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Today's News

  • 3rd-graders do well on reading test

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – New tests to determine if third-graders can advance to fourth grade were about to begin in his building, Ryan Haas reported at the March 8 regular meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    The William Tell Elementary School principal said this year’s use of the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination Assessment would be a trial run for a program to start next year.

  • Library merger talks make progress

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – “We’re finally getting down to the ‘meat’ of things,” Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout said March 2 during a meeting with board members. He was referring to the ongoing talks with Cannelton Public Library about a possible merger of the two county libraries.

    The merger committee met Feb. 22, he said, and discussion included leasing the building the Cannelton library is currently in, technology needs and budgets of the libraries.

  • Big Ten, Aztecs could be tourney’s top stories

    Maybe all the so-called NCAA men’s basketball tourney bracketologists should have had Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter fill out their brackets.
    You may recall that last week when I interviewed Carter about what seed he thought his Indiana State team would get in the tourney he said, “I’ve been hearing we’ll be a 12 or 13 seed,” he said. “We could get matched up with Kentucky, Syracuse or Georgetown.”

  • Stahly second in folkstyle state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Alec Stahly placed second in his weight class to lead Tell City Wrestling Club members in the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s folkstyle state tourney Saturday.
    Stahly won once by decision and once by pin to take second in the bantam 75-pound weight class.
    Talon Jennings placed third in peewee 35 with four pins.
    Devon Casebolt (intermediate 65) and Coy Hammack (bantam 45) placed sixth.
    Casebolt scored three pins and one win by decision. Hammack pinned one opponent and won two major decisions.

  • Wagner eighth in senior state meet

    CRAWFORDSVILLE—Amanda Wagner of Tell City placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the age-group senior state swim meet last weekend.
    She swam the 100 breast in the finals in 1:11.66 after qualifying in 1:08.30, her best time ever for that event.
    Teammate Chelsea Malone finished 19th in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.16 and 19th in the 200 back in 2:12.06, which was her personal best.
    This meet is open only to swimmers who have met qualifying times set by Indiana Swimming.

  • Hawhee, Rowe PAC champs

    FORT BRANCH—Jarrett Hawhee and C.J. Rowe won individual titles as Tell City finished fifth in the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Hawhee went 3-0, including pinning Macias of Southridge, to win the 105-pound title.
    Rowe also went 3-0 with one pin and beat Smith of Tecumseh 3-2 in the finals to take the 180-pound crown.
    Reed Goffinet (85-pound weight class), Mason Waninger (95), Travis Brinksneader (110), Mason Stephens (115), and Elliott Brown (145) each went 2-1 to place second.
    Each of them scored one pin.

  • Dickerson, Hayes get all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson and Tell City’s McKenzie Hayes have received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s girls all-state teams.
    Dickerson, a 5-foot-6 guard-forward, averaged 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
    She made 41 three-point baskets, including five in a game twice.
    Hayes, a 6-foot sophomore center, averaged 15.5 points,13.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots per game.
    She hit 51.2 percent from the field.

  • Hayes only repeat MVP at TC’s winter banquet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes was a repeat winner as girls basketball Most Valuable Player at Tell City’s winter sports banquet Monday.
    Hayes also repeated as the team’s top offensive player, best rebounder, and field-goal percentage leader.
    She also won the free-throw percentage award and shared the defensive player award with Hannah Schaefer after winning it outright last year.
    There were no other repeat MVPs.

  • Purdue Extension plans farm-succession, health and safety workshops

    TELL CITY – The Purdue Extension office invites community members to two workshops the staff have planned for the coming month.

    Farm families who are looking to develop a plan to transfer their farms to the next generation will be able to learn about the process at an upcoming Purdue Extension webinar series held March 24 and 31 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The webinars will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The program will be presented by Dr. Angela Gloy, Purdue Extension Specialist in Agriculture Economics.

  • St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser planned at Chicago’s Pizza

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza continues to partner with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Members of the public can show their support at Chicago’s Pizza today, St. Patrick’s Day.

    Chicago’s Pizza will donate a portion of all sales, from today to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Delivery will be available for large orders today by contacting Chicago’s Pizza at 547-4060.