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Today's News

  • The Spanish Flu of 1918

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Bartels files for District 74 seat

    ECKERTY – State Rep. Stephen Bartels has filed as a candidate for election to a full term in the House District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. Bartels was elected in a caucus to fulfill the remainder of State Rep. Lloyd Arnold’s term, and was sworn into office in December. House District 74 encompasses all of Perry and Crawford counties and parts of Spencer, Dubois and Orange counties.

  • Cannelton schools back to operating in the black

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The turnaround in finances for Cannelton City Schools has been substantial since 2011. For 2018, and its $2.1 million budget, the school system is looking at a general fund cash balance of about $394,000, according to an analysis presented by Superintendent Alva Sibbitt during the board of finance’s annual meeting.

  • Is no playing on snow day good rule?

    Three of the nine schools in the PAC, including Tell City, have a strict rule that their athletes cannot compete in any sports event in a day when classes at their school were called off because of inclement weather.
    Mater Dei also has a rule that its teams cannot travel to any sports event on a day when school was called off. So even if Tell City had not had such a rule, Mater Dei’s boys basketball game at Tell City Friday would have had to be postponed.
    But is such a hard and fast, no-exceptions rule a good thing?

  • Blackhawks’ twin towers defeat Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley’s two 6-footers proved too much for Cannelton as the Blackhawks won 55-30 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    Cannelton center Caressa Sloss and Springs Valley center Jewel McCormick pretty much neutralized each other.
    Sloss was 8 for 15 from the field and McCormick 8 for 14, with Sloss also hitting a free throw to edge McCormick in points 17 to 16.

  • More local sports events postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—Tell City’s boys basketball home game with Mater Dei was postponed Friday because neither school was in session that day.
    It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, with the JV game starting at 11:30 a.m. and the varsity at 1 p.m.
    All sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday were also postponed due to the weather.
    Tell City was scheduled to play at South Spencer in PAC girls basketball Thursday but that game has been moved to Tell City this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before those two schools meet in boys basketball.

  • Cannelton prevails in 2 OTs

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton hit 50.0 percent from the field to survive cold free-throw shooting and beat Washington Catholic 59-56 in double overtime in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton led most of the game, though it was close all the way.
    Washington Catholic scored last in regulation and the first overtime, though, to keep the game going.
    Cannelton went 0 for 7 at the free-throw line in the second overtime and 10 for 32 for the game.

  • Orleans uses transition game to spurt past PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Orleans broke open a close game with pressure defense and some transition layups in the second half to beat Perry Central 50-33 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central trailed only 24-22 at halftime but got outscored 17-8 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
    “Probably six of our 14 turnovers led to layups for them, especially in that run they made,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw contest Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest at Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at noon Sunday, Jan. 21.
    Registration will be held 11 to 11:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14, with first-place trophies awarded for each gender in each age.
    Anyone needing more information should contact Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Dodgeball tourney set Saturday

    TELL CITY – The age-11-and-under Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team will host a dodgeball tourney 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bryan Taylor Arena.
    There will be a middle school and high school and older division, six players per team. Entry fee is $5 per player and the fee for spectators will be $2.
    Contact Hanna Fortwendel, hfortwendel@hotmail.com or 270-222-0994, for more information and to register a team.