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Big Weekend

October 29, 2014
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Several area schools had very good performances this past weekend.  In football, Batesville, East Central, Rushville, and Milan were victorious in their first sectional rounds.  South Decatur also will play a second sectional game.  They will all play this Friday night in the middle round of the sectional playoffs. In soccer, the Oldenburg Academy...

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NCAA Football Playoffs

October 28, 2014
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The first rankings which will determine the final four in football will be released today.  They will continue to do this each week until the final listing occurs in early December.  That release will be the four teams that play for the National Championship.  The five major conferences are all hoping one of their teams...

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Inflating Scores

October 27, 2014
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Are we putting so much emphasis on ratings that football teams think they have to run the score up on weaker opponents?  We know that the college football playoffs is something that will be determined by a select committee.  We hope that this committee is able to determine who the top 4 teams are...

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Football and Volleyball

October 24, 2014
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This weekend the area football teams will play their first round of the sectional.  Competing in 4A will be East Central, South Dearborn, Franklin County, and Connersville from the EIAC.  Those teams playing in 3A sectionals from the EIAC include Batesville, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, and Rushville.  Competing in 2A will be Milan and in 1A North and...

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Area Cross Country

October 23, 2014
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Congratulations to the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, the Greensburg Lady Pirates, and the Oldenburg Twisters for qualifying for the semi-state meet this Saturday in Indianapolis.  The Bulldogs girls’ team and the Twister Boys’ team both finished 3rd in the regional this past Saturday at South Dearborn.  The Greensburg Lady Pirates’ finished 5th at the same...

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OA Boys Soccer

October 22, 2014
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Congratulations to Coach Ken Getz and the Oldenburg Academy Boys Soccer Team.  For the second straight year they are regional champions in 1A soccer.  Last week they defeated Indianapolis Lutheran 5-1 in their opening match, and then they defeated Centerville 4-2 for the championship.  This moves the Twisters record to 16-3-1 for this year....

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Sport Fans

October 21, 2014
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There a few times during the year when we are flooded with a wide variety of sporting events going on at the same time.  Today World Series begins, so baseball is still going on even though it is mid-October.  High school, college, and pro football are all in full swing.  NASCAR racing is winding...

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MLB World Series

October 20, 2014
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We are about to embark on another World Series.  How many of you in April picked Kansa City and San Francisco to be the two combatants?   I know I did not.  What a feel good story to see the Royals in the Series for the first time in almost 30 years.  San Francisco will...

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The Keeneland Experience

October 17, 2014
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Sally and I joined two other couples and went to Keeneland Raceway last weekend.  As I have written before, this beautiful facility in Lexington, Kentucky, becomes an experience just by being there.  Add to that the fact that this track attracts some of the finest horses in the world for its meet makes it...

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College Tailgating

October 16, 2014
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Our daughter, Gina, and her family had a wonderful tailgate experience at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, last weekend.  It gave them a chance to join family who live in Ames along with many of their cousins’ friends. The party was not on the tailgate of a truck.  The cousins had a large white...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
4
Fri
6:00 pm “All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
“All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A block party will be held on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lane’s End in Metamora. Food, games, and prizes are all FREE for the residents of Franklin County! Explore Challenge sponsored by FCN Bank. Music by Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Keep your Digital Scorecard at IndianaHumanities.org/ALL-IN.
7:00 pm Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm
Friday night, September 4, will be military appreciation night when the Indians take on the Tigers. All active military and veterans will be admitted to the game free of charge. Donations at the game will be accepted to help with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sep
5
Sat
11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
Annual Classic Cruise-In
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!

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