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Today's News

  • Marching toward a new season
  • GM's emphasis on subprime loans sends wrong message

    General Motors announced last week that it is purchasing AmeriCredit Inc. so that it can make more subprime auto loans.

    Considering that GM was one of several companies bailed out by American taxpayers last year and that losses on subprime loans were largely responsible for those companies' problems, we think this is the wrong message for GM to be sending.

  • Join the SF street-car parade

    Programs for the 52nd Schweizer Fest were in last week's News and copies are available at our office and businesses across the city. Two events I'd like to plug are the street-car parade Wednesday, Aug. 11, and the Saturday, Aug. 14, diaper derby. For years, both events have been on my Schweizer Fest beat.

    The number of participants in the street-car parade, which falls on the Wednesday-evening kickoff to the festival, varies year to year, and since it takes a little time for youngsters and their adult helpers to prepare the entries, now's the time to begin working.

  • Young stars in action
  • Tell City 2nd in 7-on-7 passing league tourney

    Playing 25-minute, seven-on-seven games in which every offensive play must be a pass is definitely not the same as playing regular 11-man football.

    But it does help quarterbacks and receivers hone their skills, and running backs get to work on pass blocking and catching short passes.

    It can also help the center, the only offensive lineman who plays in these games, get his exchange with the quarterback down pat.

    But for a rebuilding team such as Tell City, success in this type of football can also be a confidence builder.

  • Sprinkle takes 16th in state swim meet

    INDIANAPOLIS - Emily Sprinkle, a seventh-grader from Perry Central, placed 16th in the U.S. Swimming summer state meet July 23-25.

    Sprinkle, competing in the 11-12 girls age group, swam the 50-meter freestyle in 31.86 seconds for her 16th place.

    She swam that race in 30.43 in the preliminaries. That was a zone qualifying time, making her eligible to swim for Team Indiana in a national meet in Lincoln, Neb., later this summer.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports

    TELL CITY - City celebration will feature golf, baseball, running events.

    Golf tourney  Aug. 14-15

    Entries are being accepted for the 36th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played at Hoosier Heights Country Club Aug. 14-15.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for nonmembers. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round.

    All entrants must be high school graduates or age 18 or older.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

  • Pilot dies from crash injuries

    UPDATE, THURSDAY - ST. MARKS - A 69-year-old Lewisport, Ky., man involved in a Tuesday crash of an experimental gyrocopter has died from his injuries.

    Charles G. Lunceford, 69, had been undergoing treatment in the burn unit at the University of Louisville hospital, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, after suffering severe burns to 80 percent of his body in a crash Tuesday near the Perry County Airport. The morning crash sent a plume of smoke over the airport, which lies near Indiana 37, and closed the county facility as federal investigators arrived to begin an inquiry.

  • Musician records diverse CD in Main Street studio

    TELL CITY - Rocky Point resident Jeremy Luecke said he was a nervous wreck, "like I was sitting in front of thousands of people when we hit the 'record' button."

    He grew more comfortable, however, as he approached completion of what he and Brett Mulzer think was the first full-length master CD recorded in Tell City. Titled simply "Jeremy Luecke," the CD was produced at Mulzer's Side Alley Records studio at 432 Main St.

  • Law forces council to certify school resolution

    TELL CITY - County-council members had no choice but to certify a referendum question Cannelton voters will answer in the November election.

    "You have to pass the resolution, there is no discretion as to whether you can pass it or not," council attorney Jim Tyler told them at their regular meeting July 22.

    As The News reported July 22, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told that city's school board July 13 a tax increase of 41 cents per $100 of assessed value is needed to partially offset a projected $217,000 funding shortage.