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Today's News

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Adventures with Nature, a rite of summer for the past eight years, returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake.

    The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the ninth annual field day with several partners, including the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Purdue Extension of Perry County, Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development and soil and water conservation districts in Perry and Spencer counties.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

  • Alternative school students clean for credits

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students attempting to improve themselves by taking classes through the Perry County Learning Academy are also helping others, human and otherwise.

    Mike Bishop, executive director for the alternative school, said students can earn elective credits similar to those awarded for shop or music classes through a collaboration with the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc.

  • Group works toward new animal-control ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – If a proposed animal-control ordinance now in the works is adopted, people with animals, and in particular those who most contribute to problems that have cost the county money, will contribute to their solutions.

  • Summer lap swimming offered twice a week

    TELL CITY – Adult lap swimming, formerly held only during the school year, is being held this summer at Tell City High School’s pool 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

    Cost is $3 per session.

  • Baseball camp scheduled

    TELL CITY – The Tell City baseball camp will be held at Frank Clemens Field June 27 to July 1.

    Ages 9-10 meet 8-10 a.m. each day and ages 11-13 will meet 10 a.m.-noon each day. There is no charge.

    Anyone interested in attending the camp who did not turn in the registration form at school should call Brad Stiles at 719-1697.

  • Gelarden throws no-hitter again

    TELL CITY – No-hitters are rare in slowpitch softball, but Paige Gelarden of Smitty’s Memorial Team threw her second one in as many years in the Tell City Women’s League Tuesday.

    Gelarden faced the minimum nine batters as Smitty’s beat Cinderella’s 20-0 in three innings by the 20-run rule.

  • Hair Razors wins twice to solidify hold on first

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors continued its hot hitting, winning both its games Thursday in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Hair Razors thus improved to 5-1 and widened its lead in the league. Carriage Inn and Cash Waggner & Associates are each two games back with two games to go.

    Derrian Zabel went 3 for 3 as Hair Razors beat Ohio Valley Gas 12-10.

    Sierra Alvarez went 2 for 2 and Allie LaForce, Bria Gelarden and Taylor McFarling each added a double.

  • COLUMN: Answer easy to ‘Why here?’

    By KASSI HENNING HARPENAU, Guest Columnist

    When people ask me, “Why Perry County?” the answer is easy, because it’s my home!

    I have lived in Perry County since I was 3 years old and I loved every minute of growing up here. I have fond memories of playing softball games, wading in Windy Creek, picnicking at the local parks, going for bike rides around town, swimming at JFK Pool, Girl Scout camp at Camp Koch, and many more!

  • COLUMN: Richard Antrim - Hoosier Hero

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

  • EDITORIAL: Downtown offers a lot; input could improve it further

    Recently, a committee working to better downtown Tell City asked for the public’s opinion about ways to make our Main Street more attractive to tourists and to our residents, as well. And it was good to see the community respond. The ideas and suggestions that were given to the committee members were published in the May 23 issue of The News.