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  • $500 richer
  • 'Alice in Wonderland' a journey worth taking

    "Alice in Wonderland," Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest collaboration, is equal parts strange and goofy. This is not a bad thing, I was just hoping for something a bit darker. The film is still enjoyable and it certainly held my interest.

  • At Rest for 50 Years (Part 2)

    Editor's Note: John Christie, a retired professor of English at Indiana State University, penned a two-part story about the 1960 Electra crash that was published in The News in 1993. Christie, who now resides in Pennsylvania, offered to allow the republication of the feature to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the crash. His work was originally published in the Hopewell Review at Ball State University and was later adapted into an Indiana PBS documentary titled "Peaceful Existence." Part 1 of Christie's account of the crash appeared Monday.

  • Saturday's service moved to city community center

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members will lead weekend services to mark the 50th anniversary of the Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 crash.

    In a change made over the weekend, Saturday's memorial service has been moved from the crash site at Millstone to the Cannelton Community Center. The location will better accommodate the crowd and eliminate concerns about weather and a lack of parking along Millstone Road.

  • Breaking NewsFormer ONB employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft or forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.

    Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, whose employment at the bank was terminated March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Archers outwrestle Castle

    TELL CITY—Tell City won five of the last six matches to beat Castle 60-42 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City trailed 39-33 after the 135-pound match.

    Spenser Beard battled for nearly the three full periods in the 145-pound match before pinning Wanhainen in 2:46 to tie the score.

    Trevor Zuelly trailed 2-0 late in the 155-pound match but scored a three-point near-fall in the closing seconds to win 3-2 to put the Archers ahead for good.

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team selected by conference coaches Monday.

    North Posey and Southridge, which tied for the conference title with 7-1 records in conference play, accounted for half of the 10-player team—three from North Posey and two from Southridge.

    Five of the other seven conference teams each placed one player on the team while Tell City and South Spencer were shut out.

  • Malone, Wagner qualify for senior state swim meet

    JASPER—Amanda Wagner won two events to lead the Tri-County Swim Club in the Southern Divisional Championships Saturday.

    Wagner won the women’s open 100-yard freestyle in 56.01 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in 2:37.59.

    She placed fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:25.02, sixth in the 200 free in 2:08.26, and eighth in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.62.

    Wagner’s 200 breast time made the cut for the senior state meet, to be held this weekend in Indianapolis.

  • Four Tell City wrestlers place in folkstyle state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Four Tell City Wrestling Club members earned medals in the Indiana State Wrestling Association folkstyle state tourney last weekend.

    Alec Stahly placed second in the bantam 70-pound weight class.

    He had a first-round bye, beat Kenan Bowling of Normonco 6-3, and beat Clay Will of North Posey 5-2 to reach the championship match.

    David Guhl of the Fighting Irish Wrestling Club beat Stahly 11-2 for the title.

    Shane Braunecker went 5-2 to place fifth among 40 wrestlers in the bantam 55 weight class.

  • Kashyab second at Evansville

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City freshman Anjan Kashyab placed second in age-16-and-under boys singles at the TSAC Pepsi Classic tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab had a first-round bye. He then defeated Ben Johnson of Newburgh 6-1, 6-0, Mathew Helm of Bloomington 6-4, 6-2, and Robert C. Caltenbach of Paducah, Ky., by illness default to reach the finals.

    David Laser of Glencoe, Ill., beat Kashyab 6-0, 6-1 for the title.

    The tourney included some of the top players from Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.