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Today's News

  • Hello, future: Bicentennial to include time-capsule project

    TELL CITY - A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding.

    The time-capsule project is being sponsored by the Perry County News, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • County’s bicentennial celebration continues with manufacturing open houses Sept. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, the month of September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Evening in Leopold

    St. Augustine Church in Leopold is silhouetted by the setting sun Monday evening.

    As the sun set to the west, a nearly full moon rose in the east. The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox rose Tuesday and was called the Harvest Moon.

    While most farmers’ crops are maturing quickly, the harvest season for corn and soybeans has yet to get underway. However, most gardeners are wrapping up their harvests.

  • Forum slated ahead of election

    TELL CITY – An Oct. 16 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates running in county races.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Candidates in contested races, including those for county commissioner, auditor, clerk, coroner and prosecutor, will be invited.

    Candidates without opposition in November’s election are also invited but will not speak. They may be on hand to meet with voters before and after the event.

  • Perry Central proud of latest student data

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary and high-school students logged strong scores on ISTEP tests taken last spring and school officials said Monday the latest results match other strong academic data released by the state.

    Eighty-three percent of Perry Central third-graders passed the English-language arts portions of their ISTEP exams.

  • Huebschmann 3rd in IWF Masters

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Tell City native Ray Huebschmann won the third-place bronze medal in his class at the 2014 International Weightlifting Federation Masters meet Sept. 1.
    This was Huebschmann’s highest finish in five starts in the IWF Masters.

  • James 18th in world ironman

    MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec – Tell City native Courtney Busse James placed 18th in her women’s age group in the Ironman 70.3 world championships Sunday.
    James, a 1989 Tell City graduate, finished 1,065th overall among 2,235 male and female entrants and 18th among 115 in the 40-44 women’s age group with a total time of 4 hours, 56 minutes, 38 seconds.

  • Tell City battles, shuts out Pats

    TELL CITY—Four of the five matches included a 7-5 set but Tell City beat Heritage Hills 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Jake Swihart outlasted Tyler Waggoner 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.
    Zach Fisher beat Cameron Van Winkle 7-5, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Luke Thomas beat Dalton Gray by the same score in No. 3.
    Kevin Yeung and Jeff Yeung beat Keith Woolems and Gavin Fella 6-3, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.
    Chandler Lacy and Jackson Ramsey beat Pierce Brown and Sam Martin 6-3, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Bulldogs outserve Cloverport for first win

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris made eight digs and three kills and served two aces as Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-17, 26-24, 25-19 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Ashley Troutman and April Terry each served seven points and Kelsey Marshall added six.
    Terry, Marshall and Jordyn Vogt each served two aces to match Harris in that department.
    Marshall and Troutman each made two digs and Vogt made two kills.

  • PC 1-3 in Barr-Reeve tourney; tops Crawford County Tuesday

    MONTGOMERY—Perry Central lost to three teams ranked in the top five in the state’s Class A coaches poll at Barr-Reeve’s volleyball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores fell to No. 5 Trinity Lutheran 25-19, 25-10, to No. 2 Barr-Reeve 25-17, 25-14, and to No. 3 Indianapolis Lutheran 25-20, 25-14.
    They then beat Linton 25-17, 25-18 to place seventh in the eight-team tourney.
    Brittany Parker made eight kills and 13 digs against Linton.
    Jordan Sprinkle added five kills and Maddie Hubert four. Grace James had 16 assists and served three aces.