Today's News

  • Last fugitive still on the run

    TELL CITY - One of two runaways in the final round of a Kangaroo Court fugitive contest was nabbed last week. Glenda Gogel was identified as Fugitive No. 5 by Cheryl Hawhee. Three other fugitives were already captured.

    Fugitive No. 4 was still at large as of Friday. Here are last week's three clues and two new ones.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Fugitive No. 4

    Clue 1: I graduated high school in 1967 and love my three grandchildren.

    Clue 2: I have lived in Tell City for more than half of my life.

  • FIFTH UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS - Bodies of drowning victims recovered

    CANNELTON - The bodies of two men feared drowned in a Monday-morning boating accident were recovered Tuesday afternoon.

    Searchers recovered the bodies of Ricky Wiseman, 47, of Troy and 49-year-old Barton Zimmerman of Corydon Tuesday afternoon after their boats were capsized Monday morning. Both were recovered not far from the Cannelton Locks and Dam, whose downstream-side turbulence was said to have overturned their boats.

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  • UPDATE, BREAKING NEWS - Search continues for boaters

    UPDATE, Monday, 10:15 a.m. - Two boaters remain missing after their boats capsized or were swamped this morning.

    According to officials at the scene, a Jon boat with two people was swamped or capsized when it got too near Gate 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam. Two people in a second Jon boat tried to go to their aid, but their boat, too, was swamped or capsized.

    One person from each boat was pulled from the river by rescuers.

    Identifications of all four boaters remained unavailable.

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  • Perry Countians help Rockport win sectional

    BOONVILLE - Home runs by Perry Countians Wes Linette and Ryan Zuelly helped Rockport beat Boonville 22-6 to win the American Legion baseball sectional Sunday.

    Rockport hit four home runs in a four-batter span in the third inning.

    Linette, a 2008 Perry Central graduate, started that power parade with a two-run homer over the right-center-field fence.

    One out later Ryan Zuelly, a 2008 Tell City graduate, hit a homer over the left-center-field fence.

    Evan Jochim of Heritage Hills High School followed with another homer.

  • Huebschman wins Pan-Am masters again

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Former Tell Citian Ray Huebschman repeated as champion in his weight class at the Pan-American Masters weightlifting competition July 11.

    Huebschman, 63, weighs 187 pounds and competed in the age-60-64 94 kilogram (208 pounds) and under division.

    He lifted 61 kilograms (134 pounds) snatch and 87 kilograms (192 pounds) clean and jerk.

    He won the competition for the second year in a row after his previous highest finish was second place in 2004.

    Huebschman is a 1962 graduate of Tell City High School but did not play any sports there.

  • Bobcats 2nd in 13-U BPA World Series

    MICHIGAN CITY - The age-13 Perry County Bobcats overcame a first-game loss to place second in the 13-and-under Baseball Players Association World Series last weekend.

    The Bobcats had to play 10 games in the four-day tourney. They beat the Delaware County Eagles of Muncie 7-3 in the semifinals before losing 7-5 to the Triple Crown Hurricanes in the championship game.

    The Bobcats began the 20-team, double-elimination tourney last Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Duneland.

  • At last, Tell City's Sesquicentennial is here

    Here's a final rundown on events


    Barbecue Contest, Picnic

    8 a.m. - Backyard barbecue cook-off begins along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Judging is at noon followed by community picnic in the park. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, sponsor of many opening-day events, will treat festival goers to lunch of pulled pork, beans and chips.

    TCHS All-Class Reunion

  • Two flown from scene after ATVs collide

    ST. MEINRAD - Two men seriously injured Saturday night when their ATVs collided on the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road remained in Evansville hospitals.

    Derek K. Culbertson, 26, and Jesse Schaefer, 25, both of Bristow, were flown separately from the scene with head and possible internal injuries. The two helicopters landed in a nearby grassy field.

    Information on the men's medical condition was not available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sesquicentennial programs available

    Official programs for Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest are still available at many locations around Tell City.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the Aug. 2-9 celebration, a brief history of Tell City, historic photographs of businesses and homes and other information.

    Copies of the schedule can be found online at www.perrrycountynews.com and www.tellcity150.com.

  • City Hall store selling 150-year memorabilia

    Don't have your Tell City flag or commemorative coasters or steins? Don't fret.

    Memorabilia will be on sale in a sesquicentennial store located in the former water-department office in City Hall. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.