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Today's News

  • Woman threatened at knifepoint during burglary

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Police continue to investigate a nighttime burglary on Main Street in Tell City in which a woman was threatened at knifepoint. She was able to escape while the man searched for cash.

    The male suspect was described by Tell City Police as around 5-foot, 8-inches tall and was wearing a thick blue winter jacket.  He allegedly entered a building on Main Street early Thursday, pushing open a back door and discovered the woman sleeping in her bed.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Josie Bough, age 9; Kennedy Blankenship, age 10; Alysia Hurtado, 11; Hannah Gray, 12; and Ava Hilgenhold, 13. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Ethan Ball, age 9; Aiden Ferrand, 10; Camiren Zellers, 11; Kaden Chestnut, 12; and Owen Noble, 13. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Tell City outwrestles Wolfpack

    MARENGO—For once Tell City got the most forfeit wins in a 46-4 wrestling victory over Crawford County Monday.
    The Marksmen won four matches by forfeits, and five weight classes were double forfeits.
    Tell City won four of the five matches actually wrestled.
    Trey Mucker and Alex Irwin earned first-period pins and David Teague and Kyle Hagedorn won by technical falls.
    “They are way down, but we wrestled well,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    Tell City went 0-5 in a tourney at Castle Saturday.

  • Alvey, Feix, Ludwig join Tell City Hall of Fame

    When I was a freshman at the University of Evansville covering UE men’s basketball games for the school newspaper, Northwest Missouri State came to Roberts Stadium.

  • Crusaders nip Cannelton

    COLUMBUS—Columbus Christian scored a three-point play in the last half minute to beat Cannelton 38-37 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton trailed by five points with two minutes left but went on a 7-0 run to take a 37-35 lead.
    Then Columbus Christian’s Emily Muck made an inside basket and free throw to put the Crusaders ahead by one.

  • Crusaders outshoot Cannelton for victory

    COLUMBUS—Columbus Christian outshot Cannelton from the field 47.2 percent to 33.3 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-33 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “To me the biggest difference in the game was putting the ball in the basket - they did and we didn’t,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder.
    “Of course we didn’t play great defense again tonight. We played OK post defense, but our perimeter defense wasn’t that great.”
    The Crusaders also had a 32-16 advantage in rebounds.

  • Beard’s offensive rebounds help Tell City defeat Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Braeden Beard grabbed 13 rebounds, including eight offensive ones, as Tell City upset South Spencer 58-50 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    “Our game plan was to keep him off the offensive boards (but) he just wanted it more than we did,” said South Spencer Coach Tyler Phillips.

  • Tell City defeats Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City rebounded well and hit better from the perimeter to beat Perry Central 52-39 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Marksmen hit six shots from 15-17 feet - all off assists - before Monica Bartley scored on a rebound to put them ahead 14-10 at the end of the first quarter.
    The Commodores’ inside game kept them in the game early as they scored all five of their first-quarter field goals from within five feet of the basket, including two on layups after steals.

  • Former Tell City man wins $100,000 Powerball prize

    MASON CITY, Iowa – An Iowa man who grew up in Tell City was just one number away from winning a record-breaking Powerball jackpot Wednesday and ended up winning a $100,000 prize.

    Travis Harpenau matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize, but since he added the Power Play option to his purchase for an additional $1, his prize doubled to $100,000.

    Harpenau is the son of Dale and Pat Harpenau and the grandson of Raphael and Martha Harpenau of the St. Marks area.

  • Archabbey Library sponsors gallery talk

    ST. MEINRAD – Louisville, Ky., artist Joanne Weis will give a gallery talk on Saturday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Central Time in conjunction with her artwork currently on exhibit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery.

    An exhibit of Weis’ wall hangings, titled “Healing the Earth,” is on display through February 28.

    In her gallery talk, Weis will discuss her work and share stories about the nine locations that inspired it. These are places that have suffered environmental damage, but have been restored in various ways.