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Today's News

  • Residents ask for city’s help in speeding problem

    By TRISTA LUTGRING

  • 150 years of faith at St. Mark Church

    Parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church and guests packed the parish and a tent erected outside Sunday to celebrate the parish’s sesquicentennial. The Rev. Christopher Coyne, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, was the principal celebrant and was joined by Pastor Dennis Duvelius and former Pastors Barnabas Gillespie OSB and Mark Gottemoeller. 

  • Girls league games rained out twice

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Girls Softball League games were rained out Monday and Tuesday (except for T-ball Tuesday, which was played in the grass), pushing back the league’s playoff tourneys.

    The age-13-16 division was scheduled to play its last night of regular-season games Wednesday and plans to start its playoff tourney tonight. The same was true for the age-9-10 division.

    The age-11-12 playoff tourney was scheduled for Wednesday on Wayne Marchand Field (the women’s league’s field).

  • Summer Fest begins Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food.

  • Schweizer Fest sporting events include road runs, archery tourney

    TELL CITY – Plans are taking shape for two major Schweizer Fest sporting events, including an indoor-outdoor archery tourney Aug. 3 and the 36th annual road runs Aug. 10.

    The second annual archery tournament will take place at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery.  

  • Board OKs administrator contracts

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting June 13 contracts for Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. and Principal Roger Fisher. They also heard a report from Sibbitt on a less-than-projected increase in the cost of health insurance and approved a bid for flooring work.  

    Under Sibbitt’s contract, he will receive $65,000 for working 130 days beginning July 1. 

    At his request, the board added 10 days and $5,000 to his contract.

  • Tell City players add to Legion team’s efforts

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Several former and current Tell City players had strong performances playing for Spencer County-based Senior Legion baseball teams last week.

  • Thursday’s issue delayed for many subscribers

    TELL CITY – Perry County News subscribers found their Thursday issue missing from the mail, a problem attributed to a pressroom breakdown the previous day and a mistake by a mailroom employee who delivers copies to the post office.

  • Storms leave big mess

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A powerful line of thunderstorms downed entire trees and scattered limbs over a wide area Wednesday night, cutting power to some areas and closing roads.

    No injuries have been reported.

    Hardest-hit areas included the north side of Tell City, where trees fell on a mobile home and downed lines. In nearby Zoercher-Bettinger Park, a strong gust overturned a trailer and pushed a large slide-type ride into the park’s concrete-block restroom building. Some blocks were knocked over.

  • Waninger takes 3rd in Mountain Dew tourney

    CLARKSVILLE — Mason Waninger of Tell City placed third among 18 in an age-15-16 Indiana Junior Golf Mountain Dew Tour tourney at Wooded View Golf Club June 11.

    He shot a personal best 7-over-par 78 on the par-71 course as he carded two birdies and nine pars.

    Timothy Wiseman of Corydon won with 75 and Mitchell Frederick of Corydon placed second at 77.

    Waninger’s finish earned him 11 tour points.