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Today's News

  • Pioneers outwrestle Tell City

    TELL CITY—Boonville won six of the 11 matches actually wrestled and also took advantage of three Tell City forfeits to beat the Marksmen 54-24 in wrestling Tuesday.

    “We knew it was going to be tough, giving up 18 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    The Marksmen also used a reserve in one weight class because their starter had missed a practice the previous week.

    “You could tell it was our first match—we’ve got some things to work on,” said Litherland. “It was their sixth match.”

  • Tell City boys team has freestyle depth

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team again will be strong in freestyle races but lack depth in other events.

    “We should be pretty decent in the sprint freestyles with Nick Bower and Jerry Ammon both back,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    “And in the 200 and 500 Greg Clayton is back. He placed second in the conference in both of those to a kid who graduated, so he’s got a chance to move up this year.”

    Joining Clayton in those two events will be freshman Hunter Sandage.

  • Some Indiana 66 work reinstated

    CANNELTON - Approximately $2 million has been secured to improve Indiana 66 within the Cannelton city limits, according to the deputy director of Indiana Department of Transportation's Vincennes District.

    Troy Woodruff called The News Wednesday to say he'd read a Nov. 19 story reporting work scheduled for 2011 had been postponed to 2016.

    "We went back to see how we could fund it," he said, "and found $2 million."

  • Lost driver finds way to jail

    TELL CITY - An Evansville driver was sure he was just a mile or two from home when stopped and arrested by police in Tell City Thanksgiving night. He and a passenger were lodged in the county jail after officers learned the car they were in had been stolen hours earlier from a home near Owensboro, Ky.

    Andrew Jelonek, 45, who gave officers an address on Columbia Street in Evansville, asked police if he was on Morgan Avenue after the 1993 Dodge Shadow he was driving was stopped near Tell City Bowling Center just after 11 p.m.

  • Here comes Santa Claus
  • Oxley still hospitalized, but improving

    JASPER - State Rep. Dennie Oxley remained hospitalized last week, but family members said the freshman lawmaker's condition was steadily improving more than a week after he went into cardiac arrest.

    "Today, Dennie is in stable condition at the critical care unit of Jasper Memorial Hospital," family members said in a statement released through House Democrats' Caucus.

    Oxley was being held for observation at the hospital since Nov. 17, when he went into cardiac arrest.

  • Tell City High school to get science upgrades

    TELL CITY - Approximately $300,000 was left over from the last improvements at Tell City High School, Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday, so he planned to seek bids to upgrade the school's science department.

  • Two charged after meth-lab supplies found inside car

    CANNELTON - Two people were jailed Tuesday night after a sheriff's deputy allegedly located ingredients used to make methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop.

  • William Tell principal completes half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble has completed the Big Sur Half-Marathon, the fourth of five half-marathons she is participating in for her Eli Lilly Fellowship grant. Noble completed the 13.1-mile Highway One coastal route along Monterey Bay along with her husband, Wesley.

  • Junior Women to host 'Sweets, Treats and Santa' event Dec. 19

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will host a Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    A lunch will be served, including pizza, cookies and drink. The cost is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2.

    Craft activities with Santa will be available and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 children. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.