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Today's News

  • National Forest officials renew water-creatures effort

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved in a regular meeting Feb. 18 the relaunching of a project intended to help aquatic creatures survive trips through a culvert near Tipsaw Lake.

    An existing 6-foot culvert will be replaced with one 28 feet in diameter, according to a fisheries biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Students capture six gold, two silver medals at state

    TELL CITY - Six Tell City High School musicians earned instrumental-solo gold medals and one soloist and a brass sextet earned silver in state-level competition Saturday.

    "I got to see most of them," Music Director Barry Reasoner said Tuesday, "and they all had very good performances."

    A solo performance brings "probably the highest stress level for any musician," he added. "You really have to learn how to deal with nerves and stress."

  • PC musicians score highly at solo, ensemble

    LEOPOLD - A large percussion ensemble from Perry Central Community School "had an awesome run on their music" and earned a gold rating at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Saturday, according to Assistant Music Director James Powell.  

    Competing in the Indiana State School Music Association finals at North Central High School, Indianapolis, "the group was only two points from perfection" said Powell, who also serves as elementary music teacher and directed the group.

  • Firefighters here, in neighboring counties benefit from timber-sales revenues

    INDIANAPOLIS - Nostalgia may be fine for some things, but Faron Livingston has few fond memories of the backpack-style water cans firefighters used to have to lug around to battle brush and forest fires.

    The water cans were a cumbersome, one-size-fits-all apparatus that weighed 58 pounds when fully loaded with water. "If you were deep into the woods, it would cut right into your collarbone," said Livingston, chief of the Bloomington Township Fire Department.

  • Cheerleader fundraiser

    TELL CITY - Fusion Cheer and Gymnastics in Tell City will hold a fundraiser for its cheerleaders from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Fusion Gym.

    Children are invited to participate in games, trampolines, watch movies, climb a rock wall and more.

    Cost is $10 per child. For more information call 547-1295.

  • Hikers to hit Birdseye trail Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a 5-10-mile hike Saturday at Birdseye Trail.

    Participants should meet at Noble's IGA parking lot at 7:30 a.m. or at the trail head, off of Indiana 64, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Student role models say 'no' to tobacco, 'yes' to good health

    PERRY COUNTY - Three local high-school seniors shared similar stories last week of their decisions not to use tobacco - and their efforts at encouraging younger students who look up to them as student athletes to make similar healthy decisions.

  • Local businesses honored at chamber dinner

    TELL CITY - Annual business honors handed out Thursday recognized three Tell City businesses: a longtime grocery store, women's clothier and Main Street gift shop.

    Also honored among local nonprofit organizations was United Way of Perry County.

    The eighth annual business-awards ceremony sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce was held at the Schergens Center. Large Business of the Year honors went to Noble's IGA, with Celebrations owner Larky Flanagan named Entrepreneur of the Year. Maurices received the award for Small Business of the Year.

  • Reserves help Tell City beat North Posey

    TELL CITY—Tell City got some key scoring from reserves inside and outside to beat North Posey 66-54 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Playing just 17 hours after a physical game with Heritage Hills concluded, the Marksmen displayed good hustle and energy, making 16 steals.

    But they still trailed 35-32 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

    Then reserves Mike Maddle and Jamal Noland led a 21-10 Tell City run that put the Marksmen up 53-45 with 3:14 left in the game.

  • Commodores down Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central hit 61.3 percent from the field to beat Tecumseh 58-55 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Tecumseh pulled within one, 53-52, on a rebound basket by Rex Nuhring with 0:56 left.

    On Perry Central’s ensuing possession the Braves fouled Ryan Hanan. He made both free throws to increase the Commodores’ lead to three.

    The Braves missed two shots on their next possession and were forced to foul again.

    Perry Central forward Reuben A. Schwartz made 1 of 2 free throws and Hanan made two with 0:06 left to seal the win.