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WGN

June 9, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs are ending a nearly 90-year commitment to WGN Radio at the end of this baseball season.  WGN, 720AM, started broadcasting Cubs games on April 14, 1925.  When asked why they were leaving WGN, the Cubs replied “WGN said they were losing money because of declining listeners attributed to the Cubs losing seasons.”  The...

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Local State Track Participants

June 6, 2014
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Good Luck to the following area track athletes who will be competing at Indiana University this weekend.  The girls will run tonight and the boys will follow tomorrow at the IU facility. Running for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs will be Ginny Westerfeld in the 100m and 200m dashes.  Kim Tidman will compete in the...

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Flopping in Pro Basketball

June 5, 2014
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I am really not a fan of pro basketball.   Lately, a lot of pro players have been called for “flopping” during a playoff game and they are fined heavily by the league office.  “Flopping” is called when a defensive player tries to get a charge called on an offensive player.  Pro basketball is a very physical game,...

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Baseball Instant Replay

June 4, 2014
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If you are the Cincinnati Reds, you probably wish that MLB would go back to letting umpires make the final decision on all plays on the field without doing instant replay.  It seems that every time they ask for a replay they lose, even though all their TV replays seem to show that they...

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Joe Edmonds and Rodney King

June 3, 2014
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Lately I have been running into a lot of old friends and acquaintances from my years as a high school coach.  At several track meets this past season two starters who were working when I was a head track coach are still in the business of starting track meets.  Rodney King does a lot...

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Andy Decker

June 2, 2014
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Last week I ran into an old friend, Andy Decker.  If you recall, Andy worked for WRBI in its early days as a DJ.  However, he is remembered more as a sports announcer.  Andy and I did many football and basketball games together in the 80’s.  Andy continued to work in the radio field...

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Spring Sports

May 29, 2014
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Yesterday I reported on the track program at Batesville High School for this spring.  Of course, track and field is near and dear to my heart since I have been involved with it for over 50 years.  Most of the other spring sports at BHS are doing quite well, also.  Tennis, under the direction of...

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High School Track

May 29, 2014
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Even though the EIAC expanded to 8 teams this year, all the prizes went to East Central and Batesville in track.  The Batesville Boys and Girls teams finished 2nd to EC in the conference, but the two schools split the sectional titles.  The EC girls pulled out a close victory over Batesville who was...

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Indy 500 2014

May 28, 2014
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This year’s Indy 500 appeared to be on its way to a caution-free race until they reached the mid 140 lap segment.  Once the wrecks started, they came fast and furious in the last 50 laps.  The final wreck at lap 192 actually stopped the race for about 15 minutes.  With Hunter-Raey leading on...

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Bill Staley

May 27, 2014
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Few of us remember that Bill Staley of Utah State was the second overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in their inaugural NFL draft in 1968.  Bob Johnson of Tennessee was their first pick.  Johnson became a Bengal regular but Bill Staley’s career was a medical disaster.  He came to the Bengals with a...

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all-day Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Jul 4 all-day
The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual firemen’s festival at Gateway Park (across US 52 from Metamora) on Saturday, July 4. Parade starts at 6 pm at the park (route crosses US 52 and goes through Metamora). 3 pm food starts — pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, ice cold drinks. Also included are kids’ games, pull tabs, bounce house, slides, tractor pull. Live music by Stagger Lee. Beer garden from 3 pm – 3 am. Fireworks at dusk at Gateway Park.
10:00 am Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. In...
Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. In...
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am
Come join the Metamora Volunteer Firemen and the Infamous Few Charity Riders for a day of riding and celebration. These men are all volunteers and need our support to keep their firehouse functioning and in good order so they too can help others when called upon! This ride will take us through scenic Franklin and Ripley Counties on a relaxing cruise through the countryside. Please plan on joining us for the entire day, as we will be having breakfast early and attending the Firemen’s Festival afterwards. Registration at the Hearthstone Restaurant: $20 per person / $25 per couple (10 am – 12 pm; breakfast available for purchase) Ride leaves at noon; ends a the firehouse and includes dinner with registration fee (all others are $8 per person)
10:00 am Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Blueberry treats, live music, horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, paddleboat rides, south of Batesville on State Road 129. 10 am – 7 pm. No admission charge.

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