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Today's News

  • Local businesses to get dumpsters for recycling cardboard

    TELL CITY - Board members for the Perry County Recycling Management District approved a shift to dumpsters from trailers now used to collect cardboard from businesses.

    As The News reported March 12, district Executive Director Paul Alvey was pursuing the shift from trailers he said are cost-inefficient to dumpsters that will be provided and emptied by Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste.

  • Storm destroys two grain bins near Troy

    TROY - Murl Schwartz has a mess on his hands after Saturday evening's storm destroyed two grain bins and damaged a pole building north of Troy.

    "It's the second time at the same location," said Schwartz, who farms land in Perry and Spencer counties. A storm three years ago destroyed a storage building. Hardest hit Saturday, though, were two grain bins, which were torn from their foundations and tossed about a quarter mile into a field.

    The roof of one bin was strewn nearby, as were the innards of the two bins, including an auger that stirs grain.

  • Music honor society recognizes Roccia

    TERRE HAUTE — Tell City High School 2008 graduate Sarah Roccia will receive a certificate of honor from the Delta Mu Chapter of the Pi Kappa Lamda National Music Honor Society at Indiana State University May 3.

    Roccia, who earned state-level awards for both instrumental and vocal performances while attending school in Tell City, will be honored in an awards ceremony and banquet beginning at 5 p.m. on the ninth floor of ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.

  • Local Olympians repeat as state basketball champs

    Editor's Note: Perry County Storm won the Hoosier Men's State Basketball Tourney Sunday at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Head Coach Mike Gibson penned this column on the experience.

    Hoosier Hysteria is alive and well in Special Olympics Indiana. For the record, the Hoosier Men's State Basketball Tournament is the third-largest event of any state competition and the largest Special Olympics basketball event in the world.

  • Tell City postmaster retiring after 34 years

    TELL CITY - In 1975 the Tell City Post Office welcomed Tim Miller as a clerk-carrier and Tuesday his co-workers bid him farewell as he retired as its postmaster.

    During his 34-year career Miller worked at post offices in Tell City, Troy and Cannelton. In 1983 he was officer in charge in Troy then became supervisor in 1987 in Tell City. Three years later he took the postmaster position in Cannelton when Postmaster Maude Kendall retired. Miller returned to Tell City in 2003 as officer in charge and was appointed its postmaster in 2004.

  • Property-tax bills delayed

    TELL CITY - Property-tax bills usually mailed in early April will be delayed this year, County Auditor Connie Berger said Tuesday. Her office is currently balancing assessments provided by the county assessor's office and working with the state on changes in this year's tax cal

    culations. Berger said it is too early to estimate when bills might be prepared and mailed - or when spring installments will be due. "I know we will not have a May 10 deadline," she said.

    Berger pledged to keep The News updated on the tax-bill preparation process.

  • Tell City earns first in PAC Academic Super Bowl

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City High School students beat out several academic teams to take top honors during the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl.

    Tell City earned 96 points at the March 10 event at Southridge High School. North Posey High School came in second with 91 points with Southridge in third with 82 points. Tell City placed first in social studies with 21 points, interdisciplinary with 19 and fine arts with 20 points. The team placed second in English and third in science.

  • PC's coach expects another strong team

    LEOPOLD—Even without graduated star Nick Huber, Coach Jason Barnett expects Perry Central to have another strong boys track team.

    Huber, who set school records in five events and placed third in the state in the 300-meter hurdles last year, is now running for Cornell University.

    But the Commodores have more depth this year. “We have 33 boys on the team—that’s the best we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Barnett.

  • Thinner PC squad still PLAC favorite

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has it fewest girls track athletes in five years but still has enough quality depth to be favored to win the PLAC title for the 15th year in a row.

    There are 18 girls on the roster—eight fewer than the last two years. But they can still put two people in each individual event, which is all that is allowed in conference and sectional meets.

    Jessica Huber starred in both hurdles races last year before being sidelined 31⁄2 weeks late in the season with an injury.

  • Piper makes South All-Stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central lineman Robbie Piper has been named to the South team for Indiana’s north-south all-star football game next summer.

    The game will be played July 17 at Indianapolis North Central.

    Piper is listed on the roster as an offensive lineman, though when he reports for practice the team’s coaches can choose to use him on offense or defense.

    He made the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s top 50 all-state team this year as one of the best players in the state from schools of all enrollment classifications.