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Today's News

  • Moose Lodge hosting Fourth of July picnic; fireworks show scheduled for July 3

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park July 1-3.

    This year's fireworks display is scheduled for the night of Saturday, July 3.

    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fund-raising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885. Booth rental is $50 for all three days.

    Watch The News for more details on the picnic, including a detailed schedule.

     

  • Red Cross to host Fallen Officer blood drive today

    TELL CITY - A blood drive in Tell City today will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross is hosting blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected. For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Tipsaw field day returns June 26

    TIPSAW - The eighth annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held Saturday, June 26, at Tipsaw Lake. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.

    Activities at the event provide fun ways to learn about pioneer life, wild animals and their habits, beekeeping, oxen, chain-saw safety and other topics. "Children can enjoy soap carving, constructing bluebird houses and other hands-on activities going on throughout the morning," said Betsy Wilkinson, program assistant for Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area.

  • Drugs, syringes to be collected

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities Friday and Saturday to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road. Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department at 12th and Mozart streets.

  • Cyclists earn $2,306 for children's hospital

    CANNELTON - Young Cannelton cyclists pedaled their way May 8 to a $2,306 contribution to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • During formative 1930s, Hoosier National Forest identity proved tenacious

    Editor's Note: This article on the history of the Hoosier National Forest is part of an occasional series marking the 75th anniversary of the forest's creation. For more information and to read previous installments, visit www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier.

  • 'Prince of Persia' not terribly entertaining

    "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," the latest video-game adaptation, is not likely to change anyone's mind regarding the video-game-as-movie genre. I actually enjoy a few of the hated video-game adaptations, but this film was just a bland experience. It's not terrible, but it's certainly not consistently entertaining.

  • Three Marksmen earn All-PAC baseball honors

    LINCOLN CITY - After posting a 5-3 PAC record and a 15-13 record for the season, Tell City placed three players on the all-conference team.

    Junior pitcher Shane Weedman finished the season with a 6-2 record and posted a 3.42 ERA.

    "He became our ace," head coach Mark Wahl said. "He was our horse and really commanded respect on the mound."

    Weedman struck out 33 batters in his 45 innings pitched on the year and kept opponent batting averages to just .225.

  • Errors, walks lead to sweep of Diamond League Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Errors plagued Tell City as they dropped both five-inning games of a twinight doubleheader to South Spencer in Diamond League play Tuesday night.

    Four two-out errors by Tell City allowed South Spencer to score 12 runs in the third inning and increase their one-run lead to 13 to blow the first game wide open.

    Neither team was able to put any more runs on the scoreboard for the rest of the game.

  • Expansion will hurt Big Ten Basketball

    With new expansion rumors over the weekend that the Pacific-10 is strongly leaning toward raiding half of the Big 12 to become the Pacific-16, it looks like the outcome of the Big Ten's expansion talks could come much sooner than expected.

    The Omaha World Herald reported yesterday that Big 12 officials expect Nebraska to jump ship to the Big Ten as early as tomorrow. While the university isn't officially commenting on the issue, a meeting scheduled for tomorrow between the chancellor and the Board of Regents does point to some activity.