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Today's News

  • Library board OKs purchase of adjacent home

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In a public hearing held before the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Tell City-Perry County Library Board members discussed the moving of funds for the purchase of a vacant house and property that sits in front of the library.

  • Park Here, Please

    John Hall rolls yellow paint onto the parking areas of Ponderosa in Tell City Thursday.

  • County to have representation on employment board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Representatives of two agencies devoted to improving employment addressed the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 4. One wants to send a Perry County name or two to the governor for appointment to a work-force board.

  • Property-tax bills hitting mailboxes soon

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians will receive their property tax bills in the mail over the coming week, marking the second consecutive year tax statements will be mailed and payments collected on time.

    County Treasurer Judy Pund said statements are scheduled to be mailed Thursday with spring installments due May 10.

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday for drunk driving. However, he spent less than an hour in the county jail before posting bail and being allowed to leave with family members. Sheriff Lee Chestnut said that decision was made not from favoritism, but due to a lack of room in the jail to house the county official by himself.

  • Archery team qualifies for national tourney

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s archery team shot 3,042 in its state tourney at Muncie March 11 to qualify for the national tourney to be held in Louisville, Ky., May 13-14.

    Travis Harpenau shot 280 and Nathan Freeman 278 to lead Tell City’s team in the state tourney, where 385 shooters competed.

    Tell City’s team will host a fundraising tourney Saturday at the high school. For more information call Coach Jay Johnson at the school at 547-3131.

  • Simmons promotes fitness

    University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons came to Tell City Thursday to speak at Perry County Wellness’ 2011 Kickoff.
    Because of the long hours and high stress of their job, basketball coaches aren’t often known for healthy diets and exercise habits.
    But Simmons, who lost 135 pounds last year, said he jogs three miles nearly every morning and hasn’t eaten a cheeseburger in over a year and only “a couple of slices” of pizza in that span.

  • Paoli outpoints Marksman girls 4-1

    TELL CITY—Rachel Woznicki won in No. 3 singles but Paoli won the other matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in girls tennis Thursday.
    Woznicki went to tie-breakers in both sets to beat Tessa Enland 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5).
    Paoli’s Abbie Franklin beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Luci Payne beat Kayla Bailey 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2.
    Nicole Bridgewater and Shelby Litsey beat Alexis Braun and Brooke Birchler 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.
    Hannah Balsmeyer and Jaclyn Thomas defeated Vivian Clarke and Mary Burst 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Commodores second in triangular match

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central shot one of its best nine-hole scores ever as it finished second in a boys triangular golf match Thursday.
    Perennial powerhouse Southridge won with 167 strokes. Perry Central shot 169 and Tecumseh 214 on the Boonville Country Club course.
    Brad Douglas led Perry Central with a 4-over-par 40, including a birdie on the par-5 No. 9 hole.
    Andrew Huber shot 42, Trevor Carter 43, and Dylan Hirsch 44 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

  • Vikings beat Tell City 12-0

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City had only two hits in a 12-0 PAC girls softball loss to North Posey Friday.
    Cortni Strobel led off the game for the Marksmen with a solid single up the middle. But the next three batters made outs, including two strikeouts.
    Cassidy Barnhill got the Marksmen’s other hit with two out in the fifth inning.
    Tell City did not pitch Josalyn Ress, who had off-season surgery on her pitching arm and was feeling lingering soreness in it after pitching eight innings Tuesday.