Today's News

  • North Harrison goes eight innings to top Commodores

    LEOPOLD—North Harrison scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Perry Central 9-5 in baseball Wednesday.

    Seth Raetz led off the bottom of the seventh inning for Perry Central with a home run over the left-field fence to tie the game 5-5.

    Trent Brown hit an infield single one out later and was sacrificed to second by Lucas Bryant. But a pop-up to the shortstop ended the inning, sending the game into extra innings.

  • PC boys win triangular

    OAKLAND CITY—Michael Ernst won two individual races and a relay to lead Perry Central to victory in a boys triangular track meet Thursday.

    The Commodores scored 80 points, Heritage Hills 70, and Wood Memorial 6.

    Ernst, normally an 800-meter runner, did run that distance as he anchored the Commodores’ winning 3200 relay team.

    He teamed with Reuben Schwartz, Noah Gatwood and D.J. Newton to run it in 8:36.5.

    Ernst also won two shorter sprints, taking the 400 in 52.57 seconds and the 200 in 23.63.

  • PC takes second in tri-meet

    OAKLAND CITY—Jessica Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to second place in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won with 80.5 points. Perry Central scored 59.5 and Wood Memorial 16.

    Huber ran the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.03 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 52.72 for her blue ribbons.

    Lavina Schwartz, Amy Schwartz, Crystal Peter and Susan Schwartz won the 3200 relay in 11:03.18.

  • Southridge outruns Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City dominated the distance races but lost to Southridge 81-49 in girls track Tuesday.

    Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run in 5:56 and the 800 in 2:41.

    She teamed with Andyn Rowe, Hanna Goffinet and Courtney Young to win the 3200 relay in 11:42.

    Rowe won the 3200 in 13:12 and Hanna Goffinet was second in 13:48.

    Young won the 400 dash in 1:08.16.

    Katlyn Braunecker cleared 7 feet, 6 inches, a personal record, in the pole vault, for the Marksmen’s only field-event victory.

  • PC outshoots 2 of 3 opponents

    ENGLISH—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 5-over-par 41 for medalist honors as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 179-213 in boys golf Tuesday.

    Jonathan Flamion was the Commodores’ second scorer with a 45, including a birdie on the par-4 No. 3 hole.

    Brad Douglas shot a 46 and Blake Kleaving 47 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

    Logan Shearn was their fifth man with a 48 and Nathan Bashor shot a 52.

    Shearn led the Commodores Thursday with a 10-over-par 45 as they finished second in a triangular meet at Huntingburg Country Club.

  • Marksmen fall to North Posey

    TELL CITY—North Posey scored in every inning but one to beat Tell City 12-2 in PAC girls softball Friday.

    The Vikings’ biggest inning was a five-run third in which they had six hits, including a three-run homer by senior catcher Tabi Thurman.

    The Vikings outhit Tell City 12-8 overall. The Marksmen also did not help themselves by committing nine errors.

    Hana Reed and Courtney Cain each hit a double and a single to lead Tell City’s offense.

  • Panthers pound Commodores

    CORYDON—Corydon had 19 hits in a 15-run second inning en route to beating Perry Central 25-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Perry Central also committed three errors in that 40-minute inning.

    Perry Central starting pitcher Kristi Brumfield gave up three runs, including a home run, in the first inning.

    Then she left the game with a pulled muscle in her arm and was relieved by Cassie Wilgus.

    Corydon, 4-0 and ranked 11th in the state in Class 3A, had 24 hits for the game.

  • A physician's thoughts on the health-care reform bill

    Anyone reading this has surely heard by now that health-care reform has become reality. Some of you have likely heard plenty of arguments for and against this bill. I, like many of you, had questions about what exactly was in it. I also wanted to know how it would impact me as a family physician and health-insurance consumer.

  • Waupaca adding jobs as orders rebound

    TELL CITY - Perry County's largest employer will add up to 150 jobs in the next six months as it responds to an increase in orders and returns to an eight-hour work schedule.

    "We've seen a definite uptick in orders, both in the automotive and agriculture sectors, and that means more work within the plant," Ed Zellers, personnel manager for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's Tell City foundry, said last week.

  • Power plant mercury emissions up, group says

    ROCKPORT - American Electric Power's plant at Rockport is 11th in a list of the top 50 emitters of mercury, by total pounds emitted, according to a report compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project.