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Today's News

  • Perry Central marches to 2nd place at Paoli contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores did well in competition Saturday at Paoli, earning second place and the best-color-guard award out of seven bands despite poor field conditions.

    That’s according to their director, Andrea Clark, who said a football game and rains all night Friday preceded the contest.

    “We played a little timidly because of that,” she said, “but overall, in those conditions, I think we had a really good show.”

  • Hospital to break ground Friday for new facility

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will break ground Friday on its new facility. The public is invited to attend the 12:30 p.m. event at the construction site.

    Work is already well under way for the 117,000-square-foot hospital along Indiana 237, near the intersection with Indiana 37. It is due for completion in early 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is financing the project and bond payments will be funded through hospital operations, not taxpayer dollars.
     

  • It’s official: Perry County is a College Success Community

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Signs posted near the entrance to the county courthouse and elsewhere erected this week officially mark Perry County’s standing as a College Success Coalition County.

  • Benefit to aid girl’s battle with cancer

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A benefit band jam and silent auction Saturday will raise money for a 7-year-old girl’s ongoing battle with cancer.

    The band jam from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will feature Elsie’s Shack. Cost of admission to the benefit is $15 per person or $25 per couple.

  • Cannelton achieves big gains on ISTEP

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton students showed “tremendous” gains in their Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam results, Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported Sept. 19.

    Addressing the city’s school board, he noted he was reporting raw scores and said they differ from what the state reports.

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  • Bosse outshoots Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Addie Peter earned medalist honors but Tell City lost to Bosse 206-237 in girls golf Thursday.
    Peter shot 45 to beat Bosse’s Chandera Bradley by two strokes.
    Other Tell City scorers were Mary Grace Alvey with 63, Alex Lawalin 64, and Vanessa Hess 65.
    Jenny Hess, who shot 66, and Lindsey Presley, 67, also played for the Marksmen.
    Tell City fell to 1-15.
    The Marksmen were scheduled to complete their season in the Jasper sectional Saturday.

  • Marksmen fall in PAC matches

    TELL CITY—Tecumseh used strong spiking and serving to beat Tell City 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Senior middle hitter Brenna Floyd led Tecumseh’s attack at the net as the Braves improved to 4-0 in the conference.
    “She’s really good,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “When she got a good set, it was a kill.”

  • PC pounces on Pioneers early

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Edwards’ hot serving and a balanced spiking attack helped Perry Central beat Boonville 25-7, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23 in volleyball Thursday.
    Boonville took an early 5-2 lead in the first game. But after Perry Central forced a side out, Edwards served 17 consecutive points to put the Commodores up 20-5—despite Boonville’s calling both its timeouts during her serving turn.

  • Tell City rips Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Dry or wet field, it doesn’t seem to make any difference to Tell City running back Elliott Brown.
    For the second year in a row he rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns against Perry Central  Friday as Tell City won 34-0 on a rain-soaked field.
    He carried the ball 34 times for 250 yards, including 18 carries for 163 yards in the first half.