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  • TC Schools’ teacher negotiations conclude, 2018 contracts approved

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward teacher contract renewals at Tell City Schools are complete for 2018, Superintendent John Scioldo made that announcement Tuesday during the school board’s regular session.

    The new agreement provides modest wage increases for teachers who will earn $36,000 on the lower pay scale and $64,500 on the highest end.

  • Soup’s on!
  • Does Troy have a cat problem?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – While stray dogs may have drawn more attention from the town council in recent years, feral cats also pose a problem, those concerned with animal rights said Wednesday during the council’s November meeting. 

    Chris Van Note, now the president of the Perry County Humane Society, said there are resources to help get unwanted cats spayed or neutered. She said the society has more than 200 members, many of whom are willing to help transport animals to get them sterilized.

  • Community Events; Nov. 20

    Troy leaf pickup this weekend

     

    TROY – Leaf pick-up for Troy is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26. Residents should have leaves loose and curbside.

     

    Oakwood craft seminars Wednesdays through December

     

  • Simpson shares his fourth boys cross country MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won his fourth boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Wednesday, but this year he shared it with Nate Kaiser.
    Simpson was the only repeat MVP.
    Some sports didn’t name an MVP or split it into outstanding offensive and defensive player awards.
    Volleyball did that and Morgan Schuetter repeated as Outstanding Defensive Player.
    The complete list of award winners:
    Boys Cross Country

  • Rangers outshoot PC girls

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.1 percent from the field in a 48-20 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thusday.
    “We let them push us around, and we looked frazzled when we did get an open shot,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Perry Central committed 22 turnovers, most of them in the halfcourt.
    “We broke their 2-2-1 press,” said Guillaume. “He had taken it off by the end of the first quarter.
    “The first possession we had a turnover, then we missed six shots.

  • Wolfpack tops cold Tell City

    MARENGO—Tell City hit only 26.7 percent from the field in a 38-22 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 8 of 30 from the field and 5 of 14 free throws and committed 16 turnovers.
    “Offensively we could not do anything at all,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.  “They pressed us and played a 1-3-1 half-court trap and we could not get the ball where it needed to be.
    “We just did not make good decisions with the ball.

  • TC boys swim team looks strong again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team returns all those eligible to do so and also has “a lot of newcomers who have a lot of potential,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    So the Marksmen, who set a school record for wins as they went 32-18 last year, should be strong again. And they are still young, with only two seniors on the 14-man roster.

  • Cannelton plans to play fast, win more

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—The last time Cannelton’s boys basketball team won nine games was 10 years ago and the last time the Bulldogs won more than that was when the 1990-91 team went 11-10.
    Coach Mike Snyder thinks they could challenge both those marks this year.
    The Bulldogs finished 2-22 last year but graduated only one player.
    This year “our athleticism is far above what I ever expected it could be,” said Snyder.

  • More height, depth should improve Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Turnover problems contributed to Perry Central’s 7-17 boys basketball record last year, so correcting them “is something we really stressed in the offseason,” said Coach Matt Carter.
    “That’ll be the thing that determines how much better we can be,” he added.
    The Commodores should be better. They return four players who started at least part time last year and they will be joined by some athletic players who played mostly JV.