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Today's News

  • Perry Central has three champs in track sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won three events as it placed third in its own 10-team girls track sectional Tuesday.
    As expected, Jasper dominated with 161 points, 55 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.
    Perry Central scored 95 and Tell City was fifth with 66.
    Perry Central senior Brynnan Underhill repeated as champion in the discus with a 108-foot-8 throw.
    That was 2 feet, 2 inches farther than her winning throw last year and 5 feet, 6 inches farther than runner-up Tori Tretter of Southridge.

  • Principles in workmanship

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – The path to a successful career in today’s technological world is a competitive venture. Some local students are taking advantage of every opportunity available to ensure they have the upper hand when it comes to finding employment, in whatever field it may be.

    More than two dozen Perry Central High School juniors and seniors recently completed coursework that helped them earn Work Ethic Certificates.

  • Schanks plan to add benches to trail at Eagles Bluff

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The family of the late Mike Schank plans to install two benches along the quarter-mile hiking trail named for him at Eagles Bluff Park.

    Diana Schank, Mike’s daughter, presented a plan devised by her and her brother, Tim, to the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors Wednesday.

  • Sewer test falls short, makes up ground

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Operations within Tell City’s various service departments are largely status quo, with a few hiccups along the way and some other changes to come.

    In the 31 years since Tell City’s wastewater treatment plant started toxicity testing of its system, the utility had never failed a test. The most recent round of testing almost changed that.

  • Purdue student painter ready for color-filled summer

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue student Marvin Walls has been doing some canvassing.

    Not for a political candidate but for himself and his burgeoning business.

    Walls belongs to CalRob Venture Group, a national company that deals in painting, both residential and commercial. The idea is to not only prepare students for managerial life after college, but to pay them during their time working with the company.

  • Fennhaven line break costs city 1.6 million gallons of water

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A leak that nearly crippled Tell City’s water system last week will need further attention. The line break was discovered Friday in a portion of six-inch main near the outskirts of the utility’s limits along east Indiana 66, directly in the path of a hill slide. It’s believed the heavy rains caused the earth to break free in that Fennhaven area, and the resulting force of the slide shifted the pipe.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton Class of ’16

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – This Saturday, May 21, the students who comprise Cannelton High School’s class of 2016 will officially finish secondary education and be handed the diplomas they earned through years of tests, homework and early life lessons.

    Atop the academic achievements for seniors are Valedictorian Jordyn Vogt and Salutatorian Damon Powers, who will each address their class at the graduation ceremony, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the Cannelton Community Center.

  • Rogier-Risse

    Nicole Rogier of Rockport and Sean Risse of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 11, 2016.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda and Denny Rogier of Rockport. The future groom is the son of Pam Hagedorn and Larry Risse of Tell City.

    The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, with J.T. Hills officiating.

    The bride-to-be is employed at Perry County Courthouse.

  • First Communion Celebration
  • Wyatt Bradley Hall

    Danielle and Brad Hall of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Bradley Hall on April 26, 2016. He was born in Owensboro, Ky., and weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Wyatt was welcomed home by brother, Wayde, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeanne and Allen Harth of Evanston. Paternal grandparents are Gwen and Kevin Hall of Derby.

    Great-grandparents are Connie and Darryl Taylor of Lilly Dale, Pat Chenault of Tell City and Omie Sprinkle of Tell City.

    The mother is the former Danielle Harth.