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Today's News

  • Castle outswims Tell City girls

    NEWBURGH—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and two relays but Tell City lost to Castle 107-78 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.71 seconds and the 100 free 59.25.

    She teamed with Erika Hauenstein, Amanda Wagner and C.J. Fentress to win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.20.

    Those same four girls won the 200 free relay in 1:50.31.

    Hauenstein also won the 500 free in 5:51.61 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:33.76.

  • Castle wins all 12 vs. Tell City boys

    NEWBURGH—Castle won all 12 events to overpower Tell City 148-32 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Tell City’s highest finish in an individual event was third place.

    Greg Clayton took third in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.83 and the 500 free in 5:45.63.

    He was just six-hundredths of a second behind second place in the 200.

    Trevor Nelson placed third in the 100 free in 57.66 seconds.

    Justin Peter finished third in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.48.

    Logan Bolin scored 117.10 points in diving to place third in that event.

  • National Guard soldiers return to Tell City

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana National Guard soldiers returned from Iraq to Indianapolis Saturday, and got a brief moment to visit with their loved ones before continuing on to Camp Atterbury, where they were to undergo out-processing until Wednesday evening.

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  • Commissioners OK insurance plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to continue a health-insurance plan for county employees under which the county is self-funded up to $45,000 per individual claim. Information about projected coverage was to be provided to county employees before a special meeting scheduled for mid-day Monday.

    Cathy Dunn, of the Columbia-based Dunn and Associates benefits-administration firm, and Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Agency attended the meeting to present renewal information.

  • Humboldt fire station may be sold

    TELL CITY – A brick structure that provided a home to the Tell City Fire Department for the past half century could move from public to private hands next year.

    The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety discussed at its meeting Monday the possibility of selling the Humboldt Street station. While no decision was made, members agreed with the city’s fire chief that the structure is no longer needed by firemen.  

  • Santa in Leopold Sunday

    LEOPOLD – After appearances in Cannelton and Tell last weekend, St. Nick will be the guest of honor Sunday as Leopold hosts its annual Christmas parade. The event begins at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30.

    Floats will assemble at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units lining up at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather at the former James’ Store, just outside of town.

  • Weekend shooting under investigation

    BANDON – A Perry County man was listed in fair condition Tuesday after shooting himself in the shoulder Saturday night in Bandon.

    According to police-dispatch reports,  Michael Taylor called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. to report that Ryan Wheatley, 24, had shot himself in the shoulder with a deer slug fired from a 20-gauge shotgun at 20410 Old State Road 37. Sheriff’s deputies responded and found Wheatley and Taylor inside the home.

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  • Stroke screenings Monday

    TELL CITY – Stroke Detection Plus is coming back to Tell City Monday to do stroke and vascular disease screenings.

    This will be the third screening in Tell City in a year. In the previous two times the group has been to Tell City, they screened 98 members of the community. Of those 98 people, 11 people were sent to their doctors for follow-up concerns.

    Screenings will be done from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.  Call (877) 732-8258 to make an appointment.