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  • PC 2nd in own tourney

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Harpenau made 26 kills and 22 digs as Perry Central placed second in its own four-team volleyball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores beat Princeton 24-14, 25-17, lost to Northeast Dubois 23-25, 25-18, 15-13, and defeated Southridge 25-14, 25-22.
    Ashley Gengelbach made five kills and Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet each added four against Princeton. Grace James had 10 assists.
    Gengelbach made five blocks, Jordan Sprinkle three, and James two.
    Goffinet served four aces and Brittany Parker made three digs.

  • Perry Central boys win Boonville invitational

    BOONVILLE—Four Perry Central runners placed in the top 17 as the Commodores won Boonville’s 15-team boys cross country invitational Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 80 points to beat runner-up Evansville North by nine.
    Alex Newton placed 10th in 17:09 to lead the Commodores.
    Nathan Bashor was 14th in 17:24, Bryce Lain 16th in 17:27, Aaron Pierrard 17th in 17:28, and Abe Schwartz 28th in 17:49 to complete their scoring.

  • Marksmen win four to raise record to 8-0

    EVANSVILLE—McKenzie Hayes made 37 kills in six games as Tell City won Harrison’s four-team volleyball tourney Saturday.
    Tell City, ranked seventh in the state in Class 2A this week, beat Harrison 25-17, 25-17, Evansville North 25-20, 25-15, and Gibson Southern 25-12, 26-24.
    Hayes made 12 kills and had 10 assists, five digs and four blocks against Harrison.
    Logan Flannagan added eight kills and Charissa Lahee had 10 assists.

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  • Annual Wilgus reunion draws more than 150 family members

    JASPER – The 38th annual Wilgus family reunion was held July 21 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper.
    The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County. In all, a record-setting 151 were in attendance, including two children, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • Sharing food for others

    Superior Ag Resources Coop Inc. recently made a donation of more than $1,000 to the Perry County Food Coalition to support the food pantries of the coalition in feeding the hungry in Perry County.

  • Five-in-one tomato

    Rodney Shellenberger of Rome grew this unusually shaped tomato. It appears the tomato began as five separate smaller ones but partially grew together into one.

  • Community Events, Aug. 27

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • COLUMN: Perry County a hidden gem

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This letter was penned by Terry Thrift after a visit to Perry County. The letter was sent to Bev Minto, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Hello, Bev Minto. I wanted to let you know about my recent visit to Tell City to see my long-time friends Pat and Jerry Cooper this past May. I met them back in 1988 and, of course, always enjoyed their company.

  • COLUMN: Time to get serious

    I cringed when I stepped on the bathroom scales Wednesday morning. So did the scales.

    310 pounds. Yikes.

    I’ve never been a slender fellow. Well at least not since the early years of elementary school. I knew I had put on extra pounds the last couple of months. Tight pants and snugger-than-usual shirts told me that. Still, I never expected to be that heavy.

    I’ve always been healthy. Never hospitalized. Other than mild high blood pressure and cholesterol, I’ve never faced chronic health issues.