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Today's News

  • Weekend auditions for 1776

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 continue Saturday and Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ's fellowship hall.

    Auditions are 1 to 5 p.m. both days. The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties 18 years and older.

    Male characters include Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, while two women will be cast to portray Martha Jefferson and Abigail Adams. The preferred singing range for the two female characters is from middle C to the second F above middle C.

  • New gazebo to grace City Hall Park

    TELL CITY - A new gazebo planned for City Hall Park should be ready for dedication in time for opening ceremonies of this summer's Schweizer Fest and Tell City Sesquicentennial. Members of the common council approved plans for the project at their meeting last Monday.

  • Prosecutor, police redouble meth fight

    County roads littered with drug-lab debris; two dozen busts since Jan. 1

    Evidence of Perry County's meth plague literally litters Boyd Road. Empty cans of camp fuel are scattered every few yards, as are knotted plastic bags holding coffee filters stained red with pill residue, shreds of small batteries stripped of their lithium and dozens of empty blister packs once holding the ephedrine-containing decongestant medication meth-lab operators turn into methamphetamine.

  • Tell City shuts out Crawford County

    MARENGO - Tell City won every match in straight sets to beat Crawford County 5-0 in girls tennis Monday.

    The Marksmen lost only three games in the three singles matches.

    Kathi Kassen shut out Brandy Lewicke 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1, Bethany Peter beat Brooke Tyler 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2, and Stephani Wrye beat Ali Mahoney 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

    Alisha Patton and Trish Solbrig beat Alyse Carr and Chealsey Broughton 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.

    Jennifer McDaniel and Jenelle Clausen defeated Nerissa Lindauer and Ketin Baize 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Two teams no-hit Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE - Marissa Feagley pitched a perfect game as Tecumseh beat Cannelton 21-0 in girls softball Saturday.

    Feagley struck out 11 in the five-inning game.

    Tecumseh had only seven hits but scored eight runs in the first inning on just two hits.

    Cannelton pitcher Shy May walked four and hit five batters that inning.

    May pitched a complete game, walking 17, hitting seven, and striking out none.

  • TC 6th, PC 8th in golf tourney

    ENGLISH - Ian Reed was the tourney medalist as Tell City finished sixth among 10 teams in Crawford County's boys golf invitational Saturday.

    Springs Valley won the nine-hole tourney with 175 strokes. Tell City shot 200 and Perry Central was eighth with 203.

    Reed shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead the 49-man field.

    One reason no one came close to par was the weather, said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. "It was wet and windy and also got pretty cold."

    Other Tell City scorers were Alex Cole with a 51 and Victor Schutzius and Jake Roland with 54 apiece.

  • Huber leads PC to victory

    LEOPOLD - Nick Huber won four events to lead Perry Central to victory in a boys triangular track meet Tuesday.

    Perry Central scored 76.5 points, Southridge 49, and South Spencer 41.5.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.34 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 42.9.

    He ran the 200 dash for the first time and won it in 23.18.

    He teamed with Michael Ernst, Zach Hagedorn and Todd Gehlhausen to win the 1600 relay in 3:37.

    Ernst ran a 50.75 lap on that relay and also won the 800 run in 2:05.

  • Perry Central loses three games

    CORYDON - Perry Central committed seven errors in an 18-9 baseball loss to Corydon Monday.

    Corydon had 13 hits and also took advantage of several walks.

    Bo Gibson, the first of six Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He walked four and struck out one in 11?3 innings.

    Ryan Hanan went 2 for 4 to lead Perry Central's seven-hit attack and Ryan Kessens drove in two runs.

    Adam Riley went 5 for 5 with seven RBIs for Corydon.

  • Marksmen overtake Huskies in 6th inning

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City rallied for three runs with two outs in the sixth inning to beat Evansville North 5-4 in baseball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen trailed 3-2 entering the sixth and their first two batters that inning flied out.

    Eric Henrickson then reached base on an error by the second baseman and Andy Chinn followed with a single.

    Walks to Jason Hackbarth and Cody Pfeifer produced the tying run.

    Two more runs scored as Jordan Rhodes reached base on an error by the shortstop.

    North outhit Tell City 8-6 but committed three errors and walked nine batters.

  • Tell City shuts out Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Josalyn Ress pitched a one-hitter and Tell City used a big first inning to beat Perry Central 7-0 in girls softball Monday.

    Ress struck out eight and walked two.

    "She pitched smart in the way she moved the ball around," said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

    Perry Central's Hilarie Hahus opened the bottom of the first inning with a single to right field. But she was doubled off first base after Tell City catcher Kyli Smithson caught Morgan Gibson's popped up bunt attempt.