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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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Selection Committee

March 10, 2014
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The teams that make the field for the NCAA tournament are always controversial in one aspect or another.  There is a way to take all the human bias out of it but I don’t think it has a leg to stand on.  Power conferences have their post conference tournaments to make money so they...

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Dave Laudick

March 7, 2014
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With the recent death of Dave Laudick, Batesville lost a great ambassador for not only the high school sports programs, but for the town as well.  Dave played both basketball and baseball at BHS.  I had the pleasure of sharing playing time in baseball with Dave.  After high school Dave continued to be a...

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Boys Sectional

March 6, 2014
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We are currently in the middle of the boys’ basketball sectionals in the state of Indiana.  Since we have had class basketball, a discussion continually arises about seeding the basketball teams not only in boys but girls as well.  We all know that except for a few rare sectionals, attendance is way down.  One way...

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Ron Laker

March 5, 2014
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Batesville High School’s Ron Laker, BHS class of 1972, was a recent visitor in Batesville.  Ron, a Tampa, Florida, resident, is now doing a lot of motivational speaking.  The very successful businessman came to Batesville specifically to talk to the BHS boys’ basketball team.  His message was to find a role model and then...

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Are They Crazy?

March 4, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Winter Olympic Games.  I am still amazed at what some people will endure in the name of a sport that affords them the chance of winning an Olympic medal.  Sliding down an ice covered track at 80 mph on a glorified hubcap (luge) is one of those events.  I...

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Athletic Code

March 3, 2014
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Every high school today must have an athletic code in writing or they will be open to all kinds of court proceedings.  The olden days of the principal handling each case as he sees it cannot stand up in court today.  Most schools will upgrade their codes on a regular basis to keep up...

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Clawson for Congress

February 28, 2014
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Recently I learned that Curt Clawson is running for a congressional seat in Florida vacated by a congressman who was forced to resign.  Curt has always had a flare for doing things in a dramatic way.  His entry into this race is no exception as witnessed by his Super Bowl add to announce his...

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Mark Ferguson Retirement

February 27, 2014
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At the end of this current school year, Mark Ferguson will retire as the Batesville Athletic Director.  Mark has been the A.D. at Batesville for the passed 21 years.  During this time, not only has the number of the student body increased, but so has the number who participate in one or more sport...

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Women and the Hall of Fame

February 26, 2014
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The Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame needs the names of young ladies who have played or coached basketball in the county.  To be eligible they must have graduated from high school at least 25 years ago.  There has to be a good number of these candidates out there, so we need the public’s...

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Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
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Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
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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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