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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Perry-Spencer Republican picnic Aug. 17

    TROY – The 2017 Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy.

    Confirmed guests include Congressman Larry Bucshon, Congressman Todd Rokita, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Attorney General Curtis Hill, State Sen. Mark Messmer, State Rep. Ron Bacon, State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and local officials.

    Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and children ages 6 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door or from precinct committee members.

  • Commodore Pride
  • Schweizer Royalty
  • Jurors face conflicting evidence in death

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A jury listened to opening statements and the state’s first witnesses Monday in the murder trial of Randal Coalter.

    Coalter is accused of the March 1 death of David Weedman. The initial cause of death was said to be suicide. But continued investigation led police to focus on Coalter and he was arrested nearly three weeks after Weedman was found dead. 

  • County seeks grant for northern expansion

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The future strategies behind possible infrastructure development along Interstate 64 could be unveiled in the near future. With hopes of eventually providing basic utilities in that area, such as a sewer system, the county is eying grants that would help pay the bulk an estimated $80,000 needed to compile the request for proposals toward construction.