Today's News

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual membership supper at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye will be this coming Saturday evening, April 11, at 5 p.m. Membership cards may be picked up at the door. No carryouts will be available.

    JoAnn Underhill hosted a meal Saturday afternoon at her home near St. Croix over the Easter weekend. Those sharing in the holiday meal were Shirley Andry; Angie, Blake and Brady Hill; Leroy, Theresa and Lauren Schwartz; Kaley House and Jake and Sheila Borden.

  • Tell City husband and wife face drug charges


    TELL CITY – A drug investigation led to the arrest Saturday of a Tell City husband and wife.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, officers following up on information they received about possible drug trafficking, obtained a search warrant for the 136 N. 14th St. home of Eric L. Howard and his wife, Dana M. Howard.

    The late-evening search of the home allegedly turned up nearly an ounce and a half of methamphetamine, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Games postponed due to heavy rains

    PERRY COUNY – Heavy rains Thursday and Friday forced postponement of several local sports events Thursday through Saturday.
    Perry Central’s baseball game at South Spencer, scheduled Friday, has been postponed to this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Perry Central’s home softball game with Orleans, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for May 8 at 4:30 p.m.
    Events postponed but not rescheduled at press time were:
    • Tell City’s home softball game with Hancock County Thursday and game at South Central Saturday

  • Tell City, Perry Central excited about being in same grid sectional

    When Tell City and Perry Central have fairly evenly matched teams and play each other in a basketball sectional, it produces added excitement and a large crowd.
    Now we will get to experience those same elements in football, at least for the next two years, with Tell City moving to Class A in football.
    Eastern Greene, the team Tell City beat in a first-round Class 2A sectional game last fall, is also moving to Class A.

  • Jasper girls outrun Tell City in Marksmen’s opening meet

    JASPER—Tell City won three field events but only one running event in a 98-34 girls track loss to Jasper Tuesday.
    Kassidie Hayes won both throwing events for Tell City, throwing the discus 86 feet, 1 inch despite wet conditions and the shot 34 feet, 9 1/4 inches.
    Teammate Sydney Burton placed third in the discus at 77-2 and Madison Mathena was third in the shot put at 28-8 1/4.

  • Tell City team short on numbers, experience

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team has a two-time regional qualifier, but a lack of overall experience and depth may cause the Marksmen to take a step backward this year.
    They started last season with just four boys but finished fifth in the nine-team PAC and fifth in the 10-team sectional, their best finish in 12 years, as they compiled a 22-35 overall record.
    Take away a tough invitational at Jasper, where they finished 13th of 14, and they were basically a .500 team.

  • More experienced PC team hopes to move up

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With four starters returning, Perry Central boys golf coach Bill Dickerson hopes his team can improve on last year’s record.
    “I hope so. We had a rough year last year,” he said.
    The Commodores placed fourth in the seven-team PLAC tourney last year, their highest finish in the team’s 12-year history.
    But they finished last among 10 complete teams in the Jasper sectional and were just 8-31 overall.

  • Perry Central girls have 13 letter winners

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The number of participants is down but the experience is up on Perry Central’s girls track team.
    The Commodores started last year with 27 girls, including 10 freshmen. This year they have only 18 girls but 13 of them lettered last year, as there are only three freshmen on the team.
    Payton Emmons, who did not get to run last year after suffering a knee injury in basketball, is a talented newcomer to the team.

  • Commodores young, less deep than in past

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With the team’s numbers, depth and experience all down, Perry Central may experience a rebuilding year in boys track.
    But Coach Jason Barnett still thinks the Commodores can seriously contend for their 10th consecutive PLAC title.
    The Commodores have 18 boys on the team, nine fewer than last year, and only eight returning lettermen.
    With just five seniors and one junior, they are also a young team.
    But they definitely have some quality athletes.

  • Jasper defeats Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won every field event and swept all three places in three of them to beat Tell City 89-43 in a boys track season opener Thursday.