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Today's News

  • Tell City club places second in own folkstyle tournament

    TELL CITY—Seven local wrestlers won titles to help the Tell City Wrestling Club place second in its own folkstyle tourney Sunday.

    South Gibson won the team competition and Paws Elite placed third.

    K.T. Hartness won the peewee 45-pound weight class with two wins by pin and two by points.

    Devon Casebolt scored two pins and won a 17-0 decision as he took the bantam 50 title.

    Tretter Lyons also earned two pins as he won the bantam 75 crown.

  • Archers 2-2 Saturday

    OWENSVILLE—Four Tell Citians went 4-0 as the Archers compiled a 2-2 record in a junior high wrestling round-robin Saturday.

    Tell City beat Mount Carmel 75-15 and Tecumseh 75-15 but lost to South Gibson 63-36 and to Vincennes Clark 60-56.

    Mason Waninger (80-pound weight class), Dakota Hedinger (100), Alex Stogner (165) and James Payne (285) each went undefeated for the Archers.

    Damian Harney (70), Grant Bolin (95), Justin Alvarez (105), Cody Walker (110), Spenser Beard (125), J.R. Kieser (130) and Brandon McCoy (135) each went 3-1.

  • Sports Notes

    Poole bowls 810 series

    TELL CITY—Duane Poole bowled a 810 series for Hideaway Tavern in the American Legion Friday Night Mixed League last week.

    He had games of 289, 287 and 234. He has had six career 800 series and holds the house record at Tell City Bowling Center with an 844 series.

    His game average is 219 in this league.

    Babe Ruth parents meeting set

    TELL CITY—An informational meeting for parents of all incoming and present Tell City Babe Ruth League players will be held 7 p.m., March 15 at Old National Bank.

  • Bowling standings

    Thursday 3-Man League

    (Week of Feb. 26)

    Team    W    L    

    Tinsley Farms    42    14

    Joe & Linda Sales    35    21

    TCBC Pro Shop    35    21

    Carman’s Body Shop    33    23

    Mulzer Crushed Stone    33    23

    Long John Silvers    33    23

  • Web-site searches improved

    Officials at The Perry County News' parent company announced Wednesday many of the stories archived before a recent Web-site change are again available.

  • Forest Park overtakes Perry Central late

    BOONVILLE—The inside-outside combination of Jordan Myers and Nathan Bromm led a fourth-quarter comeback that saw Forest Park overtake Perry Central 58-55 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    Perry Central hit 8 of 12 field-goal attempts in the third quarter, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, to build a 40-33 lead.

    The Commodores still led by seven points a minute into the fourth quarter after Ian Hahus scored on a backdoor cut with a nice assist from Reuben Y. Schwartz.

  • Housing authority awarded stimulus money

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Housing Authority will receive $318,829 in federal stimulus money to replace aging boilers at Twilight Towers, local officials learned last week.

    Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill announced the first round of funding for Tell City Friday. He said funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama.  

  • New face coordinating local RC&D efforts

    PERRY COUNTY - The nation's oldest rural conservation and development area has a new coordinator.

    Kris Vance joined Lincoln Hills and White River RC&Ds last month. She will serve as coordinator of both organizations, which will continue to operate separately with their own councils.

    "I knew when I was in college I wanted to be involved in grassroots activities and that's what I've loved doing," the Indiana University grad said at Tuesday's Lincoln Hills RC&D annual meeting.

  • Bullies biggest threat in schools, safety expert says

    TELL CITY - There are people who will go to any lengths to get access to and molest children, a school-safety specialist said Wednesday in the Tell City High School auditorium.

    That's a risk to children here, but it's not the biggest one, according to Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International, a nonprofit school-safety center in Macon, Ga.

    Americans think the risk is high that their children could fall victim to a gunman.

    There is a risk, but statistics prove it's very low, Dorn said.

  • Jury selection begins today in drug case

    TELL CITY - Jury selection begins this morning in the trial of a Perry County man charged with more than 20 drug-related offenses, including dealing in methamphetamine.

    Kenneth R. Cronin was arrested in April after local and state police and federal agents allegedly found methamphetamine, equipment and supplies used to make the drug, more than $9,000 in cash and several firearms during a search of two homes. He faces four Class A felonies.