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Today's News

  • More needs than prayers

    Standing in front of a bouquet of microphones outside Noblesville West Middle School, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter expressed frustration after having to respond to a third shooting inside a central Indiana school since 2011.

    “Here we go again,” Carter said Friday afternoon. “I wish I had the answer. It’s just another sad day. Another cotton-picking sad day.”

  • Enjoy summer’s blessings

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day still serves as the official kickoff to summer, and it certainly felt like summer over the weekend. What seemed to be a late spring with late bouts of snow showers has finally given way to full-blown hot weather.

  • Promoting foster care

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan created National Foster Care Month for the month of May, aimed at bringing attention to the needs of foster children and recognizing those who work in the foster care system.

    As a former Indiana Department of Child Services caseworker, supporting foster children and their families is important to me, not just this month but year-round.

  • It was good spring for local teams

    No Perry County team won a sectional this spring, but nearly all of them were competitive in their sectionals.
    Perry Central’s softball team was the only one to grab at least a share of a conference title, as it tied for the PLAC crown. But again most of them were competitive in their conference races.
    Most of the teams also improved from last year - some had their best record in several years - so on that basis I would judge this a successful season for the local teams.
    Some would have been even more successful if not for injuries to key players.

  • Perry Central 4th in PLAC tourney

    FRENCH LICK—Garrett James shot 100 to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.
    Perry Central had 442 strokes. Paoli won with 334, 14 strokes ahead of runner-up Crawford County.
    James was consistent throughout the match, shooting 50 on the front nine holes and 50 on the back nine.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Brennan Tucker with 107, Braeden Etienne 113, and Liam Gogel 122.
    Cole Johnson, the Com-modores fifth man, withdrew.

  • Jeeps shut out Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Reece Bauer pitched a two-hitter as Northeast Dubois beat Cannelton 5-0 in Class A baseball sectional semifinal action Monday morning.
    Bauer struck out seven and walked two. His teammates helped him by committing only one error and turning three double plays.
    Cannelton also played strong defense, committing only one error, turning a double play, and executing a rundown perfectly to tag a runner out between third base and home.

  • Trooper goes above and beyond to help young mother with newborn

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Early Tuesday morning, Indiana State Police Sgt. George Wooten responded to Interstate 64 westbound near the 95 mile marker after receiving a report of a single vehicle accident with a minor injury.

    The driver, Kaitlyn Wood, 19, of Seymour, had hydroplaned and veered off the road during an early morning rain storm that resulted in a minor injury.

    Wood had her newborn in the vehicle at the time of the accident. She and her newborn were transported to the Harrison County Hospital via ambulance as a precautionary measure.

  • Feathered and furry pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I like all animals. I like that I live in the country and get to see all kinds of creatures. But when they get my blueberries before me or when they open the birdseed can in the middle of the night or when they dig up flower pots or nibble off the tops of perennials or ... well, you surly understand.

  • Solo is an unnecessary but fun and exciting Star Wars movie

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

    “Star Wars” has surprised me quite a bit in the last few years, in both good and bad ways. It’s been bad because I don’t care much for the two new main movies: “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”

  • Memorial Day tributes