple of times and couldn’t move them,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “That hurt us.”
    Perry Central batters struck out seven times.
    Karissa Gayer went 2 for 4 to lead the Commodores.
    Kirstyn Linne pitched a two-hitter for Perry Central. But she walked six and hit one batter, and her teammates committed five errors.

  • Perry Central girls squad young, small

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team is even younger and smaller than last year, but Coach Michelle Duncan thinks the Commodores can still compete for the PLAC title.
    Elizabeth Dauby is the only senior and one of just four letter winners on the team.
    Two juniors, three sophomores and 10 freshmen complete the 16-girl roster.
    Duncan thinks the throwing events should be among the team’s strongest “with Claire Davis returning and two really good freshmen joining her.”