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Today's News

  • Action Jolie film 'Salt' not great, but takes risks, succeeds

    When you watch as many movies as I do, you start to see patterns in every genre and things get very boring. I went into "Salt," the latest Angelina Jolie spy film, expecting a typical, safe movie that would be completely forgettable. I was pleasantly surprised to see an exciting action film that does not play it safe, but rather goes all out. "Salt" is not a great film or anything, but it is a film that takes risks and usually succeeds.

  • County health nurse offers school immunization reminder

    Summer break is rapidly coming to an end for all local students. Perry County students entering grades 6 through 12 in August will have to meet new immunization requirements or they could be prevented from attending school.

    The new 2010-11 school immunization requirements state that all students must have an immunization record that documents one tetanus, diphtheria, accelular pertussis vaccine, meningococcal conjugate vaccine and two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines.

  • Who drums for grouse, listens to nocturnal woodcock?

    When hiking your favorite trail in the Hoosier National Forest, have you ever noticed it was no longer muddy, or perhaps a portion of the trail had been relocated? How did the Hoosier staff know to correct the problem? It was a result of trail monitoring. Farther down the trail you cross an area and remember it had been part of a prescribed burn last year. In past years you did not notice all the different blooming flowers that you see now. These new flowers are the result of opening up the forest canopy and allowing more sunlight to reach the ground.

  • Summer church picnic season under way

    St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold's annual picnic Sunday meant fun for hundreds who enjoyed home-cooked dinners and tried their luck at bingo, a cake wheel, silent auction and quilt raffle. Summer brings several events at area churches and will be followed by autumn shooting matches and fall festivals. The events ensure busy days for congregation members, who keep alive a tradition of working side by side, just as they pray together each week.

  • Smitty’s holds off Tri-State for title

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team used strong defense to beat Tri-State Maintenance & Service 8-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State outhit Smitty’s 16-11. But Smitty’s committed only one error and turned three inning-ending double plays.

    With runners on first and second base in the third inning, Smitty’s third baseman Kaci Kleeman fielded a grounder, tagged the runner going to third, and threw to second in time to get another out there.

  • Clayton wins first run-swim-run

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, a member of Tell City’s boys cross country and swim teams, put those skills to good use as he won the first Tell City Run-Swim-Run competition Saturday.

    Entrants ran five kilometers, then swam 800 meters in Tell City High School’s pool, and finished by running another five kilometers.

    Clayton completed the competition in 56 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Nick Bower, a 2010 Tell City graduate who also swam and ran cross country for the Marksmen, placed second in 57:24.

  • Gunn leads Rockport in batting

    ROCKPORT—Though Rockport failed to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champion, Tell City senior Trent Gunn can’t be blamed.

    Gunn hit .500 (9 for 18) for Rockport in its four sectional games.

    That raised his season batting average to a team-best .429.

    In 20 games he hit four home runs and nine doubles and drove in 24 runs despite batting leadoff most of the time.

    Fellow Tell Citians Trent Benningfield and Shane Weedman hit .343 and .328 for Rockport.

    Weedman went 3-1 as a pitcher and Benningfield was 4-3.

  • Ress named Tell City softball MVP

    TELL CITY—Junior pitcher Josalyn Ress was named Tell City’s Most Valuable Player in girls softball this past spring.

    Ress also received awards for leading the team in home runs and RBIs.

    Other awards went to Hana Reed for best batting average, Courtney Cain for most doubles, and McKenzie Hayes for best defensive player.

     

  • Schweizer Fest road runs Aug. 14

    TELL CITY—The Schweizer Fest two- and six-mile road runs will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, starting from City Hall park.

    All runners and walkers are welcome to participate.  They may register by visiting www.RunPerryCounty.com or by stopping at Hollinden Realty for an entry form.  Registration fee is $15 up to Aug. 7. Late registration is $18 and will take place until 7:15 a.m. the morning of the race. All entrants will receive a T-shirt, with the first 300 receiving a high-quality dri-fit shirt.

  • Collapse may seal historic building's fate

    TELL CITY - A large section of the former William Tell Hotel collapsed Friday morning, showering the corner of Main and Washington streets with century-old bricks and leaving another wall on the brink of falling.

    The city street department closed the intersection before 7 a.m. as bricks began falling. In a series of collapses, an entire section of the three-story building fell under its own weight, covering the sidewalk and areas of the street in debris.