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Today's News

  • Local firm low bidder on lift station

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County contractor was the apparent low bidder to construct a regional wastewater lift station that will serve the new Perry County Memorial Hospital and nearby property owners.

  • District 2 council race to be contested in May

    Goffinet seeks second term, says he wants to improve county-city communication

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – County Councilman Stan Goffinet wants to continue serving in that role for a second term, and made that intent official with a signature Tuesday.

  • Tell City 1-4 at Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON—David Teague and Cody Osborne each went 5-0 but Tell City won only once in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    The Marksmen beat North Posey 53-16 but lost to Evansville Central 60-21, Mount Vernon 52-21, Reitz 50-30, and Castle 60-15.
    “We had another tough weekend of wrestling, going 1-4 against some very good competition,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.

  • Osborne, LeClere on Region 9 team

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City offensive lineman Cody Osborne and Perry Central punter Austin LeClere have been named to the Region 9 senior football all-star team.
    Members of the 27-man team are eligible to be considered for the South team for Indiana’s annual North-South all-star game in July.
    That team will be chosen in March from among the five region all-star teams in the southern half of the state.

  • Claise signs to pitch for Lincoln Trail College

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Miranda Claise liked everything about Lincoln Trail College when she visited the Robinson, Ill., campus and worked out with the women’s softball team.

  • Rebels rally late to top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City led most of the game but South Spencer went on an 11-2 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Marksmen 63-59 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Malin Webb scored six points on three layups in that run. Two of them came in transition, including one after he made a steal, as the Rebels’ defensive pressure bothered Tell City’s young guards.
    Nathan Kuester added four free throws in that run. The last two gave the Rebels a 59-50 lead with 59 seconds left.

  • Commodores’ steals, free throws beat Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Basketball coaches often preach that turnovers and free throws decide games, and that was certainly the case in Perry Central’s 61-54 girls win over Tell City Monday.
    Tell City outshot the Commodores from the field 52.5 percent to 35.7 percent and outrebounded them 42-27.
    But the Marksmen committed 23 turnovers compared with a season-low five for the Commodores.

  • Boy Scouts get inside look at the News

    First-graders from Tiger Cubs Pack 192 visited the Perry County News last week for a behind-the-scenes tour.

    The Scouts got a close-up look at the newsroom, camera department and mailroom. Pictured above is News mailroom supervisor Jim Lawson showing the Scouts how newspaper ad flyers are inserted.

    Pictured are Tiger Cub Pack 192 with Den Leader Brandon Roper. From left to right are Scouts Kaden Little, Rex Roper, Ross Melton, Damieon Kyle and Trasia Redwine.

  • Cannelton schools release honor roll

    Cannelton Elementary School

    CANNELTON — Cannelton school officials announced the following students were named to the school’s honor roll for the first semester:

    THIRD Grade: DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL - Margie Weatherholt, Gavin Melton.

    HONOR ROLL - John Blunk, Kendall Hale.

    HONORABLE MENTION - Cody Kempf, Jack Terry, Nevaeh Young.

    FOURTH Grade: DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL - Jamie Powers.

    HONOR ROLL - Logan Bishop, Jhett Garrett, Samarah Schneider.

  • Perry Central introduces homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The 2013-14 Perry Central Basketball homecoming ceremony will be held between games of the boys’ varsity-junior varsity basketball game against Orleans Friday. The junior varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The high-school student body chose the queen and king.
    The queen candidates are  Kendall Carter, Miranda Claise and Kosha Wetzel.

    Kendall, of rural Tell City, is the daughter of Kari and Brad Brown and Chris and Rhonda Carter.