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  • A symbol of Hoosier unity
  • New teachers welcomed to PC, Cannelton schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Several new adult faces grace the halls of Perry Central Perry Central Community Schools  and at Cannelton City Schools.

    • At Perry Central Community Schools, Hilarie Hahus will take on science courses for eighth grade and high school. A Branchville native, she earned a degree in atmospheric science from Purdue University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Valparaiso University.

  • Tell City perfect in Perry-Spencer junior high meet

    LEOPOLD—The top five runners for each team score in cross country, so if a team has the top five finishers in a meet it compiles a perfect score of 15.
    Tell City did even better than that Tuesday, as it took the top six places and eight of the top nine in dominating the Perry-Spencer junior high boys invitational.
    Heritage Hills placed second with 73 points, Perry Central third with 80, and South Spencer fourth with 138 in the four-team meet.
    Tell City’s Nigel Kaiser won the meet in 12:50, less than a second ahead of teammate Kaden Chestnut.

  • Perry Central loses 5 matches

    MONTGOMERY—A lack of kills hurt Perry Central as it went 0-4 in Barr-Reeve’s volleyball tourney Saturday.
    Addy Davis and Terissa Roark each made two kills to lead the Commodores in a 25-9, 25-9 loss to Northview.
    Kirstyn Linne had four assists and Davis added two. Brooke Mullis made three digs.
    Abby Reed made six kills and Linne had 15 assists in a 23-25, 25-16, 15-12 loss to Linton.
    Payton Emmons, Maddie Labhart, Mullis and Roark each added two kills.
    Roark and Ryann Lynch each made one block.

  • Heritage Hills nips Tell City in PAC volleyball

    LINCOLN CITY—Emma Kohnert made 20 kills and six solo blocks but Tell City lost to Heritage Hills 19-25, 25-17, 25-17, 26-28, 15-11 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes added 14 kills and Emili Stephens made five.
    Emily Hagedorn had 20 assists and Rachel Malone added 17.
    Malone made 16 digs,  Morgan Schuetter 15, and Hayes 10.
    Madison Mathena and Natalie Sanders each made three blocks.
    Kohnert served 11 points and Hayes added 10. Schuetter served five aces.
    Tell City is 8-3 overall, 2-1 in the PAC.

  • Bulldogs set up hitters well to defeat Cloverport

    CANNELTON—Improved setting helped Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Cannelton Coach Julie Harris said she thought her team played “one of the best games I’ve seen them play in setting up the ball.
    “They also moved really, really well. And as far as communication and talking, it was much better.”
    Chloe Davis had five assists and Nicole Harris and Kelsey Marshall each added two.
    Caressa Sloss made four blocks and three kills and Harris added four kills.

  • Marksmen 6th in state preview meet

    TERRE HAUTE—Tell City placed four runners in the top 43 as it finished sixth in the 29-team Terre Haute Savings Bank State Preview boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Though cross country is not a class sport, a separate race was held for schools that are in Classes A-3A in other sports. Eighteen teams ran in that race but Tell City chose to compete with the biggest schools.
    “Pretty well anybody that was any good ran in that race (with the big schools),” said Tell City Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Tell City falls twice in PAC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Logan Smallwood beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles in the longest match, which featured several long rallies.
    Cameron Van Winkle defeated Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Lucas Zorn beat Lucas Montgomery by the same score in No. 3.
    Gavin Fella and Trae Hirt defeated Jackson Ramsey and Ethan Maffia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Police department gearing up for hiring process




    TELL CITY – Two new faces could soon join the ranks of the Tell City Police Department after the tentative approval of a new city officer and the resignation of another.

    During summer budget hearings, the city council was asked to consider adding another officer. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said the city is two officers shy for a community its size.

    The department has 12 full-time officers, including administrative positions of chief, assistant chief and detective.

  • Community’s 2nd ambulance crew on duty at northern station


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– The road to funding a second full-time ambulance crew based from the North Station at the county highway garage got a big boost with a monetary commitment from the county council. An appropriation made Aug. 25 of $70,000 from the local-option public-safety tax along with another $10,000 from the county commissioners is expected to fund the supplemental EMS team through the year.

    The crew mobilized quickly there after and was up and running starting Sept. 1.