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Today's News

  • Christmastime in Cannelton

    Warm holiday spirit wards off evening chill

  • Marksmen live up to name in bombing PC

    TELL CITY - Tell City made 15 of 16 field-goal attempts in a 16-minute span en route to beating Perry Central 77-43 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Tell City forward Joseph Kohnert scored on a baseline drive with 2:34 left in the first quarter, giving the Marksmen a 16-6 lead and prompting Perry Central to call timeout.

    Perry Central did cut Tell City's lead to 17-13 by the end of the quarter, thanks to three Tell City turnovers in the next 2 1/2 minutes.

    The Marksmen also committed eight turnovers in the second quarter.

  • Hopes for a simple holiday season

    I do my very best to avoid department stores at Christmas time, and since Christmas shopping now begins even before Thanksgiving, I have been sticking to the grocery-store aisles for weeks.

    I would rather be just about anyplace than standing in line Friday morning, waiting to run through a store just to grab a few bargains. Some stores opened as early as 4 a.m. Friday and while I'm up that early at least six of seven days each week, I refuse to join the race, no matter how big the bargains.

  • Don't forget small acts of charity in your Christmas preparations

    Now that Thanksgiving has passed and we have all given thanks for what we have, the Christmas season is in full swing. From now until New Year's we will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others. This is where you come in.

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Cold shooting hurt Tell City in a 45-41 girls basketball loss to Reitz Tuesday.

    "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well and we had too many turnovers," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    On the positive side, he said, "We didn't give up as many offensive rebounds (as in previous games)."

    Lauren Goffinet had 15 points and four assists to lead Tell City.

    Dana Sibrel added eight points and nine rebounds and Lacy Padgett grabbed seven rebounds as Tell City won the board battle.

    Sara Blair, a 5-foot-7 junior, led Reitz, 1-2, with 14 points.

  • Marksmen outwrestle Boonville

    TELL CITY - Tell City won 11 of 14 matches to beat Boonville 57-18 in a wrestling season opener Tuesday.

    The Marksmen won four matches in the lower weight classes by forfeit, as Boonville had two wrestlers hurt and one academically ineligible. "But I think we would have won those matches anyway," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    Of the 10 matches actually wrestled, Kyle Shrubb, Eric Sabelhaus, Dustin Gould and Dylan Froehlich earned pins for the Marksmen.

    Sabelhaus and Shrubb each disposed of his opponent in 1:46.

  • Marksmen have good depth in freestyle races

    TELL CITY - With one of its biggest and most experienced squads ever, Tell City's boys swim team could improve on last year's third-place finish in the PAC.

    The Marksmen have 14 boys on their roster, their most in four years. They include seven lettermen.

    All six of their freshmen swam for Tell City's junior high team last year, with two of them winning PAC titles last year.

    "We should be in pretty good shape in the freestyles," said Tell City Coach Mike Page, adding that he can put three boys in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles and at least two in the 50 and 100.

  • Schroeder plays for South stars

    WESTFIELD - Perry Central senior Alie Schroeder made the Class 2A and 1A Indiana South volleyball all-star team and played against the North team Nov. 18.

    The North won the best-of-three match in straight sets but Schroeder "played well" at middle hitter for the South, said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

    "She didn't really get set up that much, but she did make a few blocks," added Genet.

    No statistics on blocks or kills were available.

  • Steve Lochmueller elected to Indiana Hall of Fame

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Tell City center Steve Lochmueller has been elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Lochmuel-ler will join his father and high school coach, Bob Lochmueller, in the hall, just as he joined him in Tell City High School's Athletic Hall of Fame two years ago.

    Steve Lochmueller, a 1971 Tell City graduate, will be inducted into the Indiana hall March 19 at the Primo Banquet Hall on the south side of Indianapolis.

    Tickets for the induction banquet will be made available in early 2008.

  • Policy changes win school-board OK

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central School Board President Charlie Etienne gave first readings to 18 new and amended school policies at a regular meeting Nov. 19.

    The verbiage he introduced, which received the school board's blessing and will be presented for final adoption next month, was made necessary by changes in state law, or in some cases, entirely new laws adopted by legislators and were recommended by NEOLA Inc., a company that helps school districts develop and update board bylaws and policies and administrative guidelines.