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Today's News

  • Doors to new Christmas store will open Friday in Kringle Place Center

    SANTA CLAUS - A new attraction in Santa Claus is opening at 10 a.m. in the Kringle Place Shopping Center. The Santa Claus Christmas Store features more than 6,500 square feet of retail space including gifts, indoor and outdoor Christmas lights, wreaths, tree trimmings, nativities, Christmas yard art, home décor and collectibles.

    Commercial decorations and lighting will also be offered along with an online store currently under development. The store opens daily at 10 a.m.

  • School takes aim at bullying

    Anyone who's seen bullying in action, whether as the victim or as a witness, feels the pain, Tell City Junior High School Counselor Cindia Ress said Monday. Efforts this year to end that pain culminated in a Friday-afternoon assembly, photo session and mini-carnival.

  • As Labor Day nears, nation must commit itself to workers' rights

    This Labor Day, we must commit ourselves to standing up for living wage jobs in this country. After 53 years in Evansville, Whirlpool announced it is moving to Mexico. 

  • Science fiction done right

    "District 9," the part faux documentary, part straight up sci-fi film, is one of the most enjoyable, compelling, thought-provoking films of the year. This is what great science fiction films are all about. There are amazing visuals, the action is brutal and impressive, and there are mirrors held up to humanity.

  • Perry Central boys win Boonville meet

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top 10 to win the 14-team Boonville boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores scored 39 points to finish 11 ahead of runner-up Evansville Memorial. Tell City was sixth with 172.

    Michael Ernst placed fifth in 16:46.31 to lead the Commodores.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Eric Scheiber, seventh in 16:52.66; Neal Schwartz, eighth in 17:05.99; Jake Schwartz, ninth in 17:06.62, and Ian Bashor, 10th in 17:15.21.

  • Marksmen to face big South Spencer squad

    REO—Combating a bigger, more experienced offensive line is a problem Tell City will try to solve in its PAC football game at South Spencer Friday at 7 p.m.

    Tell City Coach Don Hitz said the offensive line is the main strength of the Rebels, who are 2-0 and ranked 12th in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

    “They’re big and strong and all seniors,” Hitz said of the line. “They’ll lock on and really drive it.

    “They’re a lot bigger than us—probably 20 pounds per man bigger.”

  • Wolfpack hope to change luck against Commodores

    MARENGO—Driving down the field hasn’t been a problem for Crawford County’s football team in its first two games, but finishing those drives with touchdowns has been.

    The Wolfpack, who will host Perry Central Friday at 7 p.m., are 0-2. But “they could easily be 2-0,” said Spencer. “They’re a big team and have actually moved the ball well in both games.

  • Tell City 1-2 at Harrison

    EVANSVILLE—Elizabeth Kohnert made eight kills and five blocks as Tell City beat Evansville North 20-25, 25-19, 15-6 in Harrison’s volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Brittney Harth added four kills and two blocks and Jamie Brinksneader also made four kills.

    McKenzie Hayes had eight assists and five digs. Hana Reed also made five digs and Miranda Zuelly had five assists.

    Tell City lost its other two matches in the tourney to Gibson Southern 25-20 and 25-22 and to Pike Central 25-22 and 27-25.

  • PC 1-2 in tipoff tourney

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber made seven kills and four digs as Perry Central beat South Spencer 25-11, 25-15 in the first match of Perry Central’s tipoff volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Megan Hedinger added five kills. Sloan Harpenau and Tessa Lynch each had six assists.

    Harpenau and Hilarie Hahus each served two aces.

    Perry Central lost its other matches in the four-team round-robin, falling 26-24, 25-19 to Northeast Dubois and 25-18, 25-22 to Southridge, which won the tourney.

  • Patriots speed past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Three long plays by David Maldonado helped Heritage Hills defeat Tell City 63-13 in PAC football Friday.

    Maldonado scored the game’s first touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Cody Schmitt.

    Tell City tied the score 7-7, though, on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Nick Kleaving to Kyle Osborne on the first play of the second quarter.

    The Marksmen still trailed only 21-7 at halftime. But Maldonado returned the third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

    Three plays later he made a 33-yard punt return to the Tell City 9-yard line.