Today's News

  • County's potential needs to be tapped for economic growth

    District 1 candidates for commissioner share goals, opinions

    TELL CITY - Candidates for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners used a Sept. 25 forum to give voters a look at what they want to do if elected.

    Perry County News Editor and moderator Vince Luecke asked candidates about the county's assets, the possibility of a new hospital and transportation in an event sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The News.

  • Women urge priest's criminal prosecution

    Say Monroe's out-of-state move stopped statute of limitations

    TELL CITY - Two women are publicly urging prosecutors to bring criminal charges against a former priest who admitted to sexually abusing boys entrusted to his leadership.

  • Tell City under water boil advisory Wednesday

    TELL CITY - As a precautionary step in response to planned work that day at the city's water-treatment plant, Tell City residents are advised to boil the water they'll consume from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled for at least five minutes, Water Department Superintendent Dale Poole said Monday. Residents with questions can call the water department at 547-3266.

  • Walk-to-School Day

    William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble, left, joined more than 250 students, teachers, parents and others in walking to the school Friday morning. Marking International Walk to School in the USA, the group marched from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to William Tell. During a brief talk before students headed to classes, Noble shared news about fundraising efforts for a new walking trail on school grounds that will complement a sidewalk the city plans to construct along Tell Street to connect the school and the library.

  • Forest Park spikes Commodores

    FERDINAND - Camille Hagedorn made 10 kills as Forest Park beat Perry Central 25-16, 25-9, 25-22 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central with six kills and two blocks. Megan Hedinger added five kills and Deidra Dickerson made four.

    Sloan Harpenau had 11 assists and Tessa Lynch added six.

    Lynch and Hilarie Hahus each made nine digs for the Commodores. Hahus served two aces.

    Forest Park won the junior varsity match 25-12, 25-12. Dickerson and Olivia Schroeder each made three kills for Perry Central.

  • TC boys 2nd at Dubois

    DUBOIS - Tell City placed six boys in the top 20 as it finished second among 11 complete teams in a cross country invitational Tuesday.

    Tell City placed three runners in the top 12 in the girls race to finish fourth among nine teams.

    Alex Fenn led the Marksmen in the boys race, placing ninth in 17:35.

    Nick Bower was 12th in 17:50, Jordan Alvey 14th in 17:52, Devin McDaniel 17th in 17:59, and Darian Allen 18th in 18:00 to complete the Marksmen's scoring.

    Jeremy Kellems, their sixth man, was 19th in 18:01.

  • PC, TC draw home games

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central and Tell City drew first-round home games in the IHSAA football sectional drawings Tuesday.

    The Commodores will host 1-6 Wood Memorial in a Class A first-round game 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

    They will also likely have a second-round game at home against 5-2 North Daviess, which is heavily favored to beat 0-7 Springs Valley in their first-round matchup.

    If the Commodores survive that game, they would have to go on the road for the championship game.

  • Tell City will try to stop Michel's passing, running

    TELL CITY - Gibson Southern's double-threat quarterback will test Tell City's defense when the two meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    Cory Michel, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior, quarterbacks the 3-4 Titans. He is ninth in southwestern Indiana in passing yardage with 708 yards. He has completed 66 of 131 passes for 50.4 percent.

    But in last week's 63-20 win over Pike Central he scored five touchdowns on runs of 42, 41, 1, 72 and 52 yards.

    Excelling in both areas is not new for Michel, as he passed for over 1,000 yards last year and also ran for over 1,000 yards.

  • Shorthanded Springs Valley to take on PC

    LEOPOLD - Several coaches thought this year's Springs Valley's football team would be better than last year's. But injuries have hit the Blackhawks hard and they will bring an 0-7 record to Perry Central for Friday's 7 p.m. PLAC game.

    The Blackhawks lost four two-way starters to injuries early in the season. Two tore anterior cruciate ligaments, which means they are done for the season.

  • PC junior high boys win state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central placed four boys in the top 26 as it won the 27-team small school boys middle school state cross country meet Saturday.

    Paul Schwartz placed sixth in 10:20.6 and Abe Schwartz seventh in 10:21.8 on the 1.8-mile course.

    Alex Newton was 13th in 10:34.1, Nathan Schwartz 26th in 10:46.9, and Andrew Huber 55th in 11:12.7 to complete the Commodores' scoring.

    "Nathan Schwartz really stepped it up for us a lot," said Perry Central Coach Jane Goffinet. "That was his best time by about 31 seconds."