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Today's News

  • Heavy rain closes roads, cancels classes

    Deluge of up to 8 inches causes widespread flooding

    PERRY COUNTY - Two days of heavy rain closed state and county roadways Tuesday and Wednesday, sending water over state and county roadways and into the basements of some residents.

    In Tell City, about 4 inches of rain had fallen as of 6 a.m. Wednesday but rain continued to fall during the day. Heavier rainfall totals were reported in other locations, with some areas of the county reporting up to 8 inches.

  • The goose story's final chapter

    Every morning and night, leaving from and returning to home, I roll down my car's driver's-side window half way and listen for the goose on the lake below my house. The big white-plumed bird never fails to offer a honk or two, either welcoming me home or saying goodbye.

  • History is as important as other subjects

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced in October that a social studies category will be added to Indiana's statewide testing program for school children, known as ISTEP, for grades 4, 6 and 8 when the test moves to spring.

    That subject had previously been totally ignored in the tests. But a national study released last month sponsored by Common Core, a new nonpartisan group pushing for the liberal arts in public school curriculums, indicates it's not a moment too soon to be adding this vital subject.

  • Tell City boys sixth in PAC

    TELL CITY - Tell City, with just four boys competing, finished sixth in the junior high boys PAC swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won with 349 points. Tell City scored 75.

    The Archers had five boys on their roster and one was unable to compete because he was sick.

    So they had to have a diver swim to give them enough boys to enter two relays.

    They placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with Wade Bryant, Trent Harding, Colin Malone and Gate Otto swimming it in 3:29.95.

    Those same four boys placed fifth in the 200 medley relay in 3:41.54.

  • Tell City girls 2nd in PAC

    TELL CITY - Amanda Wagner won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City to second place in the six-team PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Wagner won the 50-yard breaststroke in 32.21 seconds and the 100 individual medley in 1:05.57.

    She teamed with Bailey Malone, Amber Fentress and Jessica Ballman to win the 200 free relay in 1:58.20.

    Those same four girls placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:12.96.

    Malone placed second in the 200 free in 2:21.60.

    Ballman took second in the 100 free in 1:06.94 and fourth in the 50 free in 29.33.

  • Huber, Schroeder win most PC hoop awards

    LEOPOLD - Nick Huber was named the boys Most Valuable Player and Alie Schroeder received the most girls awards at Perry Central's basketball awards program Thursday.

    Huber received the most varsity boys awards, including ones for leading scorer, best free-throw percentage, most rebounds, and All-PLAC.

    He was a repeat winner for free-throw percentage.

    No girls MVP award was presented, but Schroeder was a repeat winner for leading scorer, most rebounds and most blocked shots (she shared the blocked shots award with Melissa Schatz last year).

  • Huber selected MVP of all-county team

    There were more good players than usual to pick from for this year's All-Perry County boys basketball team, as the statistics bear out.

    Eight players had double-figure scoring averages. That's three more than last year and the most since 1999, when there were also eight (two years ago there were just two).

    This season also saw two of the four highest individual season field-goal percentages ever compiled in the county - and one of those players didn't even make all-county.

    Four players drew enough fouls to shoot more than 100 free throws. Several years no one did that.

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  • Clarification

    TELL CITY - A story on the front page of Thursday's News about a March 9 armed standoff between Ronald Cook and police reported that Cook had refused to allow his wife and 9-year-old granddaughter to leave the home.

    Cook's wife said Thursday her husband did not prevent her from leaving. Instead she declined to exit the house because their granddaughter was asleep at the time. The woman and child later left the home. Ronald Cook was later arrested by officers.

  • Iwo Jima presentation April 12

    TELL CITY - A survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima will have a presentation at 1 p.m. April 12 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Events of that battle 63 years ago will be described by Marion "Frank" Walker of Brownstown as he brings to life the details of the deadliest battle in Marine Corps history.

    Mount Suribachi and Iwo Jima have become icons in history, yet so little is known about the conflict.

    He will also tell the story of the "flag raising" and how he survived the campaign.