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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Marksmen outrun Perry Central boys

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson and Cameron Kessinger each won two individual events as Tell City beat Perry Central 79-53 in boys track Thursday.
    Tell City won 13 of the 16 events.
    Simpson won the 1600-meter run in 4:36 and the 3200 in 9:52.
    “Obviously his two-mile was impressive - that was a personal record by right at 10 seconds,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz.
    Simpson teamed with Thomas Simpson, Seth Vaquero and Chase Beckort to win the 3200 relay in 11:43.75.

  • Bonfire ambitions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    As  I wrote a few years ago, my friends accused me of borderline paganism when I spent a Saturday night drinking around a bonfire for Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht in German. It was a fun night back in 2011. I drank plenty of beer and cheered the arrival of May 1. I then crawled into a tent and slept until noon the next day.

  • Despite potential flaws, red-light camera might be needed at city intersection

    That the use of red-light cameras can be abused has been well documented, especially in Chicago, which has more such cameras than any other city in the country.

    For that reason we have editorialized against the use of such cameras in the past. But if drivers don’t stop running red lights at one of Tell City’s busiest intersections, we will have to recommend that the city look into installing a camera there.

  • America needs tax reform

    U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

    Guest Columnist

     

    Americans got a three day reprieve when this year’s deadline for filing taxes was moved to April 18. But taxpayers received no reprieve from dealing with a burdensome, outdated tax system.