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Today's News

  • VFW Post 2939 marks 75 years
  • School speaker aims to inspire

    TELL CITY – Amy Kehl is "excited about the potential impact" speaker Keith Nord will have on not only students and staff, but on the community.

    Kehl, who is the Tell City High School Renaissance sponsor, first heard Nord speak at a Renaissance conference in Orlando, Fla. "His message really inspired me," she said, adding that when she sent several students to a conference in Phoenix, "they came home bubbling about him."

  • Breaking NewsWaupaca eliminates 120 jobs

    TELL CITY – ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is eliminating 120 jobs at its Tell City foundry as demand plummets for the cars and trucks built with its parts.

    Personnel Manager Ed Zellers said the cuts were announced Thursday morning. Approximately 120 employees will lose their jobs as the company copes with declining demand for brake drums, disc brakes and the range of other products it produces for the automotive, truck and agricultural markets.

  • Governor overlooks points in State of the State address

    Observers generally agree that the true starting point for a legislative session comes when the governor delivers his annual State of the State speech. The address, delivered before a joint session of the Indiana House and Senate, enables our state’s chief executive to review what has happened over the past year and gives him a chance to detail what he would like to see accomplished in the months to come.

  • Hot second half lifts Rebels past Tell City

    REO—South Spencer hit 13 of 16 shots from the field in the second half to overtake Tell City for a 67-58 PAC boys basketball victory Saturday.

    Tell City led the entire first half, when the Rebels hit only 7 of 23 from the field.

    After Tell City guard Corey Young scored the first basket of the third quarter to put the Marksmen up 27-24, the Rebels went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good.

    That streak included two three-point baskets by Cody Meyer and a 12-foot baseline shot by Jeremy Kincaid.

  • Mater Dei's inside game beats Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Mater Dei made 28 of its 34 field goals from within 7 feet of the basket and beat Tell City 86-64 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Wildcats, with a starting frontline that was 6-foot-7, 6-5 and 6-4, towered over Tell City, which started 6-2 Jesse Stow and no one else over 6 feet.

    They used that height advantage to outrebound the Marksmen 40-30. They made seven field goals and three free throws after grabbing offensive rebounds.

    “We tried to box out,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “But sometimes they could just go up over us.

  • Marksmen 2-3 Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON—Jessie Lawalin, A.J. Flynn, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich each went 4-1 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen beat PAC foe North Posey 45-21 and Evansville Central 42-34.

    They lost to Castle 58-9, Reitz 64-9 and Mount Vernon 42-39.

    “Overall we wrestled pretty well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Castle’s pretty loaded. I think Castle’s ranked 10th in the state and Reitz is ranked eighth, and Castle beat Reitz.

  • South Central beats Bulldogs by 6

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton had better than usual perimeter shooting but lost to South Central 56-50 in girls basketball Saturday.

    Payton Reed hit four of five three-point shots for Cannelton and finished with 14 points, one fewer than teammate Sarah Powers.

    Nakaa Myers added nine points on three three-point baskets in the first nine minutes.

    Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller said fatigue may have been a factor in the Bulldogs’ loss, as they were playing their fifth game in eight days and had played New Harmony just 15 hours earlier.

  • Kohnert lifts Tell City past PC

    TELL CITY—Chris Kohnert made a driving three-point play with 2.8 seconds left to give Tell City a 30-28 freshman basketball win over Perry Central Saturday.

    Perry Central’s Marcus Peter was fouled on a three-point shot with 8.5 seconds left and hit 1 of 3 free throws to put the Commodores ahead 28-27.

    Kohnert replied with a driving layup and was fouled. He also hit the free throw to put the Marksmen ahead by two.

    Perry Central was unable to get a shot off after that, as Tell City’s Jordan Heck intercepted a long Commodore pass.

  • County parks board receives two donations

    CANNELTON — The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department received two donations Wednesday to help develop its parks.

    The Perry County Community Foundation donated $9,200 to the parks board to erect a second shelter house at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    Foundation Director Sally Houzanme and community foundation board member Pat Crawford presented the check to Edd Ransom, president of the parks and recreation board.

    The community foundation also provided the funds for the first shelter built at Eagles Bluff.