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Today's News

  • Rangers nip Tell City

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Tell City 1-0 in PAC girls softball Tuesday.

    Tell City freshman Josalyn Ress and Forest Park senior Jenna Brinkman hooked up in a classic pitchers duel.

    Ress walked none, struck out 12, and gave up three hits. Brinkman also walked none, struck out five, and scattered nine hits.

    Neither team made an error until the bottom of the eighth inning.

    After Laura Hassfurther led off that inning with a double to right-center field, the Rangers tried to bunt her to third base.

  • Huber sets 400 record as PC 2nd in invitational

    PETERSBURG - Nick Huber won two individual events and Perry Central won four relays to place second in the Pike Central Relays boys track meet Saturday.

    Heritage Hills nipped the Commodores by two points for first place in the seven-team meet.

    Huber won the 400-meter dash in 50.66 seconds, breaking the school record of 51.53 set by Michael Ernst just eight days earlier.

    Huber also won the 110 high hurdles in 15.09 seconds.

    Ernst and Todd Gehlhau-sen ran on two winning relays.

  • Tell City hitters rock Cannelton

    TELL CITY - Evan Rothgerber went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs as Tell City beat Cannelton 14-1 in baseball Monday.

    Cody Pfeifer added three hits to Tell City's 16-hit attack and scored four runs.

    Kyle Osborne and Eric Henrickson each had two hits and two RBIs and Ryan Zuelly drove in three runs.

    Though the Marksmen averaged four hits per inning (they batted in only four innings before the game ended by the 10-run rule), in the first inning it looked as if it could be a close game.

  • Commodores sweep two from Cannelton

    LEOPOLD - Taking advantage of eight walks and nine Cannelton errors, Perry Central scored 15 runs on just four hits to win 15-4 in the first game of a girls softball doubleheader Saturday.

    Cannelton cut its errors to two in the second game but Perry Central had nine hits and also won that game 11-1.

    The Commodores took control of the first game with nine runs in the second inning on two hits, five walks, three errors, a hit batsman and a wild pitch.

  • Dogwood Days
  • Hoosiers for Hillary organizational meeting

    TELL CITY - Hoosiers for Hillary will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at Twilight Towers in Tell City. The group will present ways for Hillary Clinton supporters to encourage citizens to vote, set up phone banks and more. For more information call Emma Lieberth at (330) 760-1142 or visit www.hillaryclinton.com/hq/indiana.

  • Absentee voting ends Monday

    TELL CITY - Absentee voting for Tuesday's primary election ends at noon Monday. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

    The courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for absentee voting.

    For more information on voting issues, call 547-3741.

  • PC performers earn gold rating

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central musicians earned top ratings from all three of their judges in Indiana State School Music Association concert-band competition April 25 at F.J Reitz High School, Evansville.

    "They played really well," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday. "All three judges gave them gold."

    The students' performances included "Peacemaker," a Karl King march; "Balladair" by Frank Erickson and David Shaffer's "Last Ride of the Pony Express."

    "They were good pieces for us," Cason said. "They were challenging but not unbelievably taxing, technically speaking."

  • Chapman says he's staying at Cannelton

    Schools chief accepts, declines Kokomo job

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman decided at a special school-board meeting Tuesday to keep his job, even though he had verbally accepted another in the Kokomo area that promised what he called after the meeting a "substantial" pay raise.

    Approximately 30 people attended the meeting to show their support for Chapman, who was given a pay raise, retroactive to July 1, 2007, to $93,000. He was being paid $86,151 annually.

  • Tornadoes miss Troy woman's kin

    TROY - Troy resident Judy Brothers' brother knew "as soon as the news came on," he'd get a phone call from her.

    So Rodger Ungerecht, 52, called her first, to let her know he'd survived the tornadoes that ripped through Suffolk, Va., where he now lives, Brothers explained Tuesday.

    "He called and said it came within three miles of him," she said. His daughter, Jessica, 25, called a short time later to say she, too, was OK. Her margin of safety was only a mile-and-a-half.