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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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NFL vs. Regular Shows

December 4, 2014
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I know a couple months ago I wrote an article about Sunday afternoon football games going over their time limit and ruining the viewing schedule for regular CBS shows.  Two weeks ago the Bengals played the Texans and their game was over before 4.  However, the next game did not come on until 4:30. ...

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ALS Cure

December 3, 2014
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Recently we passed the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s admission of suffering from ALS.  Two other athletes have also died from this muscle disease.  They are Ezzard Charles, a boxer, and Catfish Hunter, a baseball pitcher.  Here in Batesville Jim Struewing is currently battling this disease. Researchers for years have been trying to figure...

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The Indy Bowl

December 2, 2014
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According to an Indianapolis Star article, one of the earliest (if not earliest) bowl game involving Indiana colleges took place in 1889 in what is now the Tech High School area of Indianapolis.  It involved Purdue and Butler. It so happened that there was a blizzard on that Thanksgiving Day in 1889, so only...

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Pro Athletes Demise

December 1, 2014
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Here are some sobering figures that Glen Butte shared with me for this article. We revere the young sport star when he is in his prime and yell for his retirement when we think he is not producing the results we want. Unfortunately, here are some of those sobering facts after they retire or...

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Alumni Basketball Game

November 28, 2014
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Aaron Garrett’s annual alumni basketball game takes place this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Batesville High School gymnasium.  They will play one or two games depending on how many alumni are available to play.  This event is a fund raiser for the Batesville boys basketball program.  This years game will feature the return...

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6:00 pm “All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
“All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A block party will be held on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lane’s End in Metamora. Food, games, and prizes are all FREE for the residents of Franklin County! Explore Challenge sponsored by FCN Bank. Music by Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Keep your Digital Scorecard at IndianaHumanities.org/ALL-IN.
7:00 pm Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm
Friday night, September 4, will be military appreciation night when the Indians take on the Tigers. All active military and veterans will be admitted to the game free of charge. Donations at the game will be accepted to help with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sep
5
Sat
11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
Annual Classic Cruise-In
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!

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