Today's News

  • Preparation key to combating summer powdery mildew




    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungi around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads. It likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Olympian King swam against Tell City

    Through the years a number of future star professional athletes have played against Perry County high school teams.
    They include Major League baseball stars Don Mattingly, Andy Benes and Scott Rolen, pro basketball stars Roger Kaiser, Jeff Mullins, Calbert Cheaney and Walter McCarty, and pro football stars Kevin Hardy and Deke Cooper, though Hardy did so in basketball and Cooper did so in track.
    But very few future Olympic athletes have competed against Perry County teams.

  • WGS shuts out Ettensohn’s 10-0 for age-9-10 title

    TELL CITY—Rylie Schroeder struck out seven in three innings as WGS beat Ettensohn & Co. 10-0 to win Tell City’s age-9-10 girls softball playoff title Wednesday.

  • Whalen, Crawford advance to finals behind strong pitching

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching performances by Bailey Little and Elena Hagedorn carried Whalen Properties and Crawford Memorials to semifinal victories in Tell City’s age-11-15 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.
    Little pitched all four innings as Whalen beat KP Divas 7-1. She gave up three hits and two walks and struck out seven.
    Charlotte Entwistle hit a double for Whalen. Little, Megan Ellett and Kyra Hemmings each added a single.
    Brea Poehlein hit a double for KP Divas. Rhiannon Campbell and Kori Embry each added a single.

  • Whalen edges Crawford 5-4 for age-11-15 title

    TELL CITY—Whalen Properties rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Crawford Memorials 5-4 to win Tell City’s age-11-15 girls softball playoff tourney Thursday.

  • Tell City middle school 36th in world archery

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Tell City took two teams, a total of 32 students, to the National Archery in the Schools Program’s world tourney Friday.
    The students became eligible to shoot in this tourney through a series of qualifying meets, including the state qualifier, state tourney and national tourney, each with set scores used to determine advancement to the next.
    Tell City actually had a qualifying team in elementary, middle school and high school, but two teams were formed for the world tourney.

  • Novak MVP as PC players help South defeat North

    INDIANAPOLIS—Trey Novak drove in the winning run and was named the Most Valuable Player as the South beat the North 14-6 in Indiana Elite’s Class A-2A junior all-star baseball game Saturday.

  • Wahl found new job too good to pass up

    When Mark Wahl came back to coaching Tell City’s baseball team for the 2015 season after a two-year absence from that post, a baseball dad told me he told a parents meeting that he planned to coach the team for a long term and coach his sons, both elementary students, someday.

  • Wahl leaves to become Fort Branch principal

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City baseball coach and William Tell Elementary assistant principal Mark Wahl is leaving those posts to become the principal of Fort Branch Community School.
    His new school is one of three kindergarten through eighth grade schools in the South Gibson School Corp. that feed into Gibson Southern High School. Its enrollment was just under 500 last year.

  • Typhoons 2nd in conference swim meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Shelby Davis and Lydia Hollinden each won two individual events and Miles Brager won one to lead the Tri-County Typhoons to second place in the Southern Indiana Swim Conference summer meet last weekend.
    The Typhoons scored 1,673 points, edging the third-place Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators by 1.5 points.
    Mount Vernon won the seven-team meet with 2,995.5 points.
    Davis won the age-8-and-under girls 100-meter freestyle in 2:03.57 and the 50 free in 54.56 seconds.