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Today's News

  • Benefit set for Saturday

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – A benefit for 19-year-old Christ Schwartz will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Christian Church, 28110 Okalona Road in English.
    Schwartz is a senior at Crawford County Junior-Senior High School and is the son of David Schwartz and the late Emmie Schwartz. He has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
    The event will kick off with a free-will donation meal. Carry-outs will be available. A hymn sing will follow at 6 p.m.
    For more information, contact Rita Hammond at 719-4052 or 843-4612 or Mary Ann Nixon at (812) 338-3818.

  • First Class Services receives top awards at Louisville event

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Western Kentucky-based specialized hauler First Class Services was awarded first place in multiple categories at the Mid-America Trucking Show held March 22-24 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

    The 2005 Peterbilt named “First Gear” is owned by a 17-year-old Tanner Stroup, son of First Class Services Inc. owner Randy Stroup and will be on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this year competing for a national title. First Class won a world title in 2008 and a national title in 2011.

  • PCJW geranium sales under way

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women have begun their annual geranium sales. Four-inch pots are $3.25 and come in dark red, salmon, white-pink splash, pink and purple. Hanging baskets are $15 and come in double red, white with a pink center and dark purple.

  • Lane – Braun

    Deanna Lane and Jeremy Braun of Sullivan, Mo., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Ray and Nancy Lane of Tell City.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Cannelton High School and a 2010 graduate of Sanford-Brown College. She works at Patients First Health Care.
    Mr. Braun is the son of Alan Braun and Sue and Paul Jokerst, all of Sullivan.
    He graduated from Sullivan High School in 2001 and attended East Central College. He works at Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

  • Two people seriously injured in Saturday night crash near Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT – Two people were flown to hospitals in Evansville and Louisville, Ky., Saturday night after a truck carrying five people struck a tree along Indiana 66.

    The driver of the truck, Alexander Carlquist, 22, was traveling east toward Rome when the truck struck a tree. He was partially ejected and suffered injuries to his leg. A female passenger, Savanna R. Lowe, 18, was also injured. She was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville while Carlquist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Information on the extent of their injuries was not available.

  • Update: Photo added - House fire claims life of Tobinsport man

    TOBINSPORT – An Easter morning fire claimed the life a 44-year-old Perry County man. Daniel H. Stilwell died when flames tore through two homes just after 5 a.m.

    Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call from Breckinridge County, Ky., dispatch advising that flames could be seen from the small cluster of homes along Indiana 166.

    Firefighters said homes at 811 and 823 Indiana 166 were fully engulfed when they arrived.

    An Indiana fire marshal’s office representative was at the scene Sunday.

  • Cougars rip Commodores

    LEOPOLD—North Harrison jumped on Perry Central with five-run innings in the first and third to beat the Commodores 12-2 in baseball Wednesday.
    The Cougars had 13 hits, including three triples and a double, in the six-inning game. They also took advantage of four walks, a hit batsman, and two Perry Central errors.
    Perry Central had seven hits, all singles. Derek Thomas and Tanner Cassidy each had two hits.
    The Commodores scored both their runs in the first inning, with Cassidy and Colt Brown each singling one home.

  • New, young faces dot Tell City boys golf team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team has “a lot of potential” but little experience, said Coach Keith Feldpausch.
    The Marksmen lost their top four players from last year (three graduated and one decided not to play this year), so “we’re really a new team as far as I’m concerned,” said Feldpausch.
    The seven-man roster has no seniors and only one junior.

  • Spencer’s retirement marks end of an era

    Some people think I have been sports editor of the News forever. And in the first event I covered in this job, Mike Spencer was the winning coach.
    That was in 1978. Spencer, then Tell City’s baseball coach, saw his team win its third sectional in four years.
    The Marksmen advanced to the championship game of the South Spencer regional that year before losing to eventual state champion Evansville Memorial, which was led by a smooth, line-drive hitter named Don Mattingly.

  • Commodores outrun Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Lindsey Gengelbach won four individual events to lead Perry Central to victory in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 85 points, Heritage Hills 62, and Wood Memorial 14.
    Gengelbach won the 100-meter dash in 13.78 seconds, the 200 in 28.10, the high jump with a 5-foot-3 leap, and the pole vault at 9 feet.
    Grace James won two events for the Commodores, taking the 400 dash in 1:06 and the long jump at 15 feet, 2 1/2 inches.