Today's News

  • Marching Marksmen

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School's 2011 marching-band season was capped with their performance at the South Spencer Invitational after they were unable to qualify at regionals the week before for the semistate level of competition.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances. 

  • Last two missing teens in custody in California

    REDWOOD, Calif. – Two Cannelton teens missing since early June were located last week in California.

    According to Cannelton Reserve Patrolman Micah Jackson, Kimberly Seibert and Nicholas Ice were found in Redwood City. Both were in police custody.

    Seibert and Ice, along with Katherine Koonce and Tyler Harrison, were last seen June 6. Police did not suspect foul play but were unable to find clues to their whereabouts.

  • George doing great job with Marksmen

    Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn’s major league career started with four games for the Boston Braves in 1942, when Casey Stengel managed them to a 59-89 record.
    Spahn ended his career with the New York Mets at age 44 in 1965, when Stengel managed them to a 31-64 record before retiring after he broke his leg.
    In between managing those losing teams Stengel won 10 pennants and seven World Series—including a record five in a row—in 12 years managing the New York Yankees, 1949-60.

  • PC spikes Southridge

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central’s blocking and digging kept Southridge’s kills to a minimum as the Commodores beat the Raiders 25-22, 23-25, 26-24, 25-18 in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • Marksmen come back to sweep North Posey

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—McKenzie Hayes made 23 kills and Tell City made an impressive third-game comeback to sweep North Posey 25-19, 25-13, 30-28 in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • Southridge turns Tell City’s fumbles into touchdowns

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Southridge converted three Tell City fumbles into 21 points and defeated the Marksmen 49-7 in sectional football first-round action Friday.

  • Linton’s versatility too much for PC

    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Perry Central achieved some of its defensive goals but Linton-Stockton used its variety of weapons to beat the Commodores 48-7 in first-round football sectional action Friday.

  • COLUMN: Hunting is not the issue

    By GLENN MARKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    I’m writing this because of the article that Mr. Robinson wrote in a national magazine, the American Cooner. I would like to first say I never met this man in my life, so how can he say such outlandish things like I’m against hunting?

    I am not against hunting. I know many people who hunt and I have family members who hunt. I know hunting is a natural order in life and if we didn’t hunt, this world would be overpopulated with animals we would not know what to do with.

  • COLUMN: Why I am back in Perry County

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    After leaving Tell City and Perry County for the most part in 1963, and moving 300 miles away in 1966, people often ask me why I returned.

    As a matter of fact, I actually ask myself that question occasionally. So, you may ask: “why not Florida, or the Carolinas or south Texas?”  Looking back, like many folks, my wife, Jeanne, and I did have several Southern tier states picked out for possible candidates when we decided to hang up our shingles.

  • EDITORIAL: We’re proud to have ACLU representative in Perry County

    We are pleased by the news that one of Perry County’s own has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACLU of Indiana.

    As the News reported Thursday, Chris Coyle, a graduate of Tell City High School and former Perry County paramedic, considers his appointment an honor. We understand him feeling that way, and believe the honor is not his alone. It’s a “local man does good (for a whole lot of other people)” kind of story that seems to say something good about our community.