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Today's News

  • River Sweep hits county shores Saturday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Mark your calendars, the Perry County Recycling Management District will again sponsor the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held this Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, starting at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission).

  • Citizens Police Academy wraps up with a bang

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Gun drawn, Betty Cash stands 10 feet from a possibly armed school intruder.

    “Keep your hands where I can see them,” she shouts. The man, a 20-something high on drugs, paces in the hallway and without warning, suddenly pulls a gun from the small of his back. Cash, filling the role as a school resource officer, fires her service weapon. The intruder falls to the ground, dead. Sort of.

  • Derby RiverFest serving up food, fun

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    DERBY – Highlighting the majestic views of the Ohio River and many of the local amenities, this Saturday’s annual Derby RiverFest will encompass a day of fun and activities for all.

    Hosted by the Derby Association and centered in the town’s Mulzer Park, the fest will include a display of antique tractors and gas engines, along with flea markets, an array of foods and live entertainment.

  • City checks on tax abatement compliance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council judged the merits of several existing tax abatements at its meeting last Monday. Some passed with flying colors while others were flagged due to missing or incomplete information or a lack of compliance.

  • Cash Waggner nips KP Divas to stay undefeated

    TELL CITY—Kaylee Dixon and Rylie Schroeder combined for five RBIs as Cash Waggner beat KP Divas 7-5 in a battle of undefeated age-11-14 Tell City girls softball teams Wednesday.
    The game was tied 5-5 entering the fifth inning, which was to be the last due to the time limit.
    Justice Cash reached base on an error for Cash Waggner. She stole second base and scored on Schroeder’s double to center field.
    Schroeder advanced to third base on Ada Alvey’s ground-out and scored on Dixon’s RBI grounder.

  • Jeeps overtake Bulldogs late

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to nip Cannelton 11-10 in junior high baseball Thursday.
    “We led 9-6 going into the bottom of the sixth inning and then we made three errors in the infield that really cost us five runs,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “You give someone six outs in an inning and they’re going to score on you.”
    Northeast Dubois had 11 hits for the game, including two doubles and a triple.

  • Commodores wallop Senators

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andy Bishop pitched a three-hitter and Perry Central got strong hitting throughout its lineup to trounce West Washington 14-4 in junior high baseball Friday.
    Perry Central had 12 hits, with every starter getting at least one.
    Bishop, Zander Poole and Nic Hilgenhold each had two hits for the Commodores.
    Bishop, Poole and Tyler Hanloh each drove in two runs.
    The Commodores put the game away with a seven-run second inning.

  • Vaquero signs with Vincennes University

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Recent Tell City graduate Seth Vaquero wants to major in anthropology or geology in college.
    Vincennes University is one of the few schools that offers both, and the Trailblazers also wanted him to run track and cross country for them.
    Thus it seemed like a good match, so Vaquero signed an athletic scholarship with Vincennes while visiting the campus Tuesday.

  • Area football coach recalls acting in ‘A League of their Own'

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—For $40 a fan can meet and greet Justin Scheller, one of the stars of the movie, “A League of Their Own,” at a salute to the movie at the Huntingburg Event Center Friday at 7 p.m.
    He will also appear at the Dubois County Bombers’ game at League Stadium Saturday to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic movie at one of the sites where it was filmed.

  • Cash Waggner, KP Divas each move to 3-0

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner and KP Divas used dominant pitching performances to remain undefeated in Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball league Monday and Tuesday.
    Cash Waggner beat Linne’s Diesel 10-1 Monday and Whalen Properties 12-0 Tuesday to improve to 3-0.
    KP Divas were also 3-0 after beating Linne’s 9-1 Tuesday.
    Cash Waggner and KP Divas were scheduled to meet Wednesday.
    Cash Waggner had no hits Monday but Linne’s pitchers walked 14, hit two batters, and threw numerous wild pitches in three innings.