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Today's News

  • State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Perry Central

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools welcomed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz into their classrooms Wednesday, April 20, on the third stop of her cross-state tour of Hoosier schools. Corporation Superintendent Mary Roberson met Ritz and her entourage at Perry Central High School and led her through the campus elaborating on the efforts underway to prepare students for the future. Ritz was also quick to offer a state-level perspective of where the field of education is heading.

  • It’s getting harder to govern; It’s not just politicians’ fault

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new vision for the country? It’s vanished.

  • Supporting Hoosier farmers

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative

     

    This session, the Indiana General Assembly aimed to further strengthen our agriculture industry and provide relief to farmers across the state. The farming sector plays a vital role in our economy and I am pleased that we were able to continue to support family farms in Indiana.

  • Animal Planet star to visit Hawesville Saturday

    HAWESVILLE – Hancock County Kentucky will have a special guest at a Saturday full of Coon Club activities.

    Neal James, a star of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” will attend the fair and be available to sign photos and meet fans.

    The day’s festivities will begin at 10 a.m., when a meet and greet with James will begin, and last until noon.

  • Fried morels spring cuisine treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    The period for finding morel mushrooms is far too short.

    Usually in this area, morels can be found in late April and early May, so that is when the eating is good. And while they can be saved for later eating, they are best when eaten when they are freshly picked and cooked.

    A couple seasons past, my brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.

  • Orleans puts Perry Central away early

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central errors helped Orleans score 11 runs in the first inning and cruise to a 16-4 baseball victory over the Commodores Wednesday.
    “We got off to a pretty bad start in the first,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Orleans put up 11 runs in that inning due to several errors. We weren’t very focused in the field and didn’t make routine plays.
    Orleans also had some hits that dropped in on us.

  • Patrios’ top hitters top Tell City

    TELL CITY—The top three batters in Heritage Hills’ lineup combined for 11 hits, including two home runs and a double, as the Patriots beat Tell City 16-2 in PAC softball Wednesday.
    Leadoff hitter Jamie Tempel and No. 2 batter Madalyn Fuller each went 4 for 4, with Fuller hitting a homer and scoring four runs.
    No. 3 batter Lauren Caswell hit a homer, double and single.
    Fuller’s two-run homer put the Patriots ahead 2-0 in the top of the third inning.

  • No. 5 Braves blast Perry Central late

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central held Tecumseh’s powerful bats in check for three innings, but the Braves exploded for 10 runs in the next three innings to win 12-0 in softball Friday.
    “It was 2-0 until the fourth inning; then they started hitting the ball really well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Braves, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class A, had a triple and a three-run homer among their hits in their five-run fourth and sixth innings.
    They also took advantage of two Perry Central errors in the fourth and one in the sixth.

  • Perry Central golf team now 15-0

    OAKLAND CITY—Zach James earned medalist honors for the second consecutive match and third time this season as Perry Central won another boys triangular golf match Thursday.
    The Commodores shot 170, Forest Park 178, and Wood Memorial 188 on the par-35 Oakland City Golf Club course.
    James shot 40, Nic Pierrard 41, and Coby Aders 46 as the Commodores had the top three scorers in the match.
    Coby Aders shot 46 to complete the team’s scoring.
    Eric Schepers, who shot 53, and Lain Knieriem, 55, also played for the Commodores.

  • Chinn named Northeast Dubois’ girls head coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Former Tell City three-sport star Andy Chinn was named Northeast Dubois’ head girls basketball coach Tuesday.
    Chinn, 25, succeeds Alan Matheis, who retired after 15 years as the girls coach.
    Chinn was an assistant to Matheis the past two years after serving one year as an assistant for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s men’s team.