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Today's News

  • Shubael Little events to close out fall tour

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will conclude this weekend with miles of bargains and a good dose of pioneer history.

    Route 66 yard sales Friday and Saturday and an open house at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday will close a schedule of community festivals that began early in the month.

  • Patriots oust Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City played strong defense in the second half but continued to be plagued by a lack of offense in a 5-0 first-round boys soccer sectional loss to Heritage Hills Wednesday.
     Heritage Hills scored its first goal just 2:11 into the game and added four more in the next 18 1/2 minutes.
    But Tell City shut the Patriots out for the last 59:28 of the game.
    Despite the Patriots’ early scoring, Tell City goalie Whitaker Lyons made six nice saves in the first half.

  • Marksmen’s aces down Paoli

    PAOLI—Taylor Gentry served four aces and Makaylee Buntin added three as Tell City beat Paoli 25-19, 25-20, 25-11 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We served well—we had 12 aces,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    Buntin, a freshman who moved up from the JV five matches ago to fill in for injured Kelsey Gowers in the back row, “has stepped in and played really well for us back there,” said Hayes.
    Emma Kohnert led Tell City with 14 kills and two official blocks (ones that hit the floor).

  • PC clinches tie for PLAC title

    LEOPOLD—Jordan Sprinkle and Grace James each made six blocks as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 25-12, 25-23, 25-11 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Maddie Hubert added two blocks.
    “We blocked them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they’re a tipping team but we did really well with that—we still got the ball up and played it out.”
    Maddie Hubert made 12 kills, James eight, Brittany Parker seven, and Sprinkle six for the Commodores. James had 21 assists.

  • Titans topple Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern racked up 396 yards of total offense in the first half en route to trouncing Tell City 56-0 in PAC football Friday.
    The Titans scored on six of their seven first-half possessions.
    Tell City punted five times in the first half and turned the ball over on fumbles twice.

  • Perry Central stops Springs Valley

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Nathan Shaw scored three touchdowns and Perry Central’s defense held Springs Valley to 94 total yards as the Commodores won 39-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    On the first possession the Commodores stopped Springs Valley on a fourth down and 1 at the Commodore 45-yard line.
    Perry Central relied on the run on the ensuing drive, moving the ball to the Blackhawk 14 on seven carries.

  • COLUMNS: Internships: Not just for college

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high-school students while addressing a need in the labor market.

    Internships are not just for college students anymore. In Noblesville, high-school Principal Jeff Bryant said one-third of last year’s senior class earned school credit with internships during the school day.

    “We’re changing the idea that we’re just graduating students,” Bryant declared.

  • COLUMN: ‘Cowboy Tex’ on a roll at 84

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’ve yet to meet Charles Schnell in person but I regularly get letters from the man who has double personas, “Cowboy Tex” and “Super Commodore.” A recent note shared news of the Jasper man and retired Perry Central teacher marking 70 years in music.

    Schnell, who recently marked his 84th birthday, said he is producing his first music compact disc with 11 of the 94 songs he has composed since 2002.

  • EDITORIAL: School board asleep at the wheel in Cannelton

    It’s unlikely Marion “Al” Chapman will stand trial on charges of theft or official misconduct. As the News reported last month, Chapman signed a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in return for theft charges being dismissed.

    If Judge Lucy G. Coffinet accepts the agreement when Chapman is due to be sentenced this month, the former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools will receive a suspended prison sentence and probation. In other words, he won’t serve any additional jail time.

  • Witches Walk set for Thursday, Oct. 30

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking “goodies” from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.