Today's News

  • Yackle won’t seek re-election to Tell City Council seat


    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing isn’t the only veteran city office-holder who has decided not to seek re-election in 2015.

    Ward 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle said last week he will not seek a seventh term. He is in the third year of his sixth term and said it’s time for someone new to fill the city-council seat he has held under three mayors, Bill Goffinet, Gayle Strassell and Ewing. He followed the late John DuPont on the council.

  • Young Commodores in action


  • Charity is the heart and soul of communities

    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – At a time when he should have been looking toward a better future for his children, Don Villwock was content in his own successes as a farmer. “The biggest mistake I ever made,” said the Indiana Farm Bureau president,“ not building a community where my children would want to live or where their future employers might want to locate.”

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  • Grand jury request withdrawn


    TELL CITY – A court motion seeking a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the Perry County Jail was withdrawn last week by the person who first sought it, Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • Castle sweeps meet with Tell City

    TELL CITY—Castle won all 12 events in a 140-34 boys swimming win over Tell City Thursday.
    Luke Thomas and Stephen Houle each earned one second place for Tell City.
    Thomas placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.76 seconds, just 1.43 seconds behind the winner.
    Thomas took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.21.
    Houle placed second in the 200 free in 2:12.24 and fourth in the 500 free in 6:06.23.
    Aaron Vincent placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:39.63 and in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.

  • No. 6 Castle swims past Tell City

    NEWBURGH—Castle lived up to its No. 6 state ranking as it won all 12 events to beat Tell City 143-27 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Sydney Brown was sick and Tell City diver Alesa Roark was still learning the sixth dive that was required for competitors last week, so the Marksmen had only 10 girls competing.
    Sydney Burton had their highest finish, placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:28.02. Teammate Madison Schuetter was third in 1:29.27.
    Alex Lawalin placed third in the 100 freestyle in 1:18.45 and Madilyn Hoskinson was fourth in 1:22.15.

  • Cross country coaches realize need for classes

    Some who read our story about the all-state cross country teams Thursday might have been surprised to learn that cross country is divided into classes.
    Actually it’s not. But the fact that the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches divides its all-state teams into classes shows that most coaches recognize the need for classes in that sport.
    West Lafayette did win the boys state title with a 695 enrollment this year. But no other school under 1,000 has won it in at least 40 years.

  • Tell City falls twice on road

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s three perimeter starters combined to score 44 points as the Raiders beat Tell City 57-24 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “Their guards are really good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Kayla Voegerl is so quick with the ball and Aubrey Main is just a really good athlete.
    “We matched up fine with them size-wise, but they were a lot quicker than us overall. They had four girls who could put it on the floor and get to the basket.”

  • Commodores shut down Wolfpack late

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and shut out Crawford County for nearly seven minutes in the fourth quarter to beat the Wolfpack 55-50 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores battled back from a slow start to take a 30-29 halftime lead. But they committed numerous turnovers against Crawford County’s press in the third quarter and fell behind 46-38.
    Jenny Jellison hit two free throws with 7:10 left in the game to increase the Wolfpack’s lead to 48-38.