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Today's News

  • Tickets to the Final Four

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – When Barb Sandage received a letter from a promotions company in April last year, she thought it was a scam.

    The first few sentences of the letter claimed she was a potential winner of a contest she had entered in the spring of 2010. The contest, Planter’s Mr. Peanut’s Road to the Final Four, would give a grand-prize winner four tickets to see the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four games held in Houston, Texas, at the beginning of April this year.

  • PC School Board adopts common vision statements

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board and administrative team adopted mission and vision statements and declared a set of core values and beliefs at a meeting April 18. Fruits of a fall board-of-trustees retreat and subsequent discussions over several months, the declarations distill fundamental goals of the school system.

    “It’s a concrete, public way for us to say what we believe in and will work to accomplish. They are our priorities,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Beauty, beast perform this weekend at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – An enchantress casting spells, an arrogant prince turned into a beast and the threat of remaining that way forever are plot elements for “Beauty and the Beast,” to be performed by Perry Central Community School students this weekend.

  • Legislation stalls teacher contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members tabled at a regular meeting Thursday action on a teachers contract that may have to be modified to reflect last week’s changes in state law.

    Senate Bill 575, which limits teachers collective-bargaining rights to wages and related benefits, had previously been approved by the Indiana House and was approved Tuesday by the senate.

  • South Spencer edges Marksmen 3-2

    TELL CITY—Tell City won one singles and one doubles match but lost to South Spencer 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.
    Rachel Woznicki beat Bethany Damin 6-3, 6-2 in No. 3 singles.
    Brooke Birchler and Vivian Clarke earned the Marksmen’s other win, outlasting Crystal Bidwell and Lauren Martin 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles.
    South Spencer’s Shayla Ball and Cheyenne Ramsey edged Mary Burst and Lacey Briggs 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Theising powers Rangers past PC

    FERDINAND—Jordan Theising hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to lift Forest Park past Perry Central 6-3 in girls softball Monday.
    Perry Central took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
    But the Commodores had little success against Forest Park pitcher Allison Hoffman after that, though “we made contact all night (only two strikeouts),” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We hit the ball well.”
    Kristi Brumfield went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central’s five-hit attack.

  • Commodores 3rd in four-team meet

    NEW SALISBURY—A strong fifth-man score helped Perry Central edge North Harrison for third place in a four-team boys golf match Monday.
    Crawford County won with 165 strokes. West Washington shot 169, and Perry Central and North Harrison each shot 179.
    The tie-breaker was the fifth man, which Perry Central’s Nathan Bashor won with a 49.
    Brad Douglas led the Commodores by shooting an 8-over par 43.
    Their other scorers were Andrew Huber and Trevor Carter each at 45 and Dylan Hirsch 46.

  • Marksmen outshoot Braves

    BOONVILLE—Logan Bolin shot a 40 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Tecumseh 177-216 in boys golf Tuesday.
    Seth Ward shot 44, Matthew Watts 45, and Grant Bolin 48 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring. Nathan Wood was their fifth man with a 50.
    Watts birdied the par-4 No. 7 hole.
    “The boys played really well,” said Tell City Coach Keith Feldpausch. “This is the first time in two years we’ve had all four scores in the 40s.”

  • PC girls 2nd in 4-team meet

    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter won two distance races as shorthanded Perry Central placed second in a four-team girls track meet Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won with 136 points. Perry Central scored 59.5, Springs Valley 42.5, and Cannelton 4.
    Eight Perry Central athletes, including star sprinter Lindsey Gengelbach, were gone to the regional academic bowl.
    The Commodores did not even enter the 3200-meter relay, as some of the members of that squad were absent.

  • TC wins frosh-soph meet

    DUBOIS—Tell City’s senior-dominated boys track team proved it has some good younger talent also as the Marksmen won Northeast Dubois’ five-team freshman-sophomore invitational Tuesday.
    And they did it with only 10 boys, as “we had some hurt and some at the regional academic bowl,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.
    “I believe we took the fewest number of athletes to this meet and somehow came out on top by 41 points,” he added.