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Hope Springs Eternal

March 24, 2014
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One week from today the 2014 Major League Baseball Season gets underway.  At this point in Spring Training, everyone still thinks they are going to win their division.  The next week will start showing who really has a chance of doing well.  Everybody is waiting for this baseball season to get underway if for...

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Boys’ Dream

March 21, 2014
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I believe that most young boys still  have baseball at the top of the list of things they want to do when they are growing up.  I know by the time they get to high school many of them have altered that dream as they discover other sports.  But, when you they are 6  or...

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Greensburg Run

March 20, 2014
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You have to give a lot of credit to Coach Meyer and the Greensburg Pirates for their amazing run over the past 4 years.  No matter how this season finally comes out, this 3-A EIAC school has to their name 3 sectional championships,  2 regional championships, and ay least 1 semi-state  and state championship. What...

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Mid Majors

March 19, 2014
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The NCAA Tournament is ready to get underway.  For the Mid Majors, those schools that are not in a major conference like the Big Ten, this tournament means everything if you get in.  Here is where those year-end conference tournaments take their toll.  Of the first ten conference tourneys held, seven of the season...

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Winter Blahs

March 18, 2014
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After this long, cold winter, I am really looking forward to the spring sport season.  Let’s hope that the weatherman has a better forecast for April and May than he has had for the past 4 months.  We will need rain for the lawn, the crops, and the trees, but let’s hope it comes...

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Effort

March 17, 2014
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You have to admire the effort the Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball team puts into every game.  Coach Cronin and his staff have taken a program with a storied history in basketball and raised it to another level.  In the recent past some of their coaches had a lot of wins but few of their...

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Twisters Win

March 14, 2014
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Congratulations to Coach Gary Moorman and the Oldenburg Twisters Boys Basketball Team for their first-ever sectional win.  When you look at Coach Moorman’s overall record  you may not be impressed, but if you look beneath the numbers you will see what a terrific job he has done with their program.  When you coach at...

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Reds

March 13, 2014
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The Reds got off to a good  start in Spring Training.  There are some nagging questions, however.  Will Latos and Leake be ready for opening day?  Can Billy Hamilton hit his way on base and patrol center field like Choo did?  Have the Reds spent their way into a corner with big contracts to...

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Spring Sports

March 12, 2014
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Here we are in the second week of March and we are still wondering whether spring is really going to come this year.  Just last week at this time we were still dealing with a March snowstorm.  Two  years ago we had 80 degree days already.  In just one week it will officially be spring...

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Ed James

March 11, 2014
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Ed “Freak” James died about a month ago.  He was about 80 or so and not the athlete he once was.  For many years Ed played baseball and softball primarily in Dearborn County.  He also was part of an athletic  team associated with the Cincinnati Reds.  What I remember about  Ed were his days in the...

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JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]

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