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Today's News

  • Two more games on hoops schedule makes it hard to play them all

    One of all athletic directors’ worst nightmares came true last week when inclement weather forced postponement of some boys basketball games going into the last week of the season.
    Perry Central’s home game with Paoli and Tell City’s game at Heritage Hills were postponed Friday.
    Both are conference games and thus really need to be made up. So Perry Central’s game has been rescheduled for Tuesday and Tell City’s for Saturday.

  • Tell City boys qualify well in sectional trials Thursday

    JASPER—Tell City qualified for the championship finals in seven events in the boys swimming sectional trials Thursday.

  • Historical society meeting canceled

    CANCELED Historical Society to meet today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the museum, has been canceled.

  • Farm Bill safety-net deadlines near

    ROCKPORT – The Farm Service Agency reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as agriculture risk coverage and price-loss coverage.

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres for farm owners is Feb. 27, and the final day for producers to choose coverage is March 31.

    Covered commodities grown in Indiana include barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, oats, safflower seed, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

  • Winter weather and travel

    HANS SCHMITZ
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    What a weather spell we have experienced. Media have been ablaze with warnings about travel, weather warnings, and other information to help people hunker down and weather the winter.

    Among other information, terms like “travel advisory,” “winter weather advisory,” “winter storm warning,” and “state of emergency” are used. The meanings of these terms is not always explicitly known, however. Let us take a moment to describe how such terms are used and when.

  • I love this town

    SCOTT HUTCHESON
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    “These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you
    Hear it from New York, New York, New York!”

    If you’ve not heard Alicia Keys’ soaring tribute to New York City, you need to. It’s beautiful. It’s a love song, really, a love song to her hometown. Keys, of course, isn’t the first to write a song about a city.

  • Take advantage of visiting National Players

    By Vince Luecke
    Editor

    I often hear people say that when it comes to cultural events, there aren’t enough things to do in and around Perry County. That’s true to some degree. We are a rural community so we don’t draw celebrities for concerts and larger museums, orchestras and galleries are naturally centered in larger cities.

  • ISTEP missteps unacceptable

    It was a win-one, lose-one week for Indiana students.

    On one hand, students won’t be subjected to 12 hours of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams, a length that raised the eyebrows of students, parents, teachers and administrators.

    On the other hand, the computerized ISTEP exam again struggled with a statewide stress test. Many school systems across the state reported frozen screens and other digital glitches.

  • Community Events

    CANCELED Historical Society to meet today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets. The program, hosted by Phil and Jeanne Wittmer, is titled “Perry County Folklore and Ghost Tales.” Everyone is invited to attend. Anyone interested in joining the society may pay annual dues of $15 at the meeting.


    St. Michael’s fish dinner Friday

  • EUCC Lenten events scheduled

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ has several events planned for the upcoming Lenten season.

    • A men’s Lenten breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the fellowship hall. All men in the community are welcome to come and share in fellowship and a homemade breakfast.