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Today's News

  • Etienne seeking coroner's post

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man with a background in emergency medical services and criminal justice is seeking the office of Perry County Coroner.

    Kevin "Nic" Etienne, 22, of 15122 Oriole Road, Leopold, filed his candidacy Tuesday. The Republican will face Charlie Baumeister, a Democrat, who won his primary race in May. It is Etienne's first try at political office.

    "I believe I have the experience to run for the office through my studies in criminal justice and work as an EMT," he said.

  • After years on the lam, park clown returns

    TELL CITY – The clown is back in the park. Well, the clown's head is. His hands have been around for years, but the large aluminum head that used to welcome children in Sunset Park returned Tuesday after an absence of more than a decade.

  • Coke clinches Babe Ruth title

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching by C.J. Rowe helped Coca-Cola beat Marksman Cab 8-4 Monday wrap up the Tell City Babe Ruth League regular-season title.

    Marksman Cab led 4-1 after the first inning, collecting four hits that inning and taking advantage of some Coke throwing errors.

    After that starting pitcher Rowe settled down to pitch a shutout the rest of the game.

    He allowed only one more hit, walked none, and struck out 10 after the first inning.

    For the game he gave up five hits and one walk and struck out 10.

  • Debra's Studio sweeps titles in PC Major League

    LEOPOLD—Gaige Schaefer hit a three-run homer as Debra’s Studio beat  German American Bank 9-5 to win Perry Central’s Major League (ages 11-12) baseball playoff tourney June 19.

    Schaefer’s homer was the big blow of Debra’s eight-run third inning.

    Trey Mullis and Josh Ward each added two hits to Debra’s eight-hit attack.

    Jacob Kelly and Jared Judy each had two hits for German American.

  • Hair Razors, Cash Waggner advance to 13-16 playoff finals

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting games by Hair Razors and Cash Waggner & Associates Monday helped them advance to the championship game of Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney.

    They were scheduled to meet for the title of the single-elimination tourney Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

    Cash Waggner had a season-high 11 hits to beat Troy Clinic 16-1 in three innings in Monday’s first semifinal game.

    Brittany Brumfield went 3 for 3 and Taylor Benningfield added two hits for Cash Waggner.

  • Malone, Little lead Tri-County Swim Club in Huntingburg meet

    HUNTINGBURG—Chelsea Malone and Bailey Little placed in the top three in all their events to lead the Tri-County Swim Club in SARG Summer Monsoon meet June 19-20.

    Malone won three age-15-and-over women’s events. She took the 200-meter freestyle in 2:31.41, the 200 backstroke in 2:44.90, and the 100 free in 1:07.82.

    She placed second in the 100 back in 1:17.36 and in the 50 free in 30.66 seconds.

  • PC defeats West Washington twice

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central overcame West Washington’s 8-0 first-inning lead to beat the Senators 13-11 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Perry Central rallied for seven runs in the second inning. Alton Cummings and Michael Sims each had two hits and each drove in three runs that inning.

    Cummings, Nathan Shaw and Austin Linne each hit a double that inning.

    “We hit the ball well that inning,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne.

  • Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

    Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

    TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

    Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.

  • Senior farmers market program still available

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Junior Women sponsoring bingo at picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards. Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour. All players must be at least 18 years old.