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Today's News

  • As legislators consider alcohol law fix, put consumers first

    This editorial was first published by KPC News Service.

     

    After years of teasing Hoosiers that they might reform Indiana’s liquor laws, state legislators seem ready to get serious this summer.

    A new study commission will begin unraveling our complicated tangle of statutes governing how alcohol is sold. The task is so formidable, the commission is being given two years to do its work.

  • Preparing for Schweizer Fest

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The 2017 Schweizer Fest, Aug. 9-13, is just around the corner. It’s my favorite week in Tell City and has been since I was a kid.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, just completed 4-H fairs. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in it one way or another.

  • When will the annexation fight – and expenses end?

    The split in ideology expressed by members of the Tell City Common Council shows the complex nature of the ongoing legal battle over annexation. The camps are set by the old guard leadership which were in place when proposals were launched and newer officeholders who have said they will side against expensive fights.

    It’s long been the quandary, to be or not to be, but at this point the acquisition, mired in a fight with residents within the affected 1,776-acrea area, is so muddied, it begs the question as a reminder, why are we doing this?

  • Talking big, antics part of winners’ edge

    ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    I can appreciate gamesmanship. It’s another wrinkle of sports that has a way of filtering out the weakest individuals.

    Gamesmanship by the purest definition involves using different ploys or strategies to gain a psychological advantage. For some opposing athletes, gamesmanship tactics were easy to brush aside, but for others, it was their undoing.

    There have been some great examples of gamesmanship in various sports.

  • Maturation, leadership key to TC’s gridiron development

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – When Tell City football coach Josh Teague compares his team in summer camp to where it was a year ago, there are noticeable differences in growth and execution.

    “We went to West Washington Saturday after four days of practice and if I had to compare it to Bosse after four days of practice last year, I felt like our kids competed well,” Teague said. “They looked better offensively than we did a year ago at this time.”

  • Fishing opportunities abound within county’s share of HNF

    Len Kring

    Hoosier National Forest

     

    Many anglers who visit the Hoosier National Forest are probably familiar with our larger lakes.Lakes Celina, Indian, Tipsaw and Springs Valley see thousands of visitors each year. These lakes continue to produce good catches of bass, catfish and sunfish on an annual basis. 

    There are signs along the highway that point you in the right direction and get you to and on the water. These larger lakes are managed in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

  • Ripples of success for Typhoon swimmers

    TELL CITY – NEWBURGH – Competing against swimming teams from across the Midwest, the Tri-County Typhoons girls team finished 15th with 45 points in the 17-team meet. CSP Tideriders won the girls meet with 1,431.50 points, beating the host Newburgh Sea Creatures, who finished second with 1,189 last weekend in a three-day event beginning Friday and concluding Sunday.

    The boys Tri-County Typhoons team was 17th out of 20 teams with 38 points. The Newburgh Sea Creatures won the boys meet with 1,296.50 points and the CSP Tideriders were second with 1,262.

  • Post 254, TC standout Hendershot, headed to Legion state finals

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

     

    BOONVILLE – After being held hitless through five innings, Rockport’s offense exploded for a nine-run sixth and Post 254 cruised to a 13-2 win over Boonville Post 200 to advance to the American Legion baseball state finals in Terre Haute.

    Preston Hendershot is the lone Tell City product on the Post 254 roster this season and he’ll have the opportunity to help Post 254 win a third-straight legion state title.

  • Church News; July 20

    VBS to kick off Sunday

     

    EVANSTON – Vacation Bible school at St. John’s Lutheran Church will be held Sunday through Thursday, July 23-27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for children ages 3-12 years old. A meal will be provided at 5 p.m. each night.

    Register with Donna Foertsch by phone at (812) 529-8252 or by email at foertschdd@psci.net.

    The church is located at 12308 E. county Road 1160 North in Evanston.

     

  • Lilly Dale revival events to begin July 30

    GATCHEL – The Lilly Dale Church of Christ will be holding a revival meet from Sunday July 30 through Wednesday Aug. 2. Our speaker will be Brother David 

    Johnson from Sellersburg. Brother Johnson will be speaking on the 

    following subjects:

    • Sunday 10 a.m. “I Tell You A Mystery” 1 Cor. 15: 51-54

    • Sunday 7 p.m. “Ask, Seek, Knock” Matthew 7: 7-11

    • Monday 7 p.m. “Joyful in Hope” Romans 8: 22-25