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Today's News

  • Violence only begets violence

    Violence is not the answer.

    Seems pretty simple, doesn't it? It's a phrase most of us have heard all our lives and is something we hope all of us strive to follow. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.

    We understand the recent passing of the new health-care-reform bill has many Americans upset and voicing their political views. This is great - voicing opinions is a right we all have and we are happy to see so many exercising that right. What is not so awe-inspiring is the violence that has occurred along with it.

  • Spring so fleeting, but welcome

    Spring (the season) has sprung and the warmer weather last week, aided by a week of vacation the previous several days, put a bit more spring in my step. The extra energy is most welcome.

    The arrival of Easter, the springtime holiday on my calendar, adds even more certainty to the declaration that winter is kaput. I'm sure there are a few frosts to come and perhaps even a scattered flurry or two will fly sometime in the next couple of weeks, but spring is here, the grass is greening and summer is nipping at our heels. Alleluia.

  • Wanted: One 'God particle'

    An Associated Press story I read Wednesday seemed pretty upbeat, offering worlds of promise beginning with the headline.

    Atom smasher moves toward Big Bang goal

  • Breaking News Lackey: 'I'm not a quitter'

    PERRY COUNTY - A candidate for sheriff arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated has resumed his campaign and said Monday he has found overwhelming support for his decision to stay in the race.

    "Nearly everyone - I'd say 98 percent of the people I've talked to or who have come up and spoken with me - want me to stay in. That's what I'm going to do," Joe Lackey said Monday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm in this until the end."

  • Tell City boys outrun Perry Central

    TELL CITY—Ryan Henrickson won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Perry Central 70-58 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

    Henrickson won the 400-meter dash in 52.25 seconds and the 200 in 23.59.

    He teamed with Jordan Alvey, Daniel Gonzalez and Colton Thomas to win the 1600 relay in 3:36.

    David McDaniel won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 43.25 and earned Tell City’s only field-event victory with a 5-foot-10 high jump.

    Alvey won the 800 in 2:07.62, beating Perry Central star Michael Ernst by  1.88 seconds.

  • Perry Central girls outrun Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central won only two more events than Tell City but used superior depth to whip the Marksmen 81-47 in a girls track season opener Thursday.

    Lindsey Gengelbach won three individual events for Perry Central.

    She took the 200-meter dash in 28.78 seconds, the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, and the long jump at 14 feet, 101⁄2 inches, beating Tell City’s Lindsay Kast by a half inch.

    Jessica Huber won both hurdles races for the Commodores, running the 100 intermediates in 17.2 and the 300 lows in 52.44.

  • Marksmen aiming for sectional repeat

    TELL CITY—With six starters—including a dominating pitcher—returning from last year’s regional lineup, Tell City’s girls softball team hopes to repeat as sectional champion.

    The Marksmen finished 17-9 last year, their best record ever and their first over .500 since their first season of play in 1996.

    Josalyn Ress won 16 of those games and should be stronger as a junior this year. She compiled a 0.67 earned run average and struck out 186 in 168 innings.

  • Commodores will field deep, experienced team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated its top boys golfer last spring but returns four of its five starters from the conference meet and sectional.

    The Commodores also have plenty of competition for the remaining starting spots (teams usually get to play six and count the four best scores in regular-season matches).

    There are 21 boys on the team, including nine seniors and nine freshmen.

    Senior Charlie Weatherholt was usually the Commodores’ No. 2 scorer last year but led them in the PLAC tourney.

  • Rebels power way past Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—South Spencer pounded out 14 hits, including six for extra bases, to beat Perry Central 11-4 in baseball Friday.

    Most of the Rebels’ big hits came in the last two innings, especially a six-run seventh that included a homer by Justin Wead and doubles by Jared Lauer and Jordan Meece.

    Perry Central starter Clint Cassidy shut out the Rebels the first three innings and was victimized by a couple of ground-ball hits past a drawn-in infield in the fourth inning.

  • Tecumseh shuts out Perry Central

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh outhit Perry Central 13-2 to beat the Commodores 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-0 after three innings. But the Braves scored seven runs the next two innings, when the Commodores committed most of their five errors for the game.

    “I was happy with the way we played the first three innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.