Ernie Banks

February 3, 2015

Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, passed away recently at the age of 83.  He was one of 12 children born to a poor southern family in the early 1930’s.  The 1977 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee hit 512 home runs in his 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs.  Despite the fact that the Cubs were...

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Good Job To Have

February 2, 2015

This is my 37th year of doing something with WRBI.  I started out doing interviewing of basketball players, and this led to play-by-play and/or color commentary.  Also, during this time, I started Coaches Corner.  In later years, Ron Green asked me to write a blog for the Internet which is what you are reading...

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Baseball Players

January 30, 2015

When baseball players retire, they seem to fair much better than their counterparts in basketball and football.  One reason for this is that they usually come from different backgrounds than the basketball and football players come from.  They also have a different mentality because they are usually older when they make it to the...

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Andrew Luck

January 29, 2015

Even though Andrew Luck did not get his Indianapolis Colts into this year’s Super Bowl, he is in line to become the highest paid player in football within the next year.  When Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers signed a contract for 22 million per year, it set the stage for Andrew Luck to demand...

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Basketball Scoring

January 28, 2015

A lot has been written lately about the slow pace of college basketball games and the drop in scoring during the games.  A lot of reasons have been given for why this is occurring.  Right now basketball is on pace to have one of the lowest scoring seasons in years.  In fact, it might...

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Reds Caravan

January 27, 2015

Last Thursday the Reds Caravan came to the “Y” in Batesville.  I was again privileged to MC the event for WRBI.  The Reds contingent consisted of Dick Williams, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Billy Hamilton, Glenn Braggs, Jess Winker, and Joe Zerhusen. Each member of the tour was given an opportunity to answer questions about...

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“Deflate Gate”

January 26, 2015

I guess the New England Patriots Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are at it again.  I know you have heard by now that they found 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots were 2 pounds below playing weight.  Everyone theorizes that this was done to help Brady, his receivers,...

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Bill Belichick

January 23, 2015

Bill Belichick is coach of the New England Patriots.  If they can win two more games, he will have his 4th Super Bowl Championship.  It would tie him with Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh) with the most Super Bowl wins for a coach.  At this time, the Patriots are definitely one of the favorites to do so....

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Pay for Play

January 22, 2015

I have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items...

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Urban Renewal

January 21, 2015

When most people think of urban renewal, their thoughts go to upgrading buildings, streets, and the like.  Mike Larson, the defensive coordinator for the Wendall Phillips Academy football team in Chicago, has his own version of urban renewal.  When school ended last spring, he told Jamal Brown that his summer assignment was to stay alive....

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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.
4:00 pm Gold Star Night @ Gold Star Chili
Gold Star Night @ Gold Star Chili
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Ripley’s Polar Plunge Team is raising money and taking the plunge for Special Olympics Indiana. Gold Star Chili in Versailles is going to support our team by giving the team 10% of their sales from 4 – 9 pm on Thursday, February 11. **Individual donations may also be given to Dylan McFarland, Alex Garcia, or Brenda Strimple.** Join us for the Polar Plunge on  Saturday, February 20 at Versailles Lake at the Versailles State Park. Plunge time is 2:00 pm.
5:00 pm TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The SEIHC & Ripley County Health Department will be offering a vaccination clinic on February 11 from 5 – 7 pm for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Free to those without insurance or vaccine coverage. New location at 1033 State Road 229 in Batesville (Dr. McGovern old office). Call 812-932-4515 for more info.

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