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Today's News

  • Tell City band proud of semistate show

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen were "pretty excited" after their performance at semistate competition Saturday, according to assistant band director Natasha Edmondson. "They were pumped up."

    The feeling that they'd put on the best show they could was retained by older members of the band, she said, even after they learned they would not advance to the state level.

    "Some were OK with it because they knew they had a good show," she said. "Others were let down."

  • Kettle keeper recruits ringers

    TELL CITY - Randy Roccia is recruiting ringers.

    "I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances this year," the  kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army said in an e-mail message to The News.

    The organization's kettle drive will begin the morning of Nov. 13 and run through Dec. 26.

  • Eagle sighting
  • More census jobs available

    TELL CITY -  Louie Heitkemper, co-chair of the Tell City 2010 Census Complete County Committee, received the word this week that census-related jobs are still available.

    Positions offer good pay, flexible 40-hour schedules and mileage reimbursement for field-related positions.

    For more information, call (866) 861-2010.

     

  • Opening doors into history
  • New clapboard for historic 1892 Crossroads Church

    DEXTER — Crossroads Church has drawn worshippers for more than a century. Now its exterior is getting a little tender loving care. The public can help support the effort through donations. Church member Linda Schraner said she and the congregation are working to raise the $8,000 needed to replace clapboard on the front and rear of the church.

    "It's thin and worn after 117 years," Schraner said this week.

  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.

  • Kohnert named to All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior middle hitter Elizabeth Kohnert was named to the All-PAC volleyball team chosen by conference coaches Monday.

    Kohnert led the Marksmen in kills with 301 and blocks with 112. “I would say probably 60 to 70 of those were solo blocks,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Added Hayes, “She’s got a lot of natural athletic ability. Since I’ve been here she’s probably my best blocker ever—her timing’s great.

  • Perry Central boys qualify for state meet

    NASHVILLE—Eric Scheiber placed 13th to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the 20-team Brown County boys cross country semistate Saturday.

    That qualified the Commodores for the state meet, to be held at noon Saturday at LaVern Gibson Championship course at Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute.

    “We ran pretty well from a team perspective,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We weren’t that far out of third place (12 points behind Bloomington South).

  • Braves spike Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton made no kills or ace serves in a 25-3, 25-8, 25-9 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    After Cannelton had a side out on its first serve, Teri Newmaster served nine consecutive points for the Braves to give them a 10-0 lead. The Bulldogs were unable to successfully return most of her serves.

    Rebecca Brown added 11 consecutive points, including one ace, as Tecumseh increased its lead to 22-1.

    Tecumseh also had big serving turns early in the next two games.