Today's News

  • Perry Central's Schaad on All-PLAC softball team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior catcher Cassy Schaad was named to the  All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Perry Central went 1-5 in PLAC games, tying West Washington for sixth place in the seven-team conference. So Commodore Coach Mark Rothgerber said one player was about what he expected the Commodores to get on the 15-girl all-conference team.

    This was the fourth year in a row that Perry Central had just one player make it.

    Schaad tied for fifth in hitting in conference games with a .421 batting average (8 for 19).

  • Galloway, Huber finish 23rd in state track meet

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City’s Kayla Galloway and Perry Central’s Jessica Huber each placed 23rd in her event in the IHSAA girls state track meet Friday.

    Galloway, a sophomore competing in the discus, threw it 109 feet on her third and final attempt.

    That was 8 feet shorter than her regional throw. But she beat Northview’s Samantha Solomon by 2 feet, 9 inches.

    Solomon had beaten Galloway in the Evansville regional using their second best throws as a tie-breaker.

  • Larsen helps Eagles claim national title

    Tell City graduate Shaun Larsen was an NCAA Division II All-American relief pitcher for the University of Southern Indiana in 2008 and ’09.

    But after using up his college eligibility he helped the Eagles win the national title this spring.

    Larsen is now an assistant coach for the Eagles, who won the Division II College World Series May 29 by beating the University of California-San Diego 6-4.

    Larsen, a 2005 Tell City graduate, was one of three former Rockport American Legion players to help the Eagles claim their title.

  • No Marksmen on All-PAC

    FERDINAND—A 1-7 conference record apparently kept Tell City from having anyone make the All-PAC girls softball team selected by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Marksmen tied for eighth in the nine-team conference with Southridge, whom they beat head-to-head.

    But Southridge, which got hot at the end of the season and won the Washington Class 3A sectional, placed one player on the all-conference team.

    Tell City was the only team not represented on the 14-girl team.

  • Age-13-16 opening night features strong hitting

    TELL CITY—Though the pitching is usually ahead of the hitting early in the season, the opening night of Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday featured some strong hitting performances.

    Kelsey Cummings went 4 for 4 with a double and a triple and Toni Braun went 3 for 3 as Braun Plumbing & Heating beat Troy Clinic 16-8 in the first game.

    Lacey Briggs went 2 for 2 with a double for Troy Clinic.

  • Tell City sweeps Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching performances by four players just out of their sophomore seasons carried Tell City to a Diamond League baseball sweep of Crawford County Friday.

    Jessie Lawalin pitched three innings and Dayne Seibert two in the opener as Tell City won 12-1.

    Jordan Heck pitched three innings and Kenny McCallister two in the second game as Tell City triumphed 6-2.

  • Farm Bureau reps object to property-tax caps

    TELL CITY - Some local farmers don't like the property-tax caps adopted by the state, but the lobbying group to which they belong isn't willing to help.

    "I didn't think we were doing much good upstate," a county representative for the Indiana Farm Bureau told county-council members at their regular meeting May 27.

    Nolan Williams and fellow Bureau member Ray Nash were in the audience, and as Council President Pete Franzman called for a motion to adjourn, Williams told the council why they attended.

  • TC man accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY - Formal criminal charges have been filed against a rural Tell City man accused of paying cash to perform oral sex on a 15-year-old boy.

    Matthew A. Finley, 36, who lives at 10074 Aster Road, was arrested May 17 and is free on bail. Formal criminal charges, including a probable-cause affidavit, were filed May 27. In the affidavit, Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Kratzer alleges Finley paid $100 to the 15-year-old so Finley could perform oral sex.

    The alleged act took place in Finley's home.

  • TC's cleanup week under way

    TELL CITY - It's begun. Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup. Residents will be able to clean out their basements, attics and garages through Thursday.

    Large items will be collected on this week's normal trash schedule.

    Tires, scrap wood and other building supplies, including shingles, won't be picked up. Also off the pickup list are paint cans, liquid propane tanks, appliances containing Freon and carpeting.

  • Council tables employee handbooks' adoption

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled the adoption of new county personnel-policies handbooks at their regular meeting May 27.

    Final drafts of the revised handbooks had become available two days earlier, Council President Pete Franzman said, and he had not had a chance to read them.

    County Auditor Connie Berger was "anxious to get them approved," he said, but he would understand if the council wanted more time to examine it.

    Councilman Chet Mathena said Berger had hoped to get them approved by June 1.