Alvin Dark

November 18, 2014

Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92.  He was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960.  He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season.  The Comanche, Oklahoma,...

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Tim Krumrie

November 17, 2014

How many remember Tim Krumrie, the pro-bowl defensive tackle of the Cincinnati Bengals?  He is probably most remembered for the broken leg he suffered in the Super Bowl game against the San Francisco Giants back in the early 90’s.  He played for the Bengals from 1983-1994.  The dairy farmer from Mondovi, Wisconsin, was about...

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High School Girls Basketball

November 14, 2014

The high school girls basketball season started this week.  The Batesville Bulldogs will play tomorrow night at North Decatur.  Other teams in the area have already opened their seasons.  It appears that the top team in this area will be the East Central Lady Trojans.  Coach Moore’s tall and talented crew lost some key...

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November 13, 2014

During the off-season all you heard from the NFL was how they were going to cut down on the injuries that were occurring in pro football.  They cut back the training activities each team could have.  Like all other sports, they put a great urgency on concussion protocol.  What they did next would make...

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IU Basketball

November 12, 2014

Being a Purdue graduate, it would be easy for me to make some kind of derogatory remark about IU.  However, the situations that have occurred at IU since last season are unfortunate.  Too many times we see college athletes making the news in a negative way. Six basketball players have had run-ins with local...

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Boys Basketball

November 11, 2014

High school boys basketball practice started yesterday.  That means in two weeks they will be able to start playing games for real.  Here is a quick look at most of the local schools and what I see as an early season barometer. Batesville has 3 returning starters and all 3 are at least 6’6″...

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Dave Miley

November 10, 2014

Last Monday I wrote an article about Dave Miley’s visit to Batesville.  Dave was a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds.   In that article I stated that I could not find what Dave was doing at this time, but thanks to a reader I found out that he is the manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...

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Big Ten Football vs. Basketball

November 7, 2014

For the most part of the past century, the Big Ten Conference was known as a football conference.  The past few years have not lived up to this title.  When the seasons have come to an end the past few years, not many of their teams have been competing for a national title like...

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Cincinnati Reds Housecleaning

November 6, 2014

The Cincinnati Reds started their off-season housecleaning process this past week when they let Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan go.  Both of these players had options for 2015 that would have cost the Reds a large amount of money.  Since neither played well this past season, the Reds were not willing to tie up...

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Joe Madden

November 5, 2014

The Chicago Cubs replaced Rick Renteria with Joe Madden this past week as manager.  Everyone wondered why Madden opted out from his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.  In less than two weeks, we found out the reason. Madden led the Rays to three play-off seasons during his stay in Florida.  He is regarded...

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Upcoming Events

12:00 pm St. Louis Church Community Blood... @ Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall
St. Louis Church Community Blood... @ Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
St. Louis Church is sponsoring a community blood drive on October 7 at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. No appointment necessary, come anytime between 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Questions call Anita at 812-934-3095 or Denise 812-934-5411.
1:00 pm Medicare Information Meeting @ Laurel Library
Medicare Information Meeting @ Laurel Library
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 1 through December 7, 2015. This is a time when Medicare beneficiaries may make changes in their prescription drug and/or Advantage plans without penalties. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, unbiased health insurance information to people with Medicare. SHIP helps those already enrolled or those getting ready to enroll in Medicare to be wise consumers and get the most value for their healthcare dollars. To learn more about your Medicare options, Marj Willer, SHIP volunteer, will be on-hand at several libraries and the Batesville YMCA on several dates.  
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Oct 7 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  

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