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Today's News

  • 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.

  • At Rest for 50 Years

    Sixty-three strangers, 33 men, 21 women and nine children, fell to their deaths in Perry County 50 years ago. The crash that robbed them of life is still the deadliest aviation disaster in state history and became a landmark event in the county.

  • Firm opens machine shop

    TELL CITY - A new company is opening a machine shop in Tell City to support ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Chris Kinnett announced at a regular county-commissioners meeting March 1.

    WGS Global Services LC began moving that day into what used to be the Scott Boat building in the 800 block of Tell City's Fifth Street, said the president and chief executive officer for Perry County Development Corp.

    "We're very excited about joining the Tell City community," company spokesman Mike Williams said Friday morning.

  • County council approves radio purchase

    TELL CITY - County-council members authorized at a regular meeting Feb. 25 the transfer of $1,101 from one sheriff's-department fund to another to help pay for four 800-MHz radios.

    Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut explained an $11,000 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute grant would cover the majority of the cost, which he said is between $2,700 and $2,800 per radio. Grant recipients have to provide 10-percent matching funds. 800-MHz radios are being adopted statewide, he explained, so officers using them would be able to communicate with other agencies.

  • Local wineries offer March Gladness on the Uplands Wine Trail

    SOUTHERN INDIANA - Indiana's wine trail event is here. With basketball fever in the air and winter's chill mixing with the first signs of spring, the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will bring back its most popular event.

    Now in its fourth year, the March Gladness food extravaganza will offer four days of food and fun. During Saturday and Sunday, the IUWT allows visitors to experience the wine trail VIP style with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts and special vintage wines.

  • Perry County POY to host basketball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Power of Youth, co-sponsored by the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Community Foundation, will host their first annual three-on-three co-ed basketball tourney fundraiser.

    The event will consist of three age groups, junior high grades sixth through eighth; high-school grades ninth through 12th and an adults group.

  • TCHS to host academic super bowl Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host the PAC Academic Super Bowl Invitational at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight teams will participate in the event. The public is invited to attend.

  • Arts grant workshop rescheduled for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission will offer applications for arts funding for the upcoming year. Applications are now available at www.jasperarts.org or by calling (812) 482-3070.

    In order to assist organizations applying for grants during the funding cycle, Jasper Community Arts will host an informational meeting from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Organization representatives may take materials pertaining to their organization's plans for the 2011 fiscal year.

  • Bower announces candidacy for state representative

    SALEM - Ryan Bower said he wants to make the public's voice heard. That's why he is running for State Representative for Indiana House District 73.

    Bower believes jobs are the most important issue facing our district. He will actively work to help existing businesses expand and work with local leaders to bring in new companies. "I plan to work vigorously to create stable, good-paying jobs in southern Indiana."