Today's News

  • 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.

  • Seven Tell City wrestlers earn medals in state meet

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tretter Lyons placed third in his weight class to lead boys from the Tell City Wrestling Club in the ISWA peewee-novice folkstyle state finals last weekend.

    Jayden Casebolt actually earned Tell City’s highest finish. Separate girls divisions were added this year, and she placed second among two girls in the peewee 45-pound weight class.

    She was the only Tell City girl competing in the state meet.

    Lyons scored three pins as he placed third among eight in the boys bantam 75 division.

  • Tell City splits two matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored six pins to beat Heritage Hills 54-52 in junior high wrestling last Thursday.

    Mason Waninger, Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez, J.R. Kieser and Spenser Beard earned the pins for the Archers.

    Tell City lost a road match to Castle 69-28 Tuesday.

    “We started out strong with our lower weights,” said Tell City Coach Mark Thomas. “But our middle and upper weights for the most part were outclassed and dominated by Castle’s wrestlers.

  • Tell City 2-3 in tourney Saturday

    EVANSVILLE—James Payne went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin junior high wrestling tourney at Memorial Saturday.

    Tell City beat Harrison 58-40 and Princeton 52-47 but lost to Memorial 75-25, Reitz 65-30, and Southridge 54-51.

    Payne, competing in the heavyweight weight class, scored the maximum six team points in each of his matches as he pinned two opponents and won three times by forfeit.

    Grant Bolin had the next best record on the team, going 4-1 in the 95-pound weight class. He also pinned two opponents.

  • Percussionists offer free performance Friday

    Everyone is welcome when the Tell City Marching Percussion Ensemble performs for the public 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Tell City High School girls (auxiliary) gym.

    Enter from student parking lot.

    "Come and wish them good luck," Band Booster Patty Hawkins urged, "as they prepare for state preliminaries in Indianapolis Saturday."