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  • Tell City bank robber believed to be behind bars in Illinois

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    URBANA, Ill. – One of two Indiana men arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after allegedly robbing an Illinois bank is believed to be the suspect in Tell City’s July bank heist.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Ronald Corbin, 49, of Lafayette is believed to be the person who entered German American’s northside branch July 19 and demanded cash. The man allegedly showed the teller a handgun but did not point it any anyone.

  • City bids farewell to Mayor Hagedorn

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Few people epitomized Tell City and its pride better than Walter Hagedorn, who as mayor guided the Ohio River community for 24 years with grit and determination few could match. The former mayor, who left office in December 1987, died Friday at the age of 93. His passing marks the end of a chapter of Tell City government but those who followed in his footsteps of public service said his legacy will last for years as the city moves forward.

  • Tell City’s big plays doom Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Trent Lindauer scored two long touchdowns as Tell City beat Perry Central 43-12 in eighth grade football Thursday.
    Lindauer scored on a 56-yard run in the first quarter and a 60-yard kickoff return in the second period.
    He also ran 46 yards to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Bryson Naviaux.
    Naviaux threw touchdown passes of 10 yards to Bryon Reid and 21 yards to Davin Lawrence.

  • Tell City sweeps Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Tell City won every match in straight sets as it defeated Crawford County 5-0 in boys tennis Thursday.
    Jake Swihart dominated Tim Knieriem 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.
    Zach Fisher beat Drake Melton 6-3, 6-1 in No. 2 and Luke Thomas beat Brennan Kannapel 6-2, 6-2 in No. 3.
    Jeff Yeung and Austin Paulin had to go to a tie-breaker in the first set but beat Tyson Sloan and Ty Stevens 7-6 (7-62), 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    Kevin Yeung and Tyler Groves topped Adam Beasley and Brent Smith 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Bulldogs fall to Wood Memorial

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton lost to Wood Memorial 25-16, 25-6, 25-1 in volleyball Thursday but Coach Bridget Bruggeman said the Bulldogs showed improvement in communication and hustle.
    “I feel like our overall attitude made a huge difference,” said Bruggeman. “I’ve been trying to encourage the girls to hustle with all their hearts on every play until they hear the whistle.”
    Mikah Hemmings led Cannelton with five kills and 10 ace serves.
    Makala Kellems, Nicole Harris and Jordyn Vogt each added two kills.

  • Tell City knocks off Lanesville

    TELL CITY—Tell City came back from a 13-4 deficit in the fourth game to beat Lanesville 25-10, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Logan Flannagan served six consecutive points to start Tell City’s comeback and Cassie Bryant later served the last eight points.
    Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said the comeback “was a positive” and her players “were scrappy.” But she said they still need work on serve reception and passing to the setter.

  • Commodores off to best volleyball start in team history

    LYNNVILLE—Hannah Harpenau made 21 kills, two blocks and 12 digs as Perry Central beat Tecumseh 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.
    Perry Central improved to 9-0, the best start in the team’s 41-year history.
    Sydney Goffinet added 11 kills, Jordan Sprinkle eight, and Brittany Parker six as the Commodores, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 2A, knocked off the team ranked No. 8 in Class A.
    Grace James had 45 assists.
    Sprinkle and Madeline Hubert each made four blocks and James added three.

  • Tell City 3rd, Perry Central 6th in 25-team Cougar Classic

    RAMSEY—Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden has said all season that his team will battle Perry Central for the Crawford County sectional title this year. And Thursday the Marksmen proved for the first time this season that they can beat the Commodores.
    Both Sherry twins placed in the top 10 among 164 runners to lead Tell City to third place in North Harrison’s 25-team Cougar Classic.
    The Marksmen scored 129 points and Perry Central finished sixth with 195. Floyd Central won with 79.

  • Rebels upset Tell City

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Malin Webb scored a go-ahead touchdown and South Spencer held off a late Tell City rally to upset the Marksmen 14-7 in PAC football Friday.
    On the decisive drive, the Rebels took over on their own 49-yard line after Isaac Rowan intercepted a Brennan Malone pass on fourth and 8 and returned it 24 yards.
    Jake Burden, who led the Rebels with 102 yards rushing on 16 carries, gained 44 yards on the drive, putting together runs of 18, 10 and 13 yards.

  • Commodores blast Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Perry Central amassed 548 yards of total offense in a 49-0 PLAC football win over Crawford County Friday.
    Austin LeClere rushed for 191 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns—one on a 59-yard run.
    Luke Hilgenhold, playing only the fourth quarter, added 79 yards on six carries. Nathan Shaw rushed for 68 yards on nine carries and Devin Martin 45 yards on three carries.
    But it was an accurate passing game early that helped open room for the runners to operate.