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Today's News

  • William Tell earns A in state ranking

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – More than 61 percent of Indiana’s schools received A or B letter grades for the 2011-12 school year as part of a school accountability ranking. Locally, William Tell Elementary School earned an A while Tell City Junior-Senior High School earned a B ranking. Both schools improved their standings by one letter grade over last year.

    Perry Central Schools received C rankings, as did Cannelton City Schools.

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    November
    21    Wood Memorial    H    7:30
    24    Tell City    H    6:00
    30    Perry Central    T    6:30
    December
    1  4    South Spencer    H    7:30
    20    Lanesville    H    7:00
    27    Tecumseh Invt.    T    11:45

  • Tell City has its biggest girls swim team ever

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With 23 members, Tell City has its biggest girls swim team in the squad’s 33-year history. Now it’s up to new coach Angie Spinner to sort them out.
    Spinner said Tuesday she will be able to put three girls in every event, but she’s not sure who will swim what yet.
    Charissa Lahee, one of four seniors on the team, is the only PAC champion returning as she took the 100-yard freestyle in 58.78 seconds last year. She was also on the winning 200 medley relay team.

  • Bulldogs lack height, depth again this year

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—It’s a familiar story for Cannelton’s girls basketball this year: The team has some talent but lacks height and depth.
    There are only six players on the team and one is a freshman with limited junior high experience. And no player is taller than 5-foot-71⁄2.
    But the Bulldogs return three players who started in the Class A sectional championship game last year for a team that went 15-7, tying the second best record in school history.

  • Ball-handling will be key for Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved ball-handling could be the key for a veteran Tell City girls basketball team to post a winning record this season.
    The Marksmen return all five players who started in the sectional for their 7-15 team last year, and all are projected to start again.
    That means 6-foot senior center McKenzie Hayes at center, 5-9 junior Logan Flannagan and 5-6 senior Lacey Briggs at forwards, and seniors Jami Rowe and Hannah Schaefer at guards.

  • Commodores lack depth on frontline

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The inside game is the main strength of Perry Central’s girls basketball team this year but could also be a weakness at times.
    Ashley Graves, a 6-foot-1 senior center, returns after already making All-PLAC twice. She led the Commodores with averages of 14.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game and field-goal shooting at 55.5 percent last year.

  • Malone makes All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior defensive back Brennan Malone was named to the All-PAC football team Monday, continuing a family tradition.
    His father, Kelly Malone, and uncles Dan, Pat and Tim Malone all made all-conference football teams for Tell City. His first cousins, Zach and Sean Malone (Pat’s sons) made all-conference for Princeton when Pat was coaching there.

  • William Tell Elementary School’s vegetable garden

    The students and families of William Tell Elementary grew a community garden this summer.

  • 10th annual Tri Kappa musical begins Friday at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will present its 10th theater production Friday through Sunday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The production “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree” is one in a series of “Nunsense” musicals written by Dan Goggin.  Tri Kappa previously presented “Nunsense,” “Nun-crackers,” and “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”

  • Ferdinand Benedictine sisters celebrate 60th, 70th jubilees

    FERDINAND – Nine Benedictine sisters celebrated special anniversaries of their religious profession Oct. 28, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Sisters Mary Alice Schnur, Mary Kenneth Scheessele, Johnette Finis and Sylvia Gehlhausen observed the 70th anniversary of their monastic profession. Sisters Maura Beckman, Vera Kloeck, Mary Benet Goodrum, Mary Roman Dall and Mary Claude Croteau marked their 60th anniversary. These sisters have given a total of 580 years of consecrated life and service to the Church.