Today's News

  • Don't let summer slip away

    A long time ago, when summers came without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the months of June and July seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were trifling interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days.

    It's been during weeks like these that I miss those summers and long to roll back the years.

  • Four Commodores All-PLAC in baseball

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy, Ryan Hanan, Andrew Harpenau and T.J. Lamon made the 15-man team, each for the first time.

    The four selections ties Perry Central’s most ever set four times before, the last time two years ago.

    Perry Central won the conference outright for the first time with a 6-0 record and thus was allowed to nominate five players for the team.

  • Rhodes to play for Brescia

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Jordan Rhodes has signed to play baseball for Brescia University.

    Rhodes played second base and pitched a little for the Marksmen this year and played some right field last year. He said Brescia is looking at him as a second baseman.

    He hit .271 with a .364 on-base average for the Marksmen this season. He hit five doubles, scored 22 runs, and drove in 11 runs.

    Rhodes said Brescia Coach Jeff Falkner “said I’d probably make the travel squad next year but he sees me playing more the following years.”

  • Ernst 15th in state in 800

    BLOOMINGTON—Perry Central junior Michael Ernst set a school record as he finished 15th among 27 in the 800-meter run in the IHSAA boys state track meet Friday.

    Ernst ran the race in 1:56.32, breaking the school record of 1:58.08 set by Mike Raibley in 1985.

    Ernst was in the slower of the two heats but placed second in it to Fort Wayne Carroll’s Robert Kleber, who placed seventh overall.

  • PC frosh Brumfield on All-PLAC softball team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central freshman Kristi Brumfield was named to the All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Brumfield was the only Commodore named to the 15-girl team. Perry Central finished sixth in the seven-team conference with a 2-4 record.

    Brumfield hit .467 in conference games, fifth best in the conference, with a .556 on-base average (7 for 15 hitting plus three walks).

    She also did most of the Commodores’ pitching in the conference, going 2-3 with a 4.99 earned run average and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings.

  • PC 8th, Tell City 11th in 14-team golf sectional

    JASPER—No one from Perry Central or Tell City shot under 88 and neither team finished in the top half of the 14-team IHSAA boys golf sectional Friday.

    Perry Central shot 367 to finish eighth and Tell City shot 405 to finish 11th.

    Jasper won with 322 strokes. Springs Valley, Heritage Hills and Crawford County each shot 327, with Heritage Hills and Springs Valley earning the right to advance to the regional because their fifth men shot better than Crawford County’s fifth man.

  • Memo from City Hall: Don't forget cleanup week

    TELL CITY - Tell City residents were encouraged this week to take advantage of the upcoming spring cleanup, which kicks off Saturday at the city garage. City crews will begin hauling away unwanted items from garages, basements and closets Monday.

    "We're ready for a busy week. I see people putting stuff out already," Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said during Monday's meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety. Some residents who placed large amounts of junk near streets or alleys were warned not go get too much of a head start.

  • Fishing success
  • School playground work under way in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Volunteers went to work on the Myers Grade School playground Tuesday, scraping up wood chips that served to break the falls of frolicking children and the railroad ties intended to keep the material "in the lines."

    The chips will be replaced with inch-long, slender, factory-engineered wood-fiber pieces, elementary Principal Ginger Conrad explained. The places under swings where young feet erode hollows will get heavy rubberized wear mats.

  • Student artist surprised at win

    TELL CITY - A local junior-high school student's artwork is a winning entry in a River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest.

    Jacob Scott, a student at Tell City Junior High School, sketched deer on a paper bag that apparently caught judges' attention, his mother, Tonya Ubelhor said.

    Scott's entry was named a finalist in the art division. He was the only one chosen from Indiana.

    "I was surprised but I guess they thought it was a good idea to use brown paper and to crinkle it up," the artist said.