Today's News

  • Newspaper search helps with reading skills

    TELL CITY - Each week students at William Tell Elementary School scour the pages of The Perry County News for answers. Answers to questions like "what page should I turn to if I want to read about my brother's basketball team?" or "what is the baby's name that was born on Nov. 8, 2008?"

    These might not be hard-hitting questions most people would look for in the paper but for the students in Kelly Hollinden's third-grade class it helps them with reading skills and teaches them what newspapers are.

  • Boys of the Pinewood Derby

    Rain clouds may have threatened outside, but spirits - and cars - raced Sunday as Cub Scout Pack 191 hosted its annual Pinewood Derby at Perry Central. Elementary gym bleachers held Cubs' parents, grandparents and siblings eager to watch pine cars race down a wooden track. Gravity powered the creations, aided by clever engineering and catchy designs that ranged from a black limousine with a presidential seal on its roof to a slab of cheese. Another car was decked out patriotically like a bald eagle while others sported retro looks of the 1960s and 70s.

  • Noble hitting the road for fitness trail

    TELL CITY - One Tell City principal is taking the community's recent wellness initiative and running with it - literally.

    Laura Noble, William Tell Elementary School principal, plans to participate in five half-marathons starting this summer, thanks to a Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant, which will fund her venture, including travel and entry fees. Noble was going to run in five 5K events but since participating in a few races since writing the grant last summer, she's confident about finishing a 5K.

  • Big Tales opens in new home

    TELL CITY - With the approach of spring, the thoughts of many lovers of the outdoors turn to fishing. A newly relocated fishing and tackle store promises to help make the next trip to the fishin' hole a success.

    Big Tales reopened Jan. 1 at 1002 Main St., in the building that once held Cochenour Chrysler-Plymouth. Big Tales first opened in early 2007 on Indiana 66 near Cannelton.

  • Couple cooking up good things at new caf, shop

    TELL CITY - The owners of one of Tell City's newest businesses have big plans for their small café and gift shop.

    Marty and Dolly Wheeler, who own Tell City Star Café and Imagination Creations in the 400 block of Main Street, said it's always been a dream of theirs to have a café and shop.

    Cooking since he was young, Marty said he's worked in several restaurants, anything from truck stops to higher-end restaurants. But a café-style restaurant is what he always wanted for himself, he said.

  • News will be closed Monday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will be closed Monday, one of five days its employees, and those of other Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. properties, are taking off work in response to the national recession.

    The company announced early this year that employees would take five unpaid days in the first half of 2009.

    The closing won't affect Monday's edition, which will be on newsstands Sunday. The office will reopen Tuesday.

    The next unpaid day off will be April 13, the day after Easter.

  • Chinn makes All-PAC

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s Andy Chinn was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Chinn, a 5-foot-10 senior guard who also played some forward for the Marksmen, tied Brett Roesner for third place in voting on the 10-man team.

    Forest Park center Jordan Myers and Tecumseh forward-guard Kreig Oxley tied for the most votes.

    “I was very pleased with the voting,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “When you talk about the top four players in the conference, Andy’s obviously in there.”

  • Near misses this year could propel TC or PC to title next year

    Tell City and Perry Central came extremely close to knocking off the top two teams in their Class 2A basketball sectional last week.

    Besides giving their fans two of the most exciting games in that sectional in years, they may have also given themselves confidence that they can play with big, bad Forest Park and Mater Dei.

    Tell City and Perry Central have never beaten Mater Dei in the boys sectional.

    Perry Central has also never beaten Forest Park in the sectional in the 12 years since the class format started. And Tell City last did so in 2000.

  • Malone wins in divisional meet

    COLUMBUS—Chelsea Malone of the Tell City Swim Club won one event in the Southern Indiana divisional swim championships Sunday.

    She took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.58. She placed second in the 100 freestyle in 56.68 seconds.

    Amanda Wagner placed seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:32.85 and 10th in the 100 free in 59.54.

    Erika Hauenstein placed fourth in the 200 IM in 2:26.97, ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.65, and 12th in the 100 Freestyle in 1:00.45.

    Those were the only three Tell City swimmers to compete in the divisional meet.

  • Goffinet invited to top 60 workout

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City guard Lauren Goffinet has been invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s workout for the top 60 senior girls players in the state.

    She will participate in the first of two sessions, which is for girls from the northern and southern parts of the state, at Marian College Sunday at noon, Perry County time.

    Goffinet averaged 20.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.6 assists per game this season.

    She hit 46.0 percent from the field, including 37.0 percent from three-point range, and 77.4 percent of her free throws.