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Today's News

  • Breaking NewsFormer ONB employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft or forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.

    Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, whose employment at the bank was terminated March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Archers outwrestle Castle

    TELL CITY—Tell City won five of the last six matches to beat Castle 60-42 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City trailed 39-33 after the 135-pound match.

    Spenser Beard battled for nearly the three full periods in the 145-pound match before pinning Wanhainen in 2:46 to tie the score.

    Trevor Zuelly trailed 2-0 late in the 155-pound match but scored a three-point near-fall in the closing seconds to win 3-2 to put the Archers ahead for good.

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team selected by conference coaches Monday.

    North Posey and Southridge, which tied for the conference title with 7-1 records in conference play, accounted for half of the 10-player team—three from North Posey and two from Southridge.

    Five of the other seven conference teams each placed one player on the team while Tell City and South Spencer were shut out.

  • Malone, Wagner qualify for senior state swim meet

    JASPER—Amanda Wagner won two events to lead the Tri-County Swim Club in the Southern Divisional Championships Saturday.

    Wagner won the women’s open 100-yard freestyle in 56.01 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in 2:37.59.

    She placed fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:25.02, sixth in the 200 free in 2:08.26, and eighth in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.62.

    Wagner’s 200 breast time made the cut for the senior state meet, to be held this weekend in Indianapolis.

  • Four Tell City wrestlers place in folkstyle state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Four Tell City Wrestling Club members earned medals in the Indiana State Wrestling Association folkstyle state tourney last weekend.

    Alec Stahly placed second in the bantam 70-pound weight class.

    He had a first-round bye, beat Kenan Bowling of Normonco 6-3, and beat Clay Will of North Posey 5-2 to reach the championship match.

    David Guhl of the Fighting Irish Wrestling Club beat Stahly 11-2 for the title.

    Shane Braunecker went 5-2 to place fifth among 40 wrestlers in the bantam 55 weight class.

  • Kashyab second at Evansville

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City freshman Anjan Kashyab placed second in age-16-and-under boys singles at the TSAC Pepsi Classic tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab had a first-round bye. He then defeated Ben Johnson of Newburgh 6-1, 6-0, Mathew Helm of Bloomington 6-4, 6-2, and Robert C. Caltenbach of Paducah, Ky., by illness default to reach the finals.

    David Laser of Glencoe, Ill., beat Kashyab 6-0, 6-1 for the title.

    The tourney included some of the top players from Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

  • At Rest for 50 Years

    Sixty-three strangers, 33 men, 21 women and nine children, fell to their deaths in Perry County 50 years ago. The crash that robbed them of life is still the deadliest aviation disaster in state history and became a landmark event in the county.

  • Firm opens machine shop

    TELL CITY - A new company is opening a machine shop in Tell City to support ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Chris Kinnett announced at a regular county-commissioners meeting March 1.

    WGS Global Services LC began moving that day into what used to be the Scott Boat building in the 800 block of Tell City's Fifth Street, said the president and chief executive officer for Perry County Development Corp.

    "We're very excited about joining the Tell City community," company spokesman Mike Williams said Friday morning.

  • County council approves radio purchase

    TELL CITY - County-council members authorized at a regular meeting Feb. 25 the transfer of $1,101 from one sheriff's-department fund to another to help pay for four 800-MHz radios.

    Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut explained an $11,000 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute grant would cover the majority of the cost, which he said is between $2,700 and $2,800 per radio. Grant recipients have to provide 10-percent matching funds. 800-MHz radios are being adopted statewide, he explained, so officers using them would be able to communicate with other agencies.

  • Local wineries offer March Gladness on the Uplands Wine Trail

    SOUTHERN INDIANA - Indiana's wine trail event is here. With basketball fever in the air and winter's chill mixing with the first signs of spring, the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will bring back its most popular event.

    Now in its fourth year, the March Gladness food extravaganza will offer four days of food and fun. During Saturday and Sunday, the IUWT allows visitors to experience the wine trail VIP style with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts and special vintage wines.