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Today's News

  • Fourth-grader’s idea will bloom in summertime

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School wants to start a community garden, and the public is invited to a meeting to talk about it.

  • How high’s the water?

    Close to 40 feet as of last week, according to a measurement behind Tell City’s floodwall. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday the river stood at 41.5 feet, well above the local 38-foot flood stage. Minor flooding will continue along the river, keeping Indiana 66 and some county roads along the river and creeks closed. The river is expected to rise to 42.5 feet and remain there for several days.
     

  • Alleged gang members jailed

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • Births, March 10

    Zaylan Janae Marie Noland
    April Jones and Jason Noland of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Zaylan Janae Marie Noland, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Gateway Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 201⁄2 inches long.
    Zaylan has three brothers, Domonick, 13; Treyton, 10 and Darius, 6 and a sister, Breeana, 7.
    Grandparents are Evette and Stanley Noland of Basseterre, St. Kitts in the Carribbean, Marie Butler of Tell City and Rick Jones of Grandview.

  • Birthdays, March 11 - March 17

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong.
    If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    March 11

  • Local couple to renew vows

    REO – Jim and Darlene Fisher of Reo invite all family and friends to join them as they celebrate their anniversary with a renewing of their wedding vows.
    The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Reo Bethel Church in Reo. A reception will follow at the Troy Community Building in Troy.
    Mr. Fisher is orginially from Cannelton and Mrs. Fisher from Tell City.
     

  • Cal Ripken draft moved to Sunday

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball drafts, previously scheduled for this Saturday, have been moved to Sunday at the former Tell City Junior High gymnasium (across from Hoosier Heights Country Club) due to a scheduling conflict Saturday.
    The major league (ages 11-12) draft will start at 1 p.m., the AAA League (ages 9-10) at 2:30 p.m., and the AA League (ages 7-8) at 4 p.m.
    Players should wear tennis shoes—not cleats. They should bring their mitts, but bats and balls will be furnished.
    For more information call Tom Hess at 619-6091.

  • No Marksmen on All-PAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City was shut out on the All-PAC boys basketball team for the second year in a row, as Shane Weedman just missed making the team Monday.
    Weedman, the Marksmen’s senior center, finished 11th in voting by the conference’s coaches for the 10-man team, so he was the first player listed on the honorable mention list.

  • Dickerson, Hayes co-MVPs of all-county

    Perry Central senior forward-guard Deidra Dickerson and Tell City sophomore center McKenzie Hayes are co-Most Valuable Players of this year’s All-Perry County girls basketball team, which includes several record-breakers and near record-breakers.
    This is the Perry County News’ 32nd annual all-county girls team and as usual it was selected in voting by the three county coaches, the coach whose team played all three county teams (Erin Lubbehusen of Tecumseh), and me, who saw every county team play at least five times.

  • Goffinet’s team makes women’s D II tourney

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet has helped Kentucky Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team earn its first ever NCAA Division II tourney berth.
    The Panthers, building tradition under first-year co-coaches Caleb Nieman and Nicole Nieman, are 17-9 overall and finished 11-7 in the strong Great Lakes Valley Conference.
    That earned them an at-large berth as the No. 7 seed in the eight-team Midwest regional at Houghton, Mich.