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Today's News

  • High school soccer is new sport in Tell City

    When fall high school sports make their season debut in Perry County this week, there will be a new sport on the block - soccer at Tell City.

    Officially it is a junior varsity sport for its first two years, with the Tell City-Troy Township school board to then decide if there is enough interest to promote it to varsity status.

    So the Marksmen won't play in a sectional this year or next and will play mostly junior varsity opponents.

  • Increased depth should help Tell City girls team

    TELL CITY - More depth should help Tell City's girls golf team this year.

    The Marksmen have eight girls on their roster, the most in eight years.

    Last year they started the season with five girls and had only three - one short of the requirement for a team score - compete in the PAC and sectional matches.

    All three of those players return, including senior Amber Thomas, a fourth-year starter.

    She shot a season-best 42 against Bosse at Evansville's Fendrich course last year.

  • Tell City has experience among doubles players

    TELL CITY - Tell City's boys tennis team graduated its top two singles players last year, but the Marksmen have some experience at other positions.

    Senior Andy Chinn is a third-year starter, though he will probably have to move up to No. 1 singles after playing No. 3 last year.

    "He's a pretty good net player and he can serve pretty well," said new coach Nick Weyer.

    Three doubles starters from last year's sectional, Jake Roland, Greg Hollinden and Dylan Stewart, return.

  • Cannelton coach sees much improvement

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's volleyball team still lacks height, but with more experience than last year Coach Heather Daum expects the team to be vastly improved.

    Starting three sophomores, two freshmen and one junior last year, the Bulldogs went 0-25.

    "We're definitely improved," said Daum. "I've had a lot more time to work with them this preseason."

    She expects defense to be the team's main strength.

    "We're not a big hitting team, so my focus has been on defense - passing, blocking and digging."

  • Commodores have inexperienced team

    LEOPOLD - With only five returning letter winners - only one of which is a senior - Perry Central has one of its youngest and most inexperienced volleyball teams in years.

    But Coach Becky Genet, starting her 31st year at the helm, thinks the Commodores can be a sectional contender by the end of the season.

    "We're pretty young and we haven't played together," said Genet. "The girls have got to learn to communicate. But they're working hard."

  • Moving or sitting, Schweizer Fest train draws 'multitude'

    Hundreds 'ride the rails' in sesquicentennial trips

    TELL CITY - More than 800 people rode the rails in 19 trips offered by the Hoosier Southern Railroad "and the multitude of people who came in Sunday surprised me," Dick Neumann said at a regular port-authority board meeting Wednesday.

    The vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency was describing its contribution to Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest celebration.

  • Perry Central's 2009 budget headed for Aug. 25 hearing

    LEOPOLD - State leaders' decision to shoulder additional general-fund expenses for Hoosier schools is reflected in Perry Central Community School Corp.'s proposed 2009 budget.

    The school board approved a proposed budget for advertising during an Aug. 11 meeting and will host a public hearing on next year's financial plan at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. The board's regular monthly meeting will be held the same evening.

    The school district's 2009 budget will go before the board for adoption at a 7:30 p.m. session Sept. 15.

  • New programs, grants expand Perry Central's curriculum

    LEOPOLD - With one week down, several more to go, Perry Central Community Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said everything has gone really well.

    "We really feel like we're into the new year with a great start," she said, adding the new teachers have "jumped right in" and are getting involved in anything they can. Teacher day, Roberson said, seemed to get everyone really excited about school with a more interactive and fun day with skits and games. "We have a lot of good things that are going to be going on this year," the superintendent said.

  • Tell City Schools report smooth openings

    Elementary, junior high schools get $155,500 in grants

    TELL CITY - The principals of Tell City's three schools reported smooth openings to the 2008-09 school year Tuesday.

    "The school day today went really well," William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble said at a regular school-board meeting. "I'm not going to say it was quiet in the office, because it's never quiet in the office."

  • Cannelton students hard at work

    Chapman has new duties

    CANNELTON - Students attending Cannelton City Schools are well into the new school year and things are going well thus far, officials said last week.

    Classes began Aug. 4 and Ginger Conrad, elementary principal, said the students and staff are already back into a routine.

    "It's like we haven't missed a beat," she said, adding that thanks to summer programs, everyone was ready for the new year and hopes the good start will continue through the year.