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Today's News

  • Tractor group to host fun days Oct. 1

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association Fun Day will be Oct. 1 at the Branchville Clubhouse.

    Games will start at 1 p.m. Perry Central FFA will provide hamburgers during the day. A club supper will be served at 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to take a covered dish.

  • Pages of homespun mystique:

    ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’ still offering quirky tales, insights after 225 years

    Editor’s note: this story by Mark Bennett first appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star

     

    It’s hard to define the mystique of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

    That charm comes partly from its age, 225 years now and counting. Sea turtles and lobsters don’t live that long. The paperback’s contents conjure a homespun mystical feel, from astronomical tables to charts on ocean tides and humorous proverbs.

  • Special-teams TDs propel Tell City past Perry Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City built a 14-0 lead before it ran a play from scrimmage and beat Perry Central 48-0 in eighth grade football Thursday.
    Hunter Beckort returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and Bren Miller ran for the two-point conversion.
    Perry Central had to punt four plays later and Shane Braunecker returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to put Tell City up 14-0.
    Beckort made a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and ran for the two-point conversion.

  • Heritage Hills tops Tell City 2-0

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills prevailed over Tell City 2-0 in what Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe called “a huge defensive battle” in PAC boys soccer Thursday.
    “Sam Rogers played an awesome game at goalie,” added Jarboe. “Our defense was stellar in limiting Heritage Hills to two goals. They are a quality team - this is a team that tied Mater Dei 0-0 and beat Forest Park 5-0.

  • Braves defeat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Tecumseh looked like the defending PAC champion it is as it beat Perry Central 25-19, 25-11, 25-12 in volleyball Thursday.
    Terissa Roark made six kills and two blocks for Perry Central.
    Latisha James also made two blocks. Abby Reed added four kills and Brooke Mullis and Ryann Lynch each made three.
    Addy Davis had 11 assists and Kirstyn Linne added six.
    Lynch made seven digs, Mullis six, and Davis four. Lynch served three aces.
    Tecumseh won the JV match 25-14, 25-16.

  • Kohnert leads Tell City to victory

    LANESVILLE—Emma Kohnert served 22 points and made nine kills and two blocks as Tell City defeated Lanesville 25-15, 25-9, 25-19 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Kohnert served five aces. That matched the total of teammate Morgan Schuetter, who had 17 points.
    One of Kohnert’s blocks was solo and one was assisted. Emili Stephens also made one block of each type.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 10 kills. Rachel Malone had 14 assists and Emily Hagedorn added 13.
    Hayes made 14 digs and MaKaylee Buntin added six.

  • Graham wins 22-team North Harrison meet

    RAMSEY—Perry Central’s Marcus Graham pulled away in the last half of the race to win North Harrison’s Cougar Classic boys cross country invitational Thursday.
    Perry Central finished 11th among 22 in team standings and Cannelton was 22nd.
    Elizabeth Dauby placed fourth in the girls race to lead Perry Central to seventh place in it.
    Graham won the 165-runner boys race in 16:18.2 to beat runner-up Cale Kilian, last year’s Jasper sectional winner, of Jasper by 16.5 seconds.

  • South Spencer runs over Tell City

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City was unable to stop South Spencer’s running game as the Rebels won 43-0 in PAC football Friday.
    The Marksmen gained one first down on their first possession but three plays later had to punt from their own 30-yard line.
    The punt went 40 yards with no return, so the Rebels started on their 30-yard line.
    On the first two plays South Spencer gained 5 yards. An offside penalty against the Marksmen on third down kept the Rebels’ drive alive.

  • Simpson’s running propels Perry Central past Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football coach Greg Gibson moved Alex Simpson to tailback last week to try to get more speed in his backfield.
    Simpson is also a hard runner who is tough to bring down - even with two or three defenders hanging on him. “He squats 400 pounds so he’s got some leg strength,” said Gibson.
    Both attributes were frequently on display as he scored four touchdowns in Friday’s 49-8 PLAC victory over Crawford County.

  • Seifrig-Larrison

    Crystal Seifrig and Joey Larrison, both of Troy, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Linda Seifrig of St. Meinrad. She is a 2000 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently employed as general manager of Servus Inc. in Jasper.

    The future groom is the son of Connie Garrett of Rockport and Larry Larrison of Peoria, Ill. He graduated from East Richland High School in Olney, Ill. in 1998 and is employed as an assistant warehouse manager at KK Integrated Logistics in Troy.