Today's News

  • Tell City boys fifth in swim sectional

    JASPER—Nick Bower and Justin Peter each placed fifth in one individual event to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 11-team IHSAA boys swim sectional Saturday.

    Peter set a personal record as he swam the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.21 for his fifth-place finish.

    Bower swam the 50 freestyle in 23.77 seconds, his first time under 24 seconds.

    Teammate Trevor Nelson placed eighth in 24.00, also a personal best.

    Bower, Nelson and Peter were also part of the Marksmen’s fourth-place 400 free relay team, joining Greg Clayton to swim it in 3:38.17.

  • Alvey, Kessans, Werner join TC's Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY—Rick Alvey, Kara Kessans and Paul Werner were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    Each was a multi-sport star for the Marksmen but is probably best remembered for the sport they played in college: football for Alvey and basketball for Kessans and Werner.

    Alvey, a 1971 Tell City graduate, was a two-time Southern Indiana Athletic Conference B-Division Most Valuable Player in football and the leading rusher for Tell City’s undefeated 1969 football team.

  • More current athletes should attend Hall of Fame banquet

    More than 120 people attended Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, making it the best attended in the six-year history of the event.

    A lot of the attendees were relatives of the three inductees. Paul Werner joked, “When you get a Werner and an Alvey up here, you can fill half the room with their families.”

    But there were also several fans who weren’t relatives but came to reminisce with athletes whose careers they ardently followed.

  • Ivy Tech offers free FAFSA help

    TELL CITY — As a service to the community, Ivy Tech Community College is providing a free workshop for anyone who needs help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Known as FAFSA, the application is required to obtain many scholarships or college loans.

    The workshop is not limited to Ivy Tech students or their parents, according to Sherri Flynn, director of Ivy Tech's Tell City site.

    Free sessions will start at 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1034 31st St., Tell City.

  • Effort to buy road-maintenance system dies

    TELL CITY - The two Perry County commissioners who wanted early this year to buy a $100,000 road-maintenance-management system said at a regular meeting Wednesday they'll not pursue the purchase in the near future.

    Commissioner Gary Dauby said after a Feb. 2 meeting a community assembly was to be scheduled on the issue. He and Commissioner Jody Fortwendel had announced during that meeting they were withdrawing their funding request to the county council "due to poor timing," Fortwendel said, "not due to the fact that we don't need the program, because we do."

  • TCHS senior earns merit scholarship finalist status

    TELL CITY - An extra announcement during Tell City High School's morning report came as a surprise to Jenelle Clausen. It was then she learned that she was a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

    "It was pretty exciting though," she said, adding she was a little embarrassed that it was announced to the entire school. The Tell City High School senior is the 18th student in the school's history to receive this honor.

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  • Schools chief 'more positive' consolidation won't occur

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Thursday he received mixed information about the reason a school-consolidation bill was not voted upon by the Indiana General Assembly committee considering it last week, but feared, "there's still lots of time" for legislators to advocate the issue.

  • Cannelton man killed in single vehicle crash

    FULDA - A single-car crash on Fulda Shortcut Road claimed the life of a Cannelton man early Wednesday.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Carl E. Howell, 31, of 738 St. Louis Ave., was ejected from his vehicle. The crash occurred north of County Road 1850 N., south of Indiana 62.

  • City takes aim at more than 20 alleged eyesores

    TELL CITY - Tell City's building inspector vows to be vigilant in following up on more than 20 notices of violation mailed last month to property owners judged by the city to be harboring junk, untagged bags of trash or inoperable vehicles.