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Today's News

  • Barnes – Gayer

    Dave and Laverne Peter and Chris and Karen Gayer, all of Tell City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Todd Gayer of Bloomington, to Jamie Barnes of Bloomington, daughter of Richard and Cheri Dover of Godfrey, Ill.

    The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Alton Senior High School in Alton and graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in human resources.
    She is currently employed at Indiana University as a compensation consultant.

  • Marksmen outshoot South Spencer

    TELL CITY—Jessica Ballman shot 58 for medalist honors as Tell City beat South Spencer 261-268 in girls golf Wednesday.
    Other Tell City scorers were Amber Fentress with a 65, Jenny Hess 68, and Courtney Blinzinger 70.
    Tell City, 1-2, will visit Floyd Central today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Boonville shuts down Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Blake Cobb scored five goals as Boonville beat Tell City 8-1 in boys soccer Wednesday.
    The score was tied 1-1 late in the first half, but Boonville scored two quick goals before halftime.
    “We got tired,” said Tell City Coach Don Foerster. “We didn’t have the depth. We had seven on the bench but some of them need a little more time to get ready for varsity soccer.”
    He also said the Marksmen got away from their possession game in the second half.

  • Orleans holds off Cannelton

    ORLEANS—Cannelton improved its spiking but had problems on defense in a 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    “We did not move well or anticipate the ball when they served,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We weren’t really into the game.”
    On the positive side, though, “we had a lot of spikes and kills,” she said.
    The Bulldogs made 26 good spikes, including a season-high 14 kills.

  • Cougars dig past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Amber Longest made 43 digs as North Harrison beat Perry Central 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    According to North Harrison’s statistics, the Cougars made 96 digs overall.
    “They picked up everything,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    She also said the Cougars “started hitting pretty well and we had a little hard time digging up the ball.
    “The last game we made a lot of errors—hitting the ball in the net and serving errors.”

  • Marksmen grind out PAC win over Gibson Southern

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City has never won a conference title in volleyball but is off to a good start at it this season.
    Despite having an off night, the Marksmen beat Gibson Southern 25-15, 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 Thursday to  improve to 2-0 in the PAC, with their wins coming over teams that finished first and third in the nine-team conference last year.
    The Marksmen were able to grind out the win Thursday despite the fact “our passing was off and our setting was off,” Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said. “It was an ugly win.

  • Pats overpower Tell City

    By CHRIS JOHANNES
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills amassed 392 yards of offense to beat Tell City 42-13 in PAC football Friday.

  • Rangers take advantage of PC’s turnovers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park scored four times off Perry Central second-quarter turnovers to beat the Com-modores 31-12 in football Friday.

  • COLUMN: One stranger’s trash is seldom another person’s treasure

    By ERIC HARRIS, Guest Columnist

    You may have heard a few clichés about garbage over the years. Things like, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or “You can tell a lot about a person by what they throw away.”

    Maybe that second one isn’t exactly a saying but it’s probably true. I have been living by a different saying the last few months: “You can imagine a lot about a stranger by the crap they throw out of their car.”

  • COLUMN: Proposed animal-control ordinance is a must read

    PAM GRANDERSON, Guest Columnist

    When the Humane Society asked for help to fight puppy mills, she sent them money. Good riddance. She had her toy poodle and six cats, all spayed and neutered and vaccinated. She couldn’t see why anyone would mistreat any dog or cat. They were her children.