Today's News

  • Rappites’ three-point shots bury Bulldogs

    NEW HARMONY—New Harmony hit 12 three-point shots in routing Cannelton 92-56 in boys basketball Friday.
    “They were wide open on all 12 of their three-pointers,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “Everybody’s a good shooter when you stand out there and let them shoot.
    “We’re not going to be able to outscore anybody—we can’t beat somebody 96-92. So we’ve got to learn to play defense. And that’s all we’ve been working on the last week.

  • Southridge’s inside duo dominates TC

    Sports Editor
    TELL CITY—Area basketball observers knew Southridge had a dominant big man in 6-foot-6 senior Austin Rasche.

  • Holiday season thank-yous

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Thanksgiving may have passed but the occasions for giving thanks and helping others continue.

    Lest the holidays pass by too soon, which they always seem to, here are a few rounds of applause I would like to deliver and a reminder of the need to reach out to others.

    Last week’s funeral for Barry Jarvis was a moving event for me. I did not know the fallen soldier but I heard from former classmates who admired how he found meaning and purpose by serving in our nation’s military.

  • EDITORIAL: Others die so we might live

    Patriots rose to the occasion last week, mustering from homes and farms to honor the life of a fallen brother.

    They lined Tell City’s streets Thursday as the cortege carrying the flag-draped coffin of Barry Jarvis made its slow journey to Deer Creek Church. Students, store workers, old men and women, even preschool students stood outside, watching and weeping. Many held flags and placed hands over their hearts.

  • Legion karaoke contest ends Friday

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 is sponsoring a karaoke contest that will conclude Friday night with a final judging performance.

    To qualify for the final judging, contestants must have appeared four out of the 13 weeks. Special awards will be given for perfect attendance. Judging will be by members of local bands.

    Cash prizes will also be given out.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with qualifying starting at 7. Cover charge is $2 per person. A cash bar and grill will be open at 6 p.m.

  • Orscheln’s toy drive ends Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Orscheln Farm and Home Store will sponsor a toy drive for Toys for Tots.

    Take new toys to the Orscheln store as a donation by Wednesday to ensure the kids get them for Christmas.

    For more information, call 547-7444.

  • Optimist blanket drive under way

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.

    Items can be dropped off at any German American location in Tell City, the Evangelical United Church of Christ or St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Boxes will be in place until Dec. 18. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

  • Silly Safari to visit library Dec. 28 with special guests

    TELL CITY – Silly Safari’s Jingle John will visit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 to present a Christmas show.

    Sami the Reindeer Herder, a show sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will feature animals of the North Pole, including a reindeer.

    Silly Safari shows are informative as well as silly, said library staff.

    Those attending are asked to arrive early to get a seat.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie supplier ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Younger Thomas to help run Hoosier Southern Railroad

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The memory of a man who was memorialized through the naming of a locomotive in April 2009 will live on in another way if his son is named to the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    As The News reported at the time, Danny Thomas had the honor of smashing a champagne bottle to christen the locomotive the Gerald D. Thomas in honor of his father, who died the previous December.