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Today's News

  • LaGrange on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central linebacker Hunter LaGrange has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored by Grange Insurance, will be played at Indianapolis North Central Friday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    LaGrange led the Commodores in tackles last fall with 96, including 4 solos.
    He made four tackles for losses and blocked one kick.

  • Rebels blank PC 18-0

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Jared Lauer went 4 for 4 with five RBIs as South Spencer crushed Perry Central 18-0 in baseball Friday.
    Lauer had two doubles, two singles and a walk in five plate appearances.
    He hit a three-run double to deep left field in the Rebels’ eight-run second inning.
    Ryan Duvall followed with a triple to right-center.

  • Schaad propels Perry Central past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TEL CITY—Dacota Schaad won four events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 84-45 in boys track Thursday.
    Perry Central won 12 of the 16 events.
    Schaad took the long jump with a 19-foot-5 leap, the 100-meter dash in 11.49 seconds, and the 200 in 44.18.
    He teamed with Hunter LaGrange, Tyler Hagedorn and Isaiah Ernst to win the 400 relay in 46.97.
    Ivan Bland won both hurdles races for the Commodores, taking the 110-high hurdles in 16.77 and the 300 intermediates in 44.18.

  • Gengelbach wins four events as PC tops TC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Lindsey Gengelbach won four individual events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 85-43 in girls track Thursday.
    Gengelbach won the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the pole vault at 7-6, the 100-meter dash in 13.65 seconds, and the 200 in 27.81.
    Grace James, a freshman, won the long jump at 15 feet, 51⁄2 inches and the 400 in 1:02.98.
    She teamed with Ashley Gengelbach, Callie Poehlein and Melissa Hagedorn to win the 1600 relay in 4:38.07.

  • COLUMN: Ag economy more diverse

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Agriculture has a bright future in Perry County and southern Indiana and it’s not just corn and soybeans that will help drive profits on farms big and small.

    An afternoon drive proved that truth for me Thursday, perhaps helped by the early spring all of us have been enjoying for weeks.

  • EDITORIAL: Old junior high school should be sold as soon as possible

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board hopes to hear options this month on how to dispose of the vacant former junior high school, and we hope this will lead to its quickly changing hands.

    Options presented at last month’s school board meeting included listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction. We vote for the latter, as it will likely lead to quicker disposal of the building.

  • Missing Derby-area man located Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – An elderly man missing for nearly a day was found unharmed Thursday morning.

    Patrick H. Cassidy, 86, of 11441 Tide Road, was last seen at his residence between 6:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family members contacted police that night after he failed to return home. Police said Cassidy became lost. He was found not far from his home and was transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital by a family member.

  • Commissioners’ certificate sale Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners will conduct a certificate sale of properties with delinquent taxes which did not sell at the 2011 Perry County tax sale. The sale will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Perry County courthouse.

    In Indiana, county commissioners are authorized to offer for sale a tax lien on delinquent properties that remain unsold and unpaid from a prior year’s county tax sale.

  • Voter-registration deadline is April 9

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that April 9 is the last day to register to vote for the primary election to be held May 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Perry Central graduate earns top teaching honors

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    EVANSVILLE – When Dr. Joy Cook, assistant professor of radiologic and imaging sciences at the University of Southern Indiana, found out she had been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for a new faculty member by the school, she was more than a little surprised.

    “I had no clue I had been nominated,” she said in a phone interview. “I feel very honored that a student or someone in my professional area considers what I do great for students.”