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Today's News

  • Box of Blessings:

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A new Blessing Box created from the time and talents of Perry Countians over the past several months is offering non-perishable food to those in need. 

    According to Louann Oberhausen, a member of St. Paul Catholic Church’s Ministry of Charity, Blessing Boxes like the one located at the church have popped up across the country and allow people to donate non-perishable food items. Those in need can access what they need.

  • A round toward victory
  • The winter forecast?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Cold weather is coming, but just how severe will Old Man Winter be in 2017-18? The answer depends on where you put your winter prognostication faith. Local lore is predicting either a bitterly cold winter or a mild season with either lots of snow or very little. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall.

  • Party caucus today will fill District 74 seat

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a Republican Party caucus at 6 p.m. today to fill the Indiana District 74 seat vacated by Lloyd Arnold. The district consists of all or portions of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. The candidate nominated will serve out the remainder of Arnold’s two-year term, which will conclude at the end of 2018.

  • Tell City girls have improved shooting

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved guard play and shooting could lead to a winning season for Tell City’s girls basketball team.
    ““With Katie Goffinet, Hayley Fackler, who just continues to get better, Lizzy Kehl, Chloe Carman and Grace Kreilein, for the first time in a while I feel like our guard play is going to be pretty good,” said Coach John Hayes.
    Four of those players will start, though, so the Marksmen will be a guard-dominated team.

  • Six locals on academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Five Perry County boys and one local girl were named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ academic all-state teams last week.
    Tell City seniors Leo and Thomas Simpson and junior Chase Beckort and Perry Central seniors John Bashor and Luke Bishop made the boys team.
    Tell City senior Alex Reed and juniors Elliot Reed and Will Simpson received honorable mention on it, as did Perry Central’s Ethan Bolin and Logan Hubert.

  • Cannelton team has experience, no depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—The good news for Cannelton’s girls basketball team is it has some experience.
    Five letter winners return, including last year’s leaders in rebounding, assists and steals and two of the top three scorers.
    The bad news is the Bulldogs have little depth. There are only two other players - both freshmen - on the roster, and one of them has never played organized basketball.

  • Tell City girls have improved shooting

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved guard play and shooting could lead to a winning season for Tell City’s girls basketball team.
    “With Katie Goffinet, Hayley Fackler, who just continues to get better, Lizzy Kehl, Chloe Carman and Grace Kreilein, for the first time in a while I feel like our guard play is going to be pretty good,” said Coach John Hayes.
    Four of those players will start, though, so the Marksmen will be a guard-dominated team.

  • Cold 3rd Q dooms PC girls against Raiders

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central went scoreless in the third quarter and lost to Southridge 37-33 in season-opening girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores had some problems with Southridge’s press early and fell behind 11-2.
    Then they started to break it and Southridge got in foul trouble with it and called it off.
    The Commodores went on a 6-0 run to take a 19-18 lead with 2:17 left in the first half.

  • State meet capped amazing run for Tell City

    Tell City’s boys cross country team will still be good next year. As I wrote earlier, the Marksmen should still be sectional favorites, and they could compete for another regional title unless several more outstanding runners join Christian Academy.
    But it will be hard to top the run they have had lately.
    They have extended their streak of winning the Jasper sectional to five consecutive years and next year will try to match the school’s best streak ever of six years set in the 1970s, when Tell City had more than twice as many students as it has now.