Today's News

  • Team LaGrange wins Schweizer Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Team LaGrange, Kent, Cindy and Taylor LaGrange, won the Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt for 2018. They correctly identified all 19 locations in the city that were published in the Aug. 2 issue. Some of those searching the city for signs, monuments and roof ornaments, called it the toughest contest yet. Others said they had an easier time identifying the photos than they did in past years.

  • Road to Citizen of the Year not a lone venture

    TELL CITY – In a Wednesday evening ceremony filled with applause and cheers, a humble Gene Borders accepted his recognition as this year’s Schweizer Fest Citizen of the Year. Presented annually, the award highlights a special community member who’s been a merit to the community, accomplishing noteworthy activities through civic organizations, volunteer service, or governmental representation, and whose unselfish work for the benefit of others and dedicated pride in the community

  • Winter shelter program forming in county

    TELL CITY – Homelessness. The problem often goes unseen and overlooked. Tell City, Cannelton and Troy don’t have men and women sleeping in streets or alleyways but there are Perry Countians, oftentimes families, who don’t have much certainty about where they’ll be sleeping tonight, next week or next winter.

  • Marksmen outshoot Bosse

    EVANSVILLE—Mollie Arnold shot 51 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Bosse 227-267 in its girls golf season opener Monday.

    Teammate Hannah Gray was right behind Arnold with 52.

    Cloey Pledger shot 60 and Maggie Lamb 64 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.

    Macy Hammand led Bosse with 65.

    “We scored very well for our first match,” said Tell City Coach Amber Wheatley. “The girls have pretty much picked up where they left off last year, and I hope to continue to see improvement.

  • The Post wins playoff title in softball league


    Sports Editor Emeritus


    TELL CITY—Chelsey Billings went 4 for 5 as The Post beat Cash Waggner 18-7 for the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney title Saturday.

    The Post led only 9-6 until putting the game away with a nine-run sixth inning.

    Lauren Goffinet added three hits, including two triples, for The Post. Brittany Roark also had three hits.

    Annie Wood went 3 for 4 to lead Cash Waggner.

  • Ettensohn propels TC to win

    PRINCETON— Forward Gabrielle Ettensohn scored both goals as Tell City beat Princeton 2-0 in the junior high girls soccer season opener Saturday.

    “Our girls played very well for the first game of the season,” said Tell City Coach Joe Ettensohn. “We had about 10 shots on goal total and played good defense.”

    The first goal was about 14 minutes into the game. Tell City had a free kick from about 25 yards out and Gabrielle Ettensohn took the kick and put it over the goalie’s head into the back of the net.

  • Generations collide at Old-timers baseball classic


    Staff Writer



    TELL CITY— Under the threat of a storm that eventually passed by harmlessly, the Schweizer Fest Old Timers Baseball Game players began their warm-up hour on the Frank Clemens Field in Hagedorn Park.

  • Moles, myths and misconceptions

    Tim Gibb

    Purdue University


    Occasionally I am asked to speak at landscape management meetings about moles – you know, the furry little animals that tunnel just below ground and make such a mess of a lawn. I don’t know why they ask me, an insect scientist, to speak about moles. I assume it is because it just dawned on the guy who was originally asked that he had a previous commitment, such as an oil change, or he had to back out because he “woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.”

  • Cannelton man seriously injured in fall from tree

    FERDINAND – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fall from a tree that resulted in a Cannelton Indiana man suffering life threatening injuries.

    Shane Thomas, 44, fell approximately 50 feet from a tree and was taken by another camper to urgent care in Ferdinand. He was then transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and later flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

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