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Today's News

  • Double-crossed!

    Members of the Tell City Marching Marksmen rehearse their show, “Double-crossed!” Monday evening. Music Director Natasha Edmondson said this year’s theme takes the performers and audiences into the 1920s, with lots of jazz and color-guard girls clad in the fringed frocks of flappers.

  • Waupaca Foundry to be sold by KPS to Hitachi

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile- and gray-iron castings, announced Tuesday Hitachi Metals Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire the company from its current owner, KPS Capital Partners LP, a New York-based private-equity firm.

  • Road race planned for bicentennial

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial anniversary scheduled for Nov. 1 will pit local runners against each other in a 200-mile tag-team road race, Cheri Taylor told the county commissioners in a regular meeting Tuesday. (In the print edition, the News erroneously reported this race will be for drivers.)

  • Marksmen fall to Huskies in 5-game match

    TELL CITY—“Our serve-receive was a little sluggish tonight,” Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said after her volleyball team’s 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-11 season-opening loss to Evansville North Monday.
    She also said, “That was the best North team we’ve ever come up against. They were a good solid team.
    “They stayed focused. After we won the second game 25-14, we came back sluggish for game three.”
    Emma Kohnert led Tell City with 17 kills and Mary Steen added seven. Natalie Peter had 27 assists.

  • Perry Central girls team favored in PLAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Good grouping among its top three runners could help Perry Central’s girls cross country team repeat as PAC champion.
    Sophomore Jillian Theis and seniors Marie Schwartz and Megan Thomas are in a close battle for the team’s No. 1 runner, said Coach Jason Barnett.
    “The way they’ve been matching up in practice, any of them could be.

  • Tell City girls set high goals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With its biggest team in seven years, Tell City may also have one of its best girls cross country teams in years.
    Six of the seven runners who ran in the sectional last year return, but two newcomers on the 12-girl roster are vying with Hailey Carman for the No. 1 spot on the team.
    Carman, a junior, was the team’s No. 1 runner last year, placing 12th in the PAC and 17th in the six-team sectional.

  • Perry Central team has quality but lacks depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Two of the five scorers from Perry Central’s sectional runner-up boys cross country team last year graduated and two others of the top seven chose not to run this year.
    But Coach Jason Barnett should still have a strong team, anchored by senior Aaron Pierrard.
    Pierrard was the individual champion in the eight-team Jasper sectional last year and is being recruited by several colleges, including the University of Southern Indiana.

  • Young Tell City could repeat sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated the top three runners from its team that won the boys cross country sectional and placed second in the regional last year.
    But Coach Chris Hollinden thinks the Marksmen could be even better this year.
    They return six lettermen (everyone who competes in at least one varsity race letters) and have three talented freshmen from last year’s 80-0 junior high team on their 14-man roster.

  • Perry Central will feature quick team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Featuring speed, size, and good upperclassman numbers, Perry Central’s football team will try to repeat as PLAC champions.
    The Commodores finished 9-3 last year, losing in their Class A sectional finals to No. 1-ranked Linton.
    That team featured good speed, but “I think we’re quicker overall than last year,” Coach Greg Gibson said Monday. “I don’t know if we have anyone as fast as Austin LeClere was, but we’ve got some that are close.”

  • Tell City returns 2 starters on offense

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s football team is the Marksmen return Co-PAC Most Valuable Player Elliott Brown from their first winning season (6-4) in seven years.
    The bad news is the only other returning starter on offense is fullback C.J. Rowe.
    There are nine seniors but only six returning lettermen on the 34-man roster.
    That’s why new coach Ronnie Robinson, one of the team’s former top assistants, said a lack of experience is his main concern.