Today's News

  • Make it a year of service

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The start of a new year brings plenty of opportunities to get involved in our community, from volunteering your time toward a cause you find important to running for office. Even if your original New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, there’s time to become and stay involved. You’ll be happier and so will others in our community who need the help.

  • Make Hoosier kids priority




    Thank you to thePerry County News for Jan. 1 editorial, “Department of Child Services claims demand attention.”  I hope it helps to educate the public about this serious problem in Indiana and especially in the five counties that compose Indiana House District 74 (Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer).

  • Succulents for successful indoor blooms

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle. I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.

  • Snow slows weekend schedule

    PERRY COUNTY—The winter’s first ice and snowstorm wiped out most of the sports schedule for Perry County teams Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City’s home PAC boys basketball game with South Spencer, scheduled Saturday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, with the varsity game starting at 7 p.m.
    The Tell City Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, scheduled before that game, will be moved to a later weekend home game.

  • Wolfpack mauls Marksmen

    MARENGO—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly had a succinct description for the Marksmen’s 70-9 wrestling loss to Crawford County Thursday.
    “We got beaten like a drum,” he said.
    There were some extenuating circumstances, though.
    “We had several injuries and several with the flu,” noted Stahly. “Hopefully we’ll be healed by next week.”
    With the illness and injuries, the Marksmen forfeited in seven of the 14 weight classes.

  • Braves top Tell City girls despite Armstrong’s 4 wins

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won two individual events and two relays but Tecumseh topped Tell City 84-74 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Armstrong won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.42 and the 500 free in 6:33.00.
    She teamed with Destiny Little, Brea Haller and Taylor Kratzer to win the 200 medley relay in 2:25.62, 13-hundredths of a second ahead of Tecumseh.
    Armstrong, Haller, Brenna Franzman and Destiny Little won the 400 free relay in 4:48.43.
    Tecumseh won the other eight events. But Brenna Franzman earned two individual second places.

  • Marksmen nip Braves in final relay of meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City placed first and third in the final event, the 400-yard free relay, to beat Tecumseh 86-82 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Unlike in track, a team can enter two teams in a swimming relay and three places are scored in a relay in a dual meet.
    Tell City trailed by two points entering the 400 free relay and needed to win that event to tie the Braves and to take first and third place in it to win the meet.
    Miles Brown, Elliot Reed, Neal Hollinden and Drew Ettensohn won it in 3:43.40, though they trailed until Hollinden pulled them even.

  • Goffinet leads Tell City past Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Katie Goffinet had 18 points and four assists as Tell City beat Boonville 47-43 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “Katie did a really nice job getting to the bucket against their man-to-man defense,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I thought she had a really nice game.
    “We had a lot of contributors tonight. Chloe Carman came in and played good defense and hit a big three.

  • Rebels rout Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—South Central hit 30 of 47 shots from two-point range to beat Cannelton 84-28 in boys basketball Thursday.
    “Most of them were from point-blank range,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder of the Rebels’ two-pointers.
    The Rebels hit only 4 of 19 from three-point range to hit 51.5 percent from the field overall.
    Cannelton hit just 10 of 30 from the field for 33.3 percent. That included 2 of 7 from three-point range.

  • Wahl, 16-1 Patriots too much for PC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Team field-goal percentages and rebound totals were about even, but Perry Central committed 20 turnovers in a 53-40 girls basketball loss to Heritage Hills Thursday.
    The Patriots also had a difference-maker in Abby Wahl, whom they could go to seemingly any time they needed a key basket.
    Wahl, a senior center listed at 6-foot-1, had 22 points, eight rebounds, four steals, two assists and one blocked shot.