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Today's News

  • Small turnout has big time at game

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Possibly deterred by the threat of rain, one of the smallest turnouts ever showed up for the Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game Tuesday.
    But the 14 who played (some older ones came just to watch) put on a good show in the five innings.
    One team turned a triple play, and that was not even voted the best defensive play of the game.
    Jeremy Edwards caught a fly ball that two of the young pinch-runners did not think he would get to. Neither tagged up, and both were doubled off base.

  • Schweizer Fest sports move into high gear

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest sports events were scheduled to start with the archery tourney Saturday but will move into high gear this week.
    Next up is the annual old-timers baseball game Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field.
    Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the field. Batting practice will start shortly after, with the game starting at approximately 6:30 p.m.
    Tri-state players age 40 and older are eligible to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit, best defensive play, and oldest player.

  • Competitive juices flow in dart league

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Athletes of all ages are always looking for an outlet for their competitive nature, and several area adults have found it in Tell City dart leagues.
    “It’s challenging,” said Chad Taylor. “If you’re in any sport, you strive to get better and better.”
    Another reason some like it is “it’s easy on the body,” said Dave Sanders.

  • Crawfords win Schweizer scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY – Joyce and Ron Crawford II win a year’s subscription to the News for correctly identifying 18 local landmarks in the newspaper’s annual pre-Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt contest.
    Photos in the July 25 issue were of the following:
    1. Barrels in a wagon in front of Braunie’s on Main Street.
    2. One of the details in an airplane mural painted on the side of Hauenstein’s.
    3. Portion of a sign for the Community Christian Church Preschool.
    4. Window at Blackie’s Tire Shop.

  • School board discusses hiring, high-ability funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s school board voted July 18 to add administrative-assistant duties to those of third-grade teacher Margie Weatherholt and to employ an instructional assistant to teach elementary art.

  • 55th Schweizer Fest arrives this week

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, a Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and  you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.

  • Schweizer Fest dinner to honor Dot Kessner

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Dorothy “Dot” Kessner Thursday.

  • TC man jailed after car collides with house

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Police said a Tell City man whose car crashed into a home was inhaling vapors from a canister of compressed air when he apparently blacked out Friday morning.
    Michael C. Aders, 27, of 545 N. 14th St., was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, inhaling toxic vapors and speeding too fast to avoid a collision after his car traveled off the alley in the 400 block between 12th and 13th streets and hit the home, damaging its foundation.

  • Former mayor reflects on public life grounded on family, service

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Former Mayor Bill Goffinet wasn’t born in the city he led for 16 years, but nearly a decade after he left office, he calls Tell City a wonderful hometown that has supported him and his family for more than half a century. He, in turn, is proud of the service he has provided to the community and its citizens.

  • Book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School

    TELL CITY – Following are the book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School.
    Kindergarten
    Rental math, $22.53    
    Rental science, $16.25    
    Non-rental materials fee, $10    
    Non-rental reading fee, $10    
    Non-rental technology fee, $10    
    Non-rental art materials, $5    
    Non-rental music, $4    
    Non-rental student handbook, $4