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Today's News

  • Commodores outhit Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Hannah Edwards had three hits and Lexi Aders drove in three runs as Perry Central beat Mitchell 7-4 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.
    The Commodores scored five runs on four hits in the first inning.
    They built their lead to 7-0 in the top of the fifth.
    Mitchell got its hitting going late, though several were “little bloops,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Commodores outhit Mitchell 13-10 despite their swings being “way out front” of Mitchell’s slower than usual pitches, Rothgerber said.

  • Raiders edge Tell City

    TELL CITY—Southridge scored a run in the seventh inning to edge Tell City 5-4 in a battle of PAC baseball leaders Thursday.
    Tell City built a 4-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Gant Miller started that rally with a double.
    Trent Rainey, Spenser Beard and Brian Arnold each drove in a run that inning, with the other one scoring on an error.
    Two 30-minute lightning delays took away some of the Marksmen’s momentum.

  • Tell City boys 2nd in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two events and placed in the top three in 13 as it finished second in the PAC boys track meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 138 points. Forest Park won the nine-team meet with 146.
    “I told the boys that if we scored 150 points, we’d win by 20,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. But the top two teams combined for higher scores than usual.
    Tell City won the meet in 2009 with only 116.33 points.

  • PC girls win PLAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter won three events Friday to lead Perry Central to its 18th PLAC girls track title in the last 19 years.
    The Commodores scored 143 points, 43 more than runner-up Mitchell, as they won their 27th title overall.
    Peter won the 1600-meter run in 5:38.31 and the 3200 in 12:18.53, taking both titles for the fourth year in a row.
    She teamed with Megan Thomas, Marie Schwartz and Grace James to win the 3200 relay in 10:27.80.

  • Huber, distance men lead PC boys to title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Even without injured star Alex Newton, Perry Central dominated the distance races to win the PLAC boys track meet Friday for the eighth year in a row.
    Perry Central scored 155 points, 72 more than runner-up Crawford County, for its largest margin of victory ever.
    Newton won the 3200-meter run the last two years but suffered a small tear of the plantar ligament in his foot May 3 and did not compete Friday, though he plans to try to run in the sectional Thursday.

  • COLUMN: Why insurers won’t cover some new cancer cures

    By ROBERT GOLDBERG
    Guest Columnist

    Advances in cancer treatment are saving lives and cutting health-care costs. But because many health-insurance plans haven’t caught up with the times, nearly half of all cancer patients are forced to choose between the treatment that could save their lives – or one that's paid for.

  • COLUMN: Teacher appreciation week

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Last week was national Teacher Appreciation Week. Being a teacher is one of the greatest professions someone can dedicate their lives to, and it is one of the most, if not the most, important profession in our state.

  • EDITORIAL: Online ISTEP tests earn an F in public trust

    When ISTEP tests roll around, students, teachers and parents should be focused on applying classroom learning to the test, not worrying if the testing system itself will work.

    That wasn’t the case across many areas of the state, including Perry County, late last month. On April 29, Hoosier students taking the online multiple-choice portion of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus exam experienced frozen screens and in many cases, an inability to finish the test.

  • Firefighters called to Waupaca

    TELL CITY – A fire in the Waupaca Foundry dust-collection system caused no serious damage the evening of April 30.

    Fire Chief Greg Linne said firefighters were back at the firehouse within two hours.

  • Former superintendent’s return to county delayed

    SHREVEPORT, La. – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who was jailed in Louisiana last week, likely won’t return to Perry County until this week.

    The News learned Friday that plans by state police to return Chapman to Indiana were on hold until a court hearing in Louisiana.

    It was unclear if Chapman, who had been living in the Gulf Coast state, was fighting extradition.