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Today's News

  • Proud to be a community with a big heart

    In Thursday's B section, we published a picture of a few 4-H Shamrock members spending the morning cleaning the Windy Creek Perry County Greenway on the north side of Tell City. Youth from Deer Creek Baptist Church recently cleaned Sunset Park in Tell City, helping prepare that area for last Monday's groundbreaking for a new riverwalk project.

  • Looking for movers and shakers

    Tell City's Schweizer Fest isn't that far off and it's time for The News to begin working on the 2010 Schweizer Zeitung, the special section we publish in early August.

  • Medicare board needs fixing

    Those who opposed the health-care bill are currently debating whether "repeal and replace" should be the clarion call in the coming election.

    Regardless of how this debate turns out, those in favor of doing better should focus their immediate attention on identifying and fixing the most harmful parts of the legislation. The new Independent Payment Advisory Board should be a top target.

  • Perry Central sweeps Paoli with walk-off hit

    LEOPOLD – A walk-off single by Andrew Craig lifted Perry Central’s junior high baseball team over Paoli in the second of Thursday’s two 5-inning games at Perry Central.

    Tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the fifth, Michael Sims led off and reached second base on a throwing error by Paoli’s third baseman. Austin LeClere then came into a pinch-run for Sims and stole third base.

    After Paoli recorded an out, Craig lifted a hit to leftcenter field to bring home LeClere and give the Com-modores the win.

  • TC's Cain signs with Ancilla

    TELL CITY – Tell City outfielder Courtney Cain has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Ancilla College, a junior college in northern Indiana.

    She led the Lady Marksmen in doubles this year and finished her career with three varsity letters in softball and five total varsity letters.

    Cain, who has played softball since she was 5 years old, said it’s always been a goal to play in college and knew right away that Ancilla was where she wanted to go.

  • Cash Waggner ties Hair Razors for first place

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner & Associates took advantage of 10 walks and some timely hitting to beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 9-6 in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday.

    Cash Waggner thus improved to 3-0 to tie Hair Razors, which did not play Wednesday, for first place in the league. The two undefeated teams will meet for the first time today at 8 p.m.

    Kristi Brumfield and pool player Julie Lindauer each had two hits for Cash Waggner Wednesday.

    Breanna Brickey and Brittany Brumfield each added a two-run single.

  • City breaks ground on riverwalk

    TELL CITY - Sunset Park's sod provided a challenge to city leaders who celebrated the start Monday on a mile-long riverwalk project.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing welcomed about 50 people to the park for the ceremonial groundbreaking and outlined the history of the effort to construct a paved riverside trail extending from near the former Maxon Marine site north through Sunset Park to Fulton Street.

  • Traveling Cowboy Comes a Calling
  • Relay for Life teams ready to fight cancer

    LEOPOLD - Members of Relay for Life teams who have worked for months raising money for the American Cancer Society will take to the Perry Central track Saturday and Sunday for the annual event.

    This year the theme for the Relay For Life is "On The Shores of Hope" and a survivors luncheon will kick off activities at noon, with photographs taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    Opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and includes survivor and caregiver laps.

  • City council approves rezoning for new hospital site

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council granted Perry County Memorial Hospital's request to rezone property along Indiana 237 as plans for a proposed new hospital take shape.

    Portions of the nearly 40-acre parcel were already zoned commercial, said Tell City attorney Chris Goffinet, who represented the hospital's trustees through the process, but other areas carried a residential zoning. The change makes the parcel uniformly commercial.