On Country 103.9 WRBI and WRBIRADIO.COM, The Batesville Bulldogs defeated The East Central Trojans 31-10 to improve to 5-0 on the season. EC falls to 1-4.Other area games.Greensburg 47 South Dearborn 6Rushville 19 Connersville 0Milan 55 North Decatur 0Oldenburg Academy 19 Traders Point Christian 6Jennings County 13 Madison 9Union County 30 Hagerstown 27Saturday’s games.Lawrenceburg 54 Franklin County 27Tecumseh 35 South Decatur 21
Batesville Girls & Boys Swimming Teams participated in a 3-Way Meet agianst Rushville and Connersville.Girls: Connersville 55 BHS 43BHS 81 Rushville 11Lady Bulldogs are 3-2 on the season. Boys: Connersville 56 BHS 42BHS 77 Rushville 14Bulldogs are 1-1 on the season.Varsity Event Winners: Thomas Hatcher (200 IM, 100 breast), Elizabeth Weiler (100 breast), Matt Weiler (100 fly, 100 back).JV Event Winners: Lydia Olsen-50 free, Maggie Schwettman-100 free; Ben Schwettman-100 back, Kegan Main-100 free, 100 breast), Zach Hall-50 free. Improvements: Hanna Cox- 100 fly, Grant Greene 50 free, Zach Hall 50 free; Thomas Hatcher 200 IM, Kegan Main 100 free (6 seconds) and 100 breast (5 seconds); Seth Parker 100 free, Sarah Poltrack 50 free, Ben Schwettman 100 free (7 seconds ) and 100 back (6 seconds); Taylor Villani (50 back), Elizabeth Weiler (100 breast), Emily Weiler (50 free), Matt Weiler (50 back).Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.
I was reminiscing about the “good old days” with a friend the other day, and the topic of rainy day activities came up. We know what a kid would do today–he/she would pull out an electronic device and spend the next 4 hours playing on it. Since my party-line phone didn’t have any of these game features on it, I had to improvise.My brother and I had a favorite game, and it was an oatmeal box tied to the top of a door and used as a basketball goal. Sometimes we used a sponge ball, but most of the time it was an old washcloth that we used to do the dishes. It was usually still wet, so it left splotches on the wall paper. Not only did we get in trouble for playing ball in the house, but for messing up the wall as well. Since I was the oldest, I usually won the games but also took the brunt of the punishment. Before that, however, there were many cries of “this is the winning basket” which could be heard throughout the house.
The older readers might remember this name from golf–Jimmy Demaret! He was on the pro-tour in the 40’s and 50’s. What possessed me to write about Jimmy Demaret at this time? While getting ready for the day, we had a rerun of I Love Lucy on the TV, and Jimmy Demaret was their guest. Jimmy died in 1983 in Houston, Texas. During his brilliant career, he was a member of both the Ryder and Canada Cups for the United States. He had 3 major golf wins, and they were all at the Masters (1940, -47, and -50). You can bet that the modern golfer probably wins more money in one tournament than Jimmy won in his career. Even though he had 31 PGA wins and 36 golf titles in all, it was soon after Jimmy retired that the Big Four in golf took over. Included in that group were Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. It was Arnie Palmer who brought the crowds to the PGA events, and thus, brought the prize money up rapidly. Today with TV coverage and corporate sponsorship, most tournaments pay one million dollars minimum for a win. Too bad Jimmy Demaret retired before the big money hit, because his game was one of the best along with Sammy Snead.
FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Franklin County was among seven county Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding achievement during Indiana Farm Bureau’s state convention this past weekend.The recognition was through INFB’s county recognition program. All 92 county Farm Bureaus participated in the program.The Franklin County young farmer program was awarded for its community outreach efforts. They support local food pantries, buy livestock for underprivileged families at the 4-H auction, support needy families at Christmas, sell ice cream at the county fair, host a truck and tractor pull each spring and purchased grain rescue tubes for local fire departments. They also have 2,500 fans on their Facebook page.The county also received an impact award for public relations and education. Franklin County purchased two grain rescue tubes, two grain evacuation augers, rescue harnesses and rigging for their local fire departments. They also provided training for local farmers and volunteer firemen. A local youth had recently perished in a grain bin accident, so this training event was especially close to their hearts.Other counties receiving special recognition include Jefferson, Kosciusko, Marshall, Montgomery, Pike, Washington.
Milan defeated Lawrenceburg last night 4-1.Indians winners included ~ #1 singles Jordan Burton #2 singles Brent Quatman #3 singles Jake Laub & #1 doubles Josh Bixler/Peyton Cann.Courtesy of Indians Student Chris Hawk.
The Bulldogs 7th graders lost to Greendale 36 – 6.Batesville scored its lone touchdown on a 10 yard pass from RJ Powell to Trey Peters. They fall to 1 – 4 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team beat Greendale Tuesday night 16-14.The Bulldogs took an early 16-0 lead and fought hard the rest of the game for the win and improved their record to 3-2.Jacob Cruse scored both touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Sam Bowman, Jacob Cruse and Ethan Meyer all played really good defensively.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clay Kellerman.
St. Nicholas SWEEPS Sunman-Dearborn Middle School on Monday, Sept. 21 at Sunman-Dearborn.The 7th grade team won in 3 sets with scores of 25-22, 22-25, and 15-13.Ella Fledderman served 19/21 with 2 Ace serves, and Jessica Rees served 9/10 with 2 Aces. The team never gave up and came up with the win. They improve their record to 9-2. The 7th grade team plays St. Mary’s Greensburg on Tuesday evening (they only have a 7th grade team).The 8th grade team also came up with a win in 2 sets with scores of 25-23 and 25-23. Molly Gregg served 12/12 with 2 Aces, Ella Fledderman served 9/10, and Erica Kathman served 8/10 with 3 Aces. Both teams battled for each point, and it was a great night of volleyball. St. Nicholas 8th grade improves their record to 13-0.Both teams are back in action Thursday against Greensburg.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.
Clarissa Lavonne Thompson, age 82, of Connersville, Indiana died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Heritage House of Connersville where she had been a resident for several years.Born December 13, 1933 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Walter Roy & Ruth Adeline (Kelly) Hinds. She was united in marriage to Edward Thompson and he preceded her in death.A homemaker, she also helped out on the family farm. In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing, and loved music and singing gospel hymns.Survivors include six children, Susan (Dan) Tracy of Richmond, Indiana, Ann Wickersham of Connersville, Indiana, Connie (Martin) Schlam of Sarasota, Florida, Gary (Beth) Thompson of Connersville, Indiana, Rodney (Kimberly) Thompson of Connersville, Indiana and Leonard “Leo” (Kristy) Thompson of Statham, Georgia; one brother, Kenneth H. (Mary) Hinds of Brookville, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Coralee Maxell.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Chuck McMahan of Smyrna Baptist Church will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thompson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Halloween is less than a week away, and many kids are already excited and planning on knocking on every door.However, police are saying it’s very important for parents to check the sex offender watch website to know which houses children should avoid.There are currently 48 registered sex offenders residing in Ripley County along with another 4 offenders traveling to the county to work.There are 41 registered sex offenders that live or work in Franklin County, 49 in Decatur County, and 105 in Dearborn.Residents are encouraged to check addresses where they live, work, and spend time to see if registered offenders live nearby.The website also allows residents to sign up for free automatic e-mail notifications if an offender moves within a specified radius of any registered address.