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Today's News

  • Davis’ 37 homers at break no guarantee he’ll finish with 60

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has hit 37 home runs at the all-star break, tying the American League record set by Reggie Jackson in 1969 and just two short of the major league record set by Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds in the seasons when they finished with at least 70.
    Sammy Sosa, who hit 66 homers in 1998, 63 in 1999, and 64 in 2001, never had 37 at the all-star break.
    So that must mean Davis is guaranteed to hit at least 60 this season and become a perennial 40- to 60-homer man every season, right?

  • Latta wins Summer Fest 5K run

    TELL CITY—John Latta won the Summer Fest 5-kilometer run June 29, finishing more than a minute ahead of runner-up Brandon Mundy.
    Donovan Ingle was third in 18:49, 14 seconds behind Mundy.
    Current or former Tell City cross country runners took five of the top six places.
    Donald Knieriem, who ran in the Boston Marathon this year, finished eighth overall and won the 60-and-older men’s division.
    Addie Terry was the women’s champion.

  • Perry Countians fall in IFC bouts

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—It was a rough night for Perry County fighters, who went 0-3 at a kickboxing event held by Indiana Fighting Champion-ship Saturday.
    Thomas Kellems and Kyle Osborne each went the distance but suffered unanimous decision losses.
    Kellems lost a back-and-forth match with David Colburn. Osborne lost to Ryan “Octane” Fischer.

  • Rockport wins five of its last six regular-season games

    ROCKPORT—Rockport won won five of six American Legion baseball games in the past week to conclude its regular season on a high note.
    Tell City graduate Dayne Seibert drove in three runs in a 15-2 blowout of Boonville July 9.
    Tell City junior C.J. Rowe improved to 4-0 on the mound as Rockport defeated Jasper 11-4 July 10.
    Rowe struck out three and got plenty of help from his offense, which belted out 19 hits.
    Post 254’s offense exploded for eight first-inning runs in a 17-1 blowout of Washington Friday.

  • Evanston hosts area’s only men’s softball

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    EVANSTON—Local recreational softball players of all ages have gotten a chance to carry out their athletic ambitions on a weekly basis in Evanston.
    Currently in its fourth season, the Evanston Men’s Softball League is the only recreational league of its kind available to residents of Spencer and Perry counties. It began in 2010 and was run by Rodney Schaefer.

  • Hayes resigns as Tell City’s softball coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—John Hayes decided being head coach of teams in two consecutive seasons would be too much, so he has resigned as Tell City’s girls softball coach.
    Hayes was named Tell City’s girls basketball coach this summer after two years as John Lyons’ assistant.

  • Keeping Main Street in bloom

    Brad Belcher waters hanging baskets along Main Street last week. He has volunteered his efforts this summer to keep the flowers green, using a pressurized tank on wheels, and his efforts have been aided by regular rainfall. “They still get dry so they need water during the summer,” he said. Bev Minto, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau and a member of the city beautification committee, said Belcher has done a top-notch job. A local company, VIP Foliage, worked with the committee to prepare the baskets.

  • Youth Refuge summer bash fun

    The Youth Refuge group held a summer bash July 13 in Cannelton. Area businesses donated items for the event and Cannelton Fire Department fireman Ryan Powers and Cannelton Police Department Sgt. David Biever and Patrolman Micah Jackson, along with police canine Erik, were present to meet and hold demonstrations for children.

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church picnic Aug. 4

    FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda, a member of the National Registry of Historical Churches, is hosting its annual summer picnic Aug. 4.
    Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with fried chicken and roast-beef dinners with all the trimmings and dessert served in the air-conditioned dining rooms until 2 p.m. Carry-outs will also be available. Fulda’s “famous” soup will be sold by the bowl or bulk, as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fried-chicken and tenderloin sandwiches, ice cream and drinks.

  • PCMH awards scholarships to local students

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. and the Perry County Mem-orial Hospital Auxiliary are pleased to announce the following scholarship recipients:

    Deni Taylor of Branchville, daughter of Dennis and Edna Taylor, earned the $500 Lewis C. Lohoff Memorial Scholarship Award. She is a graduate of Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, where she participated in FFA, German and art clubs, Students Taking Action Not Drugs and National Honor Society.