Today's News

  • Tell City 3-3 in 7-on-7 tourney

    JASPER—Tell City scored 72 points as it went 3-3 in a seven-on-seven football tourney Saturday.
    “It was a great learning experience for our guys and we competed well throughout a morning that was already very hot,” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “Though we went 3-3 and scored 72 points on the day, it was a drastic improvement upon our performance a year ago where we went 0-6 and scored only 13 points.”
    Tell City’s last two days of summer football practices were Monday and Tuesday.

  • Raiders likely to host baseball sectional

    Tell City and South Spencer have alternated as hosts of this area’s Class 2A baseball sectional the last four years. But starting next year the best each can likely hope for is to host it every three years.
    That’s because Southridge is returning to Class 2A in baseball after spending the last four years in 3A.
    The IHSAA announced last week what class each baseball and softball team will participate in the next two years.

  • Simpson, Scarboro win first Run, Swim, Run competition

    TELL CITY—Tell City High School students Thomas Simpson and Ashley Scarboro won the Tri-County Typhoons’ first Run, Swim, Run competition Friday.
    The event was organized as a fundraiser for the swim club.
    Athletes who participated ran 1.5 miles, swam 400 meters, and then ran another 1.5 miles.
    The swimming was done at John F. Kennedy Pool and the running was done throughout Hagedorn Park, where the pool is located.
    About 30 athletes participated. Thomas Simpson was the overall male winner and Scarboro was the female winner.

  • Hendershot earns win as Rockport wins state

    TERRE HAUTE—Rockport didn’t dominate the American Legion baseball state tourney like it did last year, when it outscored its opponents 48-9.
    But it got the job done, beating Terre Haute Newton 8-2 Tuesday to win its third consecutive state title and 10th overall. It was the eighth state championship for Manager Jim Haaff.
    Rockport, 19-5, will play the Illinois champion in the first round of the Midwest regional at Napoleon, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 2.

  • Tell City cross country team ranked No. 5 in state


    Sports Editor


    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s boys cross country team is ranked No. 5 in the state in Indiana Runner.com’s preseason poll.

    Tell City won its sectional and regional last year and placed second in the Brown County semistate and 10th in the state meet.

    Indiana Runner ranks the Marksmen, who lost only one runner to graduation, as the No. 1 team in its semistate this year.

  • One giant leap for STEM
  • Baumeister graduates basic training

    TELL CITY – U.S. Air Force Airman Rhett D. Baumeister graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wheels in motion for road upgrades

    Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    House Dist. 74


    Last week, Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced the construction plans for the first five years of the state’s “Next Level Roads” initiative.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming, a smart movie in the series

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic


    Spider-Man has always been a comic book character I’ve been lukewarm towards. The wise-cracking friendly neighborhood Spider-Man just never seemed as cool to me as Wolverine or other more violent and dark heroes. Despite that, I liked the first “Spider-Man” movies with Tobey Maguire directed by Sam Raimi (the third was my least favorite, but I don’t hate it like many other fans do). I don’t consider them sacred or anything, but they set the standard for what a comic book movie could be.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod.