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Today's News

  • Goffinet, Richardson make All-PLAC in girls softball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Sydney Goffinet and Morgan Richardson were voted onto the All-PLAC girls softball team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber was pleased to get those two on the team but said he thought catcher Brooke Litherland “should have” made it too. “To my mind she’s the best catcher in the conference.”
    Goffinet played first base and hit .400 in the regular season. She went 2 for 3 in the Commodores’ sectional game.

  • Three Commodores make All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Colt Brown and juniors Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    The PLAC names the top 15 vote-getters to the team, regardless of position. But Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers said Cassidy made it primarily for his pitching.
    He went 2-2 in the conference with a 0.26 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
    One of his conference losses was 1-0 to Crawford County. In the other one he was hurt by unearned runs.

  • Seibert, Heck named All-PAC in baseball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City seniors Dayne Seibert and Jordan Heck were named to the All-PAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Seibert was one of four infielders and Heck was one of four utility players named to the 15-man team.
    Heck usually batted third and Seibert fourth for the Marksmen, and they has similar statistics.
    Heck hit .391 with a .565 slugging percentage. He led the Marksmen with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

  • County spring teams did set a few records

    Though sportswriters are supposed to be impartial, it’s always more fun to cover a winning team than a losing one.

  • Body found in collapsed barn; foul play suspected

    SPENCER COUNTY  – Indiana State Police and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department continue to work to identify a body found Friday in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66 east of Grandview.

    State police said the body of a white male was found in the barn near County Road 925 E. A man salvaging scrap wood from the collapsed structure on the Ohio River side of the highway found the remains and contacted police.

  • COLUMN: Consider Cannelton for your school

    By ALVA SIBBITT Jr.
    Superintendent, Cannelton City Schools

    Parents who will have children in kindergarten through sixth grades during the 2012-13 school year, are you looking for a school that:

    A. Has small class sizes,

    B. Provides individualized instruction to students, and

    C. Has high academic achievement?

    Then you should consider enrolling your child or children in Cannelton elementary schools for the 2012-13 school year.

  • COLUMN: If only the turtle could talk

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I ended the life of a box turtle the Sunday before Memorial Day. It was an accident and while my conscience isn’t as easily shaken as it once was, I felt remorse.

    The turtle was crossing, or attempting to, Indiana 66 between Grandview and Rockport. I saw it in plenty of time and even slowed. However, it was in the area of driving lane where my passenger-side tires would normally be. I could have swerved left but an oncoming car prevented a deft maneuver.

  • EDITORIAL: Be mindful of bicyclists

    If you read the Evansville Courier & Press, you might have seen the recent report of the death of a cyclist on Green River Road. Such news brings the realization that with summer, rising gas prices and school being out of session, more of our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends will be out and about on bicycles. It also reminds us of the importance of sharing the road safely.

  • Officials will consider monofill request June 20

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Know the dos, don’ts for Tell City’s spring cleanup

    TELL CITY – Tell City residents are being encouraged to take advantage of an upcoming spring cleanup, which kicked off today and will continue through Thursday. City crews will be busy this week hauling away unwanted items pulled by residents from garages, basements and closets.

    Residents who want the city to take away junk should place their items in the locations where they place regular trash. Crews will follow their regular routes this week and large items will be picked up with regular bagged trash.