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Today's News

  • Ress powers TC past Chargers

    TELL CITY—Josalyn Ress struck out 16 and hit a two-run homer as Tell City beat Pike Central 8-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    The Marksmen powered their way to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Hana Reed led off with a single and one-out later Ress homered over the left-field fence.
    Miranda Zuelly followed that with a solo homer over the left-field fence, her first of the season.
    “After we got those three runs, the defense made plays,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Marksmen second in sectional

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two marathon doubles matches and No. 3 singles to edge Heritage Hills 3-2 in the IHSAA girls sectional semifinals Thursday.

  • Commodores split 2 games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pounded out 15 hits to outslug Springs Valley 10-9 in baseball Wednesday.
    The Commodores scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win. Derek Thomas doubled and scored on Stephen Hayes’ two-out single to right field.
    Tanner Cassidy singled and Justin Hagan reached base on an error to score pinch-runner Austin LeClere with the winning run.
    Thomas, Cassidy and Lucas Bryant each hit a single and a double for Perry Central. Trent Brown and Hayes each also had two hits.

  • TC crushes Pike Central to clinch tie for PAC title

    PETERSBURG—Trent Benningfield pitched a two-hitter and Cordell Snyder drove in four runs as Tell City trounced Pike Central 11-0 Friday to claim a share of the PAC baseball title.
    Tell City and Forest Park each finished 7-1 to top the nine-team conference.
     Benningfield walked only one and struck out nine in the five-inning game. He “threw a great game,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    Snyder hit a single, double and triple to lead Tell City’s 12-hit attack.

  • TC nips No. 1 Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on to beat Forest Park 3-2 Wednesday, setting the Marksmen up for their first conference baseball title in 29 years.
    Forest Park entered the game unbeaten in the PAC, 19-2 overall, and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.

  • Tell City’s depth produces sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won only two of 16 events but used its depth to win the 11-team Perry Central boys track sectional Thursday.

  • UPDATE, TUESDAY, 9:15 A.M.– Body pulled from river identified as missing TC man

    TELL CITY – A body pulled Monday from the Ohio River has been identified as that of a missing 54-year-old Tell City man. Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the body of Allen D. Gerlach was found about 100 yards downstream from the Troy boat ramp. Tell City officers and Indiana Conservation Officer Rob Brewington were searching the river when the body was located at 10:45 a.m.

  • COLUMN: A freshman legislator’s experience

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Editor’s Note: State Rep. Sue Ellspermann looks back at her first legislative session. Part 1 of her column appeared in Thursday’s edition.

  • COLUMN: Peony patience pays off

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’m no green thumb but two years of hard work paid off handsomely this month with three peony blossoms. That may not sound like much, but it’s a success considering the plant’s sorry state when we first met.

    The peony plant came with the house in New Boston. I first noticed it the next spring when I was mowing. Only a few sprigs of green poked out of the grass overlooking the highway. A fan of peonies, I worked hard that spring and summer to bring the plant back to life.

  • EDITORIAL: Planned Parenthood helps Hoosiers in many ways

    A disturbing thing has happened.

    Recently, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law that drastically cut federal funding to Indiana’s Planned Parenthood. In total, according to The Indianapolis Star, the law will cut about $2 million in public funds to the organization and prohibit the use of Medicaid at Planned Parenthood, making our state the first in the country to do so. The New York Times reported that the signing of this law puts our state at risk of losing $4 million in federal family planning grants each year.