Today's News

  • TC girls golf team inexperienced

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell  City’s girls golf team is it actually has a team.
    After starting practice with just one girl, the Marksmen now have four, the minimum required for a team score.
    But none of the additions—Makenzie Alvey, Cat Diaz or Autumn Kuster—has played golf before, said Coach Keith Feldpausch.

  • Douglas to play for Oaks

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Oakland City University offered 2012 Perry Central graduate Brad Douglas a scholarship to play golf but landed him without having to use that scholarship.
    The Oaks, an NCAA Division II team that also competes in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association, offered Douglas an athletic scholarship that would pay 75 percent of his tuition.

  • Experienced Tell City tennis team looks to move up

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With five lettermen and a talented group of freshmen, Tell City’s boys tennis team has a good chance to improve on last year’s 7-12 record.
    The Marksmen’s top returnee, senior Anjan Kashyab, has made All-PAC three times and was the top vote-getter on the team last year.
    He finished 12-0 in the regular season before losing to Castle star Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Kashyab also made all-district and received honorable mention on the coaches’ all-state team.

  • Cannelton volleyball team rebuilding

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Only two of the seven players from Cannelton’s volleyball sectional roster last year return, so it’s not surprising that Bulldog Coach Felicia Myers called this “a rebuilding year.”
    The team again has only seven players and will have only six eligible for Tuesday’s season opener at Perry Central.
    None of the players is taller than 5-foot-7, so the team lacks height and depth as well as experience.

  • PC volleyball team ready to contend for PLAC, sectional

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team has improved its record each of the last three years, and Coach Becky Genet expects that improvement to continue this year.
    The Commodores return their top four hitters, their top four blockers, their top three diggers, and their setter from last year’s 16-15 team.
    Seven of the 22 girls on the team lettered last year.

  • Marksmen plan to use ball-control game

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mike Spencer had great success using a ball-control offense in football, and Don Foerster would like to enjoy similar success with it in soccer.
    The second-year Tell City coach knows his team’s opponents can’t score if they don’t have the ball.
    So the Marksmen are “learning to play possession ball,” Foerster said Thursday. “With the numbers we have, you want to maintain possession of the ball as much as possible.”

  • COLUMN: School lunches made at home can be tasty and nutritious

    Purdue Extension

    Even though schools provide nutritious hot meals daily for students, you may have a child who prefers to take their lunch from home. Planning and packing a lunch several times a week can become tedious and often the temptation is to pack anything convenient.

    The lunch you pack for your child should be safe, nutritious and something he or she will eat.

  • COLUMN: Things to look forward to


    Now that Schweizer fest has come and gone – and what a successful celebration it was – Perry Countians will turn their attention toward late-summer and fall activities. There are plenty of fun events coming up, old favorites as well as one-time celebrations.

    Shooting Matches

  • EDITORIAL: Back-to-school safety: a lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses are or will soon be venturing onto highways and county roads. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing. Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton vandals: Become sources of city pride

    Cannelton’s common council voted at a recent meeting to close the city’s historic gazebo to public use. We understand their reasons for doing it and know they didn’t make the decision lightly.

    It was called a temporary measure, but we don’t foresee the reasons for it going away in the near future. Not without concerted action, anyway.

    The reasons are a handful of people who have vandalized the gazebo.