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Today's News

  • Make kindergarten mandatory in Indiana

    Indiana is one of 15 states that doesn’t require school attendance until age 7.

    The state’s top education official would like to change that.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick would like to see kindergarten become mandatory in Indiana, and plans to advocate for that during the 2018 General Assembly.

    She has her work cut out for her. In previous years, bills that would have required children to attend kindergarten have stalled in the Republican-led legislature.

  • TC boys win Lincoln Trail junior high meet

    TELL CITY—All five Tell City scorers placed in the top 15 as the Marksmen won the 14-team Lincoln Trail Invitational junior high boys cross country meet Saturday.

  • Perry Central wins 1 of 4 matches

    SEYMOUR—No Perry Central player made more than three kills or served more than one ace in any match as the Commodores went 0-3 in Trinity Lutheran’s volleyball tourney Saturday.
    They lost to Trinity Lutheran 25-13, 25-6, to Jennings County 25-16, 25-23, and to Seymour 25-8, 25-11.
    Terissa Roark made two kills against Trinity Lutheran and Addy Davis had four assists.
    Davis also made five digs and Courtney Berger added four.
     Roark, Jenna Lutgring and Maria Hubert each made three kills against Jennings County. Davis had three assists.

  • Hayes, Marksmen spike Pike Central

    TELL CITY—Kammie Jo Hayes made 14 kills as Tell City defeated Pike Central 25-18, 25-13, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Addison Fella added seven kills and Emili Stephens six. Rachel Malone had 34 assists.
    “We hit well,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We didn’t have many errors - we were putting the ball down tonight. The passing was good and the sets were good.
    “We served well too. We ended up with eight aces, which is not bad.”

  • TC’s next opponent now one of PAC’s elite

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Several coaches predicted North Posey, which will visit Tell City Friday at 7:30 p.m., could become one of the top three football teams in the PAC this year.
    So far that has come true. The Vikings are 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the PAC.
    They had to play last year’s top three PAC teams, Gibson Southern, Southridge and Heritage Hills, in consecutive weeks. They lost to the first two but came away with a 37-23 win over Heritage Hills.

  • Commodores to host balanced Senators next

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Most area football teams are run-oriented this year. But West Washington, which will visit Perry Central Friday at 6:30 p.m., likes to pass just as much.
    “They’re balanced - I’d say it’s about 50-50 passing and running,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    Nick Marrs, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, quarterbacks the 4-2 Senators.
    “He’s got a good arm and he’s pretty accurate most of the time,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • T’birds take advantage of Perry Central’s turnoversT’birds take advantage of Perry Central’s turnovers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Total yards and first downs indicated the game should be close, but Eastern Greene scored off three Perry Central turnovers in the first 14 minutes to beat the Commodores 45-12 in football Saturday.
    Eastern Greene returned the opening kickoff to its own 48-yard line and scored six plays later on a 9-yard pass from Caleb Hamilton to J.W. Howard.
    The Thunderbirds’ second possession ended when Perry Central’s Clay James intercepted a pass.

  • TC boys dominate Lincoln Trail meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team showed its depth in several ways as it won its Lincoln Trail Invitational by 62 points Saturday.
    Tell City scored 34 points and Heritage Hills was second in the 10-team meet with 96.
    Perry Central finished eighth with 167 points and Cannelton was 10th with 300.
    Running without its usual No. 4 runner, Kaden Chestnut, who had a hip injury, Tell City still placed all five of its scorers in the top 10 and seven in the top 18 of the 87-runner field.

  • Jim and Georgena Chesterfield

    Jim and Georgena Chesterfield of Bristow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 14, with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. at the home of Eugene and Delores Welp.

    Jim and Georgena have two children, Georgena Evasuzann Bobe and James Chesterfield Jr., both of Bristow, a daughter in law, Heather Chesterfield and three grandchildren, David Bobe, Caitlyn Chesterfield and Caleigh Chesterfield.

  • Litherland - Keown

    Whitney Litherland and Tony Keown, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Joe and Gayle Litherland . She is a graduate of Tell City High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She teaches kindergarten at William Tell Elementary School in Tell City.