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Today's News

  • Marksmen hold off Chargers at FT line

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan’s clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Tell City hold off Pike Central 44-34 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City led by just one point, 32-31, when Pike Central’s Olivia Leighty went to the line for two free throws with 3:21 left.
    She missed both shots and Flannagan was fouled on a driving shot nine seconds later.
    Flannagan hit both her free throws to increase the Marksmen’s lead to three.

  • New Tell City coach seeks improvement

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated only one starter from last year’s 5-17 boys basketball team, but he led the Marksmen in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots and field-goal percentage.
    And the returnees are playing for their third coach in three years. So Coach Brent Owen figures it will take a while for the team to reach its peak.
    “I just hope we can be competitive when January comes around—that’s what we’re shooting for,” Owen said Sunday.

  • PC dominates boards to topple Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central outrebounded Cannelton 52-26, including grabbing 21 offensive rebounds, to beat the Bulldogs 73-41 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Conner Daniel Miller

    Michelle and Kurt Miller of Medina, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Conner Daniel Miller, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Miller is the former Michelle Tapley. Conner has one older brother, Caleb Miller, 4.
    Grandparents are Dan and Joanie Tapley of Tell City and Brian and Jane Miller of Brazil, Ind.
    Great-grandparents are Freeman Miller of Terre Haute and the late Curtis and Lois Meunier and Ernest and Ann Tapley.
     

  • Greyson Kyle Jones

    Adam and Lacy Jones of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Greyson Kyle Jones, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 191⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Jones is the former Lacy Litherland.
    Grandparents are Joe and Gayle Litherland of Tell City, Larry Jones of Indianapolis and Sherry Jarboe of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Local poet honors veterans with words

    TELL CITY – Laurie Dinkel, an associate of the Tell City Regional Arts Association, conducted a poetry reading Nov. 9 at the Tell City Star Café on Main Street in Tell City. A few of the poems read at the meeting were written by Doris Yvonne Burst in honor of veterans and were well received, according to those attending. The next meeting will be in March; look for details in the Perry County News. Below are a few of Burst’s poems read Nov. 9.

    Tried and True

    They came from all walks of life

  • Student accomplishments at Cannelton Elementary

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools, recognizing students for their work inside and outside of the classroom.
    CANNELTON – It’s time for the second edition of our column hailing the accomplishments of our students here at Cannelton Elementary. We wish to recognize those students who come to school every day and do a good job, but may not be recognized as we would wish. These students are as follows.

  • Anna Lou’s strange sweet potatoes

    Anna Lou Howe of Evanston stopped by the News office recently to share some strange-shaped sweet potatoes that had grown in her garden. Some had different sized knobs on them, some were very large in size and others, like the duck-shaped one in the first picture, made interesting shapes.

    Howe said the potatoes grew in her personal garden which she tended along with tomatoes and zuccinis. She said this was the first year she had grown sweet potatoes and got the start for this batch from her newphew.

  • Land of Lights in Santa Claus opens Thanksgiving night

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure, opens for the fourth season Thanksgiving night, today.
    Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, this custom outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in bright, energy-efficient LED lights.
    The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is also one of the largest holiday light shows in North America.

  • Tell City’s fall scholar athletic team

    This year’s fall Scholar Athletic Award goes to the boys’ tennis team. The award is given to a team which has the best overall combined grade-point average. Team members pictured in front from the left are Joshua Kimbril, Austin Groves, Zachary Fisher, Luke Thomas, Jake Swihart and Kevin Yeung. In the back are Assistant Coach Clarke Blackford, Jeff Yeung, Austin Paulin, Anjan Kashyab, Tyler Groves, Anthony Roberts and Coach Nick Weyer.