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Today's News

  • Goodson going to Texas Tech

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LUBBOCK, Texas—After first deciding to remain on the University of Minnesota’s basketball staff with new coach Richard Pitino, Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has changed his mind and is following Tubby Smith to Texas Tech.
    Goodson, 30, had been on Minnesota’s staff the last six years but had been with Smith 12 years, starting as a student manager for his University of Kentucky team in 2001.

  • St. Boniface picnic Sunday in Fulda

    FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church will host its annual picnic Aug. 4 on the church grounds.
    Chicken and beef dinners will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the air-conditioned dinning hall.
    Sandwiches, bingo, family games, ice cream and quilts will be available during the day. A country kitchen and grand raffle will also be set up.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Rockport Legion team may be even better next season

    When I talked to Rockport American Legion baseball manager Jim Haaff at the Class 2A high school sectional last spring, he mentioned several freshmen and sophomores who would be playing for his team this summer.
    Knowing that he had also lost several veteran players from last year’s sectional runner-up team and that no Heritage Hills players would be playing for Rockport this summer (they all played for the Hoosier Express), I asked Haaff if it would be a rebuilding season for his team.

  • Rockport falls twice Saturday

    ROCKPORT—A baseball adage is good pitching will stop good hitting. And Rockport faced two strong pitchers as it lost twice in the American Legion baseball regional Saturday.
    A day after amassing 17 hits in the first-round game, Post 254 had 13 hits in two games combined Saturday.
    Princeton’s Lucas Lantrip improved to 7-0 as he pitched eight strong innings in a 10-3 win over Rockport in the first game of the day.
    Rockport took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on and RBI single by Dayne Seibert.

  • Midgett deploys with Naval unit

    TELL CITY – Ship’s Serviceman Steven K. Midgett is a part of the Security Recation Force on the USS Harry S. Truman. He deployed July 22 for nine months to the Mediterranean and is scheduled to come back sometime in April 2014.

    Midgett attended Tell City High School and graduated in 2011. He is a Ship Serviceman and has been recommended for early promotion to petty officer 3rd class due to his expert marksmanship.

  • Church News, Aug. 1

    Lilly Dale to host revival starts Sunday
    GATCHEL – Lilly Dale Church of Christ in Gatchel will hold its annual revival Aug. 4 through Aug. 7.
    Nick Marsh from Cherry Street Church of Christ in New Albany will be the guest speaker.
    Marsh will bring the message Sunday at 10 a.m. with a pitch in homecoming dinner following the service.
    He will also bring the message each day at 7 p.m. during the revival. There will be special singing each evening.

  • Rockport outhits Newburgh in first-round regional game

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT—Strong hitting and an eighth-inning rally propelled Rockport past Newburgh 7-5 in the first round of the American Legion baseball regional Friday.
    A 17-hit performance helped Post 254 overcome 11 walks issued by its pitchers.
    Rockport Coach Jim Haaff said the game plan was to keep the score close and “we did a little better than that,” opening a 7-3 lead at one point.

  • Six Ferdinand Benedictines to celebrate golden jubilees

    FERDINAND – Six sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their profession of monastic vows Aug. 24, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The jubilee Mass will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the monastery church. A reception for family and friends will follow in St. Gertrude Hall in the monastery.
    The jubilarians, Sisters Dorothy Graf, Mary Judith Fleig, Elnora Shidler, Mary Ann Verkamp, Anna Marie Brosmer and Mary Philip Berger, professed their monastic vows in 1963. They entered the Ferdinand monastery in 1961.

  • New Directions to host open house during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club, 632 Main St. in Tell City, will host an open house during Schweizer Fest week.
    The public is invited to stop by Aug. 6 through Aug. 9.
    Tours of the facility will be offered as well as the opportunity to attend one class or one workout at no charge. Staff will be available to offer demonstrations and answer questions.
    Those attending can sign up for free prizes and stick around Friday to watch an event from the Perry County Fitness Games, hosted by New Directions.

  • Community Events, Aug. 1

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    JFK Pool changes its hours
    TELL CITY – JFK Pool in Tell City will change its hours of operation for its final week of summer.
    Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 10.