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Today's News

  • Records made to be broken-and have been

    One of the best known cliches in sports is records are made to be broken.
    This winter that was proven true, as several school records were set by Perry County boys and girls basketball players and teams.
    They included Perry Central’s 17 victories in girls basketball, Ashley Graves’ 60.7 percent field-goal shooting for Perry Central’s girls team (also a county record), and McKenzie Hayes’ average of 13.4 rebounds per game for Tell City’s girls.

  • Jasper tops Marksmen

    JASPER—Jarrett Hawhee and Elliott Brown won major decisions, but Jasper won all the other matches to beat Tell City 80-8 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Hawhee shut out E. Wigand 11-0 in the 105-pound weight class.
    Brown blanked B. Popp 8-0 in the 145 class.
    Tell City, 10-10, was scheduled to conclude its season in the PAC tourney Saturday.

    Jasper 80, Tell City 8
    70-Double forfeit.
    75-Double forfeit.
    80-C. Williams (J) won by forfeit.
    85-D. Hurst (J) dec. Reed Goffinet 7-0.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas make All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were elected to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    “I thought we had a chance to get both on there,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their numbers are so similar, I thought both were equally deserving. And they averaged in the conference about what they did overall.”

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson, Lavina Schwartz and Ashley Graves were named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Dickerson and Paoli’s McKinzie Laswell, both senior forward-guards, made the team for the third time and tied for the top vote-getter on the team.
    “That’s a nice honor for Deidra—I’m proud of her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Wilkerson on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Mikey Wilkerson has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored this year by Grange Insurance, will be played Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m. Perry County time at Indianapolis North Central.
    Wilkerson is listed on the roster as an inside linebacker, though the South coaches will have the option to play him at running back if they want.

  • Community News, March 14

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Farmers market participants to meet today at City Hall

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing of Tell City has called a meeting of all growers in Perry County that are interested in the 2011 Tell City Farmers Market for 6:30 p.m. today.
    The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall in Tell City. Also present for the meeting will be partnering agencies, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Purdue Extension and United Way of Perry County.

  • Optimists announce essay contest winner

    TELL CITY – Kayla Lasher, daughter of Rodney and Rose Lasher of Tell City, has been announced as the 2010-11 Optimist Club essay contest winner. In addition to winning first place in the local contest, her essay will be sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the district.
    College scholarships are available for top winners at the district level. The winner of the district competition will be sent to the international-level contest.

  • Local student admitted to UIndy honors college

    INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Jones of Tell City was recently accepted in the Honors College of the University of Indianapolis.
    Top freshmen in all majors are invited to apply to the program during their second semester at UIndy. Successful completion of Honors College requirements allows a student to graduate with distinction from UIndy, an academic honor bestowed upon graduation and noted on the student’s permanent record.
    The culminating project completed by each successful student is bound and housed in the collection of the university’s library.

  • Schank named to dean’s list

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Clinton Schank, a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community Technical College.
    He is majoring in electrical engineering.
    Schank is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Becky (Goffinet) Schank.