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Today's News

  • Both parties should have room for moderates

    Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. is probably rolling over in his grave at the news of Sen. Arlen Specter's switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party - and conservative Republicans' reaction to it.

    Lodge, like Specter, was a moderate Republican from a northeastern state. He won election to the U.S. Senate three times from Massachusetts before losing a re-election bid in 1952 to John F. Kennedy. That was a close loss that many blamed on Lodge's spending most of his time managing Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign instead of working on his own campaign.

  • Marksmen flat in loss to North Posey

    TELL CITY—North Posey had 11 hits, including five for extra bases, as it beat Tell City 8-4 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    The Vikings had at least one hit in every inning but the fifth.

    They also took advantage of three Tell City errors, including two in the second inning when they scored two unearned runs.

    The loss ended Tell City’s five-game winning streak.

    “We got on a little roll there and I think we got a little too confident,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We didn’t play any facet of the game well today.

  • Tell City boys run past Boonville

    TELL CITY—Jamal Noland won three individual events to lead Tell City past Boonville 72-51 in boys track Thursday.

    Noland won the 100-meter dash in 11.04 seconds and the 200 in 23.32.

    He also won the long jump by going 19 feet, 9 inches on his first attempt.

    He did not compete in the high jump, as his back had been bothering him recently. Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden said he believes it is healed but he did not want to take any chances with the conference meet coming up.

    Jordan Alvey won the 800 run in 2:06.04 and ran on two winning relays.

  • Boonville outruns TC girls

    TELL CITY—Tiffany Davis, Elizabeth Kohnert and Katlyn Braunecker each won two individual events but Tell City lost to Boonville 65-58 in girls track Thursday.

    Tell City won nine of the 15 events but lost because of a lack of depth.

    Davis set a personal record as she won the 1600-meter run in 5:33. Sarah Goffinet placed second in 6:01 and Brittany Waninger third in 6:34 as Tell City swept all three places in the 1600.

    Davis won the 800 in 2:41.21 and Waninger placed third in 2:56.9.

  • Titans nip Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern scored two runs without a hit in the fourth inning and edged Tell City 3-2 in PAC girls softball Thursday.

    A walk, an infield throwing error, and an outfield error produced the Titans’ runs that inning.

    They scored their first run in the second inning on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt.

    They tried another squeeze bunt later in the game. But Tell City pitcher Josalyn Ress fielded it with her bare hand instead of her glove and was able to cut down the runner at the plate.

  • Beach's successor at Forest Park won’t find it a walk on the beach

    Tom Beach told the media that his decision to leave Forest Park to become Shelbyville’s basketball coach has nothing to do with the fact that Perry Nash, Beach’s future son-in-law and one of his assistants, is in danger of not having his teaching contract renewed.

    Many in Dubois County do not believe that.

    It is possible that Beach, 51, wanted a new challenge at a larger school, though he is taking on a new coaching position at an age when most coaches are getting ready to get out of that profession.

  • Cannelton superintendent gets OK to sell bonds

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's school-board members approved a resolution in a special meeting Monday that will permit the corporation to sell bonds, take care of some debts, fund energy-saving renovations and lead to "a good situation for the schools to thrive," Superintendent Al Chapman said Tuesday.

    He has been working for months on efforts to sell bonds, and they will bear fruit in the sale next week of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which will sell them to long-term investors.

  • Tax bills will likely have July deadline

    TELL CITY - County property-tax bills could have a June or July deadline, but July is more likely, County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said Monday.

    She attended a regular meeting of the county commissioners to secure their approval of a contract with Manatron, a Michigan-based company employed to print and mail tax bills. The county council had already authorized the $18,000 for those services, she noted. The commissioners approved the contract.   

    County Auditor Connie Berger said she hoped to get tax rates from state officials this month.

  • Officers who led county's war on meth honored at Statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS - Four Indiana State Police troopers and a Tell City police officer who led a 2008 effort against methamphetamine in Perry County were honored Tuesday in a Statehouse ceremony.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels presented Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards to 35 employees representing eight state agencies. Among the honorees were local Indiana State Police employees Sgt. Paul Andry and Troopers David Qualkenbush, Jackie Smith and Katrina Smith.

  • Council eyes tobacco ban at City Hall

    TELL CITY - A motion approved Monday by the Tell City Common Council could lead to the formal adoption next month of an ordinance banning smoking from both City Hall and the park surrounding it.

    At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden presented the motion, saying the effort fits with city efforts to promote wellness.

    The motion, which would prohibit all tobacco products, generated little discussion before passing 4-1, authorizing City Attorney Jim Tyler to prepare a formal ordinance for consideration at the council's June 1 meeting.