Today's News

  • Kaffee Klatch, talent show return to Schweizer Fest

    Events scheduled for Aug. 6-7

    TELL CITY - Two Schweizer Fest favorites return this year's festival and sesquicentennial Aug. 6-7.

    The annual Kaffee Klatch, sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 10th and Jefferson streets.

    Tickets are $4.50 in advance or $5 at the door. The public is invited. Tickets are also available at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and First State Bank's Rivergate branch. Tri Kappa members are also selling tickets.

  • Book drive benefits TC library

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Democrats are once again sponsoring their annual book drive to benefit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Bins will be located through July 31 at various locations throughout the county to collect novels, paperbacks, children's books and more.

    Textbooks will be accepted this year, but refrain from donating magazines and encyclopedias.

    To drop off donations, visit the following: Joe & Linda's Radio Sales and Thompson's Tire in Cannelton, Noble's IGA in Tell City, Troy Market in Troy and Guillaume's Store in Leopold.

  • Get your tickets for Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. is pleased to once again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the story of our founding fathers efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme.

  • Shorthanded Thomas Glass wins

    Dylan Hedinger of Thomas Glass & More dives into third with a stolen base before Kiwanis third baseman Logan Bolin can put the tag on him in Monday's Tell City Babe Ruth League baseball playoff tourney game. Despite playing with just eight players, including two pool players, Thomas Glass won the game 4-3 as pool player Ryan LaGrange hit a home run over the left-field fence with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. The double-elimination tourney continues through Saturday or possibly Monday at Kiwanis Park.

  • TC 10-year-olds go 1-2 at Newburgh

    NEWBURGH - Trent Rainey hit four home runs in three games as Tell City's age-10 baseball all-stars went 1-2 in a 10-and-under baseball tourney Saturday.

    Tell City beat Highland of Evansville 8-2 and lost to Southridge 7-4 in pool games.

    Rainey went 2 for 2 with a grand slam against Highland. Gant Miller added a double and a single.

    Rainey pitched two innings, Reed Goffinet pitched three innings, and Nick Pierrard pitched one that game (pitchers were limited to six innings for the day). Rainey and Goffinet each struck out four.

  • Tell City 8-year-olds 2nd at Pine Ridge

    BIRDSEYE - Katie Goffinet hit .941 to lead Tell City's age-8 girls softball all-stars to second place in Pine Ridge's tourney last weekend.

    Tell City opened the six-team tourney with two pool games, beating Ireland 13-0 but losing to North Spencer 10-9.

    Goffinet, Kaydi Braunecker, Natalie Sanders and Brianna Bryant each went 3 for 3 against Ireland.

    Goffinet and Savannah Alvey each went 3 for 3 against North Spencer.

  • Perry Central splits twinbill

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central drew numerous walks to beat Orleans 13-10 in the second game of a junior high girls softball doubleheader Friday.

    The Commodores scored 11 runs in the first inning despite having only two hits that inning, singles by Hannah Harpenau and Alex Lewis.

    Orleans committed one error, the only one it made for the game, in that inning. The rest of the runners reached base via walks.

    Perry Central had four hits in the game, which lasted only three innings due to the time limit.

  • Former News publisher was one of our biggest sports fans

    I was shocked while on vacation last week when Perry County News Editor Vince Luecke called to tell me that Ron Filkins, one of our former publishers, had died of an apparent heart attack at age 57.

    We have had nine publishers (the title was general manager when I started here) in my 30 years at the News. Ron served six years in that position, 1996-2002, the second longest tenure (and just months short of the longest) since Edgar Schergens sold the News in 1972.

  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm July 22

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic July 22.

    Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak road. Watch for bright orange signs

    Field-day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist. Topics include pasture and livestock management, no-till and conservation tillage and cover crops.

  • Troy Utilities adding Re-Ox to water supply

    TROY - Beginning July 9, Troy Utilities will add a product called Re-Ox to its water-treatment process. The product is designed to remove deposits and reduce scaling.

    As part of the start-up process, the utility will flush hydrants July 24-25. For more information on Re-Ox, stop by the Troy Utilities office at 330 Harrison St. or call 547-7501.