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Today's News

  • Hunters' eyes back on county

    TELL CITY - Perry County will play host to some of the nation's top archers and turkey hunters in the coming week as the Hunting Simulation Organization and Campbell's Outdoor Challenge visit the county's 4-H fairgrounds.

    The HSO will host its Motion Target World Qualifier Friday through Sunday, drawing top archery sportsmen who will take aim at a variety of moving and pop-up targets.

  • From Olten to Tell City

    A Swiss photojournalist stops by the Tell City Museum Friday to talk with historical society member Mark Ress about the community's Swiss roots. Philipp Kunzli, right, lives in Olten and has been working with partner Kara Tyler, left, on "The Swiss Way," a project he said will show how ties between the two nation's continue to be impacted by immigration that occurred more than a century ago. The next stop, Kunzli said, was Chicago.

  • Dinner theater will keep 'em guessing

    TELL CITY - "The Pink Lace Diamond." It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests May 2 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    The event, being held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit, had been scheduled for January but was pushed back until spring.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and president of the arts association.

  • Recycle your old shoes and win a bike

    The next meeting of Wellness 2009 is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday outside Tell City High School. Biking and shoe selection are this month's topics. A representative of Gilles Sports in Evansville will share tips on choosing the right bike, bicycle safety and picking out proper shoes for athletic activities. The wellness group is also teaming up with Nike to recycle old athletic shoes. For every pair of old shoes turned in, donors will receive a ticket in a raffle for a new Gilles bike. There will be refreshments.

  • Speaker aims to challenge, entertain community

    TELL CITY - Good decision making, leadership roles and doing things better are just a few of the things speaker Keith Nord will discuss with students, staff and community members.

    Canceled because of the ice storm, Nord will make up his visit to Tell City High School April 23 and hold three presentations. The first will be with students and staff of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., where he said he'd focus on several things, including making good decisions.

  • Foundation honors two as Lilly scholars

    PERRY COUNTY -  Steve Upmeyer, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year's recipients of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  

    Ryan W. Kessens and Jason Hackbarth have been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarships to the Indiana college of their choice, as well as an $800 stipend for books and equipment.

  • Bullish Optimism

    TELL CITY - Teachers, counselors and other school staff who devote their talents to educating and protecting children gained new insight and skills last month into a new program that will change how Tell City-Troy Township schools deal with an ages-old problem: bullying.

  • 'Observe and Report' darkly hilarious

    First off, "Observe and Report" is not "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."  Both movies may be about shopping-mall security guards, but that is where any major comparisons end.  

  • Tell City shuts out Perry Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit well and fielded well to beat Perry Central 11-0 in girls softball Monday.

    The Marksmen had nine hits, including four doubles, in just four innings of batting, as they won the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Six Perry Central errors also helped Tell City’s cause, contributing to seven unearned runs.

    The Marksmen scored six runs in the first inning. Kyli Smithson walked, stole second base, and scored the first run on Josalyn Ress’ single to left field.

  • Tell City handcuffs Huskies

    TELL CITY—Kyle Osborne drove in three runs and Trent Benningfield pitched five shutout innings as Tell City beat Evansville North 3-1 in baseball Tuesday.

    Tell City scored two runs with two out in the first inning.

    Mike Maddle doubled to right-center field and Trent Gunn was hit by a pitch.

    Both runners moved up a base on a wild pickoff throw, and both scored on Osborne’s double to left-center.

    The Marksmen added a run in the third inning on walks to Andy Chinn and Maddle and a single up the middle by Osborne.