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Today's News

  • Young designers shine at Schweizer Street Car Parade
  • Sibbitt marks 50 years in education

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A lot has changed in education over the last half century. Just ask Dr. Alva Sibbitt who, last week, began his 51st year in public education.

    Sibbitt arrived in Perry County almost five years ago, helping turn around the financial situation in Cannelton City Schools after a disastrous series of events put the school corporation in turmoil.

  • Slight enrollment increase at Perry Central

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – While the official student count by the state won’t take place for a few more weeks, Perry Central Community School officials are happy with a slight initial increase in enrollment that should lead to a small but important increase in state funding.

  • Tell City shoots 258 in girls golf season opener

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had enough players for a team score but Bosse didn’t as they met in a season-opening girls golf match Monday.
    Bosse’s only golfer, Isabella McGregor, shot 58 for medalist honors.
    She finished one stroke ahead of Tell City’s Alex Lawalin and Kyra Gentry, who each shot 59.
    Newcomers Kenzie Burgess and Abby Lawalin each shot 70 to complete Tell City’s scoring.
    Tell City will host Forest Park Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Sparse old-timers crowd hits baseball diamond

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Maybe it was the extreme heat and humidity or the threat of rain, but Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game had apparently its smallest turnout ever.
    In the past each team sometimes used five outfielders because it had plenty of players and that kept them from having to try to cover so much ground.

  • Rockport wins regional, going to World Series

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.—Three Tell City graduates played key roles as Rockport Post 254 won the Great Lakes American Legion baseball regional last week.
    Rockport went 5-0 in the eight-team, double-elimination tourney to raise its season record to 32-1 and qualify for the eight-team American Legion World Series, which starts today in Shelby, N.C.
    Rockport will play Rowan County, N.C., in the first game of the World Series at 11:30 a.m. Perry County time.

  • Myler making rare switch from backfield to lineman

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Position changes are rare in high school football, as usually a player finishes his career at the same position he played in grade school.
    Probably the rarest of all position switches is from the backfield to the offensive interior line or vice versa.

  • Accident on Aloe Road claims life of 19-year-old

    PERRY COUNTY – A single vehicle crash  early Wednesday morning near St. Marks claimed the life of a county teen.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Office, first responders, emergency-medical services and Perry County Rescue Squad responded to the scene of the fatal crash near the intersection of Aloe and Atlanta roads.

    The driver, 19-year-old Joshua Ward, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

  • Putting an end to school bullying can promote a lifetime of respect

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to methods in combating bullying, “students need to hear that message and they need to hear it in different ways,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said as she presented the Tell School Board with a review of the corporation’s Olweus anti-bullying program.

  • Founding fathers would be proud of today’s Tell City

    Since the day its first families disembarked from the Ohio River, Tell City has been special. Some talk of America’s exceptionalism. Tell City has been and is exceptional. It has stood head and shoulders above other planned communities in the Midwest.