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Fall Fun

August 14, 2014
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In the past, you have heard my concern over athletics not being fun for kids any more.  Many sport leagues are so intense these days that young athletes get burned out before they ever reach high school. The Batesville Babe Ruth League is offering a fun activity this fall that involves baseball and softball. ...

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Girls Cross Country

August 13, 2014
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The two local girls cross country programs will start this season with totally different scenarios.  The Batesville Bulldogs return all of their key runners with the exception of Grace Yeaton.  Added to this they have some young talent from the Middle School that should help the Lady Bulldogs attain a very successful season.  They...

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Andy Dalton

August 12, 2014
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Recently Andy Dalton signed a 6-year $96 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.  With incentives this contract could add up to $115 million over the 6-year period.  This now puts Dalton with the elite quarterbacks’ salary scale. There has been a lot of debate on whether he is worth what the Bengals have offered...

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Another School Year

August 11, 2014
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Last week Batesville High School, along with many other school corporations, started another school year.  This means that all of you who like the Friday night excitement that high school football brings should start gearing up.  Area schools will start their first official game on August 22.  Most schools will have some type of...

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Angie Menser

August 8, 2014
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In October, Angie Menser Lansing, a 1994 graduate of Batesville High School, will be inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Angie began her running career as a member of Leo Turchyn’s Middle School cross country and track teams.  She then moved up to run for me at the high school...

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Mascots

August 7, 2014
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Did you ever wonder why we have mascots and where they came from?  They began in the 1800’s when high school and college teams used real animals to be their school’s mascot.  This turned out to be costly because they had to feed and house the live mascots.  This led them to use real people...

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Hoeing at Wrigley

August 6, 2014
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Batesville Senior, Bryan Hoeing, was invited to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  He was selected to do so because he has been deemed as one of the 38 best high school players in the nation this year.  This information comes...

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Deadline Trading

August 5, 2014
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The 2014 July 31st trading deadline has come and gone for another year.  As usual, the rich teams robbed the poor teams of some of their top players.  For example, the two best pitchers for the Boston Red Sox were traded to Oakland who now has obtained 4 quality pitchers since the first of...

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Collisions at Home Plate

August 4, 2014
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All you baseball fans know by now MLB has ruled that there will be no collisions at home plate this year.  This ruling came to a head in the Reds-Miami game about a week ago.  Cozart of the Reds was going to be out at home by a wide margin, but the Reds manager,...

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Batesville Basketball History

August 1, 2014
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What do these names have in common–John Hoing, Richard Prentice, Jim Hickey, George Ludington, and Bob Harper?  They were the first 5 coaches of Batesville boys basketball.  They coached from 1921 – 1938.  Ludington was the most successful in terms of winning percentage, but he only coached 1 year winning 18 games in 1936. ...

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8:00 am 4th Annual Batesville Bash
4th Annual Batesville Bash
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 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
5:00 pm New Point Volunteer Fire Departm... @ New Point Volunteer Fire Department
New Point Volunteer Fire Departm... @ New Point Volunteer Fire Department
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Point Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual chicken dinner on Friday, July 31, serving 5 – 8 pm. Adults are $9.00; children aged 4 – 10 yrs. are $4.00; children 3 & under are free. Carry-outs are $10.00. Country store, games, and more will be featured. Come out and sup-port your local fire department.
6:00 pm Joyce Igo Women’s Conference @ Negangard's Corner Freewill Baptist Church
Joyce Igo Women’s Conference @ Negangard's Corner Freewill Baptist Church
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Joyce Igo Women’s Conference will be held at Negangard’s Corner Freewill Baptist Church (where Routes 101 & 48 cross) on Friday, July 31 from 6 – 8 pm. For further information call Donna at 812-623-3034.

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