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  • Litherland resigns as TC varsity wrestling coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Joe Litherland is retiring after eight years as Tell City’s varsity wrestling coach.
    Litherland, 55, informed his wrestlers of his decision at their awards program Tuesday.
    “It’s just getting to the point I’ve got grandkids who are involved in so much,” said Litherland. “I’ve got grandkids ages 7, 8, 9 and 10 and I never get to see what they’re doing because I’m gone so much.”

  • Lyons resigns as Tell City girls basketball coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Saying he wants to watch his sons play basketball more, John Lyons has resigned as Tell City’s girls basketball coach.
    Lyons, 43, coached the girls team 13 years. He compiled a 124-163 record, including winning sectionals in 2004 and ’08.
    His team was in rebuilding mode most of the time since that last sectional title but finished with an 11-11 record this year, the team’s best since the 2007-08 sectional champion went 17-8.

  • Hot Commodores roll past Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central hit 57.1 percent from the field and forced 20 turnovers to beat Tell City 78-39 in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores, 19-3, will play Southridge in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    They trailed 11-9 with 31⁄2 minutes left in the first quarter Tuesday. Then they got hot from three-point range and later got a lot of layups off steals, drives or offensive rebounds.

  • WTE’s Family Fitness Night

    William Tell Elementary School families are encouraged to attend the free Family Fitness Nights, held at the school for families to exercise together. A new bicycle with a helmet, healthy snacks and other prizes are given away each night.

  • Cannelton elementary schools announce preschool, kindergarten pre-registration date

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment and registration schedule for prospective pre-school and kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17.
    A parent or guardian of any prospective or currently enrolled student should come to the office at the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton.  
    Preschool students must be 3 years old by Aug. 1 and must be toilet trained; 4 years or 5 years old. To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.

  • Legion Auxiliary donation

    The Cannelton American Legion Post 142 Commander Morris “Smokey” Graves is shown accepting a donation check from Cannelton Auxiliary representative Kim Myers. The $450 check was given to help the Legion continue with its charitable projects in the county.

  • SOS Kids Parent Network program in Jasper set for March 7

    JASPER – The SOS Kids Parent Network will present the program Apps for Children with Special Needs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST March 7 at the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Highway 56 in Jasper. Those attending are asked to use the lower level entrance on the north side of the church.
    The program will feature the SW Regional Coordinator of the Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for all Students Project, Sandy Stabenfeldt.

  • Oakwood Valentine’s royalty

    Phillip Ayers and Hazel Bryant were crowned the 2013 Valentine king and queen at Oakwood Health Campus at the annual Valentine’s Day party.

  • Church News, Feb. 28

    Lent series for adults at local Catholic center
    TELL CITY – As those of the Catholic faith celebrate 50 years of Vatican, the Catholic Ministry Center in Tell City will welcome the Rev. Jeremy King, OSB, a Benedictine monk of St. Meinrad, for a Lent series for adults.
    The talks will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays beginning today at the ministry center.