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  • Success stories tied to school grant multiply

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Members of the Perry Central School Corp. board heard an update from Lisa Lutgring about the Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant, which has helped educators and a core management team address school safety, mental-health services, alcohol and other drug prevention and student behavioral, social and emotional support at Perry Central and Tell City schools.

    “We’re into the third year. We’re really proud of the results,” Lutgring said.

  • Births, March 29

    Makayla Riley Dawson
    Phillip Dawson and Cody Rhodes of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Riley Dawson, Friday, March 2, 2012, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Grandparents are Bill and Debbie Rhodes of Rolla, Mo., and Doug and Janice Little of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Larry and Cindy Foster of Tell City and Brenda Little of Cannelton.

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  • Kohnert, Cook receive all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior forward-center Chris Kohnert and Cannelton junior guard Brandon Cook received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams released Friday.
    Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass players were chosen first-team all-state. Another 98 seniors and 89 juniors, sophomores and freshmen received honorable mention.
    Kohnert averaged 22.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and hit 57.7 percent from the field for the Marksmen.
    Cook averaged 26.7 points and 3.1 steals per game for the Bulldogs.

  • Strobel to run Boston Marathon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kim Strobel nee Sabelhaus was a star sprinter for Tell City’s girls track team and still holds the school record for the 400-meter dash she set as a freshman in 1989.
    But the Tell City teacher said Wednesday she “may have missed my calling” as a distance runner. To prove it, she has qualified for this year’s Boston Marathon, to be held April 16.

  • Florida teams could meet in World Series

    Major League Baseball starts each year with about half its teams traveling from one Florida city to another to meet in exhibition games.
    This year the season could end much the same way, with the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins traveling back and forth to play each other in the World Series.
    I’m sure you’re surprised at that prediction because I usually pick the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series. In the last 12 years they have won it as many times as any other team (two), so that really hasn’t been such a bad pick.

  • Defense should be strong for PC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated its top two pitchers and four of its top hitters from last year’s 8-12 baseball team. But the Commodores return a strong defensive infield.
    That is why second-year coach Phil Zellers said Thursday, “I think defense again will be our main strength.”
    He is concerned about the lack of pitching depth, though.

  • Pitching is question mark for Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Despite the graduation of four stars from last year, Coach Mark Wahl thinks Tell City’s baseball team will have strong defense and hitting this year.

  • COLUMN: Learn more about Red Cross

    NIKKI HAWKINS
    Guest Columnist

    My name is Nikki Hawkins and I am a new member of the Red Cross team. I’m so excited to be a part of such an wonderful organization. Llynn Enmen, who has been a fantastic representative of the Red Cross for years, and I have had multiple discussions over the disaster preparedness in Perry County and we have decided that the best thing to do is to bring everyone together to have a discussion about where we want to go and how we are going to get there.

  • COLUMN: Things we carry with us

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It’s been a long time since I peeked in a woman’s purse though I suspect women carry a plethora of things in their handbags. It’s the same with men’s wallets. In fact we all carry things with us, in our purses, wallets, glove boxes – who keeps gloves in glove boxes any more? – pants pockets and backpacks.