Today's News

  • Jarboe’s goal is to revitalize TC soccer

    Pat Jarboe was named Tell City’s varsity soccer coach last winter and has hit the ground running to try to improve the team and its profile in the community.
    Like most of the coaches Tell City has had since starting the varsity team in 2010, Jarboe, 54, did not play soccer in high school, as no area school had soccer when he was in school.
    But he still has extensive experience in the sport.

  • Schwartz building impressive hoops resumé

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Abe Schwartz is the only Perry Central athlete to ever play on sectional championship teams in three sports in one school year.
    But basketball was always his first love of those sports and the one that he would like to coach at the youth level someday. And just entering his junior year in college, he has already compiled an impressive resumé in that sport.

  • Combs leads Typhoons in meet

    NEWBURGH—Kayla Combs scored in five individual events to lead the Tri-County Typhoons in the Newburgh Swim Club’s Summer Splash meet last weekend.
    Combs placed ninth in the age-11-12 girls 50-meter breaststroke in 49.59 seconds.
    She placed 13th in the 50 backstroke in 45.56, 15th in the 100 freestyle in 1:31.17, and 16th in the 50 free in 36.23 and in the 50 butterfly in 52.59.
    She teamed with Emma Armstrong, Claire Mowery and Mary Hollinden to place fifth in a relay in 3:13.84.
    Mowery placed 13th in the 11-12 girls 50 breast in 50.80.

  • Cash Waggner, Team Central split doubleheader

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner and Team Central split their Tell City age-11-14 girls doubleheader Tuesday, leaving them still tied for first place in the loss column.
    Each was scheduled to play other teams Wednesday. If both won, that would set up a battle between the two to decide the league title Monday.
    Team Central came from behind in Tuesday’s first game, scoring four runs in the bottom of the last inning to win 10-9.
    Two walks, a double by Addison Fella, and a single by Bailey Little tied the game.

  • Commodores sweep Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Colten Bland went 3 for 3 with two RBIs as Perry Central trounced Springs Valley 11-1 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Monday.
    Steven Beckman added three RBIs on a single and a walk and Christian Hagan hit an RBI double.
    Cain Hohne and Dylan Hubert combined to pitch a no-hitter for Perry Central.
    Hohne pitched the first three innings for the win, walking five and striking out two.
    Hubert pitched the last inning, walking none and striking out one.

  • Snyder was 4th 2011 TC alum to play four years of college baseball

    In my June 11 column about Tell City’s 2011 graduates who played four years of college baseball, I inadvertently omitted Cordell Snyder.
    Snyder was one of the catchers for Oakland City University’s team this spring, splitting time there with Harrison graduate Ethan Collins, who also has Tell City ties (Collins’ parents, David and Dana Ice Collins are Tell City graduates).
    Snyder played 19 games, starting 13, for the 18-26 Oaks this year. He hit .205 with seven RBIs and drew five walks as he compiled a .326 on-base percentage.

  • Weedman signs with Evansville Otters, makes debut Tuesday

    EVANSVILLE—Shane Weedman, a 2011 Tell City graduate, signed with the Evansville Otters Frontier League professional baseball team this week.
    Weedman made his debut with the Otters Tuesday, pitching the ninth inning of a 10-4 win over the Frontier Greys. He gave up one hit and no runs or walks. He struck out one.
    “He was very successful,” commented Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “I am so excited for him! It is a neat thing.

  • Parker gets workout in class all-star game

    Sports Editor

    ANDERSON—Perry Central’s Brittany Parker got plenty of playing time - maybe too much - in the Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic girls Class A/2A all-star game Saturday.
    Parker played a team-high 33 1/2 minutes of the 40-minute game for Team Benson in its 87-45 loss to Team Wilkerson.
    She tied for second on her team in scoring with nine points (Eve Galbreath of Switzerland County led with 13) and tied for third in rebounds with five despite being the shortest player on either team.

  • Longtime Cannelton employer closing its doors

    By Stuart Cassidy and Vince Luecke


    CANNELTON – A longtime Cannelton employer will close its doors in the next year, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. It will also bring an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

    The Master Lock Co. announced this week that it will close its Sentry Safe manufacturing facilities in Cannelton and in Rochester, N.Y. The Cannelton plant was owned for decades by Schwab Corp. and is still known by that name to many in the local community.  

  • March of Dimes baby contest July 11

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes baby contest will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The contest is open to boys and girls birth to 59 months (those who have not yet reached their fifth birthday). There will be no admission charge at the gate the day of the contest. The theme this year is “Down On The Farm” but children can dress in any style. Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants in each boy and girl age group.