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Today's News

  • Tell City’s girls team adds quality numbers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team starts the season with 22 girls, the most it has had since 1998.
    Several talented freshmen, including current coach Katie Weyer (then Katie Chinn) helped increase the size of the 1998 team. And that is also the case this year.
    Freshman Emma Kohnert will team with senior Logan Flannagan to give the Marksmen quality depth in the high jump and probably both hurdles races.

  • Sectional title could be in TC boys’ reach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—This area’s boys track sectional has been won by Perry County teams the last three years and very well could be again this year.
    But Tell City Coach Zac Hartz hopes it is Tell City bringing home the crown, as it was in 2011, instead of Perry Central, as it was the last two years.
    With 41 boys on the team—the most ever—including 11 seniors and 16 lettermen, the Marksmen might have the talent and depth to achieve that goal.

  • Commodores shoot for 3rd sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With strong sprinters, distance runners, hurdlers and jumpers, Perry Central will try for its third consecutive boys track sectional title this spring.
    The Commodores have 27 boys on the team. There are only six seniors, “but man, there’s a lot of talent in that senior group,” said Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Tell City baseball team scrimmage Saturday

    TELL CITY - Tell City's baseball team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Frank Clemens Field.

    The public is invited.

  • Fundraising dinner Friday for Perry County bust of Whitcomb

    TELL CITY –  Friends of Ed Whitcomb, a committee formed to honor the former governor of Indiana, has announced its future plans.

    Donations are being solicited in order to commemorate Ed and his wife, Evelyn’s, lives and time spent in Perry County. The money will be used to purchase a bust of Whitcomb identical to one that resides in the Statehouse in Indianapolis and was sculpted by Greg Harris of Cannelton.

    The bust will reside at the Tell City Depot, home of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Writing a book brought Whitcomb to Perry County

    Text and photos by Larry Goffinet

    It was a book that brought Ed Whitcomb to Perry County.

    But it wasn’t one extolling the virtues of the county – it was one he was trying to write about his sailing solo around the world.

    “I was writing a book, living in Hayden (in Jennings County, where he grew up), and I had so many interruptions trying to do it,” the former Indiana governor said last Thursday.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H members give demonstrations

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Gang 4-H club had its second meeting of the year March 11 at Perry Central. Club members enjoyed a trail-mix snack, homemade caramel corn, yogurt and fruit donated by Rebecca Etienne.

    Snacks started at 5:45 and the meeting started promptly at 6 p.m. Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. Leaders distributed project manuals and several demonstrations were given. Camiren Zellers and Jace French showed club members how to make homemade pizza pockets while Phillip Dauby demonstrated how to make Koolaid.  

  • Special education workshops April 8, May 6

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs will offer two workshops for those who want for more information about special-education practices.

    Register online. If fewer than three registrations are received, the workshop may be canceled. The program is free and open to the public.
    The workshops will be presented by Leisa Barber, INSOURCE Regional Program specialist.

  • Leadership Perry County alumni reunion April 3

    PERRY COUNTY – Alumni and friends of Leadership Perry County are invited to an April 3 reunion dinner at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge for alumni. Friends of alumni can eat for $15.

    Some records of alumni are incomplete so those attending should make reservations by sending email to Mary K Cardinal at marykcardinal@sbcglobal.com or call 547-8945.

  • Tots Lots enrolling for 2014-15 school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old Frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.    

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.