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Today's News

  • Tell City will try to stop Michel's passing, running

    TELL CITY - Gibson Southern's double-threat quarterback will test Tell City's defense when the two meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    Cory Michel, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior, quarterbacks the 3-4 Titans. He is ninth in southwestern Indiana in passing yardage with 708 yards. He has completed 66 of 131 passes for 50.4 percent.

    But in last week's 63-20 win over Pike Central he scored five touchdowns on runs of 42, 41, 1, 72 and 52 yards.

    Excelling in both areas is not new for Michel, as he passed for over 1,000 yards last year and also ran for over 1,000 yards.

  • Shorthanded Springs Valley to take on PC

    LEOPOLD - Several coaches thought this year's Springs Valley's football team would be better than last year's. But injuries have hit the Blackhawks hard and they will bring an 0-7 record to Perry Central for Friday's 7 p.m. PLAC game.

    The Blackhawks lost four two-way starters to injuries early in the season. Two tore anterior cruciate ligaments, which means they are done for the season.

  • PC junior high boys win state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central placed four boys in the top 26 as it won the 27-team small school boys middle school state cross country meet Saturday.

    Paul Schwartz placed sixth in 10:20.6 and Abe Schwartz seventh in 10:21.8 on the 1.8-mile course.

    Alex Newton was 13th in 10:34.1, Nathan Schwartz 26th in 10:46.9, and Andrew Huber 55th in 11:12.7 to complete the Commodores' scoring.

    "Nathan Schwartz really stepped it up for us a lot," said Perry Central Coach Jane Goffinet. "That was his best time by about 31 seconds."

  • Tell City splits 2 matches

    TELL CITY - Poor passing hurt Tell City in a 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 volleyball loss to Jasper Tuesday.

    Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said the Marksmen made good serve receptions only 30 percent of the time (21 of 70).

    "Our passing killed us tonight," she said. "When we got a good pass, we usually got a good kill."

    Elizabeth Kohnert led the Marksmen in kills with 10. Lauren Goffinet and Brittney Harth each added five.

    But Goffinet attempted only 11 spikes and Harth 10.

  • Marksman boys 2nd; girls 3rd in PAC

    HUNTINGBURG - Competing without their top runner Tell City boys placed second in the PAC cross country meet Saturday.

    Alex Fenn had been the individual conference champion the last two years but did not finish Saturday's race due to a recurring illness.

    "He started quite well - he was with Cody Stein (of Heritage Hills), the leader for about two miles," said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.

    "But then we could tell that he wasn't all right. He started to fall back and we pulled him out of the race with about 200 (meters) to go."

  • Perry Central boys, girls PLAC champs

    PAOLI - Perry Central had the top four finishers and six of the top 12 as it won the PLAC boys cross country meet Thursday for the third year in a row.

    The Commodores also won their first official PLAC girls cross country title despite running without the two-time defending individual champion.

    Perry Central junior Jake Schwartz won the boys race in 17:48, two seconds ahead of teammate Ian Bashor.

    Michael Ernst placed third in 17:51 and Eric Scheiber fourth in 18:00.

  • Burn ban lifted

    A ban on outdoor burning issued for Perry County Sept. 25 has been lifted.

    Steve Hauser, director of emergency management for Perry County, said the ban was lifted at 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday) by authority of the county's fire chiefs.

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  • Arrest made in break-ins

    TELL CITY - Formal charges haven't been filed yet but police said a man arrested Saturday is responsible for several break-ins.

    Joshua A. Maffia, 33, of 1222 Washington St., Cannelton, was jailed on preliminary charges of four counts of burglary and six counts of theft.

    Lt. Alan Malone said Maffia will be charged with several break-ins that took place over the past month, including burglaries in the 400 blocks of 11th, 12th and 13th streets and in the 100 block of 16th Street.

  • Cards offer drug savings

    PERRY COUNTY - The United Way of Perry County has joined the national FamilyWize Partnership, which offers discount prescription cards to the uninsured.

    Savings "come directly from the pharmacies themselves and we are so thankful for their generosity," said Rebecca Fenn, United Way director.

    "All of our local pharmacies, Werner's, Wal-Mart and CVS, accept the discount cards, which save an average of about $17 per prescription."

    The cards are available at Catholic Charities, local food pantries, schools, CVS and Wal-Mart. Or call 547-2577 or visit www.familywize.org.