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Today's News

  • Church news, Dec. 15

    Cannelton UMC to host Blue Christmas Sunday
    CANNELTON – Cannelton United Methodist Church invites the public to its Blue Christmas service Sunday.
    The service will begin at 3 p.m. Cannelton UMC is located at Third and Taylor streets in Cannelton.

  • Goody’s offers ‘Bears That Care’ to benefit Toys for Tots

    TELL CITY – Goody’s is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed “Bears that Care” to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody’s, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.

  • Community Events, Dec. 15

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community.
    Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Marksman girls defeat Jeeps

    TELL CITY—Hana Reed, Charissa Lahee and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events as Tell City defeated Northeast Dubois 97-67 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Reed won two consecutive events, taking the diving with 219.10 points and then swimming the 100-yard butterfly in 1:19.40.
    Lahee won the 50 freestyle in 27.89 seconds and the 100 free in 1:00.46.
    Wagner won the 200 individual medley in 2:26.35 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.97.
    Jessica Ballman won the 100 backstroke in 1:10.68.

  • Five boys enough as Tell City outswims Northeast Dubois

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team won only four events and had just five swimmers competing but still managed to beat Northeast Dubois 53-50 Tuesday.
    The Jeeps didn’t have the deepest team either (seven boys) but they beat a South Spencer team that had 10 boys 93-48 five days earlier.
    Tell City won two relays Tuesday. Aaron Vincent, Brandon Mundy, Luke Thomas and Trent Harding took the 200-yard medley relay in 2:09.50.
    Harding, Mundy, Clayton Mogan and Thomas won the 200 free relay in 2:00.47.

  • Shoals stymies Bulldogs

    SHOALS—With 6-foot-9 center Jon Sherfick, Shoals overpowered Cannelton in-side for a 61-37 boys basketball victory Saturday.
    The Jug Rox held Cannelton to 23.6 percent field-goal shooting.
    Sherfick blocked only one shot but his presence apparently deterred the Bulldogs from driving for close shots.
    He “got a lot of defensive rebounds,” though “overall for rebounding I thought we did OK—better than we have been,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Marksmen 3-2 in tourney; top Chargers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Justin Alvarez went 5-0 to lead Tell City to third place in its own six-team, round-robin wrest-ling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat Wood Memorial 48-24, Mitchell 39-33, and Apollo 49-28 but lost to North Posey 38-29 and to Heritage Hills 55-18.
    Tell City Coach Joe Litherland knew that Heritage Hills, which raised its season record to 9-1, would be tough to beat. But he thought the Marksmen had a good shot at North Posey.

  • Kohnert leads Tell City past Rebels

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City made 7 of 8 free throws late to hold off South Central 60-53 in boys basketball Saturday.
    South Central had whittled a 10-point Marksman lead to four, 53-49, after Jason Boston hit 1 of 2 free throws.
    Chris Kohnert grabbed the rebound of the second free throw and was fouled. He made both his free throws.
    After a South Central miss and a Tell City charge, Tell City fouled Bobby Sampson. He made both free throws to make it a four-point game with 0:37 left.

  • Hot 3rd quarter propels PC past Mater Dei

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Changing defenses in the third quarter helped energize Perry Central’s boys basketball team Saturday.
    Mater Dei’s changing defenses also helped the Commodores as they beat the Wildcats 59-57.
    The Commodores trailed 28-18 after an uninspired second quarter in which they hit only 2 of 10 shots from the field. They hit 7 of 23 in the first half, including 0 of 4 from three-point range.

  • Cookbooks to raise funds for Memory Walk

    TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusanders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books will sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association. Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.
    “These will make Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.