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Today's News

  • Boonville nips TC in 8

    TELL CITY—Boonville, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A, had to go eight innings to beat Tell City 2-0 in girls softball Thursday.

    Mike Wilson, who has coached Boonville for 25 years, recently told the Evansville Courier & Press, that this is his best hitting team ever.

    But Tell City pitcher Josalyn Ress, using a lot of screwballs and two-seam fastballs, shut the Pioneers out for seven innings on two hits.

    The Pioneers led off the eighth with a double to the right-center-field fence and scored on a throwing error on a bunt.

  • Commodores fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Mitchell took advantage of seven Perry Central errors to beat the Commodores 12-6 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.

    Each team had seven hits, with Mitchell getting three triples.

    “They hit the ball real well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

    But he was not pleased that his team gave the Bluejackets extra at-bats due to the errors.

    Tara Claise drove in four runs for Perry Central with a bases-loaded double in the third inning and a single.

  • Wagner placed in top 5 in state meet twice

    When Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in his weight class in the IHSAA state wrestling meet in February, I tried to run a list of all Perry County athletes who ever placed in the top five in an individual event in any IHSAA sport.

    Bob Busse, who coached Tell City’s boys track team 28 years (he also coached the girls team several years), called to mention that I had forgotten one top-five finisher, Mike Hagan, who placed fifth in the state in the shot put as a Tell City senior in 1984.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—All three Perry County teams drew state-ranked teams for their first girls softball sectional games.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional hosted by Forest Park at Cedar Crest School in Bretzville, Perry Central will play Mater Dei, ranked ninth in the Class 2A state coaches poll, in the first round Monday, May 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m. (all are Perry County times).

    That will be preceded by Forest Park vs. South Spencer at 5:30 p.m.

  • Board returns fire department to full staff

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's board of public works and safety welcomed a new fire chief, added two men to the city's fire department and approved requests from a Girl Scout representative and Shur-Way Pro Towing in a regular meeting May 10. Mayor Smokey Graves announced he'd appointed Kevin Lawalin as fire chief, and Lawalin named Jim Bob Lawson the assistant chief.  The board added Phillip Young and Eric Harris to the department's roster, bringing the total contingent back to 20, counting the chief, assistant chief, four captains, a treasurer and 13 other firef

  • Zoning board moves toward OK'ing monofill

    CHRISNEY - The Spencer County Board of Zoning Appeals moved ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's plans for a monofill forward April 28, granting a variance that would allow the company to operate a facility on more than 100 acres in Huff Township. The board also announced plans for a committee that could formulate a final list of requirements the company would have to follow.   The evening meeting drew another group of landowners and citizens.

  • Library leaders eye circulation system

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members revisited discussion of a new circulation system for the library May 5 at their regular meeting. Library Director Larry Oathout reminded board members present that they had set a deadline of February 2011 to decide on a system.

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  • Parks group plans more activities at Eagles Bluff

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is sprucing up Eagles Bluff Park and adding electricity to the observation deck to allow more activities there. Doug Kress recently did five hours of backhoe work to clear brush at the park. He was paid with money from a Schergens Foundation grant. A horticulture class at Oakland City University's Branchville Correctional Facility campus is also adding more shrubs and flowers at the park as a class project. Several flowers were placed at the park in boxes shortly before Mother's Day.

  • TCHS students earn band awards

    MULZER CAMP - When Tell City High School band students perform, "you're making music and you're making magic," their director, Barry Reasoner, told them at an annual banquet May 7 at Mulzer Camp. It was the last such gathering for Reasoner, whose decision to retire after 25 years was reported here April 15.