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Today's News

  • An ounce of prevention ...

    Now that I am interested in maintaining my youthful experimental life and living longer and growing younger, there are things I think about and wish to share with you. This summer I have come into contact with many people who are having medical appointments or hospital stays for a great variety of illnesses.

    My overall generalization about what I have heard from patient reports is the focus of this writing. Please allow me to say this. There is a serious disconnect between the patients and their medical experience.

  • No more toilet paper, please

    I woke up one recent Saturday to find toilet paper strewn across my front yard. The dastardly act was one of the most popular of the autumn pranks and something I guess has gone on for years, maybe since there has been toilet paper.

    During the night, while I slumbered away, minor-league terrorists armed with rolls of generic roles of tissue had draped my maple trees in white streamers that hung damp and limp by the next morning.

  • A nation in need of change

    President George W. Bush ought to cringe every time he hears the word "change." The mantra coming from the mouths of both men campaigning for his job proves how eager the majority of Americans are to see him leave the White House and for a failed presidency to finally end.

    No matter if you subscribe to Barack Obama's "Change we need" or John McCain's "Change is coming," all of us are looking for something new and hopefully better in our 44th president.

    If only the election had been yesterday and Inauguration Day was today.

  • Alvey named to NW Missouri Hall of Fame

    MARYVILLE, Mo. - Former Tell City basketball star and coach Dave Alvey has been elected to the Northwest Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

    He will be inducted into the hall Friday.

    A 6-foot-5 forward who graduated from Tell City in 1973, Alvey went on to set the career scoring record at Northwest Missouri State, an NCAA Division II school, and is still second on that list today.

    He scored 1,747 points for the Bearcats and grabbed 677 rebounds, which is fourth on the school's all-time list.

  • PC boys, girls PLAC champs

    PAOLI - All of Perry Central's scorers placed in the top 10 as the Commodores won the junior high boys and girls PLAC cross country meets Thursday.

    The Commodores placed six boys in the top 10 in the boys race.

    Paul Schwartz won it in 11:13. Abe Schwartz was second in 11:18 and Alex Newton third in 11:19.

    Andrew Huber was sixth in 11:52 and Nathan Schwartz seventh in 11:57 to complete the Commodores' scoring.

    Their sixth man, Nathan Bashor, was ninth in 12:16.

  • Kast, Hollinden advance in tourney

    JASPER - Tell City's Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Cole Samples and Addison Hill of Evansville North 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 doubles boys tennis sectional Wednesday.

    The victory gave Kast and Hollinden a six-match winning streak.

    They advanced to the finals Saturday, where they were scheduled to play Chris Campbell and Tanner Niehaus of Jasper.

    The winner of that match will face the winner of the Silver Creek doubles sectional at the doubles regional at Carmel this Saturday.

    That will be followed by the state finals the following weekend at Park Tudor.

  • Chinn named to All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - Tell City senior Andy Chinn was named to the All-PAC boys tennis team in voting by conference coaches last week.

    Chinn played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and compiled a 5-3 record in conference matches.

    He was 11-7 overall. He won his match against Heritage Hills, a PAC opponent, in the team sectional, though Tell City lost to the Patriots. So he advanced to the individual sectional for No. 1 singles players.

    His season ended there with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Justin Poirier of Evansville North Wednesday.

  • Blackhawks outserve PC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had trouble handling Springs Valley's serves in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 PLAC volleyball loss to the Blackhawks Thursday.

    "Tonight we needed to improve our serve-receive," said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. "But they had some very strong servers."

    Genet also mentioned that the Commodores "have to hit the ball in," as several of their spikes went out of bounds.

    "But at the same time we did some things very well tonight. We saved more balls than usual."

    Hilarie Hahus made 12 digs for the Commodores and Jessica Huber added eight.

  • Tell City outspikes Paoli

    PAOLI - Leslie Poole and Julie Davis each made 15 digs as Tell City beat Paoli 25-18, 25-15, 25-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    Lauren Goffinet added 11 digs and Catelyn Zuelly made 10.

    "Our passing was a lot better tonight," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "If we can pass, we can win."

    The digs helped lead to 10 kills apiece for Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert. Brittney Harth added five.

    Davis set the ball for 21 assists and also made four blocks. Goffinet made five blocks.

  • Titans pull away from TC in 2nd half

    TELL CITY - Gibson Southern rushed for 491 yards, including 319 in the second half, to defeat Tell City 41-18 in PAC football Friday.

    Tell City stayed right with the Titans in the first half. The Marksmen had only four fewer rushing yards than the Titans and each team scored two touchdowns.

    Only the Marksmen's inability to convert extra points - they missed a kick and came up short on a run--gave Gibson Southern a two-point lead at halftime.