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Today's News

  • Al-Anon still helping local families

    There are several longstanding community groups that meet regularly that don't receive - or seek - a lot of attention, but go about their missions successfully year by year.

    One of those is Al-Anon, a mutual support group for people impacted by alcoholism.

  • Battling the mouse in my house

    The battle lasted only two days but all that counted was who won and who lost.

    Two mice, early migrants trying to beat the cold by venturing into my house, bit the dust last week. One had a penchant for potato chips. The second apparently needed help controlling its high blood pressure.

  • Politics and human nature

    I will make this short and sweet. We can't keep going on the way we have been, even though the politicians tell us everything will be OK. Their agenda is greed and control and it has gone unchecked for too long.

    Start preparing for the way of life to which we have grown so accustomed to end some day soon. What does this mean? It means everything we now take for granted: food, clothing, shelter, heat, water, fuel, you name it, will be intermittent at best, and if you can get it, it will be at a premium.

  • A patriot's dream

    I'm uncertain of what awakened me that morning. I heard voices in the living room, but that was not uncommon. My wife usually leaves the radio on low to keep the parakeet company. She's like that.

    I looked at my watch. 3:49 glowed from my wrist. July 4.

    The light was on in the living room, but that was not unusual either. She leaves lights on all over the house as a rule rather than the exception. No, it wasn't the lights that got my attention, nor the low voices. It was the smell of pipe tobacco.

  • PC earns Gold Star counseling Award

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education has named Perry Central Junior-Senior High School as one of 18 Indiana schools to receive the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award in 2009.

    Gold Star schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory groups that review student data, set specific student goals and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor. The official award presentation will be at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference in Indianapolis Nov. 12.

  • Mitchell can’t stop PC’s running game

    LEOPOLD—Mitchell couldn’t stop Perry Central’s ball-control running game but Perry Central contained Mitchell’s speed most of the time Friday.

    The result was a 21-7 football victory for the Commodores that raised their record to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the PLAC.

    Perry Central opened with one of its patented, ball-control touchdown drives fueled mainly by short runs by T.J. Hall and Mikey Wilkerson.

  • Vikings build early lead to beat Tell City

    TELL CITY—North Posey scored on its first four possessions in defeating Tell City 45-22 in PAC football Friday.

    The Vikings’ Cameron Calvert rushed for 209 yards on 28 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 3, 4, 2, and 18 yards.

    North Posey outrushed the Marksmen 308 yards to 97 yards. 

    North Posey Coach Joe Gengelbach said, “Our offensive line is coming together. We are young and only have one senior (there). It has allowed our running backs to get to the second level, then it is up to them.”

  • Wildcats hold off Tell City

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei made more kills than Tell City to beat the Marksmen 26-24, 25-23, 25-22 in volleyball Thursday.

    “It was probably the best game we’ve played all year hustle-wise,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we played a well rounded game.

    “We’ve got to work on a couple rotations, though. Where we lost is when we stopped attacking.”

    She said some of the Marksman hitters would resort to dinking too much after getting a spike or two blocked.

  • Perry Central falls to Jasper

    JASPER—Strong defense helped Jasper beat Perry Central 25-13, 25-8, 25-9 in volleyball Thursday.

    The Wildcats held Perry Central to fewer kills and ace serves than usual.

    Megan Hedinger led the Commodores with seven kills and Jessica Huber was next with four.

    Hedinger also made three blocks and Ashley Gengelbach added two.

    No one served more than one ace for the Commodores.

    Jennifer Kemp had seven assists and Tessa Lynch added five.

    Hilarie Hahus made nine digs, Sloan Harpenau six, and Huber and Lynch five apiece.

  • Wolfpack defeats Cannelton

    MARENGO—Cannelton had one of its better spiking games but lost to Crawford County 25-11, 25-8, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.

    Hannah Baur made 12 spikes, Jaci Garrett 10, Allicyn Garrett and Whitney Nugent five apiece, and Sammie James and Sarah Powers four apiece for the Bulldogs.

    James and Shy May each recorded two kills.

    May made 27 sets and Nakaa Myers added 15.

    Powers made five digs and Jaci Garrett and Shy May each added four.

    Jaci Garrett served the Bulldogs’ only ace.