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Today's News

  • Tell City 17th in semistate

    NASHVILLE—No Tell City runner finished in the top 70 as the Marksmen took 17th in the 20-team boys cross country semistate Saturday.
    Tell City scored 403 points. Columbus North won with 36.
    Bryce Lain, one of two Perry Central individuals to compete, finished 48th in the 177-runner race in 16:49. But that was not good enough to advance to the state meet.
    The top six teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams advanced. The 10th qualifying individual placed 26th overall.
    Caleb Sherry finished 73rd in 17:14 to lead Tell City.

  • Mater Dei digs Tell City spikes

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Much has been made of Mater Dei’s tall, athletic volleyball front line. But the Wildcats’ strong back-row play was probably more responsible for their 25-9, 25-9, 25-14 win over Tell City in the championship match of Forest Park’s sectional Saturday.
    With their quickness and good reflexes, the Wildcats dug nearly everything Tell City hit their way.
    Logan Flannagan led the Marksmen with just six kills and the Wildcats deflected at least three of those before they hit the floor.

  • Ettensohn wins four as Typhoons finish 4th

    BOONVILLE — Drew Ettensohn won four events as the Tri-County Typhoons swim team finished fourth in the eight-team Pumpkin Plunge last weekend.

    Ettensohn took the age-12 boys 50-yard freestyle in 32.43 seconds, 100 backstroke in 1:33.21, 50 breaststroke in 47.89, and 200 free in 2:56.12.

    Gabrielle Ettensohn won the age-7 girls 50 free  in 42.45 and took second in the 50 breast in 1:16.98 and 25 butterfly in 27.97.

    Neal Hollinden won the age-11 boys 100 breast  in 1:47.60.

  • Flannagan, Hayes make All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND - Tell City hitters Logan Flannagan and Kassidie Hayes were named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Hayes, a junior, led the Marksmen in kills with 318 (including all 29 matches) and blocks with 71 (not including Tell City’s two sectional matches). Forty-two of her blocks were solos.

    She also had 260 assists, 206 digs and 45 ace serves.

  • Mater Dei digs Tell City spikes

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND — Much has been made of Mater Dei’s tall, athletic volleyball front line. But the Wildcats’ strong back-row play was probably more responsible for their 25-9, 25-9, 25-14 win over Tell City in the championship match of Forest Park’s sectional Saturday.

    With their quickness and good reflexes, the Wildcats dug nearly everything Tell City hit their way.

  • Tell City 17th in semistate

    NASHVILLE — No Tell City runner finished in the top 70 as the Marksmen took 17th in the 20-team boys cross country semistate Saturday.
    Tell City scored 403 points. Columbus North won with 36.

    Bryce Lain, one of two Perry Central individuals to compete, finished 48th in the 177-runner race in 16:49. But that was not good enough to advance to the state meet.

    The top six teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams advanced. The 10th qualifying individual placed 26th overall.

    Caleb Sherry finished 73rd in 17:14 to lead Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Chromebooks are part of Tell City students’ daily routine

    By GAGE OTTO
    News Intern

    More than 600 Google Chromebooks were handed out a few weeks ago at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and so far have been a good success and asset to the classroom. If the wireless Internet service at school is working well it certainly seems to make class simpler.

    As the Perry County News has reported, board members approved the purchase of the books to ensure all students are on as equal footing as possible when it comes to technology-based learning.

  • COLUMN: Congress should create jobs

    By JOE DONELLY
    U.S Senator

    My top priorities have always been to strengthen Indiana’s economy and to help  create Hoosier jobs. We can all agree – Democrats and Republicans – that the recent government shutdown and the threat of failing to pay our nation’s bills were a significant setback to this seemingly simple goal.

  • COLUMN: Industrial hemp potential cash crop

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    State Senator

    Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, it’s imperative lawmakers consider common sense options to improving and diversifying yields.

  • COLUMN: Director turns ‘Gravity’ into an amazing experience

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer