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Today's News

  • Collignon-Ball

    Richard and Janet Ball and Richard and Loretta Faye Billman announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jamie L. (Harding) Collignon of Cannelton and Timothy H. Ball of Tobinsport.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Loretta Faye (Harris) Billman of Allegan, Mich., and the late James W. Harding.
    She attended Perry Central Community School and Marathon High School in Marathon, Fla. She is employed at Frederick Sheet Metal in Tell City as an heating, ventilation and air conditioning mechanic.

  • Week to Clean

    Travis Harpenau, a summer worker at the Tell City Street Department, unloads drawers, window blinds and other items set out by the ton this week in Tell City as part of the community’s spring cleanup week. Crews will finish making rounds today. Tell Citians who forgot to put out their unwanted items – or who have more to discard – can take items to the city garage until 3 p.m. today. Discarded furniture included old sofas. 

  • Officials describe River Road upgrades

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    TELL CITY – Few people attended a public hearing on proposed improvements to River Road May 31 in Tell City’s City Hall, and those who attended asked few questions and expressed no concerns.

    As the News has reported previously, the improvements are intended to give truckers a quicker route to the Tell City Port than they have now via the city’s Washington Street. 

  • Ricklef – Hawa

    Alicia Ricklef and Michael Hawa announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Shirley Ricklef of Dale and the late Rev. Ricklef. Mr. Hawa is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Michael Hawa of Newburgh and the grandson of Gloria Wahl of Cannelton.
    Both the bride-elect and Mr. Hawa are graduates of the University of Southern Indiana with bachelor degrees in nursing. They are currently pursuing nurse practitioner degrees.

  • Body discovered in Hwy. 66 barn

    By VINCE LUECKE

    GRANDVIEW – The death of an as-yet-unidentified man whose remains were found Friday was ruled a homicide this week. That means a murder investigation will likely join what is already an effort to learn the name of the victim and how his body ended up in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66.

  • Schirtzinger inducted into Boys Town Hall of Fame

    OMAHA, Neb.—Cecil H. Schirtzinger of Tell City was inducted into the Boys Town Alumni Sports Hall of Fame May 1.

  • PC relay 22nd, Galloway 24th in discus at girls state meet

    BLOOMINGTON—Cold, windy conditions did not help the performances, but Perry County’s entrants in Friday’s state girls track meet did finish higher than they were seeded.
    Perry Central’s Cathryn Peter, Lindsey Gengelbach, Melissa Hagedorn and Grace James ran the 3200-meter relay in 9:58.69 to finish 22nd, one spot higher than they were seeded among the 27 teams competing.
    “The weather kind of (adversely) affected our two girls who have asthma,” said Perry Central assistant coach Michelle Duncan.

  • Douglas qualifies for regional

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Brad Douglas shot a 14-over-par 86 in the boys golf sectional Friday to qualify for the regional.
    The top three teams in the 13-team field and the top three individuals not on those teams qualified for the regional, which will be held Thursday at Country Oaks course in Montgomery. Douglas will tee off at 7:30 a.m. Perry County time.
    Perry Central finished seventh in team standings Friday with 385 strokes and Tell City was 10th with 429.
    Jasper won with 297 and had the individual medalist, Will Seger with a 69.

  • Goffinet, Richardson make All-PLAC in girls softball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Sydney Goffinet and Morgan Richardson were voted onto the All-PLAC girls softball team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber was pleased to get those two on the team but said he thought catcher Brooke Litherland “should have” made it too. “To my mind she’s the best catcher in the conference.”
    Goffinet played first base and hit .400 in the regular season. She went 2 for 3 in the Commodores’ sectional game.

  • Three Commodores make All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Colt Brown and juniors Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    The PLAC names the top 15 vote-getters to the team, regardless of position. But Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers said Cassidy made it primarily for his pitching.
    He went 2-2 in the conference with a 0.26 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
    One of his conference losses was 1-0 to Crawford County. In the other one he was hurt by unearned runs.