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Today's News

  • Sale of 7th Street eyesore possible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will consider giving a green light to the sale of property at Seventh and Franklin streets – if city leaders agree the sale will ensure a cleanup of the lingering eyesore.

    The half-demolished furniture factory, once part of the Tell City Chair Co. complex, is owned by a Kentucky man’s salvage company. Demolition began more than 18 months ago but eventually stopped. The city filed suit last year, seeking to have the site cleared.

  • Council bumps county-jail proposal to funding body

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee studying the need for a new county jail and its possible siting behind the county courthouse is ready to enter a programming and schematic design phase of the effort, according to criminal-justice specialist with DLZ Corp.

    Paul Downing, representing that Indianapolis architectural firm, told county-council members at a regular meeting Tuesday the first of five phases will “define and refine the square footage and the layout of a proposed building.”

  • Wildcats scuttle Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won 12 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 60-6 in wrestling Thurs-day.
    Good news for Tell City was Kyle Shrubb’s return from a knee injury.
    He beat Ben Schitter 16-10 in the 135-pound weight class despite looking a little rusty at times, said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Tell City’s other victory came in the 125-pound class, where Jessie Lawalin beat Edgar Chavez 1-0.
    Lawalin made a second-period escape for the match’s only point.

  • Rebels, Pats beat TC boys

    TELL CITY—South Spencer used its superior depth to beat Tell City 96-56 in boys swimming Wednes-day.
    Tell City, competing with just six boys, won four of the 11 events it entered.
    Hunter Sandage won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.77 and the 500 free in 6:05.76.
    He teamed with Greg Clayton, Trent Benningfield and Justin Peter to win the 400 free relay in 4:01.93.
    Peter also won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.71 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:28.45.

  • Blyleven dominated, earned Hall of Fame

    I first heard of Bert Blyleven in April 1970 when The Evansville Courier ran profiles of the Evansville Triplets, then a Class AAA farm team of the Minnesota Twins.
    The team had been introduced to the Courier staff and other Evansville media members at its preseason press day. The Courier reported that Ralph Rowe, then the manager of the Triplets, said when Blyleven was introduced, “Take a good look at him now because he won’t be here long.”

  • Tell City girls sweep Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to trounce Heritage Hills 131-54 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.76 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.86.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.33 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.44.
    Wagner took the 100 free in 57.49 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.57.
    Hana Reed beat the defending sectional champion, Morgan Schum, by 9.60 points to win the diving with 189.30 points.

  • PC girls pull away from Orleans late

    ORLEANS—Perry Cen-tral hit 10 of 18 shots from the field in the second half to beat Orleans 44-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores, 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the PLAC, clinched at least a tie for the conference title with the win.
    They hit only 4 of 25 shots from the field in the first half but still trailed only 18-14 at halftime.
    “We had good looks—it wasn’t like we were taking bad shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    They got hot in the third quarter.

  • Tell City falls short to Mount Vernon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City rallied to tie the score with three minutes left but lost to Mount Vernon 70-63 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Harding – Mace

    Kelli Sue Harding and Brad Mace of Lebanon were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon.

    The bride is the daughter of Dan and Pam Harding of Derby. Mr. Mace is the son of Randy and Linda Mace of Lebanon.
    The bride was given away in marriage by her father in marriage during the ceremony officiated by the Rev. Tim Kroeger.
    Cheri Harding Harpenau of Boonville and Vicki Harding Queck of Indianapolis, sisters of the bride, were chosen as matrons of honor.

  • Public financial peace class to start Jan. 18

    TROY – Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class will be available beginning Jan. 18. The course will be a 13-week program designed to teach individuals and families how to take control of their finances and become debt free. Every possible spending and saving situation will be addressed in the program.
    Financial Peace University lays out a saving, spending and investing plan. For complete details, check the United Methodist Church Web site at www.perrycountumc.org. Click on “Home” and go to “7 Step Financial Peace Program.”