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Today's News

  • PC holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Jessica Huber made 11 kills and 16 digs as Perry Central defeated Cannelton 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Hilarie Hahus served 21 points for Perry Central and Huber added 16. Hahus went 28 for 29 serving with 10 aces and Huber went 20 for 20 with three aces.

    Getting serves inbounds was often the key to scoring, as both teams made several unforced errors on returns.

    The Commodores took advantage of those late, as Hahus served the last five points to give them the win.

  • Huskies outspike Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Evansville North used a stronger spiking attack to beat Tell City 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 in a volleyball season opener Monday.

    “We didn’t attack,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We were always on defense. And our communication was so bad it wasn’t even funny.”

    She said one reason for the offense’s problems may have been “I just got this rotation two days ago. We’ve had several injuries.”

    Freshman McKenzie Hayes led the Marksmen with five kills and eight assists.

  • PC teams expect best seasons

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cross country coach Jason Barnett is setting the bar high for his teams this year, saying the boys and girls teams should have their best seasons ever.

    The Commodore boys have won their sectional the last three years and last year finished 20th in the state meet. They return all seven boys who ran in that meet.

  • Noland to run for Vincennes

    TELL CITY—Jamal Noland, a 2009 Tell City graduate, has decided to accept an offer to run for Vincennes University’s men’s track team.

    VU Coach Chris Gafner recruited him after seeing him run the 100-meter dash in the IHSAA regional last spring. He plans to have Noland run the 200 and 400 and possibly participate in the long jump or high jump.

  • Drexler's hat trick helps TC beat Chargers

    PETERSBURG—Christoph Drexler had three goals and one assist as Tell City shut out Pike Central 7-0 in junior varsity soccer Tuesday.

    Drexler scored on one-third of his nine shots on goal. An exchange student from Germany, he “has a very good knowledge of the game,” said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand.

    Kyli Smithson, one of two girls on Tell City’s team, scored the Marksmen’s first goal and later had two assists.

  • Security upgrades on fast track

    BRANCHVILLE - Seven new light towers and a 50-strand stun fence are the latest security enhancements at Branchville Correctional Facility. Officials at the low-medium-security prison discussed improvements and offered tours Thursday to local leaders and media.

    The pair of projects carry a price tag of more than $1.1 million and were put on a fast track after the March escape of three offenders who assaulted a maintenance worker and cut through a fence. Two other men scaled a fence in 2008. All five escapees were eventually recaptured.

  • Bullying prevention program under way

    TELL CITY - A lack of bullying in a school "opens so many doors (to students), because they don't have to worry about who's outside waiting for them or who might be waiting at the bus stop," fourth-grade teacher Mark Wahl said in a video recording that will soon be available at the William Tell Elementary School Web site.

  • Doolittle Mills church celebrating centennial this week

    DOOLITTLE MILLS - Over the years Bethel Christian Church has gone through many changes. This year is no different as the congregation celebrates its centennial.

    In 1909, the Doolittle Mills church building, already in use by a church congregation, was purchased from Jordan Williams in Crawford County and moved and rebuilt on a half acre of land donated by John Roberson. According to an early history of the church, all of the labor was donated and more land was donated by Iola Ransom and Ronnie Wright.

  • Principal completes second half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, along with her husband, Wesley, completed the San Francisco Half Marathon July 26. The 13.1-mile course included routes along Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field and across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

    Noble is a 2009 Eli Lilly Fellowship Recipient and is running to promote wellness in the school and community. She set a goal to raise $5,000 for the William Tell Trail, which would serve as an extension to the Perry County Greenway.

  • Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY - Hauenstein's has announced winners in the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 5. Winners in the three age categories are:

    Ages 4 and younger: First place, Madison Houghland, Maggie Davis, Shelby Davis and Gracie Gaynor. Second place, Cameron and Alyssa Howell.

    Ages 5-7: First place, Jayden and Devon Casebolt. No second or third-place winners.

    Ages 8-10: First place, Jenna Coyle, Jana Lacey and Kailynn Hawhee; second place, Kaylee Basham and Maddi Kellems; third place, Tyler Hawhee.