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Today's News

  • 2009 Schweizer Fest
  • Wildebeest new water ride for 2010 season

    SANTA CLAUS - Holiday World & Splashin' Safari officials announced Aug. 13 that the "world's longest water coaster" will open in May.

    "We're calling our huge new water coaster Wildebeest," said park President Will Koch. "And when we say it's long, we really mean it. Wildebeest is one-third of a mile long and it will thrill riders for two-and-a-half splashing minutes of hills, drops, twists and turns."

  • Scheiber, Hollinden win Schweizer Fest road races Saturday

    TELL CITY—Perry Central cross country star Eric Scheiber won the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.

    Scheiber, who will be a junior at Perry Central, won in 33 minutes, 50 seconds, 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Wes Camp.

    Tell City cross country coach Chris Hollinden won the two-mile race in 10:08 after placing second in the six-mile race last year.

    Tell City sophomore Katelyn Braunecker won the women’s overall two-mile title in 14:17, two seconds ahead of Breigh Haase.

  • Waldie golf champion

    TELL CITY—Kevin Waldie of Hawesville, Ky., shot an even-par 140 to win the Schweizer Fest Golf Open by one stroke last weekend.

    Waldie, a former Brescia University golfer, shot a 72 in the first round Saturday but cut that to 68 Sunday to edge five-time champion John Stiles by one stroke.

    Three other former champions, Michael Daum, Mark Flannagan and Erik Lassaline, each shot 142.

    Lassaline, last year’s champion, shot a 69 Saturday despite not being pleased with his putting. “If I’d putted well, I could have shot a 63,” he said.

  • Etienne, Jones win again

    TELL CITY—Sixteen years later, Herman Etienne and Carl Jones successfully defended their title in the Schweizer Fest six-person team horseshoe tourney Saturday.

    In 1993 they were part of the Guillaume’s Bulldozing team that won the Schweizer Fest tourney.

    No Schweizer Fest horseshoe competition was held again until this year.

    Saturday Etienne and Jones teamed with Calvin Cash, Jeremy Etienne, Steve Etienne and Scott Hubert on the Cash Waggner & Associates team to win the six-team competition.

  • Weyer double tennis winner

    TELL CITY—Liv Weyer of Ferdinand was a double winner in the Schweizer Fest tennis tourney last weekend.

    The former Forest Park star won the women’s singles title in straight sets and teamed with her cousin, Tell City tennis coach Nick Weyer, to win the mixed doubles tourney.

    A Tell City mother-daughter team, Joyce Stath and Bethany Peter, won the women’s doubles title. They beat Alexis Braun and Kelly Hubert of Tell City 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.

  • Tell City fall schedules

    Varsity Football

    August

    14    Crawford County Scrimmage    T    7:00

    21    Mount Vernon    T    7:00

    28    Heritage Hills    H    7:00

    September

      4    South Spencer    T    7:00

    11    Pike Central    T    7:00

    18    Perry Central    H    7:00

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football

    August

    14    Clarksville    T    6:00

    21    Corydon Central    H    7:00

    29    South Decatur    T    4:00

    September

      4    Crawford County    T    7:00

    11    West Washington    H    7:00

    18    Tell City    T    7:00

  • News needs help identifying diaper-derby baby's daddy

     

  • Grant will remedy Pestalozzi drainage woe

    TELL CITY - A ditch eating away at the yards of some residents living near Pestalozzi Street and Windy Creek will be repaired and stormwater diverted under a $483,352 grant awarded last week to Tell City.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Wednesday that Tell City and 20 other Hoosier communities will receive grants totaling $20,116,869 for stormwater-improvement projects. Funds come through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program and will aid economic recovery after natural disasters that hit the state last year.