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Today's News

  • Tell City boys 6th in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City placed second in the 200-yard medley relay but finished sixth overall in the six-team junior high PAC boys swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 101 points, 10 behind fifth-place South Spencer. Lukas Hill set three conference records, including two individual ones, as Pike Central won the meet with 339 points.

    Tell City’s Miles Brown, Neal Hollinden, Drew Ettensohn and Josh Gaynor swam the 200 medley relay in 2:34.31.

  • TC girls finish fifth in junior high PAC meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay en route to a fifth-place finish in team standings at the six-team PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 91 points. Heritage Hills won with 330 points.

  • Reliving the automotive age of days gone by

    Richard Hedrick
    By the Side
    of the Road

    During recent trips to St. Louis and Atlanta, I found myself ruminating about the changes that have taken place in the field of vehicular conveyance in the past 60 years or so.

    I usually try to catch a few winks on these long forays, but the corrugated strip running along the sides of today’s four lane highways provides an instant warning of any ill-advised trajectory.

    A half century ago, people behind the wheel would fall asleep and, if they were lucky, wake up in the hospital. 

  • Illegal dumping, litterbugs deserve public’s disgust

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I found an empty fast-food bag lying alongside the county road leading to the farm a couple of weeks ago. I pulled over and picked it up. There was nothing inside but I’m sure the empty wrappers and the curly-fries container were lying nearby or further down the road.

    Other than the stray beer can, there isn’t much littering on the county road. I guess the litterbug traveling by was just too busy to find a trash can the next time he or she stopped for gas or made it home.

  • New scooter law makes sense but could have been better

    A new law affecting motorized scooters passed by the Indiana General Assembly this year makes sense but could have been a little better.

    Scooters, also known as motorized bicycles or mopeds, are now required to be licensed and their drivers are now required to have state-issued identification cards with scooter endorsements.

    Those IDs and scooter license plates can be obtained at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a $17.30 fee plus a $10 excise charge.

  • Tell City schools kickball tourney April 6

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a kickball tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Tell City softball fields. The event is sponsored by the Tell City Junior-Senior After Prom Committee and all money raised will be used for after-prom prizes.

    Cost is $40 per team if registered by Wednesday, April 2. Game-day registration will be $50 per team. Teams must have eight players on the roster with no more than 10 total players. Only eight players will be on the field at one time.

  • 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.

    An “Article 7 and Discipline” workshop will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Perry Central to host dodgeball tourney

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older.
    Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • Community Events

    VFW breakfast Saturday
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the post home. Cost is $6.50 plus tax. The public is invited.

    Band Boosters auction May 3
    TELL CITY – Tell City Band Boosters will hold their annual silent and live auctions May 3 in the high school’s Red Apple Inn. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and silent-auction bidding will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A live auction will be held at 11 a.m.

  • Sommer Strong benefit April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City.

    In January, Sommer was diagnosed with stage four, metastasized ocular melanoma of the liver.

    There is no cover charge for this event. Pre-purchased chicken dinners will be available for pickup at 11 a.m. and can also be delivered if requested. Drive-up dinners will be available starting at noon. A cornhole tourney will also start at noon. To enter, contact Carl Sommer at 719-7791.