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  • Coroner: Man who killed himself was from England

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released some information about a body found Monday morning on an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said a 24-year-old male from London, England, found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead, died of asphyxiation.  Baumeister ruled the death a suicide.

    The name of the man is not being released until family members in England are notified.

  • Baurs repeat as Tuggle champs

    TELL CITY—Larry Baur, Bill Baur and Denny Baur repeated as champions of the Charlie Tuggle Memorial afternoon golf scramble Sept. 10.
    Bruce Chinn, Brian Elder and Kip Krizman won the morning scramble after winning the afternoon tourney two years ago.
    Fifteen three-person teams competed in the afternoon scramble and eight in the morning one.
    The scramble and an auction raised money for certain educational opportunities for students in Perry and northern Spencer counties.
    The complete list of prize winners in each scramble:

  • Tell City girls nip Bosse

    TELL CITY—All four Tell City scorers shot in the low 60s as the Marksmen beat Bosse 247-250 in girls golf Wednesday.
    Jessica Ballman and Amber Fentress each shot 60 to lead the Marksmen.
    Courtney Blinzinger shot 63 and Jenny Hess 64 to complete their scoring.
    Bosse’s Jessica Loveridge shot 58 for medalist honors.
    Tell City, 3-12, was scheduled to complete its season in the Jasper sectional Saturday.

  • Tell City has won 1,129 basketball games

    How many basketball games has Tell City High School won since it joined the IHSAA? What former Indiana University center once coached Tell City’s team? And who really holds Tell City’s single-game scoring record?
    I’m glad you asked, as I now know the answers to all these questions.
    Some coaches starting new jobs care little about their new team’s history—many think that the history of the team starts with them.

  • Bulldogs outhustle Rock Creek

    SELLERSBURG—Sammie James made 42 good sets and Cannelton made more kills than usual to beat Rock Creek 25-16, 26-24, 25-13 in volleyball Friday.
    Allicyn Garrett made six kills, Sarah Powers five, and Taylor Childers four.
    James and Childers each served three aces.
    Hunter Childers and Mikah Hemmings each made five digs.
    “We were into the game,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. We played really well together, and we moved and we hustled. We came to play.

  • PC team hits well to upset Boonville

    LEOPOLD—Strong spiking and surviving a marathon first game propelled Perry Central past Boonville 35-33, 25-21, 14-25, 25-18 in volleyball Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau made 18 kills, Ashley Gengelbach 14, and Sydney Goffinet 11 for the Commodores.
    Grace James had 38 assists to aid the hitters.
    Gengelbach also made five blocks. Jordan Sprinkle added three and James two.
    Gengelbach went 25 for 25 serving with three aces. Harpenau, Jennifer Kemp and Brittany Parker each added two aces.
    Kemp made 24 digs, Harpenau 19, and Parker 12.

  • Strong hitting leads Tell City past Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 36 kills on 58 spiking attempts as Tell City beat Tecumseh 26-28, 25-14, 25-22, 25-15 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Marksmen improved to 15-2 overall and 5-0 in the PAC as they seek their first conference title ever. They have beaten every team that finished with a winning record in the PAC last year.
    Logan Flannagan added 10 kills for the Marksmen and Stori Beard made four kills with only one spiking error.

  • Kick return keys PC’s win over TC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central scored two touchdowns in the first three minutes, including one on the opening kickoff return, and beat Tell City 21-0 in football Friday.

  • COLUMN: Space junk ‘probably’ won’t hit you, NASA predicts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Helmets for sale! Get yours before NASA’s six-and-a-half-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite plunges to Earth, probably in your neck of the world!

    A report by Clara Moskowitz, senior writer for space.com, posted Tuesday at Yahoo News, said the former climate probe, now space junk, has been slowly losing altitude since 2005 and “will make a final uncontrolled plunge through Earth’s atmosphere” the last week of this month.

  • COLUMN: Plan now for autumn fun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Visiting my parents late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for a few weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.