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Today's News

  • Judges join voices in fight against drug abuse

    By BRITTANY OVERSTREET

    Staff Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Four judges of Spencer, Warrick, Dubois and Perry counties gathered at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rockport to hold a press conference to lead a call to action for local children.

    Judge Jon Dartt of Spencer Circuit Court opened, explaining the underpublicized issue of a dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases the our area. The increase has been primarily caused  by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on area families.

  • Commodores split doubleheaders, polish conference mark

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central junior high baseball improved to 14-8, with a Patoka Lake Athletic Conference mark of 7-3, after winning three of five against Crawford County, Cannelton and Springs Valley.

    The Commodores hosted Crawford County Friday in a conference doubleheader, winning the opening game 11-3 and falling in the second 7-17.

  • Solid pitching leads to Tell City win

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – Win or lose, Tell City Coach Mark Wahl is thankful for the additional time he gets to spend on the baseball field during the summer months with Marksmen players.

    “It’s huge for us because we get to put a lot of kids in a lot of different positions,” Wahl said. “When you have 30 kids on your roster, a lot of times with JV I don’t see those kids for weeks at a time.

  • Cash Waggner, Team Central remain undefeated in girls softball

    TELL CITY – Elena Hagedorn and Paige Martin combined for 15 RBIs as Cash Waggner swept a doubleheader with Ohio Valley Gas in Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball league Monday.

    Cash Waggner won the first game 15-10 as Martin drove in seven runs with a three-run, inside-the-park home run, a two-run double and a two-run single.

    Hagedorn added four RBIs with a two-run double, a single and a groundout. Kenzie Kennedy hit a double for Cash Waggner and Kaylee Dixon scored four runs.

  • Chinns win 27th annual Glen Ress Memorial Open

    TELL CITY – For the second year, the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble was won by a two-generation family team.

    Bruce Chinn and his son, Andy, shot a winning 129 to win the 27th annual two-day 36-hole scramble, which raises money for area schools’ athletic departments.

    The Chinns shot a 65 Saturday and 64 Sunday in the championship flight. Their 129 was one shot better than the second-place team of Zach DeSpain and Rich Krzykowski and third-place finishers Jeff Wrye and Brett Hagedorn. Each of those duos shot a 130.

  • VFW 2939, ladies auxiliary presents 2015-16 officers
  • Moose Lodge Summer Fest dates set

    TELL CITY – The annual Summer Fest picnic sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424 will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27.

    Gene O’ Rides will operate rides all three days and the annual fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

  • ‘Funky fruit’ brings smiles, lift spirits

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    Late last month, Renate Warner of Tell City and her 2-year-old son, Isaac, were picking strawberries in their patch, when they spotted these two unusually shaped berries.

    Isaac’s 9-month-old brother, Isaiah, sat nearby in his stroller and watched.

    “As long as we give him a few bites, he is happy,” said Warner. “Isaac loves picking and eating berries as well. When I saw the fruit, I decided to take a picture of them.”

  • Wheeler reunion set for June 27

    BRISTOW – Descendants of Clarence and Elizabeth Wheeler will have a family reunion June 27, at St. Isadore Hall in Bristow. Doors will open at 11 a.m. CST.

    A carry-in meal will be at noon. Tea, lemonade, plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided. Games, activities and prizes. For more information, call Martha Heeke at (812) 547-6191.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; June 18

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Special Father’s Day activities are being planned at the Bethel Christian Church for this coming Sunday, June 21, beginning with a breakfast to be served in the church basement prepared by the ladies at 7:30 a.m.

    Regular morning worship services will then be held with Sunday school beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church minister. Everyone is invited.