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Today's News

  • PC boys get by Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central past Mitchell 60-58 in boys track Thursday.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.16 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 44.22.
    Greg Baize won the 800 in 2:14 for the Commodores’ other individual victory in a running event.
    Since this was the final regular-season meet, Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett let his athletes compete in some different events and Baize placed third in the 100 dash in 12.18, which is not bad for a distance runner.

  • Billings, Gayer lead Perry Central past Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Chelsey Billings and Karissa Gayer combined for seven hits as Perry Central beat Mitchell 10-4 in PLAC softball Thursday.
    Billings went 4 for 4 with a double and drove in two runs. Gayer went 3 for 4 and scored two runs.
    Maddie Labhart added a triple to the Commodores’ 11-hit attack.
    The Commodores scored in every inning but one as they overcame an early 2-1 deficit.

  • Elliott named Perry Central girls coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—R.T. Elliott, who has coached basketball at a variety of levels, was named Perry Central’s head girls basketball coach by the school board last Monday.
    Elliott, 30, is a second grade teacher at Perry Central, where he has been employed the last six years.
    He coached the eighth grade boys team his first year at Perry Central, then was Ty Guillaume’s assistant two years with the high school girls team.

  • Tell City 4th in PAC boys track meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated a strong distance-running field Thursday and Friday, but it was not enough to extend its streak of PAC boys track championships to five.
    Tell City scored 79 points to finish fourth in the meet, which was extended to two days due to a suspension caused by lightning Thursday. Heritage Hills won with 117.

  • Why we need Relay for Life

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

     My name is Lena Joyal, and I am the event lead of the Perry County Relay for Life. I have been a member of the Army of Purple for nine years now. When I first joined Relay, there was a moderate level of participation and I would be told, “Oh you should have seen how many teams we used to have.”

    Last year was the worst public showing at Relay I have ever witnessed. I am telling you this because, I do not want that to be the case this year.

  • 51 isn’t that bad after all

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 51 Wednesday, not exactly an old age I guess, but I’m starting to finally feel my age. That, perhaps, is what really hurts. I mean literally, it hurts.

    I ran across a collection of senior photos a few weeks ago taken by the late Art Gerber in 1984. Wow, that was 34 years ago. I had a full head of blond hair, only one chin and a whole lot more muscle than I do today. The column photo above is me in 1984.

  • Job skills, not just college, key to brighter future

    When it comes to a career, college graduation is not the only measure of success. Our local high schools work hard to prepare students for the next steps in life, through advanced placement coursework, dual credit offerings and vocational classes, and many students will enroll in college.

  • A farewell to a PCMH resource

    TELL CITY – Sheila Gaynor, above left, was the guest of honor during a retirement reception held Wednesday at the Moose. Gaynor recently called it a career after 44 years with Perry County Memorial Hospital. Starting as a business clerk in 1972, a position she recalled paying her a beginning wage of $1.85, she left the hospital for a brief period in 1978 before returning the following year as a payroll clerk. Gaynor rose to become a payroll supervisor in 1993, and in 1996 was appointed the director of human resources, a position she’s held ever since.

  • Dave and Virlee Huffman

    Dave and Virlee (Reggie) Huffman of New Boston are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Huffman and the former Virlee Riehle were married on May 18, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.

    The couple have four children, Angie Huffman of Jasper, Ashley (Kenneth) Moffitt of St. Meinrad, Keith (Libbi) Huffman of Evanston and Kevin (Crissy) Huffman of Dale. Dave and Virlee have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Both are retired from the North Spencer School Corp.

  • Abel Leo Paul Turner

    Courtney Lawson and Jason Turner are proud to announce the birth of their son, Abel Leo Paul, born on March 23, 2018, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He was seven pounds and five ounces, measuring 19 inches.

    Able is welcome home by siblings Alexis Turner, age 10; Brayden Lawson, 9, and Brynleigh Lawson, 5.

    Grandparents are Candy Cameron, Jeff Lawson, Carol  Turner and the late Paul Turner, all of Tell City.