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Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest golf Aug. 9-10

    TELL CITY—Hoosier Heights Country Club will once again sponsor the Schweizer Fest golf tourney Aug. 9-10.

  • Will Hall of Fame changes change voting?

    How will changes in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s voting format affect the chances of suspected steroid users’ getting inducted?
    The Hall of Fame announced Sunday that effective immediately players will remain on the Professional Baseball Writers of America’s Hall of Fame ballots for only 10 years instead of the previous 15 years.

  • Thompson takes three awards

    TELL CITY— Tammy Thompson won two individual awards and was on the second-place team in the Hoosier Heights Ladies Invitational golf tourney July 15.
    Thompson hit the closest drove to the pin on hole No. 3 and the longest drive on No. 5.
    She and Jane Miller had the second best gross score in the  A flight, 71. Julie Buse and Barb Daum had the best score, 67.
    June Cline and Martha Luckett placed third in that flight with 76.

  • Rockport tops Remington in first state game Tuesday

    PLYMOUTH— Jon Stallings pitched a five-hitter and Rockport got off to a  fast offensive start to beat Remington 7-1 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tourney Tuesday.
    Rockport, 22-9, was scheduled to play Terre Haute in the second round of the eight-team tourney Wednesday.
    Rockport jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings and then rode the left arm of Stallings to the next round.
    The South Spencer senior allowed just five hits and two walks and struck out five.

  • Rockport wins regional

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—Throughout the American Legion baseball season, Rockport Manager Jim Haaff has said he would have a dangerous team if he ever had the luxury of playing with a full roster.
    Post 254 proved him right with a regional championship Friday.
    Three players each drove in three runs and Rockport scored in every inning of a 15-1, seven-inning blowout of Jasper to claim the title.

  • Court ruling concerns big corporations vs. healthy lives

    By TY GUILLAUME
    Guest Columnist

    A recent editorial by the News highlighted the June 30 Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and its co-litigant, Conestoga Wood. I thank the News for bringing this national item to our local attention and for providing a forum for debate. I have some points of discussion on this topic.

  • Talk to an attorney for free Aug. 7

    EVANSVILLE –The next talk-to-a-lawyer telephone clinic is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Volunteer attorneys will be available to answer general legal questions at no charge.  To contact the clinic, call (888) 594-3449.

    Talk to a Lawyer is a service sponsored by Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Indiana Bar Foundation and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

  • Aug. 26 workshop set for goat, sheep producers

    TELL CITY – A workshop explaining a diagnostic test to help small rumninant producers identify animals that reqiure working treatment is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Cost is $20 per family.

  • First Methodist to host 5K, 10K run-walk

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist Church will hold its 2nd annual 5K and 10K beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 20. Participants should register at the back church parking lot near 11th and Mozart streets.

    Routes for both groups will begin on 11th Street with 5K runners heading north and 10K participants going south.

  • Schweizer Fest annual bench-press competition returns Aug. 9

    TELL CITY – EverBody’s will hold its annual Schweizer Fest bench press contest at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Weigh-ins will start at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee will be $20 if registered by Aug. 2 or $25 after Aug. 2. This will also guarantee a T-shirt.

    Competitors must be at least 15 years old to compete. Those under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian’s signature to participate.