Grandpa’s Girl

October 9, 2014

Last Saturday I was able to watch my granddaughter, Audrey, play in one of her soccer matches in Spencer, Iowa.  Since they live 700 miles away, I get to see one about every 2 years.  Even though 7-year old soccer games last less than an hour, you have to make the most of it...

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Active Baseball Hit Leaders

October 8, 2014

When the season came to an end this year, the top 7 active hits leaders in MLB included the following people.  You will notice that the majority of these players are 40 or beyond. 1.  Derek Jeter – 3,451 at age 40 2.  Alex Rodriquez – 2,939 at age 38 3.  Ichiro Suzuki – 2,834 at...

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Tony Stewart

October 7, 2014

Most of you know by now of the incident that caused Tony Stewart to miss part of this years’ NASCAR racing season.  In a dirt-track race in New York his car was involved in a mishap with a car driven by Kevin Ward, Jr.  After Ward hit the wall, he jumped out of his car...

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Derek Jeter

October 6, 2014

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is now officially retired.  The perennial all-star was born in New Jersey in 1974 and spent all of his 20 major league seasons with the New York Yankees.  There are many things you can say about Jeter, but the most telling one is that all of his...

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October 3, 2014

No one can argue that we needed to tighten up the safety part of all sporting events.  The old days of saying “someone had their bell rung” was giving a lot of athletes long-term health problems.  The tightening of safety regulations was needed and has been enforced correctly. What I am concerned about is some...

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NASCAR Craziness

October 2, 2014

The powers to be in NASCAR felt they needed to do something to fill the stands at race tracks since attendance has been declining the past 5 years.  Their solution was to develop a playoff system that would put an emphasis on winning races and limiting the cars eligible for the title to 16.  This...

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Bengal Start

October 1, 2014

The Bengals are off to a 3-0 start and will face New England in their next game.  This game should give the fans a good idea on whether the Bengals can compete for the Super Bowl this year.  They have already defeated the Ravens on the road, and a win over the Patriots would...

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Jeff Hunteman

September 30, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting with Jeff Hunteman.  Jeff was one of my high school cross country runners when he attended Batesville High School in the 80’s.  Jeff now lives in Idaho where he works in the field of forestry. Jeff is the son of Bob and Diane Hunteman, and he...

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Cincinnati Reds

September 29, 2014

With the 2014 season behind them, the Cincinnati Reds will have to make a lot of hard decisions over the winter.  An article in the Cincinnati Enquirer stated that the Reds should consider protecting just 3 members of their roster.  They were Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoroco, and Billy Hamilton.  That does not mean that...

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September 26, 2014

Tonight is the annual Homecoming of Batesville High School.  I would imagine that most girls have at one time or another fantasized about being Homecoming Queen.  One young lady will get that opportunity tonight. At Batesville Homecoming has become a bigger tradition with the addition of the football alumni recognition.  This was started by...

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Upcoming Events

7:45 am Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Aug 1 @ 7:45 am
Volunteers are need for all-day or half-day butterfly counts at the Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars and meet at the refuge office on Saturday morning August 1 between 7:45 am – 8 am. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association for those participating in the count would be appreciated. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Contact Joe Robb at to register.
9:00 am Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Batesville High School Boys’ Soccer Team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am – 1 pm  in the lot behind the McDonald’s in Batesville. Free will donations gratefully accepted for the purchase of team equipment and other needed supplies. Thank you for supporting the team. Go Dogs! **Rain date is August 8th from 12-3 P.M. at same location**
11:00 am 4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The 4th Annual Batesville Bash will be held on Friday, July 31 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Friday’s festivities will include the following: Sidewalk Sales Days throughout Batesville Rummage Sale at Batesville Area Historical Society Saturday’s festivities will include the following in the Downtown Village Green: Food, games, vendors, music Evening entertainment by The Belairs from 8 – 11 pm Chamber Car Cruise-In  from 3 – 6 pm Firemen’s Beer Garden from 5 – 11 pm

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