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Class of “73

September 27, 2013
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The Class of 1973 of Batesville High School just celebrated their 40th class reunion.  This group contained my first highly successful cross country team.  The 5 top runners included Brent Billman, John Moorman, Alan Butt, Tom Ertel, and Jerry Prickel.  This group followed Dennis Dierckman who really put Batesville on the cross country map. ...

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It’s Gone!

September 26, 2013
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When I rode through Manchester a few weeks ago, one of those famous ball diamonds of the past that I have written about a couple times no longer is unique.   The famous road in left field is still there, but now it just indicates the outskirts of a Little League diamond.  Back in the day,...

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High School Pranks

September 25, 2013
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It was always a lot of fun (at least for the guys who did it, but not for the owner of the car) to pick up a small car from its parking place and either put it in an undriveable place or at least hide it.  We used to do this to a teammate...

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Watching the Scoreboard

September 24, 2013
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This, of course, is the time of the year baseball teams start watching the scoreboard every inning of their game.  They tell you they don’t, but I will guarantee you that if you ask them what their main rival was doing they would give you the score before they ever gave it a thought. ...

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Old Football Field

September 23, 2013
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The other day Jeff Miller and I were talking about press boxes at different football fields from which we have broadcast games.  A lot of you will remember the old field by the Intermediate School.  There was nothing unusual about this field, but the press box was a real gem.  It was set on...

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EIAC All-Sports 2012

September 20, 2013
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A big thank you to Mark Ferguson, athletic director at Batesville High School, for providing me with final statistics for last year’s EIAC.  There definitely is a pattern with both the boys and girls standings.  East Central and Batesville dominated the EIAC.  East Central was first in the boys and Batesville was first in...

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Inconsistencies

September 19, 2013
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There has been a lot of discussion on this year’s Reds baseball team.  One week they are the hottest hitting team in the majors and then they go a week without scoring a run.  Jay Bruce is hitting better against left hand pitchers than he is against right handed pitchers.  Last year he couldn’t...

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Youth League Football

September 18, 2013
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I know in the past I have shared my opinion of kids playing too many games at a very young age.  I still think, in most instances, they do.  However, I do like the Youth League they have here in Batesville for football.   You play a reasonable number of games and every kid must...

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Play Offs

September 17, 2013
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In two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way...

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Wrong Direction

September 16, 2013
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I am sorry to say that my alma mater, Purdue University, is moving in the wrong direction athletically.  The football team at best is a disgrace.  With all the hype of the new coach, you would think that they would be ruling the Big Ten immediately.  After a great run in men’s basketball, last...

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Sep
10
Wed
3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:28 pm
Now accepting nominations and applications for these three awards by the Sunman Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information please contact the Sunman Chamber’s website or call Anna.
Sep
15
Mon
12:00 pm Mock Turtle Soup Sale @ St. Louis School Activity Center
Mock Turtle Soup Sale @ St. Louis School Activity Center
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
St. Louis Catholic Church is having their Mock Turtle Soup Sale! Monday, September 15- noon-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17-Friday, September 19- 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21- during the annual St. Louis Church Festival, theMock Turtle Soup will be available for sale until it’s gone. Please enter through the Activity Center doors only! The soup will also be available through the week at Schmidt’s Bakery during their normal business hours. If you have any empty quart, half-gallon, or gallon jars you can spare (or canning lids and/or rings), you can bring them to the SLS Activity Center or Schmidt’s Bakery, as jars and lids are still needed to bottle the soup throughout the week.
Sep
18
Thu
9:00 am Batesville Library Used Book Sale @ Batesville Public Library Annex
Batesville Library Used Book Sale @ Batesville Public Library Annex
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friends of Batesville Memorial Public Library is having their used book and media sale on Sept. 18-20, Thurs-Sat. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Library Annex on 10 W. Boehringer St.  Prices range from 25 cents to $1.  Special sale is $2 per bag on Saturday at 3 p.m. Over 8,000 books are available.

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