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Today's News

  • Teachers are precious commodities
  • Do unto others ...

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule isn’t just a religious directive but a simple guide many of us try to live by.

    Treating others like we want to be treated. I try to live by this concept, though I’ve certainly not followed it perfectly. I break it when I judge people before I know them, when I let my temper get the best of me without a just cause and by taking advantage of others for my own gain.

  • Proposed federal law provides hope for some terminally ill

    This guest editorial first appeared in the (Bedford) Times-Mail.

     

    Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” — Jim Valvano

     

    Imagine your child has been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease with no discernible cure.

    You have explored and exhausted every conceivable option.

    Though an experimental, potentially life-saving drug has shown promise, the Federal Drug Administration has yet to approve the drug, rendering it unavailable to your child.

  • Indiana education at new heights

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

     

    A strong education provides students with the tools they need to become college and career-ready. Providing Hoosier students with opportunities to excel can lead to a robust workforce who is prepared to take Indiana to the next level.

    It is encouraging to see Indiana education making headlines for a number of positive reasons this summer, including more young Hoosiers taking challenging courses in high school and completing college.

  • Arnold leads Tell City past Bosse in golf

    TELL CITY—First-year player Mollie Arnold shot 58 to lead Tell City’s girls golf team to a season-opening win over Bosse Monday.
    Bosse brought only one girl, Isabella McGregor, so Tell City won by forfeit.
    Besides Arnold, Tell City scorers were Taylor Goffinet with 64, Kenzie Burgess 73, and Cloey Pledger 75.

  • Bradley to swim English Channel solo

    DOVER, UK—Eric Bradley, a 1985 Tell City graduate, swam the English Channel as part of a four-person relay last Sept. 23.
    Now he plans to swim it solo next week.
    The exact day he will swim the 20-mile channel depends on the weather and the tides, but he said Wednesday looks like the most likely day.
    He said the swim will likely take 14 hours. His relay swam it in 13 hours, 33 minutes.
    Bradley said he has been training for the solo swim by “swimming at least two miles a day, closer to three or four miles on weekend days.”

  • Tell City junior high 31st in world tourney

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Five Tell City archers placed in the top 25 percent of their division as the Tell City Junior High Marksmen Archery Club finished 31st among 66 teams in the National Archery in Schools Program world tourney July 22.

  • Rockport Legion team excelled again

    Rockport’s American Legion baseball team placed third in the Great Lakes regional Sunday, falling short of making a return trip to the Legion World Series.
    But the Spencer County-based team had another successful season, winning its third consecutive state title. No other team has achieved that three-peat since the tourney went to a double-elimination format in 1956.
    Post 254 also got to play five games in the Great Lakes regional, facing opponents from Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

  • Age is just a number

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Val Van Winkle said her daughter asked her this summer, “Why are you still going to the (softball) field?”
    “Because they still let me come back,” she replied.
    She was being too modest. At age 55 she was still one of the top players in the Tell City Women’s Softball League.

  • Old-timers play again; turnout still low

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Continuing a recent trend, the player turnout - and consequently fan turnout also - was low for Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game.
    The last couple of years poor weather - extreme heat or lightning and the threat of rain - were considered factors in the low turnout.
    Tuesday evening’s weather was ideal, though, but there were still not enough players to fill two full lineups.