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Today's News

  • TC board awards school renovation contract

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Demand for work by contractors led to competitive bids for upcoming school renovation at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Trustees voted last month to award Danco Construction a contract worth $1,615,815 for various improvements, including work on the school stage and cafeteria.

    The News reported in January that the school board and members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. board of directors voted to approve moving forward with renovations.

  • National Guard armory placed in city hands

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is more than just a building,” Capt. Scott Wells said in giving an invocation at the National Guard armory in Tell City Thursday. “This is a depository of the stories of great Americans, great Hoosiers who voluntarily took the mantle of the cause of justice upon themselves, so that their friends, their neighbors, their loved ones, could continue to enjoy the freedoms that you in your great grace have bestowed upon this land. May the likes of these great warriors never be forgotten.”

  • Park and Recs meeting Wednesday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse Annex.

  • BREAKING NEWS - State of emergency extended; river falling slowly

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.  

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 45.7 feet Wednesday and is expected to fall to 44.7 feet by Friday morning.

  • Rain again forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain, a familiar story in spring sports this year, again forced postponement of all baseball and softball games involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday.
    Tell City’s PAC girls softball game with Tecumseh, postponed Monday, was rescheduled for this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Another Tell City conference softball game with Forest Park, scheduled Tuesday, has been rescheduled for May 16.
    Perry Central’s PLAC girls softball game with Springs Valley was postponed Monday for at least the second time.

  • Forest Park shuts out Marksmen

    FERDINAND—Every doubles set was close but Forest Park defeated Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.
    Chelsea Voegerl and Alexa Lange edged Alexis Braun and Brooke Birchler 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    The first set of No. 2 doubles had to go to a tie-breaker but Rachel Hentrup and Kelly Weyer prevailed over Vivian Clarke and Lacey Briggs 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
    Forest Park won every game in singles.
    Lori Weyer beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 and Sami Hopf defeated Kayla Bailey by the same score in No. 2.

  • Rain may stop Marksmen’s shot at baseball win record

    Besides delaying farm crops, all the rain we have had this spring may cost Tell City’s baseball team a chance to break the school record for most victories in a season.
    Tell City is 10-2 and ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A.
    The 1997 Marksmen also started 10-2 en route to finishing with a school-record 21 wins.
    That team got 26 of its 28 scheduled regular-season games in (one that was canceled was against Bosse, which was usually an easy win in those days), going 17-9.

  • PC boys, girls defeat Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Aaron Pierrard broke Perry Central’s school records in the 1600- and 800-meter runs for the third time this season as the Commodores beat Tell City 52-48 in junior high boys track Tuesday.

  • Community events, May 5

    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.

  • Marksmen subdue Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brian Arnold and Jordan Heck combined for seven RBIs as Tell City defeated North Posey 8-4 in PAC baseball Saturday.