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Today's News

  • Perry Central student earns first place in River Sweep post contest

    LEOPOLD – Brooke Lasher, a student at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, was chosen as the seventh-grade winner in the annual River Sweep Poster Contest.

    Her poster was chosen from more than 2,000 entries from a six-state area. Lasher’s poster promotes participation in the annual Ohio River Sweep clean-up event, which is scheduled for June 15.
    Lasher will receive a $50 check and her poster will be posted on the event’s official Web site.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Kara Lasher of St. Croix.

  • Wedding – Evrard

    Tara Wedding and Terrence Evrard of Dale an-nounce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Morris Patmore of Chrisney and Kyann Bays of Rockport. She is a 1992 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and 1995 graduate of IBC College.
    Mr. Evrard is the son of Ron and Lana Johnson of Tell City and the late Paul A. Evrard. He is a 1992 graduate of Tell City High School and works at Waupaca.
    A private ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Hall election will help Tell City remember Kramer

    When Mike Spencer and Jack Fischer are inducted into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, some men still in their 30s who played for both will likely attend.
    I’m pretty sure Chris Spencer will be there. He was the star running back when Fischer coached Tell City’s eighth grade team to a conference title in 1988 and then set several Tell City rushing records while playing for his father the next four years.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC team for fourth time

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team Monday for the fourth year in a row.
    She is the only Tell City girl to ever make the team, which was chosen in voting by conference coaches, four times. Kara Kessans, a 1998 Tell City graduate, is the only other Tell City girl to make it at least three times.

  • Vikings stop PC's win streak

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Poor field-goal shooting hurt Perry Central in a 55-45 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Down by nine with 6:25 left, the Commodores made a run at North Posey  in the fourth quarter.
    Derek Thomas made a three-pointer from the left wing. Perry Central came up with a steal and Thomas made another three-pointer from the left corner, cutting the deficit to 39-36.

  • Shoals edges Bulldogs 62-60

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Center Jon Sherfick scored inside on a lob pass with 0:02 left to lift Shoals past Cannelton 62-60 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Cannelton led 53-46 after Brandon Cook hit two free throws with 4:32 left.
    But Sherfick scored inside on a baseline move and Dylan Erwin and Cody Hert hit consecutive three-pointers to put the Jug Rox up 54-53.
    Alex Doane had also hit a three-pointer shortly before that run.

  • Hot Commodores knock off Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he told his players before Tuesday’s game that they would break out of their shooting slump that night.
    He was a good prophet, as the Commodores hit 56.5 percent from the field in a 70-55 key PLAC win over Crawford County.
    They hit 5 of 6 three-point shots in the first quarter as they jumped to a 23-14 lead. Four players made them, with Derek Thomas getting two.

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  • COLUMN: One in six Hoosiers face hunger

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    The General Assembly is fighting back against Hoosier hunger. Currently one in six Hoosiers are food insecure, meaning there are over a million people in Indiana who do not know where their next meal will come from. This is far too many people who don’t have stability for a basic necessity. We can do more to help.

  • COLUMN: Daydreams and the Etch A Sketch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The man who invented the Etch A Sketch died last month. I never knew André Cassagnes’ name until I heard it on a radio news program last Monday, but he’s been living in my head all week. He died in his native France at the age of 86.

    Cassagnes invented the drawing toy that became the Etch A Sketch in the 1950s and I don’t know of many people who haven’t had their hands on one of the flat red boxes with two white knobs.