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State Tournament Formats

February 24, 2014
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Have you noticed how different the state tournament format is in Indiana for different sports?  Several of the sports have the traditional 4-week format.  This includes basketball and football, of course.  Then there is the group that have a 3-week tournament series.  This group is headed up by track.  The most unfair system, I...

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Basketball Goodbyes, Part 2

February 21, 2014
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When the season ends for the Batesville Bulldog boys basketball team, we will say goodbye to 6 seniors.  Three of the seniors have been starters for the varsity this year.  They are Nathan Longstreth, Wes McKinney, and Kassidy Kase.  All 3 of these young men have been a big part of Coach Garrett’s 100+...

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Basketball Goodbyes

February 20, 2014
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When the tournament ends for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, they will say goodbye to 5 senior players.  Bailey Baumer, Chelsey Paul, Brooke Rohlfing, Madison Oesterling, and Rebecca Roell.  Not only were these 5 girls instrumental in the basketball program for the past 4 years, but they were also big parts of several other sports.  Bailey...

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Medal for Nick Goepper

February 19, 2014
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Even though Nick did not win the gold medal that everyone in this area hoped he would, he did carry the American banner proudly.  The two athletes ahead of him were both Americans as well, and it will probably be the only event where this will happen.  For a 19-year old in his first...

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Derek Jeter

February 18, 2014
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Derek Jeter of the Yankees announced his retiring at the end of this baseball season.  In his 19 major league seasons he is batting over .310 which in today’s world is amazing.  Derek is known around baseball as one of the really good guys.  Even though he is still a bachelor and has dated...

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Do You Remember?

February 17, 2014
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The older readers might remember this name from golf–Jimmy Demaret!  He was on the pro-tour in the 40’s and 50’s.  What possessed me to write about Jimmy Demaret at this time?  While getting ready for the day, we had a rerun of I Love Lucy on the TV, and Jimmy Demaret was their guest. ...

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Free Throw Shooting

February 14, 2014
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It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Purdue is struggling to win basketball games.  I suffered through a recent game in which they were 3 for 10 in one overtime period.  It took an amazing amount of patience on the part of Coach Painter to stay with the kids he wanted on...

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900 Game Winners

February 13, 2014
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Jim Boeheim of Syracuse recently won his 900th ball game all at the same school.  One other person has accomplished this feat, and he is Mike Kryzewski of Duke.  Mike, however, won 73 games at Army before going to Duke.  While at Duke, Mike had Bob Knight on the same staff with him at...

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Kids and Exercise

February 12, 2014
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I wonder if any person under 16 years of age has ever done one of the following things as a kid growing up.  Have you seen your young child jumping rope, playing hopscotch, riding their bike, playing games like tag or hide and seek?  I know the very young might do hide and seek, but...

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Senior Burnout

February 11, 2014
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When you start to read this, you will think that I am just repeating an earlier blog.  However, I thought about this and I think I have a little more insight into what is going on.  I still do not agree with a senior who does not compete in a spring sport that they...

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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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