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Today's News

  • 21st Witches Walk coming Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.        

    On that Friday evening, children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Yackle, Adkins vie for Ward 3 council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Ward 3 voters in Tell City will decide among two candidates running for the city’s common council. Democrat Gerald Yackle is seeking re-election to a sixth term. He is being challenged by Republican Jim Adkins.

    Yackle, 57, has served on the city council since 1991 and has been employed at Alcoa for more than 38 years. He currently serves as council president and on several committees, including one that oversees the fire department. He is a past member of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Grim Reaper in a snag

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  • Board takes first steps to sell former junior high

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Former schools don’t go on the market every day and the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted Oct. 18 to take the first steps that could lead to the sale of the former junior-high building sometime early next year.

    The building was closed more than a year ago and students were transferred to William Tell Elementary and what is now Tell City Junior-Senior High School. It has been used for storage and its gym utilized last year, but the building is not needed by the school corporation.

  • Republicans vow to work hard to improve Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Republicans seeking seats on the Cannelton Common Council all vowed to serve the city’s needs in a variety of ways. Their responses to a News questionnaire were used to elicit the following information. Profiles for council candidates running as Democrats were published Oct. 20

  • Marching Commodores at 2011 South Spencer Invitational

    The Perry Central Marching Commodores' 2011 marching-band season was capped at the semistate level of competition. These pictures depict their performance at the South Spencer Invitational the week before.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances.

  • Marching Marksmen

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School's 2011 marching-band season was capped with their performance at the South Spencer Invitational after they were unable to qualify at regionals the week before for the semistate level of competition.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances. 

  • Last two missing teens in custody in California

    REDWOOD, Calif. – Two Cannelton teens missing since early June were located last week in California.

    According to Cannelton Reserve Patrolman Micah Jackson, Kimberly Seibert and Nicholas Ice were found in Redwood City. Both were in police custody.

    Seibert and Ice, along with Katherine Koonce and Tyler Harrison, were last seen June 6. Police did not suspect foul play but were unable to find clues to their whereabouts.

  • George doing great job with Marksmen

    Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn’s major league career started with four games for the Boston Braves in 1942, when Casey Stengel managed them to a 59-89 record.
    Spahn ended his career with the New York Mets at age 44 in 1965, when Stengel managed them to a 31-64 record before retiring after he broke his leg.
    In between managing those losing teams Stengel won 10 pennants and seven World Series—including a record five in a row—in 12 years managing the New York Yankees, 1949-60.

  • PC spikes Southridge

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central’s blocking and digging kept Southridge’s kills to a minimum as the Commodores beat the Raiders 25-22, 23-25, 26-24, 25-18 in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Thursday.