Ernie Banks Funeral

February 19, 2015

When Ernie Banks passed away in late January, the Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago went together to plan a funeral memorial for the man they called Mr. Cub.  His casket was on display with a giant “number 14″ Banks jersey covering the casket.  Behind the casket, was a giant picture of Ernie...

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Milan Museum

February 18, 2015

A couple from Indianapolis traveled to Milan in hopes of seeing the gymnasium in which the ’54 Indians played their games.  They were quickly informed that the old gymnasium had been razed.  However, they were directed to the museum.  Since they had traveled to Milan specifically to see remnants of the ’54 Indians, they thought “why...

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February 17, 2015

If you were at the Batesville vs. New Castle basketball game recently, you will remember that New Castle was assessed a technical foul for taunting.  Some of you might wonder what constitutes taunting on a basketball floor.  The young man from New Castle got his technical because his teammate was just warned by the...

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Girls Sectional Results

February 16, 2015

Only the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles were able to win a sectional championship among our area schools.  The Eagles defeated Oldenburg Academy 54-33.  The perennial sectional champions will try to win a regional this Saturday.  Congratulations to Coach Smith and his Lady Eagles. The Batesville Lady Bulldogs put up a valiant effort but lost to...

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Athlete’s and Marijuana

February 13, 2015

If athlete’s were not getting their names in public enough for some of their off-field exploits, now we have the marijuana debate going on in society.  After all, it is legal in Colorado to deal in marijuana.  Does that mean an adult athlete in Colorado can freely participate in its usage just like any...

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Jameis Winston’s Draft

February 12, 2015

Jameis Winston of Florida State University has put his name in the upcoming NFL draft. It will be interesting to see just how high he will go in this spring’s draft.  After all, the NFL has declared that it is going to do its best to clean up its image.  If they draft Winston,...

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Dumb or Dumber

February 11, 2015

I am sure you have heard of the exploits of Jose Conseco or Francisco Rodriquez.  Conseco shot off one of his fingers while cleaning his gun.  He is now the subject of every late night comedian’s jokes.  One of these comedian’s said that Conseco could no longer be part of the Top 10 list...

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Pay to Watch

February 10, 2015

The college football playoff organization, along with the NCAA, have developed a pay plan to cover the expense parents and other family members occur going to the football and/or basketball playoffs.  This year a $1,250 stipend went to each parent to cover the cost of their attendance at the football playoffs.  This covered the...

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Losing to Win

February 9, 2015

Pro basketball and pro football have developed a new strategy.  If you think your team is not very good, you purposely lose (or it appears as if you do) so you can get a top draft pick for the next season.  The Philadelphia 76er’s of the NBA have been doing so for the last...

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Girls Basketball

February 6, 2015

This weekend will conclude another girls’ basketball regular season.  Where have the past 2 1/2 months gone?  All the area schools will enter the sectional tournament next week.  Several of our area schools will be considered potential favorites to win one of the four classes contested in Indiana basketball. The area’s top team is East...

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Upcoming Events

all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
6:00 pm 7-Week Intensive Study Program @ Hopewell Baptist Church
7-Week Intensive Study Program @ Hopewell Baptist Church
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hopewell Baptist Church is hosting a 7-week intensive study for teenagers ages 13 – 18 over the issues that they are facing such as cutting, drinking, drugs, effects of divorce, and suicide. These discussions will take place every Sunday starting January 17 through March 6 from 6 – 8 pm.

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