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Today's News

  • Diaper derby, street-car parade coming Sunday

    Kids' Day offers fun to fest goers of all ages

    TELL CITY - Pull those Huggies up and tune those "cars" because the annual Diaper Derby and Street Car Parade return to this year's 50th Schweizer Fest. Held during Sunday's Kids' Day, the events will intertwine old favorites with new events.

  • It's time to show your colors

    Tell City's sesquicentennial begins Saturday and residents are encouraged to show their support by displaying city flags.

    A small number of "garden-sized" flags are available with greater numbers of 2-foot by 3-foot and 3-foot by 5-foot versions of the red, white and blue flags with the city's name, founding date and red apple sporting a yellow arrow. The 2-foot by 3-foot flags are available with sleeves or grommets.

    Flags can be purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Tassels, Gatherings, Celebrations and William Tell Antiques and Collectibles.

  • New law may spawn more school transfers

    HEA 1001 omits tuition payments for inter-district moves

    PERRY COUNTY - A requirement to pay tuition if a student attends a school outside the district in which he or she lives was deleted from the law when state legislators enacted House Enrolled Act 1001, according to an article at an Indiana Chamber of Commerce business blog.

  • New products shore up port as business softens

    Steel arrives for Tell City Boat Works' first barge; stevedores make quick work of briquettes

    TELL CITY - A company's desire to buy up front the steel Tell City Boat Works will use to build it a barge and the quick offloading of a new product could bring new business to the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Stephen George, marketing director for the port-rail agency, said during a July 17 regular meeting of its board of directors 15 or 16 rail cars of five-eighths-inch plate steel had been offloaded.

  • Sesquicentennial program changes

    TELL CITY - A small number of changes have been made to the Tell City Sesquicentennial schedule since programs were printed.

    Perhaps the biggest change is that the awarding of this year's Distinguished Citizen Award, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, has been moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. The awards program will follow the Tell City High School band concert in City Hall Park and will replace the performance by musicians Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark that had been scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.

  • K of C outhits Sports Acceleration for title

    TELL CITY - The Knights of Columbus pounded out 10 hits to beat Sports Acceleration 12-2 to win the Tell City Major League (ages 11-12) baseball playoff tourney Monday.

    Dakota Braunecker and Reese Miller each had two hits for K of C. Austin Paulin, Lukus Wardrip and Spenser Beard each added a double.

    Derrick Snyder pitched a two-hitter for K of C, striking out nine and walking three in the five-inning game.

    Rhett Baumeister drove in both Sports Acceleration runs with a first-inning double (after a walk and a hit batsman).

  • Gibson helps South defeat North squad

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central graduate Bo Gibson made three tackles to help the South beat the North 34-14 in Indiana's annual senior football all-star game Friday night.

    Gibson and Trey Smith of Avon alternated series playing safety in the South's 4-4 defense until Gibson sat out the last series of the game after straining a rotator cuff, an injury he first suffered in the sectional finals against Linton-Stockton last fall.

    The South completed only one touchdown pass but none in Gibson's direction.

  • Kashyab wins at Washington

    WASHINGTON - Anjan Kashyab of Tell City won the age-12-and-under boys singles title in the Daviess County Open tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab, ranked sixth in the state in the USTA age-12 boys rankings, shut out both his opponents. He beat Joel Weyer of Ferdinand 6-0, 6-0 and Zachery Potter of Terre Haute 6-0, 6-0.

    Since he had to play only two matches in that tourney, he also entered the 14-and-under singles division and placed second in it.

    He beat Aaron Peas of Vincennes 6-0, 6-0 and Neil Jairath OF Newburgh 6-0, 6-2 to reach the finals.

  • Tell City Hall of Fame loses 2 more members

    I was in favor of Tell City High School's starting its athletic hall of fame for several reasons long before it became a reality in 2004.

    For one, it should make current Marksman athletes aware that the school has a rich athletic tradition.

    But the biggest reason is it gives former superstar players and coaches a chance to reminisce with their fans and be the recipients of applause in Tell City's gym one final time.

    The importance of that is felt more keenly when a member of the school's hall of fame passes away.

  • Tell City finishes 1-2 in southwest regional

    TELL CITY - Clay County rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to beat Tell City 7-5 in the age-15 Babe Ruth southwest regional state tourney Sunday evening.

    That eliminated Tell City from the six-team, double-elimination tourney with a 1-2 record.

    Tell City also lost a close game to Clay County 7-5 in the first round Friday but came back to rout Bloomington 16-0 Sunday afternoon.

    Tell City made only one error against Clay County Sunday until the ninth inning and then committed three.