Clawson for Congress

February 28, 2014

Recently I learned that Curt Clawson is running for a congressional seat in Florida vacated by a congressman who was forced to resign.  Curt has always had a flare for doing things in a dramatic way.  His entry into this race is no exception as witnessed by his Super Bowl add to announce his...

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Mark Ferguson Retirement

February 27, 2014

At the end of this current school year, Mark Ferguson will retire as the Batesville Athletic Director.  Mark has been the A.D. at Batesville for the passed 21 years.  During this time, not only has the number of the student body increased, but so has the number who participate in one or more sport...

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Women and the Hall of Fame

February 26, 2014

The Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame needs the names of young ladies who have played or coached basketball in the county.  To be eligible they must have graduated from high school at least 25 years ago.  There has to be a good number of these candidates out there, so we need the public’s...

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February 25, 2014

The IHSAA has a committee in place that is considering a re-districting of several state tournaments.  The major one on this list is basketball.  Consider what East Central’s girls basketball team had to face in their first sectional game.  They were required to make a trip from St. Leon to Bloomington on a Tuesday night...

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State Tournament Formats

February 24, 2014

Have you noticed how different the state tournament format is in Indiana for different sports?  Several of the sports have the traditional 4-week format.  This includes basketball and football, of course.  Then there is the group that have a 3-week tournament series.  This group is headed up by track.  The most unfair system, I...

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Basketball Goodbyes, Part 2

February 21, 2014

When the season ends for the Batesville Bulldog boys basketball team, we will say goodbye to 6 seniors.  Three of the seniors have been starters for the varsity this year.  They are Nathan Longstreth, Wes McKinney, and Kassidy Kase.  All 3 of these young men have been a big part of Coach Garrett’s 100+...

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Basketball Goodbyes

February 20, 2014

When the tournament ends for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, they will say goodbye to 5 senior players.  Bailey Baumer, Chelsey Paul, Brooke Rohlfing, Madison Oesterling, and Rebecca Roell.  Not only were these 5 girls instrumental in the basketball program for the past 4 years, but they were also big parts of several other sports.  Bailey...

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Medal for Nick Goepper

February 19, 2014

Even though Nick did not win the gold medal that everyone in this area hoped he would, he did carry the American banner proudly.  The two athletes ahead of him were both Americans as well, and it will probably be the only event where this will happen.  For a 19-year old in his first...

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Derek Jeter

February 18, 2014

Derek Jeter of the Yankees announced his retiring at the end of this baseball season.  In his 19 major league seasons he is batting over .310 which in today’s world is amazing.  Derek is known around baseball as one of the really good guys.  Even though he is still a bachelor and has dated...

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Do You Remember?

February 17, 2014

The older readers might remember this name from golf–Jimmy Demaret!  He was on the pro-tour in the 40’s and 50’s.  What possessed me to write about Jimmy Demaret at this time?  While getting ready for the day, we had a rerun of I Love Lucy on the TV, and Jimmy Demaret was their guest. ...

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11:00 am Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm
Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  

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