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Today's News

  • Dixon’s son recalls dad’s coaching days

    The coach of Tell City’s first boys basketball sectional championship team won’t be able to attend the team’s alumni game Nov. 26. But his son is thinking about attending and called from his home in Seattle Monday to reminisce about his dad’s career.
    Napoleon Dixon, who coached the 1923-24 Tell City squad to an undefeated regular season and the sectional title, died in 1988 at age 94.

  • Tell City cheerleaders qualify to compete for state title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City High School’s cheerleading squad will compete in the Indiana Cheer Championship State Finals at New Castle High School  Saturday.
    Tell City’s squad is scheduled to compete at 11:43 a.m. Perry County time.
    Tell City qualified by placing fourth among nine teams in Class 2A (classes based on each school’s basketball classification) at the state championship preliminary competition last Saturday at Pendleton Heights High School.

  • Peter 80th in state meet

    TERRE HAUTE—Perry Central junior Cathryn Peter improved her time and place slightly over last year at the IHSAA girls state cross country meet Saturday.

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    November
    19    Crawford County Jamboree    T    5:00
    23    Wood Memorial    T    7:30
    26    Tell City    T    6:00
    December
      2    Perry Central    H    6:30
      3    South Central    H    5:30

  • 2011-12 Perry Central basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity-JV Basketball
    November
    19    Crawford Co. Scrimmage    T    5:00
    29    Tell City    T    6:30
    December
      2    Cannelton    T    6:30
      9    Wood Memorial    H    6:30
    10    Evansville Mater Dei    H    3:00

  • Bull’s-eye

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City is named for a man famous for his archery prowess. So it’s fitting that the city has now produced one of the top high school archers in the country.

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  • COLUMN: Priorities for the farm bill

    By JULIA WICKARD, Guest Columnist

    Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out his priorities for the upcoming farm bill. This bill is about a whole lot more than farming: it’s about supporting the jobs of the future, it’s about keeping pace with the changing needs of agriculture and rural America and it’s about providing a food supply for the nation. 

  • COLUMN: Time to give thanks now

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Jack-o’-lanterns on porch steps, cardboard tombstones sprouting from lawns like toadstools and far too many homes wrapped in fake cobwebs can point to only one thing: Halloween is nearly here.

    I’ll welcome nieces, nephews and maybe a few neighborhood kids to my door for treats today, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s Thanksgiving — not Halloween — that most deserves a slot on October’s calendar.

  • EDITORIAL: Likelihood innocent man was executed is good reason to end death penalty

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been criticized for less-than-stellar performances in debates among Republican presidential candidates this fall and even admitted, “Debates are not my strong suit.”

    But the audience at the Sept. 7 debate cheered when he took credit for 234 executions in Texas during his tenure as governor.

    That only proves a point we have made before: Capital punishment dehumanizes and brings out barbaric instincts in us.