Milan Museum

February 18, 2015

A couple from Indianapolis traveled to Milan in hopes of seeing the gymnasium in which the ’54 Indians played their games.  They were quickly informed that the old gymnasium had been razed.  However, they were directed to the museum.  Since they had traveled to Milan specifically to see remnants of the ’54 Indians, they thought “why...

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February 17, 2015

If you were at the Batesville vs. New Castle basketball game recently, you will remember that New Castle was assessed a technical foul for taunting.  Some of you might wonder what constitutes taunting on a basketball floor.  The young man from New Castle got his technical because his teammate was just warned by the...

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Girls Sectional Results

February 16, 2015

Only the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles were able to win a sectional championship among our area schools.  The Eagles defeated Oldenburg Academy 54-33.  The perennial sectional champions will try to win a regional this Saturday.  Congratulations to Coach Smith and his Lady Eagles. The Batesville Lady Bulldogs put up a valiant effort but lost to...

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Athlete’s and Marijuana

February 13, 2015

If athlete’s were not getting their names in public enough for some of their off-field exploits, now we have the marijuana debate going on in society.  After all, it is legal in Colorado to deal in marijuana.  Does that mean an adult athlete in Colorado can freely participate in its usage just like any...

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Jameis Winston’s Draft

February 12, 2015

Jameis Winston of Florida State University has put his name in the upcoming NFL draft. It will be interesting to see just how high he will go in this spring’s draft.  After all, the NFL has declared that it is going to do its best to clean up its image.  If they draft Winston,...

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Dumb or Dumber

February 11, 2015

I am sure you have heard of the exploits of Jose Conseco or Francisco Rodriquez.  Conseco shot off one of his fingers while cleaning his gun.  He is now the subject of every late night comedian’s jokes.  One of these comedian’s said that Conseco could no longer be part of the Top 10 list...

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Pay to Watch

February 10, 2015

The college football playoff organization, along with the NCAA, have developed a pay plan to cover the expense parents and other family members occur going to the football and/or basketball playoffs.  This year a $1,250 stipend went to each parent to cover the cost of their attendance at the football playoffs.  This covered the...

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Losing to Win

February 9, 2015

Pro basketball and pro football have developed a new strategy.  If you think your team is not very good, you purposely lose (or it appears as if you do) so you can get a top draft pick for the next season.  The Philadelphia 76er’s of the NBA have been doing so for the last...

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Girls Basketball

February 6, 2015

This weekend will conclude another girls’ basketball regular season.  Where have the past 2 1/2 months gone?  All the area schools will enter the sectional tournament next week.  Several of our area schools will be considered potential favorites to win one of the four classes contested in Indiana basketball. The area’s top team is East...

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John (J.P.) Schuerman

February 5, 2015

J. P. Schuerman is the executive vice president of MMW, a public relations firm located in Los Angeles.  He went to the LA office in 2010.  In less than 5 years he has built it into a world-wide organization.  When he joined this firm, they had 7 people working there and now they have 38.  Their biggest...

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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
Registration is open online 24/7 go to and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
all-day Kindergarten Registration at Sun...
Kindergarten Registration at Sun...
Feb 2 – Mar 6 all-day
Children must be 5 by August 1, 2015 to enroll. Please stop in for a registration packet or you may also find it on our website at Beside the registration packet, the schools need to see your original, county issued birth certificate along with a current immunization record.  
11:00 am Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm
Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  

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