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Big Ten Football and Concussions

December 18, 2014
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Next year all Big Ten Conference games will have an independent trainer seated in the press box.  This trainer will have a complete monitor system to observe each athlete who may take a hard hit while playing the game.  They will also be in direct contact with the officials on the field.   After any suspicious...

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Indiana High School Basketball Players

December 17, 2014
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Why are Indiana’s best leaving the state to play elsewhere?  In the last 3 years, Indiana players have helped Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State reach the NCAA playoffs.  In some cases, they are taking them all the way to the Final Four.  Illinois has just signed Indiana’s best, so they have...

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Boy/Girl High School Double Headers

December 16, 2014
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By the end of this week, Batesville will have played their second boy/girl double header in basketball.  If you are not familiar with this concept, the girls varsity plays their game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity game.  The reserve teams play their games simultaneously at Batesville Primary School.  The boys and...

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Football–Heisman & Playoffs

December 15, 2014
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This past week both the Heisman Trophy winner and the 4 playoff teams were announced.  Marcus Mariota of Oregon is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner!  He was a runaway choice, and I have no complaints against this.  Marcus’ record at Oregon was almost spotless this year, and he has led his team to one...

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2015 Hall of Fame Class

December 12, 2014
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The Ripley County Hall of Fame Committee has approved the following group of 7 for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class.  This 15th edition of the Hall of Fame induction will include the following candidates.  There are two ladies in this class.  Lisa Bradshaw was a player for Jac-Cen-Del High School, and Dee Ann...

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Coach vs. Fan

December 11, 2014
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When a retired coach watches a ball game, he does not see it the same as an ordinary fan.  Once you have coached, you always find yourself analyzing what is happening on the court or field.  A 13-7 half time lead in football would normally relate different to the fan than to an ex-coach.  From...

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Ben Utecht

December 10, 2014
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Ben Utecht retired from the Cincinnati Bengals a couple years ago.  He was a member of the 2006 Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts.  The Colts released him in 2009 because of the concussions he suffered while playing for them.  The Bengals gave him a try, but it didn’t work out. The 35-year old has 3 daughters and...

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Steve Hendrix

December 9, 2014
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Most of you probably don’t know Steve Hendrix who is the head boys’ basketball coach at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Indiana.  This medical miracle is still coaching despite having a severe heart attack in September. When he went to the hospital, they found two arteries that were 100% blocked and two others that...

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How Vain

December 8, 2014
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Recently I read an article about Gene Keady and his famous hair piece.  It was reported that Gene spent $600 a week for his famous comb over.  Not only did he have this comb over hair piece, he also added hair extensions to cover more of his baldness. If the hair piece alone wasn’t...

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Purdue Football

December 5, 2014
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When will the Purdue Boilermakers ever get their football program straightened out?  This year like every year since Joe Tiller retired they get worse as the season goes on instead of getting better.  They continue to make the same mistakes and the recruiting is horrible. IU and Minnesota turned their programs around and Minnesota...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
2
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11:00 am Hubbellfest @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Hubbellfest @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Hubbellfest will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hubbell’s Corner on August 2 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Chicken, music, fun, and prizes will all be featured, so come out and bring your family and friends for a memorable time!
Aug
4
Tue
10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium
6:00 pm Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stayin’ Alive and Franklin County Law Enforcement Agencies invite you to participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. There will be a free cookout that begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Fire Department. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.  Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, and cookouts. Sheriff’s Deputies will be grilling hamburgers and visiting with the public. We look forward to hosting this event.”  For more information, please visit www.natw.org or www.stayinalive24.org.

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