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Today's News

  • Community shined during Electra observance

    Fifty years after a deadly plane crash united residents of Perry County in grief, weekend services again proved how caring our community can be.

    Relatives of several victims of the 1960 crash at Millstone of Northwest Orient Flight 710 attended March 13-14 events marking the 50th anniversary of the crash. Led by the local Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members, Saturday's memorial and Sunday's worship service honored the memories of the 63 people who died March 17, 1960.

  • Anonymous letters worth sharing

    Anonymous letters are common in my mailbag. One arrives every few days, many of them handwritten. Some are well-thought-out with very neat penmanship. Others are scribbled, obviously in anger or haste. Maybe both.

    We don't publish nameless letters, but I read them nonetheless. Some are so profanity-laced they'd make a sailor blush in shame. Others are thoughtful and could otherwise be published unedited, had they come with the authors' name.

  • Rogier unanimous pick as all-county MVP

    Alex Rogier led Perry County boys basketball players in four of the seven main statistical categories this season and finished third in two others.

    So it’s not surprising that the Perry Central senior was a unanimous choice as this year’s Most Valuable Player on the News’ All-Perry County team.

    The six voters for the award were the three county coaches, the two who coached against all three county teams (Kevin Oxley of Tecumseh and Rob Schulte of South Spencer) and me, who saw each county team play at least five times.

  • Rogier PC boys MVP

    LEOPOLD—Alex Rogier was named the Perry Central boys Most Valuable Player at the school’s basketball banquet Thursday.

    Rogier received nine awards all together. Reuben Schwartz received four awards and Ian Hahus two.

    No girls MVP was named, but Katie Schwartz, Hilarie Hahus, Lavina Schwartz, Deidra Dickerson and Rachael Rayford each received multiple awards.

    Kevin Rogier, Alex’s father, received a plaque from athletics director Bob Ransome for his years of service and dedication to the boys basketball program.

  • Harding wins four events as Archers second in PAC

    TELL CITY—Trent Harding won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to second place in the junior high boys PAC swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won the six-team meet with 235 points. Tell City scored 218.

    Harding won the 50-yard breaststroke in 39.14 seconds and the 100 individual medley in 1:13.65.

    He teamed with Colin Malone, Luke Thomas and Adam George to win the 200 medley relay in 2:29.36.

    Harding, Thomas, Garett Smith and Trent Rainey won the 400 free relay in 4:58.14.

  • Tell City girls third in PAC

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan earned Tell City’s only win as the Archers finished third in the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won the five-team meet with 343.5 points. Tell City scored 198.

    Flannagan won the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.62 seconds.

    Three Archers placed in the top nine in that event, as Makenzie Alvey was sixth in 42.74 and Hunter Childers ninth in 46.83.

    Sydney Brown, Flannagan, Alvey and Kassie Peter placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:23.73.

  • UPDATE - Lackey suspends campaign, apologizes

    (Updated Thursday, 11:35 a.m.) BRANCHVILLE - A day after his arrest on a charge of drunk driving, Indiana conservation officer and candidate for Perry County Sheriff Joe lackey apologized for his actions and said he would suspend his campaign while dealing with personal issues.

    "I'm not going to actively campaign for now," Lackey said in a phone call to The News Thursday morning. He was released from the Spencer County Jail Wednesday night, where he was taken after being arrested in Tell City by part-time sheriff's deputy Roger Smith.

  • 63 lives remembered: Ceremonies mark crash anniversary

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves welcomed families of the Electra plane crash and recognized those in the audience who were among responders to the tragedy during a 50th-anniversary commemoration Saturday.

    He also read a letter from former Gov. and Sen. Birch Bayh, who was an Indiana House representative when the accident occurred.

    "Those who perished on March 17, 1960 are not forgotten," he wrote.

  • Worship service honors crash victims, survivors

    TELL CITY - Spiritual leaders from four faiths joined their thoughts and prayers Sunday with those from the community and relatives of those who died in an airline crash 50 years ago.

    The afternoon worship service at the Schergens Center recalled the lives of the 63 men, women and children who died March 17, 1960, when Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 broke up over Millstone and crashed.

  • Truck falls on man on Ninth Street