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Selection Committee

March 10, 2014
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The teams that make the field for the NCAA tournament are always controversial in one aspect or another.  There is a way to take all the human bias out of it but I don’t think it has a leg to stand on.  Power conferences have their post conference tournaments to make money so they...

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Dave Laudick

March 7, 2014
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With the recent death of Dave Laudick, Batesville lost a great ambassador for not only the high school sports programs, but for the town as well.  Dave played both basketball and baseball at BHS.  I had the pleasure of sharing playing time in baseball with Dave.  After high school Dave continued to be a...

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Boys Sectional

March 6, 2014
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We are currently in the middle of the boys’ basketball sectionals in the state of Indiana.  Since we have had class basketball, a discussion continually arises about seeding the basketball teams not only in boys but girls as well.  We all know that except for a few rare sectionals, attendance is way down.  One way...

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Ron Laker

March 5, 2014
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Batesville High School’s Ron Laker, BHS class of 1972, was a recent visitor in Batesville.  Ron, a Tampa, Florida, resident, is now doing a lot of motivational speaking.  The very successful businessman came to Batesville specifically to talk to the BHS boys’ basketball team.  His message was to find a role model and then...

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Are They Crazy?

March 4, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Winter Olympic Games.  I am still amazed at what some people will endure in the name of a sport that affords them the chance of winning an Olympic medal.  Sliding down an ice covered track at 80 mph on a glorified hubcap (luge) is one of those events.  I...

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Athletic Code

March 3, 2014
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Every high school today must have an athletic code in writing or they will be open to all kinds of court proceedings.  The olden days of the principal handling each case as he sees it cannot stand up in court today.  Most schools will upgrade their codes on a regular basis to keep up...

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Clawson for Congress

February 28, 2014
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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
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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
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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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Re-districting

February 25, 2014
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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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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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All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  
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Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
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All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  

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