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Indiana College Basketball

January 28, 2016
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Who will represent the state of Indiana in this year’s NCAA tournament?  Not too many years ago, Indiana was regularly getting 5 or 6 teams in the tournament every year.  Lately, it seems to have slipped.  So, who will go this year?  Will it be Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, or Valparaiso? At this...

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Reds Caravan

January 27, 2016
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I hope to see you at the YMCA tomorrow morning, January 28.  WRBI and I will be welcoming the Reds Winter Caravan to Batesville.  This event is scheduled to start at 11:15. The Caravan features Bryan Price, the Red’s Manager.  It also includes minor league infielder Alex Bandino, utility player Ivan DeJesus, Jr., and...

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Who Is More Important?

January 26, 2016
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When I was running through the channels the other day, they were arguing on ESPN about “who is more important”–Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.  I don’t plan to answer that question here, but I am going to talk about whether it is the coach or the players who make a winning team. All coaches...

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Super Bowl

January 25, 2016
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The teams have been set for Super Bowl 50.  Congratulations to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.  Denver earned their spot with a 20-18 win over New England, and Carolina routed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15. This will be a fitting conclusion to the distinguished career of Peyton Manning if he chooses to retire.  It...

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Basketball Refereeing

January 22, 2016
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When the NCAA had their rules committee devise a plan to speed up basketball games and improve scoring, they again put the referees in a tough position.  If you watch a game today, you will notice that simply touching a player away from the basket is a foul but you can beat a big...

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How to Get Ahead in the NFL.

January 21, 2016
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An interesting article in the Indy Star told how to assure yourself of a job in the NFL.  Be the son or daughter of the head coach or owner.  Bill Belichick of New England has his son, Steve, as a coaching assistant.  Jeff Fisher of the Rams also has his son, Brandon, working as...

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How They Got There

January 20, 2016
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This is the concensus on how Kansas City, Toronto, the Mets, and the Cubs wound up baseball’s Top 4 teams last year.  In the case of Kansas City, they did it mostly through smart drafting of players and good trades.  Their two main acquisitions were Cain and Escobar.  The Blue Jays reached the top...

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Dusty Baker

January 19, 2016
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Dusty Baker, the former Reds manager, was recently hired to manage the Washington Nationals.  In an Indianapolis Star article written by Bob Nightengale for USA Today Sports, it was reported that Baker was not the Nationals first choice.  He simply was willing to manage for their paltry price 0f 3.5 million for 2 years....

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National High School Athlete of the Month

January 18, 2016
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I was interested in a Sports Illustrated article about their high school athlete of the month.  She is Hannah Debalsi, a cross country runner from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.  The 3 time state champ is also a 3 time high school All-American. This past November she ran in the National Footlocker Cross...

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IU Team of ’76

January 15, 2016
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On January 5, Indiana University honored the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship Hoosiers.  They are the only Division 1 team to accomplish this feat.  Local IU alum, Glen Butte, was able to attend this celebration evening.  Glen played for IU after his graduation from Milan in 1956.  He was a member of the ’54 state...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
15
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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Feb
14
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all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

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