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Today's News

  • Booth boost

    First-grader Kennedy Blankenship gets help reaching a lever necessary to dunk teacher April Susnjara during a student kickoff Friday for Olweus anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School.

    Counselor Sally Wolfe said the carnival games, relay races, hula-hooping and other playground activities promoted teamwork, respect, cooperation, patience and other life skills that tie into the anti-bullying theme. They will be emphasized in daily announcements, teachers will offer weekly reminders and a speaker will be scheduled later to reinforce the instruction.

  • Perry Central’s 2012 budget set for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Other than a slightly reduced general fund that reflects anticipated cuts in state funding, Perry Central Community School Corp.’s 2012 budget looks much like this year’s.

    “About everything is similar to what we advertised last year,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Events to detail, launch Hometown program

    TELL CITY – Two public events, an informational meeting and a carnival-like celebration, will kick off Perry County’s participation in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce completed the successful application for the program and a steering committee has been laying groundwork for the kickoff, said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    An informational meeting on the program will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Five-year bike ride nears end in Tell City

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A man close to completing a five-year bicycle journey in honor of a soldier killed in Iraq passed through this area Wednesday, stopping for a meal at Julie’s Tell Street Café.

    “I’m doing it for Keith and Carolyn Maupin,” Benjamin Best said as he awaited his breakfast order.

  • Even in down economy, tax sale drawing interest

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The sluggish economy, high gas prices and stubbornly high unemployment haven’t reduced interest in the county’s tax sale of delinquent properties.

    The public sale of more than 80 properties will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday. “We’ve seen a good bit of interest, from people coming in and wanting to use our mapping system to see where the properties are, as well as people wanting to know if they can still keep properties out of the sale,” County Auditor Connie Berger said.

  • Crawford County defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Anjan Kashyab improved to 7-0 but Crawford County beat Tell City 4-1 in boys tennis Wednesday.
    Kashyab beat Patrick Allen 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.
    Crawford County won the other matches in straight sets.
    Josh Totten beat Zach Fisher 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles and Maxi Schrader beat Jacob Miller by the same score in No. 3.
    Tyson Sloan and Remi Griswold defeated Tyler Groves and Dakota Braunecker 6-0, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.
    Jesse Baize and Ethan Ingle beat Austin Paulin and Jeff Yeung 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

  • PC defeats Tell City twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Lane Lynch ran for two touchdowns and passed for two as Perry Central defeated Tell City 34-6 in eighth grade football Thursday.

  • Ballman leads Tell City past Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Jessica Ballman was the medalist with 53 strokes as Tell City beat Crawford County 251-265 in girls golf Thursday.
    Amber Fentress shot 57, Jenny Hess 70 and Courtney Blinzinger 71 to complete the 2-5 Marksmen’s scoring.
    Ballman tied South Spencer’s Chandra Schroeder for medalist honors with another 53 Wednesday but Tell City lost to the Rebels 226-241 at the Rustic course.
    Other Tell City scorers were Fentress with 60, Hess 62, and Blinzinger 66.

  • Commodores can’t ace Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh limited Perry Central to four ace serves and beat the Commodores 25-21, 25-12, 25-19 in volleyball Thursday.
    Perry Central’s top three servers went 30 for 32—but Tecumseh did a good job receiving them.
    Ashley Gengelbach and Hannah Harpenau each made 10 kills for Perry Central and Sydney Goffinet added four. Gengelbach also made seven blocks.
    Harpenau made 11 digs and two blocks. Grace James made seven digs and two blocks and had 18 assists, and Lauren Davis made five digs.

  • Marksmen outhit Lanesville

    TELL CITY—Tell City made kills on 38 percent of its spikes as it beat Lanesville 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 in volleyball Wednesday.
    “I think that’s our best percentage of the season,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our hitting was on all night.”
    McKenzie Hayes made 19 kills to lead the Marksmen. Logan Flannagan and Stori Beard each added four.
    Charissa Lahee had 15 assists and served 14 points.
    Hayes added nine points, including seven aces.
    Hayes and Hana Reed each made eight digs.